Market Report

May 2023 Optical Vendor Landscape

May 2023

Report Abstract

This report provides a holistic analysis of the global communications industry during a period of unprecedented growth in demand for broadband connectivity and the rise of Cloud companies. It examines the business strategies of traditional telecom service providers and Cloud/Web2.0 companies, as well as their suppliers of networking equipment and optical/electronic components.

A detailed analysis of the revenue growth and profitability across different levels of the industry supply chain in 2010-2022 is used to identify challenges and opportunities for the future. The report also includes a review of the latest mergers and acquisitions and their impact on the market landscape.

This report takes a deeper look at suppliers of optical components and modules, providing market shares of leading vendors sorted into several categories (top 3, top 4–6, top 7–10, and other vendors). It includes data on diversification of the top 12 leading suppliers of optical transceivers in the Ethernet, Fibre Channel, WDM, FTTx, Wireless, and Optical Interconnect market segments. Many of the leading component vendors shared confidential sales data with LightCounting to support this study.

The success of Chinese equipment and component suppliers is discussed and many Chinese optical component and IC vendors are profiled.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Acacia, Accelink, Adtran, Alibaba, Alphabet, Altera, Aluksen, Amazon, AMCC, AMD, AmpliPHY, Analog Devices, AOI, Apple, Arista, Aroptics Tech, AT&T, ATOP, Avago, Baidu, BANYAN, British Telecom, Broadcom, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Ciena, CIG, Cisco Systems, CLOUDLIGHT, Coherent, COLORCHIP, Comcast, CREALIGHTS, Credo, Dell, Deutsche Telekom, Ebay, Elite Optotronics, EMC, Emcore, Emulex, EOChip, Eoptolink, Equinix, Ericsson, Freescale , Fujian Z.K Litecore, Gigalight, Guangte Technology, GX Photonics, H3C, Hengxin Semitech, HG Genuine, Hi-Optel, HiSense, Huawei, Infinera, Innolight, Inphi, InSiGa, Inspur, Intel,, JEZETEK, Juniper, KDDI, Leaptek Photonics, LENGXIN, Lightip Technology, Linear Technology, LINKTEL, Lumentum, Luxshare, Macom, Marvell Technology, Maxim IC, Maxlinear, Meta, Microchip, Microsemi, Microsoft, Mindsemi, MiniSilicon, Netease, Nokia, NTT, Nvidia, OE Solutions, O-Net, Oracle, Orange, PayPal, Phograin, Photonic Tech, PMC Sierra, POTRON, Qlogic, Qualcomm, Semtech, Shijia Photons, SIFOTONICS, Softbank, SUNSTAR, Telecom Italia, Telefonica, Tencent, Transmode, UXFastic, Verizon, VERTILITE, VIPshop, Vitesse, Vodafone, Wingcomm, XGIGA (NOW AMPHENOL), Xiamen San-U, YOFC, YouOpto Technology, Yuanjie Semiconductor, ZKTel, and ZTE.

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Vladimir Kozlov

About the Author

Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO

Vladimir Kozlov is the founder and CEO of LIGHTCOUNTING, an optical communications market research company.

LightCounting was established in 2004 with an objective of providing in-depth coverage of market and technologies for high speed optoelectronic interfaces employed in communications. By now, the company employs a team of industry experts and offers comprehensive coverage of optical communications supply chain.

Dr. Kozlov has more than 20 years of experience in optoelectronics, optical communications and market research. Dr. Kozlov held market analyst, product development and research staff positions at RHK Inc., Lucent Technologies and Princeton University.

Dr. Kozlov holds several US patents and has numerous publications in the area of optoelectronics. He received M. Sc. at Moscow State University in Russia and Ph. D in Physics at Brown University in the United States.

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