Market Research Report
Media Converters in Private Datacom Global Market Forecast (September 2015)
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|Media Converters in Private Datacom Global Market Forecast (September 2015)|
|Published: September 24, 2015||Content info: 496 Pages + Excel worksheets and PowerPoint Slides||
This is the ElectroniCast forecast of global market consumption of private datacom networks fiber media converters. This study/report presents the 2013-2014 market analysis and the 2015-2020 forecast for fiber optic/copper media converters used in private datacom applications A fiber media converter is a simple networking device that makes it possible to connect two dissimilar media types such as copper with fiber optic cabling, as well as (different) fiber-to-fiber (F2F), such as multimode to single mode optical fiber.
The fiber media converters (MCs) quantified in this study report are typically used within an existing Private Enterprise Data Centers (DCs), LAN/MAN/SAN (local area-, metropolitan area-, and storage area network), as well as other non-public data communication links. They are often used to connect newer 100-Mbps, Gigabit Ethernet, 10G, or other equipment in existing networks, which are generally (copper-based) 10BASE-T, 100BASE-T, or a mixture of both. They can also be used in pairs to insert an optical fiber segment into copper networks to increase cabling distances and enhance immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or radio-frequency interference (RFI).
Private Data Communications Networks is defined as follows: The purchasing decisions and control of the networks infrastructure is used by one organization or an industry group. Contrast to a Public Network , which is a network established and operated by a telecommunications administration, or a recognized private operating agency, for the specific purpose of providing data transmission services for the public. Examples of different private datacom networks are:
Advances in network cable media have taken Private Enterprise Networks from coaxial cable and LAN-based services to fiber optic media and Internet-based services. Current enterprise networks command more Internet-related services and demand more bandwidth as they grow in complexity. LANs are typically used by organizations that have computers based in one location and connected to a single computer server. They are often used as the basis for private networks such as Intranets.
This ElectroniCast study covers privately controlled networks that are interconnected to allow communication with twisted pair copper wire and optical fiber or optical fiber - only. Therefore, any media converter device, which is owned by the Public Networks, is not counted in the consumption values of this study on Local Area (Datacom) Networks.
Data is often transported on a private data communications network (LAN/MAN) and sent out on a public network - Wide Area Network (WAN), via a single-mode fiber optic cable; therefore, if data on a corporate LAN at one location is sent out onto a wide area network (public network) to another LAN owned by the same corporation/customer premises owner at another location, ElectroniCast does not quantify (count) this particular LAN-to-LAN link as a customer premises enterprise (private data network) link. However, if the LAN-to-LAN link (typically optical fiber) is owned/controlled by the customer, ElectroniCast counts this as a private data network, which pertains to this study.
Media Converters Local Area Networks concerns, such as data-speed (Mbps/Gbps), distance (feet/meters) and security issues drive the requirements of the upgrading the existing network. A media converter is used in communications networks to change (convert) signal transmission from one media, such as copper to another media such as optical fiber. For the purposes of this study, ElectroniCast classifies the fiber media converter as a device that connects different communication transmission media, for example, from copper to/from optical fiber (or vice versa), multimode optical fiber to single mode optical fiber (or vice versa) and single mode-to-single mode optical fiber.
The worldwide market is segmented into major product categories, as shown in Table 1. NOTE: The slash marks (/ /) indicates the database category covers media to // from (vice versa) either media type. NOTE: The 10/100/1000 category covers not only the 10.100/1000 converters but it also covers media converters handle 1000 Mbps (1-Gbps) and data rates. Fiber media converter types range from small (micro) standalone devices, Network Interface Cards (NICs) / Peripheral Component Interconnects / Chassis Slot Cards, and high port-density (typically 6-12-or more ports per unit) rack-mount products. (Note: Empty shell chassis/racks are not counted in this consumption value market forecast).
Media converters can connect different Local Area Network (LAN) media, modifying duplex and speed settings. Switching media converters can connect existing/installed 10Base-T network segments to more recent 100Base-TX or 100Base- FX Fast Ethernet infrastructure or even higher rates (1 Gbps, 10 Gbps and eventually even 40 and 100 Gbps). For example, existing Half-Duplex hubs can be connected to 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet network segments over 100Base-FX fiber.
Unmanaged (Non-Managed) Media Converters
Managed Media Converters
|Note: To avoid "Double Counting" of chassis slot cards from the PCIs/NICs /Chassis Slot Cards market forecast database category, ElectroniCast values the product as originally shipped from the factory.|
Market forecast by the following geographic regions, plus Global summary:
The market forecast and analysis is segmented by the following functions:
According to ElectroniCast, the global use of fiber media converters in private datacom reached $1.3 billion in 2014 and is forecast to peak at $1.65 billion in 2017, before slipping to $1.46 billion in 2020.
Market Research Methodology Market analysis and forecasting are complex tasks. Any predictions of the shape and trends of technology and economic movement start from the notion that the germ of what will be important tomorrow is present, although smaller or larger or in a different form, in our environment today. However, taking as a basis for a prediction the assumptions of current, conventional belief creates a set of preconceived notions that can lead to serious mistakes. ElectroniCast, instead, looks to the basic driving forces. The future market for this particular type of product category depends on a number of factors, including:
This study is based on analysis of information obtained continually over 20 years, but updated through the middle of September of 2015. During this period, ElectroniCast analysts performed interviews with authoritative and representative individuals in the fiber optics and copper-based cable industry plus telecommunications, datacom, industrial, military/aerospace and other communication industries, instrumentation/laboratory - R&D and factory/manufacturing, from the standpoint of both suppliers and users of cable infrastructure and media converters.
The interviews covered issues of technology, R&D support, pricing, contract size, reliability, documentation, installation/maintenance crafts, standards, supplier competition and other topics. Customers and distributors were interviewed, to obtain their estimates of quantities received and average prices paid, as a crosscheck of manufacturer estimates. Customer estimates of historical and expected near term future growth of their application are obtained. Their views of use of new technology products will be researched.
A review of published information was also performed to supplement information obtained through interviews. The following sources were reviewed:
In analyzing the complexities of the marketplace for the selected products, it is essential that the market research team have a good and a deep understanding of the technology and of the industry. ElectroniCast analysts who participated in this study are qualified.
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