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Aptos, CA, United States, 2013/10/11 - According to ElectroniCast, the use of external optical modulators will reach $229 million in 2013 - ElectroniCastConsultants.com.
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of a new forecast and analysis of the global consumption and technology trends of external modulators in optical fiber networks.
There are essentially two ways to modulate laser diodes: directly and indirectly (externally). In this research study, ElectroniCast provides a market forecast of the use of Electro-Optic (E-O) and Electroabsorption (EA) modulators.
The worldwide consumption value of external modulators in optical fiber communication networks is projected to reach $229 million this year. The consumption (use) of electro-optical (E-O) modulators is set to maintain the market leadership position over electroabsorption (EA) modulators throughout the forecast period. The years of coverage, in this report, are 2013-2018.
The data presented in the market forecast report details optical modulator use for the following transfer rate categories: less than (<) 10Gbps; 10Gbps to less than (<) 40Gbps; 40Gbps and higher. “The dramatic push for faster bit-rates and extended connectivity of data centers, residential, mobile smartphones, and smart network communications will eventually drive networks to incorporate optical interfaces beyond 100G,” said Stephen Montgomery, Director of the Fiber Optics Component Group at ElectroniCast.
According to the ElectroniCast study, the use of modulators with optical communication transmitters at rates of 10Gbps and higher (but under 40Gbps) is forecast to maintain the lead in relative market share throughout the 2013-2018 timeframe; however, the 40Gbps (and higher) category is forecast to increase at a faster annual pace and set to nearly catch-up in market share.
This market forecast report is available immediately from ElectroniCast Consultants. For detailed information on this or other services provided by ElectroniCast, please contact Theresa Hosking, Marketing/Sales;
ElectroniCast Consultants specializes in forecasting trends in technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning and consulting. ElectroniCast Consultants, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, serves industrial companies, trade associations, government agencies, communication and data network companies and the financial community. Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided. ElectroniCast Consultants’ goal is to understand the challenges and opportunities facing clients and to provide timely, accurate information for strategic planning.