This report presents ElectroniCast's 2014-2019 market review and forecast of the consumption (value, quantity and average prices) of fiber optic chromatic dispersion compensators filter modules (DCMs) in optical communication networking; also market forecast data of the worldwide value of EDCs, DCF and DCMs is provided. Currently, the packaged filter devices (modules) are typically comprised having FBGs (Fiber Bragg Gratings) or etalon-based elements.
In this ElectroniCast market study report, we present forecasts and analysis for the following product areas:
The market data are segmented into the following geographic regions, plus a Global summary:
ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market research & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, announces the release of a new market forecast and analysis of the global market consumption and technology trends of filter-based chromatic dispersion compensator modules (DCMs), which are used in optical communication networks. Chromatic dispersion (CD) is due to an inherent property of silica optical fiber, which must be canceled for effective optical fiber communication.
Network planners are expecting to use the combination of improved fixed-type (plug-in, and in-line jumper-types) CD compensation and tunable per-channel compensators, especially when concerned with adding more channels (WDM), footprint size of the DCM and higher transfer rates, 2.5-, 10-, 40-Gbps and beyond. As optical networks move towards higher line rates and greater re-configurability, the requirements for more flexible dispersion management solutions become more stringent than ever.
There are three common device techniques to deal with chromatic dispersion in optical communication (fiber optic) networks-the use of dispersion-compensating fiber (DCF); the use of chromatic dispersion-compensating filter modules (DCMs); and electronic dispersion chips (EDCs) and photonic-based chips. Also, it is important to note that EDC can be used in conjunction with photonic-based solutions.
Fixed compensation solutions are designed for specific fiber types in both the C- and L-Bands. Tunable dispersion compensation can eliminate any residual dispersion for error-free transmission at sensitive higher data rates.
The American region currently leads in filter-based chromatic DCM consumption with an estimated $100 million in 2014. The American region is forecast to have its fair share of new higher data rate and WDM-based optical link deployment; however, the use of filter-based DCMs in the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is forecast to increase in value over the American region for the next few years. The EMEA region is forecast to deploy or upgrade relatively fewer extended or long haul and high data rate/high channel-count optical networking links, which provide an opportunity for tunable DCMs.
Stephen Montgomery, MBA in Technology Management, President at ElectroniCast Consultants. He joined ElectroniCast in 1990 and has specialized in photonics and fiber optic components market & technology forecasting at ElectroniCast for over 24-years. He has given numerous presentations and published a number of articles on optical communication markets, technology, applications and installations. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of LIGHTWAVE magazine (PennWell Publishing) and writes a monthly article covering the optical communication industry for OPTCOM Magazine in Japan (Kogyo Tsushin Co., Ltd.).