4 May 2012

Optical transceiver market to reach $3.3bn in 2016

The global 10G, 40G and 100G optical transceiver market will grow to $3.3bn by 2016, forecasts market analyst firm Infonetics Research in a report that tracks 10 Gigabit, 40 Gigabit and nascent 100 Gigabit optical transceivers and transponders sold into the optical transport, enterprise, and carrier routing and switching markets.

Image: 10G, 40G and 100G optical transceiver market growth to 2016.

In particular, after nearly doubling from 2010 to 2011, unit shipments of 10G SFP+ modules are expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40% through 2016. Tunable XFP shipments nearly tripled in 2011, spurred by the entry of multiple new suppliers. Unit shipments of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)-capable modules grew 24% from 2010 to 2011.

“10G WDM interface growth continues, with the tunable XFP playing the lead role, while 10G SFP+ volumes in the data center explode,” says Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics Research.

The 100G coherent transceiver market is set to surge as supply floods the market in 2012, led by network equipment manufacturers (NEMs). "2012 will be a pivotal year for 100G design activity, with many new equipment vendors fielding production equipment,” expects Schmitt. “This will drive volume in the component world in 2013 as carriers re-boot their optical networks and roll out all-coherent networks,” he adds.

The‘10G/40G/100G Optical Transceivers Market Size and Forecast’ report analyzes the market by module, reach, wavelength, and form factor. Unit volume forecasts are based on Infonetics’ 1G/10G/40G/100G Networking Ports forecast, released in April, which aggregates trends from a wide range of enterprise, optical transport, and carrier routing and switching equipment.

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