Market Research Report
OTDR Remote Fiber Test/Monitoring Global Market Forecast & Analysis
|Published by||ElectroniCast||Product code||409978|
|Published||Content info||475 Pages
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|OTDR Remote Fiber Test/Monitoring Global Market Forecast & Analysis|
|Published: December 27, 2016||Content info: 475 Pages||
This ElectroniCast forecast of Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR)-based devices used for remote continuous or periodic/scheduled remote testing/monitoring of optical fiber lines.
Market Forecast by Device-Type This report provides the review of 2015 and a 6-year (2016-2021) forecast of the consumption value, volume (quantity) and average selling price of the following devices, used for remote testing/monitoring of optical fiber lines:
Market Forecast by Region The market review and forecast is segmented into the following geographic regions:
Market Forecast by Application The ElectroniCast global (hand-held) OTDR market is segmented into the following major application categories:
Market Forecast by Function The market forecast data are segmented by the following functions:
Optical Time Domain Reflectometers Optical time-domain reflectometers (OTDRs) are used for final link commissioning, as a troubleshooting device to find faults, splices, and bends in fiber optic cables, with an eye toward identifying light loss. Light loss is especially important in fiber optic cables because it can interfere with the transmission of data. An OTDR can detect such light loss and pinpoint trouble areas, facilitating the maintenance and repair process.
Remote Fiber Test Systems Remote Fiber Test Systems (RFTS) enable operators to constantly monitor fibers and receive immediate alerts of breaks, degraded provide the location, so the service team can efficiently locate and address the issue. A central computer is used to control the operation of OTDR-like test components located at key points in the fiber network. These test components will scan the fiber to locate problems. If a problem is found, its location is noted and the appropriate Operations Systems (OSs) are notified to begin the repair process. Also, this market forecast covers continuous ( active ) testing/monitoring OTDR embedded (integrated) transceivers.
Information Base for the Market Forecast
Primary Research This study is based on analysis of information obtained continually since 1994, but updated through the end of December of 2016. During this period, ElectroniCast analysts performed interviews with authoritative and representative individuals in the fiber optics industry plus private networks, telecommunications, military/aerospace and other communication industries, power utilities; instrumentation/laboratory - R&D and factory/manufacturing, from the standpoint of both suppliers and users of fiber optic test units. The interviews were conducted principally with:
The interviews covered issues of technology, R&D support, pricing, contract size, reliability, documentation, installation/maintenance crafts, standards, supplier competition and other topics. Customers also were interviewed, to obtain their estimates of quantities received and average prices paid, as a crosscheck of vendor estimates. Customer estimates of historical and expected near term future growth of their application are obtained. Their views of use of new technology products were obtained.
The analyst then considered customer expectations of near term growth in their application, plus forecasted economic payback of investment, technology trends and changes in government regulations in each geographical region, to derive estimated growth rates of quantity and price of each product subset in each application. These forecasted growth rates are combined with the estimated baseline data to obtain the long-range forecasts at the lowest detailed level of each product and application.
Secondary Research A full review of published information was also performed to supplement information obtained through interviews. The following sources were reviewed:
In analyzing and forecasting the complexities of the world region markets for fiber optic test and measurement products, it is essential that the market research team have a good and a deep understanding of the technology and of the industry. ElectroniCast members who participated in this report were qualified.
Bottom-up Methodology ElectroniCast forecasts are developed initially at the lowest detail level, and then summed to successively higher levels. The background market research focuses on the amount of each type of product used in each application in the base year (last year: 2015), and the prices paid at the first transaction from the manufacturer. This forms the base year data. ElectroniCast analysts then forecast the growth rates in component quantity use in each application, along with price trends, based on competitive, economic and technology forecast trends, and apply these to derive long term forecasts at the lowest application levels. The usage growth rate forecasts depend heavily on analysis of overall end user trends toward optical communication equipment usage and economic payback.
Cross-Correlation Increases Accuracy The quantities of fiber optic test equipment, fiber optic fusion splice devices/equipment, fiber cable, connectors, sensors, transceivers, transport terminals, optical add/drop MUX, photonic switches and other products used in a particular application are interrelated. Since ElectroniCast conducts annual analysis and forecast updates in each fiber optic related product field, accurate current quantity estimates in each application are part of this corporate database. These quantities are cross-correlated as a sanity check.
ElectroniCast, each year since 1985, has conducted extensive research and updated our multiple-client forecasts of each fiber optic component category. As technology and applications have advanced, the number of component subsets covered by the forecasts has expanded impressively.
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