SOURCE: LightCounting


March 18, 2015 09:00 ET

Market Growth Picking Up Again in 2015 After a Pause in the Second Half of 2014

LightCounting Releases New Quarterly Market Update for Optical Communications

EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - March 18, 2015) - LightCounting, a leading optical communications market research company, today released the March 2015 edition of its Quarterly Market Update. This report provides guidance for near-term optical component demand based on analysis of recent public and private industry data for service providers, equipment makers, and components vendors.

LightCounting's analysis shows that optical components market has been growing at 8-12% per year on average over the past 5 years, but slowed during the second half of 2014. Recent reports from leading suppliers indicate that market growth picked up in Q1 2015, however, and LightCounting expects that the market will reach a new record in Q2 2015.

"Several smaller vendors, including Acacia Communications, Applied Optoelectronics and Innolight grew faster than larger vendors in 2014, and this trend is likely to continue this year," said Dr. Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO of LightCounting Market Research. "Acacia reports very strong demand for 100G DWDM transponders and plans to ramp production of silicon-photonics products in 2015. Applied Optoelectronics and Innolight are benefiting from doing business with 'white box' suppliers and Web2.0 companies, such as Google."

LightCounting's Quarter Market Update report package consists of approximately 50 PowerPoint slides, and an Excel spreadsheet, providing the latest 6 quarters of shipments, prices, and revenues for ~100 optical transceiver products. Quarterly financial data for leading service providers, equipment makers, and optical components vendors is also included. The reports are published four times per year in March, June, September, and December.

Accelink, Applied Optoelectronics, Avago, Delta, Eoptolink, Finisar, Fujitsu, HG-Genuine, Hisense, Hitachi Cable, Innolight, JDS Uniphase, NEC, NeoPhotonics, Oclaro, OE Solutions, Source Photonics, Sumitomo, and TE Connectivity contributed proprietary sales data for this update.


LightCounting is a leading optical communications market research company, offering semiannual market updates, forecasts, and state-of-the-industry reports based on its analysis of primary research with dozens of leading module, component, and system vendors as well as service providers and other users. LightCounting is the optical communications market's first choice source for the accurate, detailed, and relevant information necessary for doing business in today's highly competitive environment. For more information, visit: or follow us on Twitter at @LightCounting.

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