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Optical Communications Market Trends

ID: MRFR//3242-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2024

Global Optical Communications Market Overview:


Optical Communications Market Size was valued at USD 12.5 Billion in 2023. The Optical Communications market industry is projected to grow from USD 13.62 Billion in 2024 to USD 24.9 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.83% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased demand for energy-efficient Transceivers and requirement for high-capacity connectivity are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Optical Communications Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Optical Communications Market Trends




  • Growing demand for energy-efficient Transceivers is driving the market growth




Market CAGR for the optical communications market is driven by the growing demand for energy-efficient Transceivers. To support various applications in the metro network, long-haul applications, data center interconnect, and other areas that require optical Transceivers to be compatible with the complex network, optical transceiver manufacturers are putting a greater emphasis on research and development. Optical transceiver OEMs offer Small and power-efficient Transceivers, including Fujitsu Optical Components (Japan) and Broadcom (US). It is expected to promote the market growth of small and compact optical modules due to their great range of data connectivity at a rapid rate. These components provide the optical communication and networking equipment sector optical transceiver with tremendous growth potential.


Additionally, the requirement for optical networking, communications, and high-capacity connectivity is rising. Dense wavelength division multiplexing is widely used at the core networks to enable high-capacity transport systems. The dependability and affordability of optical components such as optical amplifiers, Transceivers, tunable filters, termination devices, and add-drop multiplexers are increasing. Optical technologies are increasingly used to design access and metropolitan area networks to get around the electronic bottleneck at network edges. Newly created components and systems for extremely fast optical networks offer new design options. Thus, driving the Optical Communications market revenue.


Optical Communications Market Segment Insights:


Optical Communications Components Insights


The Optical Communications Market segmentation, based on type, includes optical switches, optical Transceivers, optical amplifiers, optical splitters, optical circulators, optical fibers. The optical transceivers segment dominated the market, accounting for the maximum market revenue. This expansion is primarily attributed to the adoption of technological advances like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and 5G connectivity, resulting in increased data traffic and a corresponding demand for massive data centers. As many people access the internet via smartphones and other connected devices and cloud computing spreads as a standard form of IT deployment, data centers become increasingly necessary. During the projected period, these factors are anticipated to speed up the expansion of the optical transceiver segment.


Optical Communications Technology Insights


The Optical Communications Market segmentation, based on technology, includes synchronous optical networking, fiber channels, wavelength division multiplexing, and others. The wavelength division multiplexing generates the maximum revenue due to the rising use of high-speed internet. Additionally, the optical communication and networking equipment market is increasing owing to the growing use of connected devices in residential and commercial structures.


Figure 1: Optical Communications Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


 Optical Communications Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Optical Communications Application Insights


The Optical Communications Market segmentation, based on application, includes data center, telecom, enterprise, and introduction. The telecom segment generated the maximum market revenue. Optical networking and communication are widely used in the telecommunications sector. One of the key drivers propelling expansion in the market for optical communication and networking in the telecoms industry is the telecom sector’s ongoing demand for enormous volumes of data transmission, high bandwidth, quick transmission, and other requirements. These expectations motivate manufacturers of optical networking solutions to create new products to provide added advantages, including lower start-up and operating costs. Optical Communication & Networking facilitates the deployment of services, increase manageability, scalability, and efficiency, and supports a wide range of novel, high-bandwidth applications. These are the main elements anticipated to fuel the Telecom segment’s expansion in the Optical Communication and Networking Market over the projected period.


Optical Communications End-User Insights


The Optical Communications Market segmentation, based on end-user, includes government, healthcare, cloud, energy and utilities, BFSI, IT and Telecommunications, defense, and aerospace. The BFSI category generated the most income due to the rising demand for high-speed data transfer capabilities that enable fast and efficient access to critical data.


Optical Communications Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Optical Communications market area will dominate this market, owing to increasing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smart homes. In addition, the growing investment in research and development will boost market growth in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: Optical Communications Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


Optical Communications Market SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe's Optical Communications market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the rising utilization of mobile devices and the increasing adoption of digital transformation. Further, the German Optical Communications market held the largest market share, and the UK Optical Communications market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia-Pacific Optical Communications Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to rising investment in research and development of next-generation communication technologies such as fiber-optical and 5G communication systems. Moreover, China’s Optical Communications market held the largest market share, and the Indian Optical Communications market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Optical Communications Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development to expand their product lines, which will help the Optical Communications market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking several strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Optical Communications industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics manufacturers’ use in the global Optical Communications industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Optical Communications industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to technology. Major players in the Optical Communications market, including Verizon Communications (US), AT & T Inc. (US), Maxim Integrated (US), Vodafone Group PLC (UK), Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany), Telefonica, S.A (Spain), Orange (France), Telekom SA SOC Ltd. (South Africa), Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia), Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore), Hetzner Online GmbH (Germany), ADVA Optical Networking Ltd. (USA), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


HFCL Limited is an Indian technology business headquartered in Gurugram. It creates, develops, and produces fiber-optic cables, telecommunication equipment, and other related devices. The corporate services several industries, including cable fiber, railroads, security, and telecommunications. For Instance: In January 2023, HFCL declared that it had received an order worth approximately USD 11.5 million from Reliance Projects and Property Management Services Ltd. As per the contract, HFCL and its subsidiary, HTL Ltd., will offer optical fiber cables to one of India’s top private telecom Operators.


ADVA Optical Networking Ltd. was founded to transport data, storage, audio, and video signals at native speeds and with the smallest possible latency. Since then, a lot has happened, but its vision hasn’t altered. ADVA technologies serve as the foundation for future networks, allowing for the global distribution of ever-distribution of ever-increasing amounts of data. ADVA develops intelligent, software-automated solutions that will give future generations’ networks that can grow to meet rising bandwidth demands, from access to the metro core to the long haul. For Instance: March 2022, ADVA Optical Networking launched a pluggable MicroMux Edge BiDi device with four independent and bidirectional 10GbE optical interfaces to help the operator increase capacity and address the fiber restrictions in the access network.


Key Companies in the Optical Communications market include




  • Verizon Communications (US)




  • AT & T Inc. (US)




  • Maxim Integrated (US)




  • Vodafone Group PLC (UK)




  • Deutsche Telekom AG (Germany)




  • Telefonica, S.A (Spain)




  • Orange (France)




  • Telekom SA SOC Ltd. (South Africa)




  • Telstra Corporation Ltd. (Australia)




  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singapore)




  • Hetzner Online GmbH (Germany)




  • ADVA Optical Networking Ltd. (USA)




Optical Communications Industry Developments


March 2023: Sunwalk (Pvt) Ltd., a China-based telecom and technology company, plans to invest USD 2 billion in Pakistan’s telecom sector to install an optical fiber network covering 1,00 000 km. After investing about USD 5 million in the initial deployment, the company plans to install 5,000 km of optical fiber cable (OFC) in the next phase.


February 2023: Cisco Systems Inc., a digital technology company, declared that it had joined hands with V.tal to quicken the delivery of 5G services. V.tal is a Brazil-based end-to-end fiber optic neutral network company and owns the largest infrastructure in the country, with over 450,000 Km of terrestrial optical fiber connecting more than 2,380 municipalities.


Optical Communications Market Segmentation:


Optical Communications Components Outlook




  • Optical Switches




  • Optical Transceivers




  • Optical Amplifiers




  • Optical Circulators




  • Optical Splitters




  • Optical Fibers




Optical Communications Technology Outlook




  • Synchronous Optical Networking




  • Fiber Channel




  • Wavelength-Division Multiplexing




  • Others




Optical Communication Applications Outlook




  • Enterprise




  • Telecom




  • Data Center




  • Others




Optical Communications End-User Outlook




  • Government




  • Healthcare




  • Cloud




  • Energy and Utilities




  • BFSI




  • IT and Telecommunications




  • Defense




  • Aerospace




Optical Communications Regional Outlook




  • North America







    • US




    • Canada







  • Europe







    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe







  • Asia-Pacific







    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific







  • Rest of the World







    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America




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