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...

    More Info

     

  • Sign up for LightTrends, LightCounting's Newsletter.

    signupnow

  • New!! 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.

    More Info

  • Sign up for LightTrends, LightCounting's Newsletter.

    signupnow


  • 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...

    More Info

  • Sign up for LightTrends, LightCounting's Newsletter.

    signupnow


  • 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 opportunity for optical components, focusing on where, when, and why...

    More Info

  • Sign up for LightTrends, LightCounting's Newsletter.

    signupnow

Upcoming Events

diviver

See LightCountings Analysts at OFC March 22-27, 2015 in LA, CA.

diviver

See LightCountings Analysts at Ethernet Technology Summit, April 14-16, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA.

diviver

See LightCountings Analysts at Optical Interconnects, April 20-22, 2015 San Diego, CA.

diviver

See LightCountings Analysts at Interop Las Vegas, April 28-30, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.

diviver

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

diviver

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

diviver

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

diviver

diviver

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

newreportaoc

NEW!! 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

Marketupdate

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

Marketupdate

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

newreportaoc

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

Marketupdate

State of the Industry Report: Maintaining Profitability in 2014 (June 2014)

The average net margin of publicly-traded optical component and module suppliers moved into positive territory in only three out of the last seven years. In contrast, the market growth rate remained positive... More information

Marketupdate

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

newreportaoc

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 each 6 months)
    • State-of-The-Industry report (updated annually)
  2. Focus Reports
    • Active Optical Cables
    • 10GBASE-T

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: 3-6 reports with a single purchase order enables a significant discount and substantial cost savings.

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.

Licenses: Individual, Site and international corporate licenses

Contact Sales@LightCounting.com for details.

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.
Read More »

 

LightCounting in the Press

March 3, 2015 Web 2.0 Companies Likely Shape Optical Network Market says LightCounting

February 24, 2015 Effect Photonics closes Series-A funding

January 2015 Mobile Fronthaul: A New Optical Opportunity

December 17, 2014 A Q&A with LightCounting's John Lively

December 16, 2014 Increased data center deployments boost active optical cable market says LightCounting

November 25, 2014 Mobile fronthaul transceiver market 15X greater than mobile backhaul says LightCounting

October 8, 2014 Module Makers Rush to Fill the 100G Mid-Reach Void

April 2, 2014 Industry in a Flurry of Mid-Reach MSA Announcements

March 12, 2014 Is the Tunable Laser Market Set for an Upturn

November 22, 2013 Reporting the Optical Component and Module Industry

March 12, 2013 KAIAM Corporation Demonstrates 40km, 40 Gb/s QSFP+ Transceiver with Integrated Optical Engines at OFC/NFOEC 2013

March 13, 2013 Avago Technologies Announces World's First 100G CFP2 SR10 Optical Transceiver

March 12, 2013 Applied Micro tallies 100G Coherent Design Wins for S28032 Mux Chip