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Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market: Focus on Platform, Type and Components - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023

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Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market: Focus on Platform, Type and Components - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023
Published: October 10, 2018 Content info: 181 Pages
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The Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market is Anticipated to Reach $1.30 Billion by 2023, Reports BIS Research

The global free space optics communication technology market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period 2018-2023 due to the rising demand of fast and flexible wireless communication technology across various industries including intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, last mile connectivity, backhaul, and disaster recovery, among others. The high scale growth of the optical wireless communication technology is subsequently influencing its market. The growing need for secure and high-speed wireless communication and increasing demand for higher flexibility at low cost are some of the key drivers for the growth of the global free space optics communication technology market.

Moreover, integration of technologies to enhance FSO systems performance and incorporation of FSO in the 3G, 4G, and 5G networks are some of the future opportunities. The global free space optics communication technology market has been classified into three platforms: terrestrial, satellite and airborne. Satellite platform FSO communication technology market is expected to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023 due to the extensive demand for navigation and telecommunication applications. Furthermore, the free space optics communication technology has been classified into three different ranges depending upon the distance between the transmitting and receiving stations. Various range types for FSO communication technology including short range, medium range, and long range. In additions, the report also represents the market share of various components of FSO communication systems that includes transmitters, receivers, modulators, demodulators, and others (encoders and decoders).

According to BIS Research analysis, the global free space optics communication technology market generated $229.2 million in 2017 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 33.49% during 2018-2023. North America dominated the global free space optics communication technology market in 2017 with the U.S. acquiring the most significant market share, globally. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to have the highest growth rate during the forecast period 2018-2023.

Following points provide a detailed description of the report content and the topics covered in the report:

  • This report identifies the global free space optics communication technology market under different segments such as platform, range, components, and region.
  • It examines the prime supply-side factors, which affect the growth of the market, and the current and future trends, market drivers, restraints, and challenges prevalent in the global free space optics communication technology market.
  • The report also highlights the value chain of the industry.
  • Detailed competitive analysis has been included in this report which focuses on the ¬key market developments and strategies followed by the top players in the market. Additionally, the competitive benchmarking map has been included in the existing study which analyzes the competitive strength of the players in the global free space optics communication technology market.
  • The market for different platforms such as terrestrial, satellite, and airborne, has been estimated and analyzed.
  • Different components of the free space optics communication technology, such transmitters, receivers, modulators, demodulators, and others (encoders and decoders), have been estimated and analyzed in the report.
  • The market for different ranges such as short, medium, and long has been estimated and analyzed.
  • The global free space optics communication technology market has been analyzed in the report for the major regions including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest-of-the-World.
  • A detailed Porter's Five Forces analysis has been included in the report. Furthermore, the report also focuses on providing information on the key participants and future opportunities in the global free space optics communication technology market.
  • The study provides detailed analysis of the 15 key players in the global free space optics communication technology market including Mostcom Ltd., AOptix Technologies Inc., LightPointe Communications, Inc., Anova Technologies, fSONA Networks Corp., CableFree: Wireless Excellence, Mynaric AG (Vialight Communications Gmbh), Space Photonics, Inc., AIRLINX Communications, Inc., SkyFiber, Inc., BridgeSat, Inc., Fog Optics, Inc, Trimble Inc., Plaintree Systems, Inc., and L3 Technologies (L3 Photonics) in the Company Profiles section. This section covers business financials, company snapshots, key products and services, major developments, future programs (if any), and the individual SWOT analysis.

Executive Summary

The communication industry has grown significantly due to the demand for increased connectivity. Communication technology plays a vital role in almost all the industries for running their businesses over the large distance across the globe. Telecommunication is the most prominent sectors which is responsible for providing internet connectivity to support the transmission of data. There are various modes of transmitting the data from one location to another that includes copper wires, fiber cables, and radio frequency communication, among others. However, there are certain limitations of every technology that boost the need for a fast, secure, flexible, and low-cost communication technology. Optical wireless communication is one of the latest communication technologies that utilizes unguided visible, infrared (IR), or ultraviolet (UV) light for transmitting the signals. Free Space Optics (FSO) communication technology is the form of optical wireless communication which wirelessly transmits data through light propagation in free space. FSO communication technology is immensely suitable for performing data transmission in the locations that are not suitable for physical connections. Moreover, the technology also provides inter-satellite communications, satellite to ground communication and other airborne applications. The growing number of satellites is one of the most prominent factors for the developments of free space optics communication technology in satellite communication applications. For instance, in November 2017, two small satellites were launched to the International Space Station (ISS) to test the latest space to ground laser communication system.

Commercial as well as non-commercial sectors are the end-users of the FSO communication technology applications. Some of the prominent applications includes Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), last mile access, backhaul, outdoor wireless access, research and space exploration, among others. There are many research and development organizations such as European Space Agency (ESA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), among others, that are continuously putting their efforts in developing free space optics communication solutions. Furthermore, the telecommunication companies are also focused on more advanced free space optics communication technology systems. There are many research and development organizations that are continuously putting their efforts in developing more efficient free space optics communication technology. Mostcom Ltd., AOptix Technologies Inc., LightPointe Communications, Inc., Anova Technologies, fSONA Networks Corp., CableFree: Wireless Excellence, Mynaric AG (Vialight Communications Gmbh), Space Photonics, Inc., AIRLINX Communications, Inc., SkyFiber, Inc., BridgeSat, Inc., Fog Optics, Inc, Trimble Inc., Plaintree Systems, Inc., and L3 Technologies (L3 Photonics) are some of the major players in the global free space optics communication technology market.

The market reported a revenue of $229.2 million, in 2017 and is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2023. The global free space optics communication technology market has been segmented into three platforms: terrestrial, satellite, and airborne. The terrestrial platform market acquired the largest share, however, satellite platform FSO communication technology is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2018-2023. In addition, the global FSO communication technology market is also classified into its range type such as short range, medium range, and long range. Short range reported the highest revenue in 2017, however, long rage is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The FSO communication systems constitutes of various components that includes transmitters, receivers, modulators, demodulators, encoders and decoders.

North America is expected to have the highest share in the free space optics communication technology market during the forecast period, 2018-2023, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of-the-World (RoW). The U.S. and Canada are some of the prominent countries in North America for the development of the free space optics communication technology market. The U.S. dominates the overall market of the free space optics communication technology and it is expected maintain its position during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The increase in the demand for free space optics communication technology in North America is due to the increasing need for applications across satellite platform. France is one of the prominent countries in Europe which is currently focusing on the deployment of free space optics communication technology. Some of the other prominent countries include the U.K. and Germany.

The Asia-Pacific region majorly consists of China, Japan, Australia, and India in the free space optics communication technology market. Japan, currently, is having a largest share of the free space optics communication technology market while India is expected to grow at the highest rate in Asia-Pacific region. Moreover, there are ample opportunities for new entrants in this region as the demand for optical wireless communication technology is increasing for commercial as well as military applications.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1 Market Dynamics

  • 1.1 Market Drivers
    • 1.1.1 Need for Secure and High-Speed Wireless Communication
    • 1.1.2 Higher Flexibility at Low Cost
  • 1.2 Market Challenges
    • 1.2.1 Unfavorable Environmental Factors
  • 1.3 Market Opportunities
    • 1.3.1 Integration of Technologies to Enhance FSO System Performance
    • 1.3.2 Incorporation of FSO in the 3G, 4G and 5G Networks

2 Competitive Insights

  • 2.1 Overview: Key Strategies and Developments
    • 2.1.1 Partnerships, Agreements, and Contracts
    • 2.1.2 Product Launches
    • 2.1.3 Mergers and Acquisitions
    • 2.1.4 Other Developments
  • 2.2 Competitive Benchmarking Map

3 Industry Analysis

  • 3.1 Overview
  • 3.2 Major Companies and Product Overview
  • 3.3 List of Patents Assigned
  • 3.4 Industry Attractiveness: Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • 3.5 Value Chain Analysis

4 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2018-2023

  • 4.1 Assumptions and Limitations
  • 4.2 Market Overview

5 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2018-2023 (by Platform)

  • 5.1 Market Overview
  • 5.2 Terrestrial Platform
    • 5.2.1 Terrestrial Platform by Application
  • 5.3 Satellite Platform
    • 5.3.1 Satellite Platform by Application
  • 5.4 Airborne Platform (Drones, Aircraft, and High-Altitude Platforms)
    • 5.4.1 Airborne Platform by Application

6 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2018-2023 (by Range Type)

  • 6.1 Market Overview
  • 6.2 Short-Range Market
  • 6.3 Medium-Range Market
  • 6.4 Long-Range Market

7 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2018-2023 (by Components)

  • 7.1 Market Overview
  • 7.2 Transmitters
  • 7.3 Receivers
  • 7.4 Modulators
  • 7.5 Demodulators
  • 7.6 Others (Encoders and Decoders)

8 Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023 (by Region)

  • 8.1 Market Overview
  • 8.2 North America
    • 8.2.1 North America Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Country)
      • 8.2.1.1 The U.S.
      • 8.2.1.2 Canada
  • 8.3 Europe
    • 8.3.1 Europe Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Country)
      • 8.3.1.1 France
      • 8.3.1.2 Germany
      • 8.3.1.3 The U.K
  • 8.4 Asia-Pacific
    • 8.4.1 Asia-Pacific Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Country)
      • 8.4.1.1 Japan
      • 8.4.1.2 China
      • 8.4.1.3 Australia
      • 8.4.1.4 India
  • 8.5 Rest-of-the-World

9 Company Profile

  • 9.1 Overview
  • 9.2 AIRLINX Communications, Inc.
    • 9.2.1 Company Overview
    • 9.2.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.2.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.3 Anova Technologies
    • 9.3.1 Company Overview
    • 9.3.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.3.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.4 Aoptix Technologies, Inc.
    • 9.4.1 Company Overview
    • 9.4.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.4.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.5 BridgeSat, Inc.
    • 9.5.1 Company Overview
    • 9.5.2 Corporate summary
    • 9.5.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.6 CableFree: Wireless Excellence
    • 9.6.1 Company Overview
    • 9.6.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.6.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.7 Fog Optics, Inc.
    • 9.7.1 Company Overview
    • 9.7.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.7.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.8 fSONA Networks Corp.
    • 9.8.1 Company Overview
    • 9.8.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.8.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.9 L3 Technologies, Inc. (L3 Photonics)
    • 9.9.1 Company Overview
    • 9.9.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.9.3 Overall Financials
    • 9.9.4 Financial Summary
    • 9.9.5 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.10 LightPointe Communications, Inc.
    • 9.10.1 Company Overview
    • 9.10.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.10.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.11 Mostcom Ltd.
    • 9.11.1 Company Overview
    • 9.11.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.11.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.12 Mynaric AG
    • 9.12.1 Company Overview
    • 9.12.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.12.3 Overall Financials
    • 9.12.4 Financial Summary
    • 9.12.5 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.13 Plaintree Systems, Inc.
    • 9.13.1 Company Overview
    • 9.13.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.13.3 Overall Financials
    • 9.13.4 Financial Summary
    • 9.13.5 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.14 Sky Fiber, Inc.
    • 9.14.1 Company Overview
    • 9.14.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.14.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.15 Space Photonics, Inc.
    • 9.15.1 Company Overview
    • 9.15.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.15.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 9.16 Trimble, Inc.
    • 9.16.1 Company Overview
    • 9.16.2 Corporate Summary
    • 9.16.3 Overall Financials
    • 9.16.4 Financial Summary
    • 9.16.5 SWOT Analysis

10 Scope & Research Methodology

  • 10.1 Research Scope
  • 10.2 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Research Methodology

11 Appendix

  • 11.1 Related Reports

List of Tables

  • Table 2.1 Partnerships, Agreements, and Contracts, 2016-2018
  • Table 2.2 Product Launches, 2018
  • Table 2.3 Mergers and Acquisitions, 2014-2018
  • Table 2.4 Other Developments, 2016-2018
  • Table 3.1 Major Companies and Product Overview
  • Table 3.2 Patent: Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing Apparatus for Free Space Optical Communications with Moving Focal Plane Array
  • Table 3.3 Patent: Rapid Acquisition, Pointing and Tracking Optical System for Free Space Optical Communications
  • Table 3.4 Patent: Apparatus and Method for Free Space Optical Communications Beam Steering Without Gimbals
  • Table 3.5 Analyzing Threat from New Entrants in Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Table 3.6 Analyzing Threat from Substitute Products in Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Table 3.7 Analyzing Bargaining Power of Suppliers in Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Table 3.8 Analyzing Bargaining Power of Buyers in Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Table 3.9 Analyzing Intensity of Competitive Rivalry in Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Table 5.1 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Platform)
  • Table 5.2 Application Growth Drivers
  • Table 5.3 Application Growth Drivers
  • Table 5.4 Application Growth Drivers
  • Table 6.1 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Range Type)
  • Table 7.1 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Components)
  • Table 7.2 Features of Various Modulation Techniques Used in FSO System
  • Table 7.3 Various Detection Techniques Used in FSO System
  • Table 8.1 Geographical Distribution of Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Table 9.1 Key Developments- Anova Technologies
  • Table 9.2 Key Developments- BridgeSat, Inc.
  • Table 9.3 Key Developments- CableFree: Wireless Excellence
  • Table 9.4 Key Developments- Fog Optics, Inc.
  • Table 9.5 Key Developments- L3 Technologies, Inc.
  • Table 9.6 Key Developments- LightPointe Communications, Inc.
  • Table 9.7 Key Developments-: Mostcom Ltd.
  • Table 9.8 Key Developments- Mynaric AG
  • Table 9.9 Key Developments- Trimble, Inc.

List of Figures

  • Figure 1 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023
  • Figure 2 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market by Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 3 Applications of the Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market by Platform, 2017
  • Figure 4 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market by Range, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market by Components, 2017-2023
  • Figure 6 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market by Region, 2017
  • Figure 1.1 Market Dynamics Snapshot
  • Figure 1.2 Impact Analysis on Market Drivers
  • Figure 1.3 Impact Analysis on Market Challenges
  • Figure 1.4 Weather Conditions with the Respective Attenuations
  • Figure 1.5 Technologies for Enhancing FSO System Performance
  • Figure 2.1 Some of the Organic and Inorganic Growth Strategies Adopted by the Key Players
  • Figure 2.2 Percentage Share of Strategies Adopted by the Market Players, 2014-2018
  • Figure 2.3 Competitive Benchmarking for the Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Figure 3.1 Industry Insights
  • Figure 3.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis of Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Industry
  • Figure 3.4 Threat from New Entrants
  • Figure 3.3 Threat from Substitute Products
  • Figure 3.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
  • Figure 3.5 Bargaining Power of Buyers
  • Figure 3.6 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
  • Figure 3.7 Value Chain Analysis
  • Figure 4.1 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.1 Classification of Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Platform)
  • Figure 5.2 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023 (by Platform)
  • Figure 5.3 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size for Terrestrial Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.4 Applications of FSO Communiction Technology by Terrestrial Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.5 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size by Satellite Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.6 Applications of FSO Communiction Technology by Satellite Communication, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.7 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size by Airborne Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 5.8 Applications of FSO Communiction Technology by Airborne Platform, 2017-2023
  • Figure 6.1 Classification of Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Range Type)
  • Figure 6.2 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023 (by Range Type)
  • Figure 6.3 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Short-Range)
  • Figure 6.4 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Medium-Range)
  • Figure 6.5 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Long-Range)
  • Figure 7.1 Classification of Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market (by Components)
  • Figure 7.2 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023 (by Components)
  • Figure 7.3 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Transmitters)
  • Figure 7.4 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Receivers)
  • Figure 7.5 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Modulators)
  • Figure 7.6 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Demodulators)
  • Figure 7.7 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023 (by Other Components)
  • Figure 8.1 Geographical Classification of Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market
  • Figure 8.2 Geographical Distribution of Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.3 North America Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.4 The U.S. Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.5 Canada Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.6 Europe Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.7 France Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.8 Germany Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.9 The U.K. Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.10 Asia-Pacific Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.11 Japan Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.12 China Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.13 Australia Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.14 India Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 8.15 Rest-of-the-World Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Size, 2017-2023
  • Figure 9.1 Share of Key Companies
  • Figure 9.2 Benefits of FSO IR Laser Products Offered by AIRLINX Communications, Inc.
  • Figure 9.3 AIRLINX Communications, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.4 Anova Technologies - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.5 Aoptix Technologies, Inc.- SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.6 BridgeSat, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.7 Application Areas of CableFree products
  • Figure 9.8 CableFree: Wireless Excellence - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.9 Solutions Offered by Fog Optics, Inc.
  • Figure 9.10 Fog Optics, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.11 Advantages Offered by the SONAbeam FSO
  • Figure 9.12 fSONA Networks Corp. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.13 L3 Technologies, Inc. -Overall Financials, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.14 L3 Technologies, Inc. -Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.15 L3 Technologies, Inc. -Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.16 L3 Technologies, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.17 LightPointe Communications, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.18 Mostcom Ltd.- SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.19 Mynaric AG -Overall Financials, 2016 & 2017
  • Figure 9.20 Mynaric AG - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.21 Plaintree Systems, Inc. - Product Portfolio
  • Figure 9.22 Plaintree Systems, Inc.-Overall Financials, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.23 Plaintree Systems, Inc.-Revenue by Business Segment, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.24 Plaintree Systems, Inc-Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.25 Plaintree Systems, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.26 Sky Fiber, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.27 Benefits of LaserFire FSO Offered by Space Photonics, Inc.
  • Figure 9.28 Space Photonics, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 9.29 Trimble, Inc.-Overall Financials, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.30 Trimble, Inc.-Revenue by Business Segment, 2016 and 2017
  • Figure 9.31 Trimble, Inc.-Revenue by Region, 2015-2017
  • Figure 9.32 Trimble, Inc. - SWOT Analysis
  • Figure 10.1 Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Scope
  • Figure 10.2 Research Methodology
  • Figure 10.3 Secondary Data Sources
  • Figure 10.4 Data Triangulation
  • Figure 10.5 Top Down and Bottom Up Approach
  • Figure 10.6 Global Free Space Optics Communication Technology Market Influencing Factors
  • Figure 10.7 Assumptions and Limitations
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