Market and technology research consultancy ElectroniCast Consultants has released its latest market forecast report covering the non-aerial deployed Outside Plant (OSP) fibre optic cable ducts in America. The report’s findings indicate that the combined consumption value of (main) ducts and mini/inner ducts used in (non-aerial) outside plant (OSP) for the purpose to accommodate fibre optic cable in the U.S. reached $996.5million last year, and is forecast to reach nearly $1.47billion in 2027.
The worldwide consumption of planar lightwave circuit (PLC) splitters reached $789 million in 2016, up 13.4 per cent from 2015, according to the latest report from market and technology consultancy ElectroniCast Consultants.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang