Optical analyst firm LightCounting has released its latest Optical Communications Market Forecast Report, which finds that the cloud is the biggest driver in limiting the optical transceiver market’s decline in 2018 to less than 3 per cent.
BOSTON, MA - Network component and equipment market research firm Cignal AI announced that Scott Wilkinson has joined the team as lead analyst, optical hardware. With more than 20 years in the optical industry, Wilkinson is dedicated to Cignal AI’s quantitative and qualitative research for the optical hardware market – including carriers, equipment manufacturers, and components.
VIAVI revealed during ECOC 2018 in Rome, the results of its global study looking at the rise of parallel optics and multi-fibre connectivity in service provider networks, enterprises and data centres.
Industry analytics firm, OpenVault has completed its year-on-year comparisons of this year’s second quarter, and found that average broadband use in Europe is growing at a significantly slower pace than in the United States.
In Cignal AI’s latest optical hardware report, looking at the second quarter of 2018, the research firm identified sustained spending growth in the EMEA region despite the absence of major supplier ZTE.
The market for disaggregated WDM systems is growing, according to a recent report by market information firm, Dell'Oro Group.
The Optical Transport Quarterly Report covers manufacturers' revenue, average selling prices, unit shipments (by speed including 40Gb/s, 100Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s). It tracks DWDM long haul terrestrial, WDM metro, multiservice multiplexers (SONET/SDH), optical switch, optical packet platforms, and data centre interconnect (metro and long haul).
Cignal AI has published its Optical Hardware Report for the first quarter of 2018. Key findings include a noted growth in optical hardware sales in the Asia Pacific region – fuelled by additional increases in spending outside of China – and sales growth in the EMEA region also year-on-year. The report did highlight a spend decline in the North American market, which it said proved weaker than expected.
Specialist market research firm, LightCounting has released its latest Optical Communications Market Forecast Report which highlights, amongst other key findings, that the loud was a key driver for the optical communications market last year, and, predicts that it is likely to be so again in 2018.
According to the March 2018 Quarterly Market Update by Lightcounting, 2017 was a record year for revenues in the optical components industry.
Aggregate 2017 revenues of public optical components, said the specialist market research firm, totalled $8.266 billion for 2017, 8 per cent higher than reported for 2016 ($7.639 billion). The transceiver-only figure provided by the survey data is $5.482 billion for 2017, which is half-a point higher than 2016 ($5.451 billion). For transceivers alone, said the company, 2017 was a still a record, but by an insignificant amount.
Cignal AI has released its Optical Hardware Report for the last quarter of 2017. The report detailed, amongst its findings, a growth in spend in the Asia and the EMEA region as larger equipment vendors gained traction. North American optical capex, on the other hand was said to be much weaker than expected because of lower spending by incumbent operators.
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