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Upper Lake, CA, United States, 2012/07/09 - According to ElectroniCast, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is forecast for faster growth and eventually taking the market share in the use of DCMs.
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of a new market forecast and analysis of the global market consumption and technology trends of filter-based chromatic dispersion compensator modules (DCMs), which are used in optical communication networks. Chromatic dispersion (CD) is due to an inherent property of silica optical fiber, which must be canceled for effective optical fiber communication.
The American region leads in filter-based DCM consumption in 2012, with and estimated 46 percent of the global market share. America will continue to demonstrate strong annual growth, with its fair share of new higher data rate and WDM-based optical link deployment; however, the use of filter-based DCMs in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is forecast for faster growth and eventually taking-over the lead in relative market share.
Especially with the current cross-industry economic crisis in Europe, the EMEA region is forecast with a slower annual consumption value growth versus the other regions. Additionally, the EMEA region is expected to deploy or upgrade relatively fewer extended or long haul and high data rate/high channel-count optical networking links, which provide an opportunity for tunable DCMs.
This report presents ElectroniCast’s 2011-2016 market review and forecast of the consumption (value, quantity and average prices) of fiber optic chromatic dispersion compensators filter modules in optical communication networking; also forecast data of the worldwide consumption value of EDCs, DCF-based solutions are provided.
Packaged filter devices (modules) are typically comprised having FBGs (Fiber Bragg Gratings) or etalon-based elements. In this market study report, ElectroniCast presents forecasts and analysis for the following product areas:
• Fixed Chromatic Dispersion Compensator Filter Modules (DCMs)
• Tunable Chromatic Dispersion Compensator Filter Modules (DCMs)
According to ElectroniCast, there is a substantial difference in average selling prices (ASPs) between fixed- and tunable-type DCMs. The Tunable DCMs tend to increase in channel capacity/ capability at the rate of demand; therefore, the ASPs (average selling prices) for the Tunable DCMs are forecast to increase periodically, at times.