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Fiber Optic Component Attenuators Global Market Forecast & Analysis 2020-2030

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Fiber Optic Component Attenuators Global Market Forecast & Analysis 2020-2030
Published: October 5, 2021
ElectroniCast
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This is the ElectroniCast forecast of global consumption and technology trends of fiber optic component attenuators. We believe clients will find this report useful for planning of product and market development. Historical estimated data are presented for 2020, plus the year-by-year forecast through 2030.

This analysis and forecast and of America, EMEA and APAC regional consumption is presented for selected fiber optic connector and mechanical splice used in selected communication applications. The forecast for each component attenuator type, in turn, is segmented into each geographical region.

Types of Attenuators Covered in this Study

This is the ElectroniCast worldwide market forecast of the consumption of component-level fiber optic attenuators in communication applications. The optical attenuators, which are covered in this study, are fiber optic devices used to control (reduce) the power level of an optical signal used in an optical fiber. Fiber optic attenuators are an important part of the optical communication link by allowing the adjustment of signal transmission into the dynamic range of the receiver. Either a fixed or variable attenuator is generally positioned before a receiver to adjust optical power that otherwise might fluctuate above an extreme range of the receiver's design, causing it to generate errors.

The fiber optic attenuator market forecast is presented by the following product categories:

  • Fixed
    • Bulkhead/Plug/Panel Mount (Build-Out) with Connector
    • In-Line Jumper with Optical Fiber (not connector)
  • Variable (VOA)
    • Manually VOA
    • Electronically VOA

Fixed-type (not adjustable) fiber optic attenuators refer to the attenuator that can reduce the power of fiber light at a fixed value loss, for example, 5dB. While variable fiber optic attenuators refer to the attenuator that can generate an adjustable Loss to the fiber optic link. Fiber optic attenuators can be designed to use with various kinds of fiber optic connectors. The attenuators can be female-to-female, which are referred to as bulkhead- types; or male-to-female, which are referred to as plug-types. In-Line fiber optic attenuators are designed with a piece of fiber optic cable at any length and/or connectors.

Variable optical attenuators (VOAs) are either manually adjustable or electronically adjustable. VOAs have been widely used in fiber-optic communication, optical signal processing, fiber optic sensing as well as testing instruments.

Below, are three levels (or "food chain") pertaining to the fiber optic attenuator marketplace. For the purposes of this ElectroniCast study, we quantify and provide a market forecast for "Level 2" :

  • Level 1 - The chip, die, specialty fiber
  • Level 2 - The component-level fiber optic attenuator
  • Level 3 - Module/Device (array attenuators, integrated modules, other)

This market forecast report quantifies stand-alone component-level fiber optic attenuators, as well as component-level fiber optic attenuators that are inside value-added or integrated modules or device/equipment.

When counting (quantifying) variable optical attenuator array modules and integrated modules, which may have more than one component-level attenuator, each component-level attenuator is counted separately. For example: with an integrated value-added module, we count only the complete (component-level) fiber optic attenuator as well as cost-adjusting for the optics, optical fiber alignments, and optical fiber and associated packaging, and other required materials.

Variable (adjustable) attenuators are ideal for simulating cable loss for research and development (laboratory) testing of optical communication link power limits or reducing power in the links where receivers are in the process of being overloaded. Fixed in-line (cable assembly/jumper) attenuators can distinguish the color band coding process to simplify the specification identification of the optical communication link components during field installation, stocking, or maintenance operations. VOAs (variable optical attenuators) enable adjustment capabilities, so the injected loss may be simply reduced as specific components degrade and increase their own attenuation over a few years.

The variable optical attenuators (VOA), also known as variable fiber optic attenuators (VFOA) is a basic building block for several optical systems such as wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) transmission systems, optical beam formers, fiber optic adaptive controls, and other applications.

For over 25-years, ElectroniCast has been tracking the worldwide use of component-level fiber optic attenuators in communication applications. In the market forecast, when counting (quantifying) variable optical attenuator array modules and integrated modules, which may have more than one component-level attenuator, each component-level attenuator is counted separately. For example: with an integrated value-added module, we count only the complete (component-level) fiber optic attenuator as well as cost-adjusting for the optics, optical fiber alignments, and optical fiber and associated packaging, and other required materials.

Attenuation is the reduction or loss of optical power as light travels through an optical fiber. The longer the fiber is and the farther the light has to travel, the more the optical signal is attenuated. Attenuation varies depending on the fiber type and the operating wavelength. For silica-based optical fibers, single-mode fibers have lower attenuation than multimode fibers. Typically, the higher (or longer) the wavelength, the lower the attenuation. This is true over the typical 800 - 1600 nm operating wavelength range for conventional datacom and telecom optical fibers.

Types of Applications Covered in this Study

The worldwide market forecast of the consumption of fiber optic attenuators is segmented into the following communication applications:

  • Telecommunications
  • Private Data LAN/WAN
  • Cable TV
  • Specialty

The Specialty applications category includes various types of vehicles, medical, sensors, industrial, energy/oil/gas, and harsh-environment, military/aerospace applications, as well as non-specified (miscellaneous uses).

Service providers that provide landline telephony are considered in the Telecommunications/ Multimedia category, even if they also provide Internet, Cable TV, as well as mobile/cell phone service; service providers that offer mobile/cell phone service (only) are considered in the Telecommunications application category.

Service providers that provide Cable TV and/or Internet and (plus) mobile/cell phone service is considered in the Cable TV/Multimedia application category.

Companies that provide Internet (only) are now considered in the Telecommunications/Multimedia category.

The market forecast data are segmented by the following functions:

  • Consumption Value (US$, million)
  • Quantity (number/units)
  • Average Selling Prices (ASP $, each)

Note:

  • (1) Average selling prices for Bulkhead/Plug/Panel Mount attenuators - include the attenuator and the fiber optic connector
  • (2) Average selling prices for In-Line Jumper attenuators - include the attenuator and the optical fiber (the fiber optic connector/s) are not included in the selling price)
  • (3) Average selling prices for any other attenuator, which have optical fibers embedded with the attenuator, include the attenuator and the optical in the selling price

Note: This market forecast report quantifies stand-alone (also referred to as "discrete") component-level fiber optic attenuators, as well as fiber optic attenuator components that are inside value-added modules, as well as embedded connector with the bulkhead/plug-type, and optical fiber with the in-line (type) of attenuator; otherwise, only the fiber optic attenuators are counted, not the entire value-added array module or other module-type.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

  • 1.1Overview
  • 1.2. Fiber Optic Networks - Overview

2. Fiber Optic Attenuators Description and Forecast

  • 2.1Overview
  • 2.2. Global and Regional Market Forecast
  • 2.3American Region Market Forecast
  • 2.4EMEA Region Market Forecast
  • 2.5APAC Region Market Forecast

3. Fiber Optic Attenuator Competitors and Related Entities

  • 3.1. Company/Brand Profiles
    • Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd
    • AC Photonics, Inc.
    • Adamant Co., Ltd.
    • Advanced Connectek (ACON)
    • AFW Technologies Pty. Ltd.
    • Agiltron ® (Division of Photonwares)
    • Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. (AFL)
    • Amphenol Fiber Optic Products
    • Anixter International (WESCO)
    • Ascentta Inc.
    • Cablek IndustriesCisco Systems
    • Cables Plus USA
    • Clearfield, Inc.
    • CommScope Inc.
    • Corning Incorporated (Optical Communications - Connectivity Products)
    • DAYTAI Network Technologies Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou)
    • Dersing Electronics Co., Ltd.
    • Diamond SA
    • DiCon Fiberoptics Inc.
    • Euromicron Group (Sachsenkabel)
    • EXFO Inc.
    • Fiberall Corporation
    • Fiber Connections, Inc.
    • Fiberdyne Labs Inc.
    • Fiberer Global Tech Ltd.
    • Fiber Instruments Sales Inc. (FIS)
    • Fiberlogix International Limited
    • Fibernet
    • Fiber Optic Devices Ltd. (FOD)
    • Fibertronics, Inc.
    • FirstFiber (FirstFiber.cn.)
    • Flyin Optronics Co., Ltd.
    • FOCC Technology Company, Ltd
    • FOCI (Fiber Optic Communications, Inc.)
    • Fostec Company, Limited
    • FS.COM Inc.
    • Furukawa / Fitel / OFS
    • GAO Tek Inc.
    • Gould Fiber Optics
    • Grandway Telecom Tech. Co., Ltd. (Shanghai)
    • Green Telecom Technology Co., Ltd
    • Hefei Xingcheng Communications Co., Ltd
    • Hirose Electric Co., Ltd.
    • Honda Tsushin Kogyo Co., LTD. (HTK)
    • HUBER+SUHNER
    • Table of Contents - Continued
    • Joinwit Optoelectronic Tech. Co., Ltd. (Shanghai)
    • Keysight Technologies (Agilent Technologies)
    • Kingfisher International
    • KOC Communication Company, Ltd. (KamaxOptic)
    • L-com ™ (L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand)
    • Lumentum Operations LLC
    • MEMSCAP
    • Microwave Photonic Systems, Inc. (MPS)
    • Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.)
    • NEL (NTT Electronics Corporation)
    • NeoPhotonics Corporation
    • Newport Corporation (New Focus™)
    • Ningbo MR Communication Accessories Company
    • North Optic Communication Company, Ltd
    • O/E Land Inc.
    • O-Net Communications Limited
    • Opneti Communications Company
    • Opterna (Belden Brand)
    • Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®)
    • OptiWorks, Inc.
    • Optokon a.s.
    • OptoNest Corporation
    • OptoSpan
    • Optosun Technology
    • Optotec -STL (Sterlite Technologies Ltd acquired Optotec S.p.A. in 2020)
    • Optowaves Inc. (merged with LIGHTech Fiberoptics)
    • OSTenp Corporation Limited
    • OZ Optics Ltd.
    • Powerlink Electronic Technology Co. Ltd (Shenzhen)
    • Precision Fiber Products (PFP)
    • Precision Rated Optics (PRO), FiberOptics.com Inc. (DBA Precision Rated Optics)
    • Princetel, Inc.
    • QualitY (Dongguan Qingying Industrial Co., Ltd.)
    • Radiant Communications Corporation
    • Reichle & De-Massari AG (R&M)
    • Santec Corporation
    • Sanwa Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (acquired Fiberon Technologies)
    • Seikoh Giken Company Limited
    • Senko Advanced Components
    • Sercalo Microtechnology Ltd.
    • Sinda Optic Technology Company, Ltd. (Shenzhen)
    • Sopto Technologies Co., Ltd
    • Spring Optical Communication Co., Ltd (Shenzhen)
    • Sunma International Industry Ltd. (Wuhan Sumna Technology Company, Ltd.)
    • Sun Telecom
    • SWCC Showa Holdings Co., Ltd.
    • Takfly Communications Co., Ltd. (Takfly Industrial Co., Ltd)
    • Techwin
    • Telecom Bridge (TB Tech)
    • Thorlabs
    • Timbercon, Inc.
    • II-VI Incorporared
    • Viavi Solutions
    • XDK Communication Equipment
    • Xerox Corporation
    • YHT Broadband Equipment Co., Ltd (Shenzhen)
    • Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation
    • Table of Contents - Continued
  • 3.2. Competitive Market Share Estimate (2020) - Selected Leading Companies

4. Fiber Optic Attenuator Technology Review

  • 4.1. Overview
  • 4.2. Selected Research Paper Summaries
  • 4.3. Selected U.S. Patent Summaries

5. Methodology - Research and Analysis Methodology

List of Tables

  • 1.1.1Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 1.2.1. Harsh Environment Applications, Components & Devices/Parts
  • 2.2.1. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 2.2.2. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Quantity Basis, Units)
  • 2.2.3. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Avg. Selling Price, each)
  • 2.2.4. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Region (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 2.2.5. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Region (Quantity Basis, Units)
  • 2.2.6. Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Application ($Million)
  • 2.2.7Global Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Application (Quantity, Units)
  • 2.3.1. America - Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 2.3.2. America - Bulkhead/Plug/Panel Mounted Fixed Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.3.3. America - In-Line Jumper Fiber Optic Fixed Attenuator (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.3.4. America - Manual VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.3.5. America - Electrically VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.4.1. EMEA - Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 2.4.2. EMEA - Bulkhead/Plug/Panel Mounted Fixed Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.4.3. EMEA - In-Line Jumper Fiber Optic Fixed Attenuator (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.4.4. EMEA - Manual VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.4.5. EMEA - Electrically VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.5.1. APAC - Fiber Optic Component Attenuator Forecast, by Type (Value Basis, $Million)
  • 2.5.2. APAC - Bulkhead/Plug/Panel Mounted Fixed Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.5.3. APAC - In-Line Jumper Fiber Optic Fixed Attenuator (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.5.4. APAC - Manual VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 2.5.5. APAC - Electrically VOA Component Attenuators (Value, Quantity, ASP)
  • 3.1.1Competitor Product Matrix - Fiber Optic Attenuator Competitors and Related Entities
  • 3.2.1. Competitive Market Share Estimate (2020) - Selected Leading Companies

List of Figures

  • 1.1.1. Fiber Optic Component Attenuators Global Forecast, By Type ($Million)
  • 1.1.2. EVOA Global Forecast, By Type ($, Million)
  • 1.1.3. Variable Optical Attenuator MEMS Mirror Technology
  • 1.1.4. Variable Optical Attenuators (VOAs)
  • 1.1.5. Nano-electromechanical System (NEMS) Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA)
  • 1.1.6. Fiber Optic Component Attenuators Global Forecast, By Application ($Million)
  • 1.1.7. Fiber Optic Component Attenuators Global Forecast, By Region ($Million)
  • 1.1.8. Optical Fiber Amplifier Performance Trends
  • 1.1.9. Hand-Held Fiber Test Attenuator
  • 1.2.1. Fiber Optic Network Topology
  • 1.2.2. WDM/TDM-PON Technology
  • 1.2.3. FTTP PON Architecture
  • 1.2.4. HFC Distribution System
  • 1.2.5. Data Center Facility, United States
  • 1.2.6. High-Bandwidth Applications
  • 2.1.1. Assortment of Fiber Optic Attenuators
  • 2.1.2. Fixed-Type/Plug-Type (Male/Female) Attenuators
  • 2.1.3. Fixed-Type FC/PC Bulkhead Female-to-Female Fiber Optic Attenuator
  • 2.1.4. Fiber Optic Patch Panel- Rack Mount- 12 ports
  • 2.1.5. Fixed-Type Fiber Optic Inline Attenuator with Jumper Cord/Connectors
  • 2.1.6. Plug-Type Variable Manual Attenuator
  • 2.1.7. Bulkhead-Type Variable Manual Attenuator
  • 2.1.8. Manual Fiber Optic Variable Attenuator Module
  • 2.1.9. MEMS-Based Electronically Fiber Optic Variable Attenuators
  • 2.1.10. MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator Schematic
  • 2.1.11. Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) Installation
  • 2.1.12. Metro Ethernet
  • 2.1.13. Integration vs. Discrete Solutions
  • 2.1.14. Configuration of the ROADM Optical Switch Module
  • 2.1.15. Dynamic Wavelength Processor Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)
  • 2.1.16. Optical Channel Monitor
  • 3.1.1. MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.2. Manually Tuned Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.3. MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA)
  • 3.1.4. In-Line Fixed Attenuator
  • 3.1.5. Plug-In Fixed Attenuators
  • 3.1.6. Fixed Attenuator with LC Connector
  • 3.1.7. Single-Mode Optical Fiber Attenuators - Buildout Style
  • 3.1.8. Fixed In-Line Attenuators
  • 3.1.9. Fixed Plug Style Attenuators
  • 3.1.10. MTP - 2x Loopback In-Line
  • 3.1.11. Fiber Optic Power Reducing Build Out Attenuator
  • 3.1.12. Build-Out Optical Attenuator - LC
  • 3.1.13. In-Line Optical Attenuators, Flat Wavelength, LC UPC
  • 3.1.14. Manual Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) with Collimator
  • 3.1.15. MEMS Biomedical Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.16. Fixed-Type Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.17. Manual-Type Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.18. Very Small Free-Space VOA
  • 3.1.19. Mechanical Variable Airgap-Type Attenuators
  • 3.1.20. Optical Fixed Attenuators
  • 3.1.21. LC (Connector-Type) Build-On Attenuators
  • 3.1.22. Test Attenuator
  • 3.1.23. Miniaturized Type Manual Variable Optical Attenuators
  • 3.1.24. In-line Fixed Single-mode Wavelength Flattened Attenuators
  • 3.1.25. Assorted Fixed-Type Fiber Optic Attenuators for Use with Cable Assembly
  • 3.1.26. Assorted Pluggable Attenuators with Various Connector-Types
  • 3.1.27. Four-Channel Multimode Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.28. Fiber Test Attenuator
  • 3.1.29. Manual Variable Optical Attenuator with fiber and Connectors
  • 3.1.30. MEMS Variable Optical Attenuators
  • 3.1.31. Variable Optical Attenuators Chips
  • 3.1.32. Adjustable Air-Gap Style Multimode Optical Fiber Attenuator
  • 3.1.33. Arrayed Variable Optical Attenuator Module
  • 3.1.34. VOA Multiplexer / Demultiplexer Module
  • 3.1.35. Illustration of the Use of a VOA Multiplexer / Demultiplexer
  • 3.1.36. Illustration of a VOA Multiplexer / Demultiplexer Module
  • 3.1.37. Optical Function of M-Z Interferometer on Silica PLC
  • 3.1.38. Variable Optical Attenuator Multiplexer (48 Channels)
  • 3.1.39. Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.40. Mirror Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.41. Product Offering
  • 3.1.42. MPO Attenuator
  • 3.1.43. MEMS Based VOA
  • 3.1.44. Attenuator Box with Three Attenuators
  • 3.1.45. Variable Optical Attenuators
  • 3.1.46. MEMS Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.47. In-Line Attenuator (Male / Female) Fixed Fiber Optic Attenuators
  • 3.1.48. Dual-Polarizer-Based Stepper Motor-Driven PM Fiber VOA
  • 3.1.49. Fixed-Type Optical Attenuators
  • 3.1.50. Compact Optical Variable Attenuator
  • 3.1.51. Miniature Variable Optical Attenuator, coaxial design
  • 3.1.52. Broadband Variable Optical Attenuator
  • 3.1.53. Fixed-Type Optical Attenuator Structure Comparison
  • 3.1.54. Fiber Optic Attenuators
  • 3.1.55. Electronic Variable Optical Attenuators
  • 3.1.56. Wideband Tunable Filter with Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA)
  • 3.1.57. Variable Optical Attenuator (VOA) Module/Box
  • 3.1.58. Optical Level Attenuators
  • 3.1.59. High-performance Variable Optical Attenuator Modules
  • 4.1.1. Fixed-Type Optical Attenuator Structure Comparison
  • 4.1.2. Dual-Polarizer-Based Stepper Motor-Driven PM Fiber VOA
  • 4.1.3. Variable Optical Attenuator Dies
  • 4.1.4. MEMS-Based Variable Optical Attenuator Module
  • 5.1. ElectroniCast Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

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