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Global Optical Communication Industry Still has Potential for Component Suppliers - LightCounting

July 12, 2012

Global Optical Communication Industry Still has Potential for Component Suppliers - LightCounting

By Raju Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

LightCounting has released a new report titled, "Optical Communications Market Forecast: Do Not Give Up on the Optical Networking Industry," where it projected that the sale of optical components and modules are expected to increase by 10 percent in 2012.

Apart from focusing on trends in the networking equipment market and the business of leading equipment manufacturers, the forecast report presents the analysis of business and CapEx of the top 12 service providers

The report also providers an in-depth of forecast for optical components and modules, including historical data from 2008 to 2011 and a detailed market forecast through 2016 for optical components and modules used in Ethernet, fiber channel, SONET/SDH, CWDM/DWDM, wireless infrastructure, FTTx, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

The report states that the Ethernet, DWDM and FTTx markets will lead the growth in 2012 and beyond, among the important segments. Emerging market opportunities for AOCs and EOMs provide increased revenue for component suppliers in 2012-2016, the company stated in a press release.

“Very strong growth in the FTTx market is directly related to investment decisions made by the Chinese government, so this market is difficult to forecast. An economic slowdown may provide another boost to this market via stimulus funding offered by the government," commented Vladimir Kozlov, founder and CEO of LightCounting. "Demand for optics in the global telecom networks and datacenters is correlated with growth in Internet traffic and is more predictable.”

In 2011, the company released an update to the optical communications market forecast report titled, "Tested by an Earthquake, a Tsunami and a Flood in 2011, the Industry Is Poised to Navigate Well Through Macroeconomic Uncertainty in 2012-2015." The report evaluates the business of major service providers and equipment manufacturers and provides a detailed forecast for sales of optical components and modules for 2012-2015. Twenty-five major optical component and module vendors provided data for the report.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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