SOURCE: LightCounting


September 28, 2016 09:00 ET

Sales of 100GbE Optics to Cloud Companies Will Exceed $1 Billion by 2018

LightCounting releases an updated report on High-speed Datacenter Optical Interconnects

EUGENE, OR--(Marketwired - September 28, 2016) - LightCounting today released an updated report on High-speed Datacenter Optical Interconnects. The report leverages extensive historical data on shipments of Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface modules combined with market analyst research to make projections for sales of these products in 2016-2021. The report offers a comprehensive forecast for more than 50 product categories, including 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, 50GbE, 100GbE, 200GbE, and 400GbE transceivers, sorted by reach and form factors.

"Volume deployments of 100GbE optics in mega data centers have finally started", commented Dale Murray, Principal Analyst at LightCounting and lead author of the report. "Demand is high and suppliers are scrambling to keep up. This market segment is projected to grow to $1 billion by 2018, even as pricing drops to $3 per Gbps for some products."

The report provides a summary of the technical challenges faced by 100GbE transceiver vendors, including a review of the latest products and technologies introduced by leading suppliers. The report is based on confidential sales information and detailed analysis of publicly available data released by leading component and equipment manufacturers along with considerable input from industry experts, including many mega datacenter operators.

More information on the report is available at:


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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