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    NEW!! High Speed Ethernet Optics (September 2019)

    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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  • Quarterly Market Update Report (September 2019)

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  1. Market Forecast Report October 2019
  2. Optics for LiDAR and 3D Depth Sensing in Smartphones October 2019

 

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NEW!! High Speed Ethernet Optics (September 2019)

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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Quarterly Market Update Report (September 2019)

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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Mega Datacenter Optics (July 2019)

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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Integrated Optical Devices (May 2019)

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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State of the Industry Report: Optics Remain the Weakest Link in the Industry Supply Chain (May 2019)

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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Market Forecast Report (April 2019)

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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Market for PAM4 and Coherent DSPs (February 2019)

This report analyses the market for semiconductor IC chipsets used in optical transceivers and related products. The chipsets include laser drivers, CDRs, TIAs and in some cases FEC, PAM4 and coherent DSP ICs.

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Market for Optics in China (January 2019)

Demand for optics from Chinese service providers surprised the industry in 2010-2018. It started with massive deployments of FTTx systems and continued with optical fronthaul in the access markets.

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The Active Optical Cable and Embedded Optical Modules Market Analysis & Forecast Report (December 2018)

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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Next Generation Access Optics (November 2018)

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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New Market for VCSEL Arrays in 3D Depth Sensing in Smartphones (October 2018)

This report analyzes the new business opportunity for suppliers of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays for applications in 3D depth sensing for smartphone applications. It reviews different 3D......More information

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The Cloud Report (June 2018)

This LightCounting report focuses on the changing marketplace facing the communications service providers (CSPs) and the impact of their adoption of cloud services and technologies. The term cloud signifies the practice of using servers, switching, storage and networking to offer ......More information

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Research Notes

SCTE 2019: Move Over 5G, Cable has 10G! October 2019

ECOC 2019: Deals, Tariffs, Silicon Photonics, 400G, Co-Packaged Optics and 5G October 2019

A new 800G MSA for datacenter connectivity, and multi-wavelength solutions for wireless fronthaul dominated discussions at CIOE 2019 September 2019

Why Acacia is Looking for an Exit? July 2019

Huawei and 5G Deployments Dominate the Agenda at Optinet China June 2019

Intel Acquires Barefoot Networks and Broadcom Releases Trident4 ASIC June 2019

The Unchartered Territory: Innovation and Optical Networks 2.0 April 2019

What does the arrival of 5G mean for Access optics? April 2019

OFC 2019: Debates continue on industry profitability, the end of pluggables, and integrated optics March 2019

Lasers Light the Road for the Self Driving Cars of Tomorrow February 2019

Luxtera: The Long Road to Success December 2018

Fixed Networks Want Some 5G Action November 2018

II-VI and Finisar: A Merger of Equals November 2018

Staying on the Right Side of Change October 2018

Steady Progress But No Surprises at ECOC 2018 October 2018

An Eventful Week for the End of July: Infinera Aquires Coriant as ZTE Goes Back to Work - July 2018

Do All Roads Lead to Copackaging of Optics and ASICs - July 2018

Ciena Presents a Coherent Vision of the Company's Future - June 2018

Scaling Up Production of Photonic Integrated Circuits - May 2018

Open Networks Move Closer to Wide Deployment at OFC 2018 - April 2018

Is This the Right Time for Optical Companies to Invest? - February 2018

Fiber Optics and Photonics in Aerospace and Automobile Platforms - November 2017

Optics in Cable TV Networks - November 2017

Ciena - A Western Alternative to Huawei and ZTE - October 2017

Mobile Fronthaul in the 5G Era - October 2017

CIOE and ECOC - September 2017

Where Will VCSELS Shine Next? - August 2017

Will Google and China Impact Next Generation Access Networks - August 2017

Will Pluggable Optical Modules Become Obsolete? - July 2017

Open Stack Summit - May 2017

Update on Silicon Photonics - May 2017

Highlights from OFC - March 2017

Mobile World Congress - March 2017

How the Trump Presidency Could Impact the Global Telecom Industry - February 2017

 

 

LightCounting in the Press

May 2019 Industry Leaders Form Open Eye MSA Consortium Targeting High Speed Optical Connectivity Applications

April 2019 The CEO and Founder of LightCounting Talks About High Speed Transmission Trends

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