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Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast & Analysis: February 2014

A Fusion Splicer is specialized instrument used to join optical fibers to each other. This is the report of the ElectroniCast study of fusion splice machines used for selected fiber optic-based communication applications and for the purpose of the manufacturing of components to be used (consumed) in the selected communication applications.

Regional Markets

This ElectroniCast report provides the review analysis of 2013 and a 5-year (2014-2018) forecast of the consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers, segmented into the following geographic regions and sub-regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific Region (APAC)
    • People's Republic of China
    • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World

Last year in 2013, the Asia Pacific region led in the consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers. Helped along substantially by consumption in China, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is forecast increase in relative market share during the forecast period, driven by countries throughout the region that are bringing fiber closer to the drop-areas (FTTx), as well as the use of fusion splicers in the specialty applications, CATV fiber deployment and in Private Enterprise Networks.

The North American region held the 2nd-place position, followed by the European region. Mexico is part of the North American market forecast, along with Canada and the United States. The Rest of World (ROW) regional segment covers the Middle East, Africa and Central/South America. The South America region, especially, is showing aggressive growth rates in terms of fiber optic fusion splice machine implementation.

Market Forecast by End-Use Application

The ElectroniCast global fiber optic fusion splicer market is segmented into the following major application categories:

  • Telecommunications
  • Private Enterprise Networks
  • Cable TV
  • Military/Aerospace (Commercial and MIL-SPEC)
  • Specialty (intra-enclosure, test and measurement, rental units, harsh environment industrial, bio-photonics, sensors, laboratory, manufacturing/production of fiber optic components/devices, other applications/non-specific uses)

According to ElectroniCast Consultants, in 2013 Telecommunications represented 63 percent of the worldwide consumption of fiber optic fusion splicers (see Figure 1). The use of fusion splicers in Specialty applications is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 7.6 percent from 2013-2018. Consumption of fusion splice equipment in Private Enterprise Networks, Cable TV and Military/Aerospace applications are also quantified in this report of the study.

Figure 1
Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Consumption in 2013,
By Application Segments

(Source: ElectroniCast)

Within each of these applications, the ElectroniCast market forecast is segmented into each fusion splice machine type, as specified in Table 1.

Table 1
Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Product Categories

                                           FIBER OPTIC FUSION SPLICER PRODUCTS

  •                                         Fusion Splicers
    •                                         Single Fiber
      •                                         Bench top
        •                                         Core-to-Core
        •                                         Fixed Alignment
      •                                         Micro / Handheld
        •                                         Core-to-Core
        •                                         Fixed Alignment
    •                                         Multi-fiber (Ribbon)
      •                                         Bench top
      •                                         Micro / Handheld

(Source: ElectroniCast)

Single Fiber Type Remains Market Leader

Single fiber types, in 2013, represented nearly 60 percent share of worldwide consumption of fiber optic fusion splicers. The single fiber types of fusion splicer machines are forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of over 10 percent.

Mass fiber (multiple fiber or ribbon) fusion splicers, in 2013, represented about 40 percent of global fusion splice equipment consumption value. The consumption (use) of mass fiber (multiple or ribbon) fusion splicer machines is forecast to increase at a slower growth rate than the single-fiber fusion splice machine category.

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1. Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Market Overview
  • 1.2. Hand-Held OTDR Market Trends
  • 1.3. Enterprise Optical Communication Network - Protocol Overview
  • 1.4. Use of Fiber Optics in Harsh Environments
  • 1.5. Fiber Optic Networks - Overview
  • 1.6. Fiber Optics Industry: Decade-to-Decade

2. Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Market Trends

  • 2.1. Overview
  • 2.2. Fusion Splicer Market Forecast, by Type
  • 2.3. Fusion Splicer Competitive Market Share Estimates

3. Application Market Forecast, by Region

  • 3.1. Global Overview
  • 3.2. North America
  • 3.3. Europe
  • 3.4. Asia Pacific region (APAC)
    • 3.4.1. Overview
    • 3.4.2. The People's Republic of China
    • 3.4.3. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
  • 3.5. Rest of the World (ROW)

4. Optical Communication Trends

  • 4.1. Fiber Network Technology Trends
  • 4.2. Components
    • 4.2.1. Overview
    • 4.2.2. Transmitters and Receivers
    • 4.2.3. Optical Amplifiers
    • 4.2.4. Dispersion Compensators
    • 4.2.5. Fiber Optic Cable
  • 4.3. Devices and Parts
    • 4.3.1. Overview
    • 4.3.2. Emitters and Detectors
    • 4.3.3. VCSEL & Transceiver Technology Review
    • 4.3.4. Optoelectronic Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs)
    • 4.3.5. Modulators
    • 4.3.6. Packages
    • 4.3.7. Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits

5. Market Research Methodology

  • 5.1. ElectroniCast Research and Analysis Methodology
  • 5.2. Assumptions of the Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast
  • 6. Definitions: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and General Terms

7. ElectroniCast Market Forecast Data Base

  • 7.1. Overview
  • 7.2. Tutorial

Market Forecast Data Base - Excel Spreadsheets:

  • Global
  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • PRC - China
  • Rest of APAC
  • Rest of the World

Market Forecast Data Charts - PowerPoint

List of Figures

  • 1.1.1. Single-Fiber Core-To-Core Alignment
  • 1.1.2. Multiple-Fiber Cladding-to-Cladding Alignment
  • 1.1.3. Examples of Differences in Optical Fiber (Core and Cladding) Alignment
  • 1.1.4. Artist's Depiction of Fiber Cladding Diameter (Source: Corning Inc)
  • 1.1.5. 24-Fiber Mass Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 1.1.6. Single-Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 1.1.7. Handheld Core Alignment Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 1.1.8. FuseConnect Fusion-Splice Field-Terminated Connector
  • 1.2.1. OTDR Module for a Hand-Held Device
  • 1.2.2. Illustration Sample of the Types of Networks Requiring OTDRs`
  • 1.2.3. OTDR Hand-Held Device with OTDR Modules
  • 1.2.4. Multifunction Micro OTDR
  • 1.3.1. TIA-942 Standard: Basic Data Center Topology
  • 1.5.1. FTTP PON Architecture
  • 1.5.2. Africa: Subocean Fiber Cable
  • 1.6.1. UDWDM 2500 Channel Filter Module
  • 1.6.2. Evolution of Research Emphasis during Technology Life Cycle
  • 2.1.1. Illustration of a Mechanical Splice
  • 2.1.2. Illustration of a Fusion Splice
  • 2.1.3. Fiber Distribution Hub (FDH)
  • 2.1.4. Fiber Distribution Hub
  • 2.1.5. Fiber Distribution Terminal
  • 2.1.6. Drawing of a Splice Tray for Holding 6 Heat-Shrink Fusion Splice Sleeves
  • 2.1.7. Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Forecast, By Region ($Million and Market Share, %)
  • 2.1.8. Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Forecast, By Region (Quantity and Market Share, %)
  • 2.1.9. Comparative Cost, Mechanical vs. Fusion Splicing
  • 2.1.10. Ribbon Fiber Cable with 8.3/125 micron Single mode Fiber (12-Fiber)
  • 2.1.11. Ribbon Fiber Cable with 50/125 micron Multimode Fiber (12-Fiber)
  • 2.1.12. Ribbon Fiber Cable
  • 2.1.13. Reusable Mechanical Splice
  • 2.1.14. Mechanical Fiber Optic Splice
  • 2.1.15. Fiber Protection Sleeve
  • 2.2.1. Microprocessor-Controlled Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.2. Handheld Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.3. Fusion Splicer Forecast, Single vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million & Share, %)
  • 2.2.4. Fusion Splicer Forecast, Single vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity & Share, %)
  • 2.2.5. Single Fiber Fusion Splicer Global Forecast, By Type ($Million and Share, %)
  • 2.2.6. Single Fiber Fusion Splicer Global Forecast, By Type (Quantity and Share, %). 2-23
  • 2.2.7. Core Alignment Single Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.8. Principle of Lens Profile Alignment
  • 2.2.9. Lens Profile Alignment Process for Producing a Depolarizer
  • 2.2.10. Lens-Profile Alignment System (L-PAS) Video Evaluation
  • 2.2.11. Advanced Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.12. Multiple Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast, by Type ($Million & Share, %)
  • 2.2.13. Multiple Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity & Share, %)
  • 2.2.14. Video Evaluation of 12-fibers in a Multiple Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.15. Line Drawing of an Automatic Multiple Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.16. Fiber Feed Assembly, Automatic Process of a Multiple Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 2.2.17. Ultra-Compact Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.1. Polarization Maintenance (PM) - Fusion Splicers
  • 3.1.2. Handheld Multi-Fiber Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.3. Core Alignment Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.4. Digital Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.5. Very Small Fully Automatic Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.6. Core Detection System Technology Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.7. Core-Alignment Fusion Splicer
  • 3.1.8. Handheld FTTH Splicer
  • 4.3.3.1. Genealogy of VCSELs
  • 4.3.3.2. CWDM SFP 1G 80km Transceiver
  • 4.3.3.3. Typical Intra-Office Interconnections
  • 4.3.3.4. 1-Port OC-768c/STM-256c Tunable WDMPOS Interface Module
  • 4.3.5.1. 40 to 60Gbps Silicon-Based Optical Modulator
  • 4.3.5.2. Integrated silicon optical transceiver for large-volume data transmission
  • 4.3.7.1. Trend of Transceiver Packaging Density, Gigabits/Cubic Inch
  • 5.1.1. Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

List of Tables

  • 1.1.1. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.1.2. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis, Unit/Each)
  • 1.1.3. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Application (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.1.4. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Application (Quantity Basis, Unit/Each)
  • 1.1.5. Fusion Splice Product Categories
  • 1.1.6. Fusion Splice Global Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 1.1.7. Fusion Splice Global Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity Basis)
  • 1.1.8. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.1.9. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity Basis)
  • 1.1.10. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Ribbon Fiber Types (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.1.11. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Ribbon Fiber Types (Quantity Basis)
  • 1.1.12. Fusion Splice (Type) Preference, by Selected Application
  • 1.2.1. Handheld OTDR Global Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.2.2. Handheld OTDR Global Consumption Forecast, By Application (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.2.2. Handheld OTDR Global Consumption Forecast, By Product Category ($Million)
  • 1.3.1. IEEE 802.3ae and 802.3ba Standards: OM3- and OM4-Specified Distances for Ethernet
  • 1.3.2. IEEE 802.3ba 40G/100G - Physical Layer Specifications
  • 1.5.1. Internet Service Providers in Canada
  • 1.5.2. Research Institutions in Gwangju
  • 2.2.1. Fusion Splice Global Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 2.2.2. Core-to-Core Bench Top Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, By Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.3. Core-to-Core Bench Top Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.4. Core-to-Core Bench Top Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.5. Fixed Alignment Bench Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.6. Fixed Alignment Bench Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, By Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.7. Fixed Alignment Bench Single Fiber Fusion Splice Global Forecast, By Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.8. Core-to-Core Single Fiber Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.9. Core-to-Core Single Fiber Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.10. Core-to-Core Single Fiber Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.11. Fixed Alignment Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.12. Fixed Alignment Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.13. Fixed Alignment Microsplicer Single Fiber Global Forecast, By Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.14. Bench Top Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 2.2.15. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.16. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.17. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.18. Bench Top Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region ($Million)
  • 2.2.19. Bench Top Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region (Quantity)
  • 2.2.20. Bench Top Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Region (ASP)
  • 2.2.21. Micro/Handheld Multi-Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 2.2.22. Micro/Handheld Multi-Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity)
  • 2.2.23. Micro/Handheld Multi-Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 2.3.1. List of Selected Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Manufacturers
  • 2.3.2. Market Share Estimates of the 2013 Fusion Splicer Global Competition.
  • 3.1.1. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Market Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.1.2. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Application (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.1.3. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, By Application (Quantity Basis, Unit/Each)
  • 3.1.4. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.1.5. Fusion Splice Global Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.1.6. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.1.7. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice Global Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis, Unit/Each)
  • 3.2.1. Fusion Splice North American Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.2.2. Fusion Splice North American Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.2.3. Fusion Splice North American Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 3.2.4. Fusion Splice North American Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity)
  • 3.2.5. Fusion Splice North American Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.2.6. Fusion Splice North American Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.2.7. Fusion Splice North American Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 3.2.8. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice North American Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.2.9. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice North American Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.2.10. Multiple Fiber Fusion Splice North American Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 3.3.1. Fusion Splice European Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.3.2. Fusion Splice European Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.3.3. Fusion Splice European Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 3.3.4. Fusion Splice European Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity)
  • 3.3.5. Fusion Splice European Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.3.6. Fusion Splice European Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.3.7. Fusion Splice European Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 3.3.8. Multiple Fiber European Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.3.9. Multiple Fiber European Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.3.10. Multiple Fiber European Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 3.4.1.1. Fusion Splice APAC Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.4.1.2. Fusion Splice APAC Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.4.1.3. Fusion Splice APAC Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 3.4.1.4. Fusion Splice APAC Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity)
  • 3.4.1.5. Fusion Splice APAC Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.4.1.6. Fusion Splice APAC Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.4.1.7. Fusion Splice APAC Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 3.4.1.8. Multiple Fiber APAC Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.4.1.9. Multiple Fiber APAC Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.4.1.10. Multiple Fiber APAC Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 3.4.2.1. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China Forecast, By Region ($Million)
  • 3.4.2.2. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity)
  • 3.4.2.3. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon ($Million)
  • 3.4.2.4. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon (Quantity)
  • 3.4.2.5. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.4.2.6. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.4.2.7. Fusion Splice People's Republic of China Forecast, Single Fiber Types (ASP)
  • 3.4.2.8. Multiple Fiber People's Republic of China Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.4.2.9. Multiple Fiber People's Republic of China Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.4.2.10. Multiple Fiber People's Republic of China Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 3.4.3.1. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.4.3.2. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.4.3.3. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 3.4.3.4. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity)
  • 3.4.3.5. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.4.3.6. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.4.3.7. Fusion Splice Rest of APAC Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 3.4.3.8. Multiple Fiber Rest of APAC Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.4.3.9. Multiple Fiber Rest of APAC Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.4.3.10. Multiple Fiber Rest of APAC Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 3.5.1. Fusion Splice ROW Consumption Forecast, By Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 3.5.2. Fusion Splice ROW Consumption Forecast, By Region (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.5.3. Fusion Splice ROW Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber ($Million)
  • 3.5.4. Fusion Splice ROW Forecast: Single Fiber vs. Multiple/Ribbon Fiber (Quantity)
  • 3.5.5. Fusion Splice ROW Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types ($Million)
  • 3.5.6. Fusion Splice ROW Consumption Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Quantity)
  • 3.5.7. Fusion Splice ROW Forecast, Single Fiber Types (Average Selling Price/ASP)
  • 3.5.8. Multiple Fiber ROW Market Forecast, by Type ($Million)
  • 3.5.9. Multiple Fiber ROW Market Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis)
  • 3.5.10. Multiple Fiber ROW Market Forecast, by Type (ASP)
  • 4.1.1. IEEE 802.3ba 40G/100G - Physical Layer Specifications
  • 7.1.1. Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Product Data Base (Excel Spreadsheets) Categories
  • 7.1.2. Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Application Data Base (Excel Spreadsheets) Categories
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