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  • Next Generation Access Optics (November 2017)

    Abstract: Mobile fronthaul has been a fast growing segment of the optical modules market, driven by the "deployment of high capacity 4G mobile networks. 'Fiber-to-the-X' is a key enabler of today's ... More information »

     

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  1. Active Optical Cables and Embedded Optical Modules December 2017
  2. NEW! Market for Optics in China January 2018

 

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    • Forecast reports and database (updated each 6 months)
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NEW!! Quarterly Market Update Report (December 2017)

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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Next Generation Access Optics (November 2017)

Mobile fronthaul has been a fast growing segment of the optical modules market, driven by the deployment of high capacity 4G mobile networks. ‘Fiber-to-the-X’ is a key enabler of today’s high-speed Internet, and advanced broadband......More information

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Market Forecast Report (October 2017)

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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High Speed Ethernet Optics (September 2017)

This reported is focused on markets and technologies for Ethernet Optical transceivers, used in Data center, Enterprise and Telecom applications. It will include the latest shipment data and a forecast for more than 50 types of Ethernet transceivers segmented by speed.  More information

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Mega Datacenter Optics (June 2017)

This report analyzes the impact of Mega Datacenters on the market for Ethernet optical transceivers, DWDM optics, Active Optical Cables (AOCs) and Embedded Optical Modules (EOMs). ...More information

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State of the Industry Report: Sustainable Profitability is Within Reach (May 2017)

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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Impact of Cloud Services on the Telecom Industry (February 2017)

Emergence of Internet based delivery of video and many other services presents a challenge and opportunity for telecom service providers. Burdened with extensive legacy networking infrastructure, ......More information

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Integrated Optical Devices (January 2017)

The potential impact of photonic integration on the optical communications market has captivated the imagination of the industry for the last two decades. Recent successes by vendors developing integrated products using Silicon photonics (SiP) ......More information

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The Active Optical Cable and Embedded Optical Modules Market Analysis & Forecast Report (December 2016)

This two-part report examines the optical interconnect segments that have long served as data bridges between elements of large systems or clusters.

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LightCounting in the Press

November 27, 2017 OFC Expands to 700 Exhibiting Companies, Marks 5 Year Growth Trajectory

November 6, 2017 Finisar 100G SWDM4 QSFP28 Transceiver Releases to Full Production

October 9, 2017 Applied Optoelectronics Extremely Compelling 2018 100G Data Center Optical Transceiver Market Demand Forecast

August 22, 2017 Ethernet Alliance Congratulates IEEE on Formation of IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group

March 16, 2017 Mellanox Ships More Than 200,000 Optical Transceiver Modules for Next Generation 100Gb/s Networks

March 1, 2017 China Optics and Cloud DCs Key to 2017-2021 Market Growth

January 30, 2017 No Hockey Stick Chart for Silicon Photonics says LightCounting

November 8, 2016 4WDM MSA Group to drive development of 10, 20, and 40km low-cost 100G for data centres

August 30, 2016 OIF Launches CEI-112G Project for 100G Serial Electrical Links

August 21, 2016 Intel's 100-gigabit Silicon Photonics Move

July 21, 2016 Optical Upgrades in China will Resonate Worldwide

June 8, 2016 The Tipping Point for Silicon Photonics

May 12, 2016 Optical Integration and Silicon Photonics: A View to 2021

March 25, 2016 Optics for the Cloud: Expections and Reality

March 16, 2016 Build SFP28 Modules for Data Centers and Radio Access with Industry's First Transceiver IC in Mass Production

March 15, 2016 Optics see 56G Demos at OFC

February 3, 2016 Silicon Photonics will "not disrupt market until after 2020"

January 15, 2016 microQSFP MSA offers first datacom optical transceiver specifications

January 14, 2016 Source Photonics announces shipment of 10,000 single mode 100G QSFP28 modules

September 22, 2015 SWDM Alliance Formed to Support Duplex Multimode Fiber for Enterprise and Datacenter Applications at 40 and 100 Gbps

August 12, 2015 The Case for Silicon Photonics

July 31, 2015 Twelve Leading Global Networking Companies Join Forces to Define uQSFP for Next Generation Data Communications

July 8, 2015 IPO Outlook Series Q3 2015 - InnoLight Technology

July 2, 2015 Web 2.0 Companies Will Buy a lot of Optical Modules Says LightCounting

July 1, 2015 Mega Datacenters Will Consume 30% of Ethernet and 20% of DWDM Optics Sold in 2021, Driven by Increasing Use of 100G

June 9, 2015 Global FTTx Optical Components and Modules Market Set for Second Growth Wave 2015-2020

May 26, 2015 The Journey to 400 Gigabit Ethernet

May 22, 2015 Increased Data Center Deployments Boost Active Optical Cable Market

May 14, 2015 Can Optical Components Vendors Find a Strategy for Success

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