Optical networking is a form of a communication network that helps in dispersing information to several telecommunication nodes by consuming signals that are encoded onto the light. Furthermore, it has been observed that these systems operate from the limited range of local area networks that are commonly known as LAN. Optical cables are capable of extremely high bandwidth in accordance to the requirements of the user thereby these factors are fueling the growth of optical networking and communication market at an extensive rate across the globe.
Insight by Technology
On the basis of technology, the optical networking and communication market is segmented into fiber channel, sonnet/SDH and WDM. WDM is further sub-segmented into DWDM and CWDM. Among all these segments, the broad segment fiber channel is expected to generate the largest revenue throughout the estimated period. This technology enables users to adopt more storage systems, enhanced scalability and severs the connection.
Insight by Component
Based upon the component, the optical networking and communication market is segmented into optical amplifiers, optical circulators, optical fibers, optical splitters, optical transceivers, optical switches, and others. Among all these segments, optical transceivers are anticipated to generate the highest CAGR during the forecast period since these devices enable multimode and single mode interfaces that allow business enterprises to float effective data for communication.
Insight by Application
The optical networking and communication market is segmented into the enterprise, telecom, and data center. Among all these segments, data center is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period since data centers provide business organizations storage, communication and computation space. It provides cost-effective alternative to the users since data center structures are well established in order to provide effective maintenance and deployment of infrastructure in an organization.
Large bandwidth at lower cost, increasing telecom industry, increasing adoption of cloud-based services and increasing deployment of data centers are the key factors that is pertaining towards the growth of the optical networking and communication market. Furthermore, increasing demand for high bandwidth is accelerating the growth of optical networking and communication market. Additionally, it has been observed that the fiber optic cables that are usually utilized in optical networking and communication market are proficient of attaining extremely high bandwidth in the near future.
Moreover, optical networks have the capability of optimizing the congestion on the network due to increasing data traffic. Due to more deployment of data centers and adoption of cloud-based services, the need for high bandwidths is increasing which is provided by optical networks hence, it has fueled the growth of the optical networking and communication market exponentially worldwide.
Lack of product knowledge and huge capital investment required for building infrastructure are the key hurdles faced by optical networking and communication market providers, globally. Since these are the fiber cables and provide high bandwidth, its installation process is costly while its service is economical.
Globally industry players are leveraging market growth through the development of innovative solutions in the optical networking and communication market. Furthermore, the key players are revamping their strategic decisions in order to gain a competitive advantage across the globe. The vendors for optical networking and communication are also providing various solutions to users such as advanced technology for better and quick data processes and storage.
Geographically, North America has been the largest optical networking and communication market, globally and it is anticipated to remain so during the forecast period. The extensive evolution of I.T sector has also been a reason for advanced growth in optical networking and communication market in this region.
Moreover, optical networking and communication market in the Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period due to the increasing penetration of household internet, power generation and increasing number of mobile phone users in this region that are considered to be the key driving forces in the growth of the optical networking and communication market globally.
Key players in optical networking and communication market are investing in improving the quality of their products, entering into strategic alliances in order to revamp their offerings and developing latest technologies that are strengthening their position in the market. The prominent players in the optical networking and communication market are ADVA Optical Networking SE., Verizon Communications Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., JDS Uniphase Corporation, CIENA Corporation, Fujitsu Ltd., Alcatel-Lucent, Inc., Huawei Technology Co. Ltd., MRV Communications Inc. and Ericsson Inc.