Welcome to LightCounting! We provide analysis & forecasts of the market and technologies for optical and wire-line communications.

  • Active Optical Cables (December 2014)

    This report examines the rapidly emerging product segment that embeds optical transceiver technologies into enclosed cables that hide the high-speed optics behind two transceiver ends with an electrical...

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  • Quarterly Optical Communciations Market Update:

    LightCounting's Quarter Market Update reports are designed to provide an easy-to-digest snapshot of optical transceiver growth trends, backed up with detailed quarter-by-quarter sales data collected via LightCounting's proprietary vendor survey.

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  • Optical Communications Market Forecast Report (February 2015)

    This report provides a detailed market demand forecast through 2020 for optical components and modules used in Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, CWDM/DWDM, wireless infrastructure...

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  • State of the Industry Report (May 2015)

    The annual revenue of optical components and module makers has grown in each of the last five years, while the average net margin of those same companies has see-sawed back and forth between profit and loss.

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Upcoming Events

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See LightCountings Analysts at FTTH Apac, May 19-21, 2015, Jakarta.

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See LightCountings Analysts at Optinet China, June 16-17, 2015, Beijing.

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See LightCountings Analysts at WDM Conference, June 22-25, 2015, Nice.

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Past Events

LightCounting hosted a webinar on October 14, 2014. To request a copy of the presentations, please email Renee@LightCounting.com.

 

About Light Counting

LightCounting is a market research and consulting company focused on aiding executive management decision making at system and component companies involved with high-speed communications in the Datacom, Telecom, CATV, FTTx, and consumer markets.

We provide detailed forecasts and market analysis of industry trends, technology development and market opportunities. We analyze both the supply-side and demand-side for communications interconnects. Our analysis is based on confidential sales data provided by leading component and module suppliers and offers a unique port-based view of the industry.

Our reports and service products are designed to help executives plan and run their businesses. We support decision making based on facts and data with realistic projections. Our research covers the entire supply chain including components, modules, and systems.

Our analyst team includes industry veterans with expertise in optical components, optical systems, communication semiconductors, and network design, deployment and operation.

Research Coverage Areas

Optical:

  • Transceivers, transponders, and modules
  • Serial and parallel optical transceivers
  • Active optical cables
  • Embedded board-level optics

Communications Semiconductors: 10GBase-T

Wired interconnects: CX-4 InfiniBand, Cat5/6/7 Ethernet, Direct Attach copper

Markets: Datacom, Telecom, FTTx, CATV, Consumer

Protocols:

  • Ethernet: 1G, 10G, 40G, 100G and future coverage of 400G and 1000G
  • Fibre Channel: 1G, 2G, 4G, 8G,16G, 32G and Fibre Channel-over-Ethernet (FCoE)
  • InfiniBand: SDR, DDR, QDR, FDR, EDR 2.5G-25G
  • SONET/SDH: OC-3, OC-12, OC48, OC-192, OC-768
  • WDM: CWDM, DWDM,
  • PON: BPON, GPON, EPON, Point2Point Ethernet, WD-PON
  • Wireless back haul: 1G, 3G, 6G CPRI, SONET, Ethernet
  • InfiniBand: Direct Attach, transceivers and active optical cables
  • PCI Express: Transceivers and active optical cables

Other technologies: Silicon Photonics, Wireless Back Haul, Optical Amplifiers, WSS & ROADMS

Systems: Servers & HPCs, Switches & Routers, Telecom Systems, consumer devices

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NEW!! State of the Industry Report: Disruption and Transformation Continue (May 2015)

The annual revenue of optical components and module makers has grown in each of the last five years, while the average net margin of those same companies has see-sawed back and forth between profit and loss. This report provides a holistic analysis of the global communications industry, and the factors affecting profitability at each level of the value chain. More information

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Quarterly Market Update Report (March 2015)

LightCounting's Quarter Market Update reports are designed to provide an easy-to-digest snapshot of optical transceiver growth trends, backed up with detailed quarter-by-quarter sales data collected via LightCounting's proprietary vendor survey....More information

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Market Forecast Report (February 2015)

The forecast report presents analysis of business and capital expenditures (CapEx) of the top fifteen service providers, as well as trends in the networking equipment market and business of leading equipment manufacturers....More information

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The Active Optical Cable Market Analysis & Forecast Report (December 2014)

This report examines the product segment that embeds optical transceiver technologies into enclosed cables that hide the high-speed optics behind...More information

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Mobile Fronthaul Optics (November 2014)

Mobile fronthaul is a new and fast growing network segment that is driven by the deployment of high capacity 4G mobile networks. This report describes the $500+ million mobile fronthaul market ...More information

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40G and 100G Data Center Interconnects (June 2014)

This report analyzes the impact of growing data traffic and changing architecture of data centers on market forecast for Ethernet and Fibre Channel optical transceivers. It leverages extensive historical....More information

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Intra-System Optical Interconnects (April 2014)

This report examines the product segment that embeds optical interconnect technologies inside computer and communication systems. More information newreportaoc

 

Our Products

We offer two types of reports and databases

  1. Industry Reports
    • Forecast reports and database (updated each 6 months)
    • Market Update (updated quarterly)
    • State-of-The-Industry report (updated annually)
  2. Focus Reports
    • Active Optical Cables
    • FTTx
    • High Speed Datacenter Interconnects
    • Mobile Fronthaul Optics

Delivery: We offer reports and databases delivered electronically in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel and in Adobe PDF formats.

Pricing

Individual reports: $5,000

Report packages: 3-12 reports with a single purchase order enables a significant discount and substantial cost savings.

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Continuous Information Services: This package consists of groups of reports and databases, a choice of several Focus reports and extensive access to analysts for inquires and discussions. Subscribing to the CIS also entitles you to advance forecasts and publications ahead of general release. Also includes at least 8 research notes per year (mini reports).

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Custom Consulting Services

The LightCounting team offers custom consulting services tailored to the specific needs of each client when additional analysis beyond the numbers is required. Maybe you are contemplating launching a new product, expanding into a new geographic market, business or market segment, or planning for a new product launch... we can help.
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LightCounting in the Press

March 23, 2015 Consortium for on Board Optics

March 23, 2015 Luxtera Debuts 100G-PSM4 Silicon Photonics Chipset and QSFP Module

March 23, 2015 Source Photonics Announces Production Ramp of 100G QSFP28 Transceiver

March 23, 2015 Skorpios Demos 100G System on Chip

March 23, 2015 Semtech Demonstrates Industry's First Monolithic Quad CDR and EML Driver for 100G Applications

March 20, 2015 Fiber Today Article

March 16, 2015 Avago Ships 1 Million 25G VCSEL Channels