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100G optical transceiver sales continue to double annually

09 May 2013

Market analyst Infonetics reports on multi-gigabit system sales in 2013 and 2014.

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its report on likely demand for and recent sales of 10G/40G/100G optical transceivers.

The full report details market size and forecasts sales of multi-gigabit optical transceivers into the optical transport, enterprise, data center, broadband access, and carrier routing and switching markets.

Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical technologies at Infonetics Research, says, “It appears that 2012 was the peak sales year for 40G WDM, but QSFP-based enterprise applications continue to ramp nicely.”

“100G optical transceivers arrived in force in 2012, with virtually every vendor fielding a solution. Though the market is nascent and the growth rate will slow, coherent 100G shipments are on track to more than double in 2013 and again in 2014,” expects .

Transceiver market highlights

The global optical transceiver market, including 10G, 40G, and 100G transceivers, grew 10% in 2012 from 2011, to $1.63 billion

Shipments of 40G QSFP long- and short-reach modules are forecast by Infonetics to triple in 2013

Tunable XFP shipments more than doubled in 2012, though at the expense of falling prices

Despite surging in Japan, the overall market for 40G coherent modules is declining as 100G coherent deployments accelerate in China and other regions

Tunable XFPs are the big growth opportunity: Infonetics expects unit shipments to grow at a 36% CAGR from 2012 to 2017, driven by the continued strength of the 10G metro market

Report synopsis

The optical transceivers report provides analysis, worldwide market size, and forecasts through 2017 for revenue and units shipped for more than 50 categories of optical transceivers - by module speed, reach, wavelength, and form factor.

Equipment tracked is made by Avago, Delta, Emcore, Finisar, Fujitsu, Furukawa/Fitel, HG Genuine, Hitachi Cable, JDS Uniphase, Melco, NEC, NeoPhotonics, Oclaro, Oplink, Optoway, Reflex Photonics, Source Photonics/MRV, Sumitomo/Excelight, WTD, Yokogawa and others.

Unit forecasts are based on Infonetics’ 1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports forecast, which aggregates trends from a wide range of enterprise, data center, optical transport, broadband access and carrier routing and switching equipment.

To buy the report, contact Infonetics.

About the Author

Matthew Peach is a contributing editor to optics.org.

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