LightCounting Celebrates 15 Years in 2019


Optical communications research firm reaches notable anniversary and expands coverage to new market segments


EUGENE, Oregon – The global optical communications market staged an impressive recovery since the burst of the telecom bubble of 2000-2001. High-speed optical connectivity not only supports long haul and metro networks, but it also is widely used in access and enterprise networks, datacenters and supercomputers. Suppliers of optical components deserve most of the credit for this achievement of market recovery. Reducing complexity and cost of optics was critical for enabling new applications.

“LightCounting was started in 2004 during a challenging time for the telecommunications industry,” said Vladimir Kozlov, Ph.D., CEO of LightCounting Market Research. “Over the past fifteen years, we built the largest and the most experienced team of analysts covering this industry. Today, our research is used by the leading suppliers of optical components and many of their customers. We continue to expand our coverage as technologies originally developed for communications enter industrial and consumer markets. In 2018 we added a report on 3D sensors for facial recognition in smartphones. Looking ahead to this year, our research roadmap includes LIDARs and quantum computers among other new topics.”

Sales of next generation products in cloud datacenters and wireless fronthaul are expected to lead market growth in 2019. Several of LightCounting reports will be addressing these segments, including new technologies and business strategies of suppliers targeting them.

Deployments of optics in China set up a record in 2016, but declined in 2017-2018. The latest information on demand from optical connectivity from Chinese service providers and leading cloud companies is the topics of January 2019 report titled “Market for Optics in China”.

LightCounting reports and service products are designed to help the executives in the global optical communications industry plan and run their businesses. We support decision-making based on facts and data with realistic projections. Our research covers the entire industry supply chain with in-depth analysis of the market for the optical components and modules.

View our recently published reports and 2019 Research Roadmap:

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  • Photonics West, San Francisco
  • Mobile World Congress, Barcelona
  • OFC, San Diego

About LightCounting Market Research
LightCounting -- The name alone is what sets us apart and defines us as a company. We are a leading optical communications market research company, offering semi-annual market updates, forecasts, and state-of-the-industry reports based on analysis of primary research with dozens of leading optics component, module, and system vendors, as well as service providers and cloud companies. LightCounting is the optical communications market's source for accurate, detailed and relevant information necessary for doing business in today's highly competitive environment. Register to receive our monthly newsletter: or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.