The top line numbers for the optical component and module sales were almost flat in 2012-2013. However, there is a lot of action under the surface of these steady top-line numbers. While numerous network upgrade projects continue worldwide, fierce competition among suppliers of telecom equipment, optical components and modules pushes down prices and negatively impacts revenue growth.
Analysis of publicly reported revenues of equipment vendors combined with confidential sales data of optical components and modules, collected by LightCounting, offer a unique insight into market dynamics, presented in this report. The report also presents analysis of network bandwidth growth calculated from data on shipments of opto-electronic interface modules employed in telecom, enterprise, and storage area networks. This approach to tracking the market offers an effective method for identifying the timing and scope of infrastructure upgrade cycles, technology transitions, and even product life cycles.
In addition to in-depth market analysis, this report offers summaries of the latest business developments and financial performance for leading equipment manufacturers. It also includes sales data on more than 100 product categories covering the period from Q1 2012 to Q2 2013 for SONET/SDH, Ethernet, Fibre Channel, CWDM, DWDM, FTTx transceivers, and high speed optical interconnects, including active optical cables. The report also discusses guidance for the second half of 2013 and potential changes to LightCounting's market forecast published in July 2013. Data for the report was provided by more than 25 leading module and component vendors.
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