CIR sees revenues from active optical cables (AOCs) will reach $7.4 billion by 2023 compared with $1.3 billion in 2018. Much of the growth for AOCs will come from the rush to install 100 Gbps inter-machine links and 25 Gbps server-to-switch connectivity.

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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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