CIR is hosting two Q&A sessions to discuss findings from two recently issued reports that address 5G wireless backhaul and embedded optics.   The sessions are open to the anyone interested in learning more about how CIR views these market opportunities and there is no cost to attend.

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New CIR Report States That Embedded Optics Market will Reach US$5.5 Billion by 2022:  COBO Will Drive the Market

The market for embedded optics is expected to reach US$5.5 Billion in 2022, according to “The Embedded Optics Market:  COBO and its Alternatives – 2017-2026,” a new report from Communications Industry Researchers, Inc. an optical networking industry analyst firm.  The report notes that the standardization efforts of the Consortium for on-Board Optics (COBO) group could make embedded optics technology much more popular in the optical networking industry and lead to a new “post-pluggable” transceiver era.

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8K Video Driving Optical Video Extender Market to Reach $2.7 Billion by 2022

According to a new report from CIR, a leading optical networking industry analyst firm, the market for optical video extenders will reach $2.7 billion by 2022, compared to about $120 million now.  CIR sees the main driver for this growth being the rise of 8K television and 8K professional video, both of which will become popular in the next few years.

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Optical Interconnects for Consumers and other Non-Data Center Applications to Reach $7.0 Billion by 2022

The market for optical interconnect products in consumer and professional (non-data center) applications is already $1.5 billion in revenues (USD) and will reach $7.0 billion by 2022.  The report, “Optical Interconnects and AOCs for Consumer Electronics and Professional Video Applications: A Market Analysis” analyzes the opportunities for active optical cables (AOCs), field-terminated optical links, and application-specific optical links in 11 different end user applications.

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Board-Level Optical Interconnects to Generate $5.6 billion by 2022 Says new CIR Report

Charlottesville, Virginia: In its just-released report, “Opportunities in Board-Level Optical Interconnects: Optics-Enabled Circuit Boards, Optical Engines and Optical Backplanes”, industry analyst firm CIR says that “board-level” optical interconnects will reach $5.6 billion by 2022 compared with $696 million in 2017. Much of this growth will come from an entirely new class of MSA-compliant optical boards that will provide massive backbone capacity for routers and switches compared to the conventional electrical backplanes and motherboards of today.
For more details on this report see:

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Active Optical Cabling Market to Reach $8.9 billion by 2022 says New CIR Report

Charlottesville, Virginia: In its just-released report, “Markets for Active Optical Cables: 2017 – 2026,” Communications Industry Researchers (CIR) claims revenues from AOCs will reach $8.9 billion by 2022 compared with $1.1 billion in 2017. Much of this growth will come from a rush to install 100 Gbps links and the growth of  hyperscale data centers. CIR is also seeing important new opportunities emerge for AOCs in 25 GigE, digital signage and personal computing.

The report focuses on the changes occurring as western AOC suppliers merge and Chinese suppliers grow market share. It also discusses applications for AOCs in data centers (Ethernet, InfiniBand and storage networks); digital signage; consumer electronics/personal computing (USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt, PCIe, etc.); military networks; and campuses.  CIR believes that although there may be as many as 200 firms selling AOCs today the market is dominated by 3c-Link, 10Gtek, Amphenol, Broadcom, Finisar, Gigalight, Mellanox, Molex, Samtec, Siemon and TE Connectivity. All of these firms are profiled in this report.

This 110-page report provides granular ten-year AOC market forecasts in both volume and value terms.  Breakouts include: transceiver type, MSA, data rate, cable length, fiber type, application and country of use.  CIR has been providing coverage of AOC markets for a decade and these forecasts are based on a newly revised forecasting model.

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Data Centers will buy $4.2 Billion in Active Optical Cables by 2020 says Just-Published Report

Charlottesville, Virginia:  According to a new report from Communications Industry Researchers (CIR), the market for active optical cables (AOCs) used in data centers will reach $4.2 Billion in 2020.  This report “Active Optical Cable Markets 2015:  Data Center and High-Performance Computing Markets,” is the latest CIR report on AOCs, an area CIR has covered for a decade.

Although CIR remains bullish on AOCs, the report finds less innovation than in the past 12 months than previously, suggesting strong growth but at lower prices than might once have been expected.

For more details on this report—including a table of contents and description – see: CIR will soon publish a companion report covering AOCs for emerging markets including consumer electronics, personal computing and digital signage.

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