CIR reports provide insight into the emerging opportunities in short-reach optical communications. Covering products, pricing, standards, new technologies and more, our reports are intended as an essential guide to input into marketing and business strategies.


Jan 15, 2018

Quantum computing:  Applications, Software and End-user Markets

This report examines the major applications for quantum computers.  This report will provide a ten-year forecast of revenues generated by all of the key quantum computing applications with breakouts by hardware, software, services, geography and end user types for each application.  The report will also include profiles of leading quantum software and cloud services firms. Some of the applications considered in this report will include quantum chemistry, advanced search engines, simulation, routing/scheduling, logistics and analytics, cybersecurity and machine learning/AI.  

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Jan 08, 2018

Active Optical Cables: Markets and Opportunities, 2018-2027

This report provides an insider perspective on what’s next in the AOC business.  It is strongly focused on business strategy and examines all the important marketing issues faced by the AOC market. The report also profiles all the leading suppliers of AOCs including established players, emergent Chinese vendors and the latest innovators, along with quantitative market shares of the AOC market leaders. Finally, the report includes ten-year volume and value forecasts, broken out by data rate, MSA, networking standards, fiber type and length of cable.

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Jan 15, 2018

C-RAN Deployment:  Market Opportunity Analysis – 2018 and Beyond

This report explores the commercial potential of C-RAN (Cloud or Centralized Radio Access Network), the principal emerging architecture for distributed radio access networks (RANs) used in mobile phone networks. In the report CIR discusses how major suppliers of equipment for mobile infrastructure will position themselves for the 5G market using C-RAN as part of their strategy.  It also examines what functionality the mobile service providers are looking for from future distributed RANs.  Also included in this report are ten-year market forecasts for C-RAN revenues and deployments and a thorough discussion of product trends – such as the move to smaller C-RANs – as represented by the announcements from leading vendors

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Oct 11, 2017

Current and Future Markets for PON, the Evolution to NG-PON Technology: 2017-2026

CIR believes that we are now on the verge of rapid growth in the PON market brought on by new applications and by growing international demand.  Meanwhile, this new “PON revolution” is being enabled by powerful new PON technologies especially XGS-PON and NG-PON. This report identifies the emerging opportunities for the passive optical network (PON) business over the coming decade.  

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