Global Optical Switches Market Growth, Trends and Forecast 2019-2024 – Market is Expected to Register a CAGR of Over 13.4% –

Switches Market – Growth, Trends and Forecast (2019 – 2024)”

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The Optical Switches Market is expected to register a CAGR of over
13.41% during the forecast period 2019 – 2024

The growing proliferation of cloud across all aspects of businesses in a
diverse range of end-user industries is creating a robust demand for
data center operations, as companies are increasingly investing to gain
prominence in a highly contested and populated market space. Further, as
major cloud content providers build out ever-larger data center
facilities, the bandwidth limitations of conventional data center
architectures become more apparent, throttling aggregate performance and

The demand for cloud services, virtualization, and edge computing is
augmenting the growth of the data center market. This has led to an
overflowing influx of traffic within the data centers, thus pushing
operated to find improved means to interconnect rising numbers of
servers and move larger amounts of data between them. Server
interconnection scalability within the data center is becoming a
bottleneck, and inefficient data flow scaling constrains data center
growth. Operational inefficiencies caused due to product breakages are
reducing server utilization and wasting critical space, powering, and
cooling resources.

Traditional data center, such as Optical-to-electrical-to-optical (OEO)
switches and Ethernet routers have limited scalability and cannot keep
up with growing intra-data center traffic bandwidth demands. Further,
the logistics of deploying and managing miles of optical fiber required
is not considered feasible.

While there are many ongoing as well as planned optical fibre network
investments for various end-user applications, it is critical to
consider the budget for a new fibre cable project. While most managers
focus on the unit price of the materials involved, there is a greater
need to select materials to achieve the best TCO for the customer.

The deployment of the fibre cable network deems itself as an expensive
task. Further, maintenance of the network equipment and cables is also
extremely necessary to ensure perfect system delivery. Fans and blowers
are used to ensure an efficient cooling mechanism, which is vital to the
fiber cable’s performance.

This necessitates a rigorous maintenance program. It also adds to the
overall costs that come with the fiber optic technology. Due to these
factors, telecom operators may hesitate to make such huge investments
unless completely sure on the ROI, this may hinder the market growth.

The Scope of the Report

Optical switches used in fiber optic transmission systems contributes to
the development of the optical network. The main function of optical
switching is to enable routing of optical data signals without the need
for conversion to electrical signals and, consequently, is independent
of data rate and data protocol. The transfer of the switching function
from electronics to optics will offer a reduction in the network
equipment, an increase in the switching speed, and a decrease in the
operating power.

Key Market Trends

Optical Switching is expected to register a Significant Growth

The segment comprises of various applications of all-optical switches.
Technological advancements in the all-optical switch, coupled Software
Defined Network (SDN) paradigms, create compelling solutions to bring
the fiber layer under software control. In addition to this, the
adoption of all-optical switching in data centers facilitates both
traffic provisioning and protection switching between the external
network and the peering arbitrator. Moreover, in all-optical switching,
any optical connection can be remotely monitored and tested and can be
configured to switch automatically based on reduction, or loss, of the
optical signal.

Furthermore, the incorporation of all-optical switching to C-RAN
architectures allows the sharing of centralized monitoring and test
equipment across multiple optical fiber front haul links interconnecting
RRHs and BBUs.In 2017, China Telecom built a WDM ASON backbone network
at 21 nodes throughout Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Hubei, Anhui, and
Jiangxi. Through this project, the company deployed the first
all-optical network 2.0 backbone network in the country.

The project witnessed the transformation from electric switching nodes
to all-optical switching nodes. In addition, 21 ROADMs were deployed to
create intelligent optical nodes, which will eventually become the
optical cross-connect (OXC). Thus, potential such investments in other
countries are expected to drive the demand for all-optical switches.

North America is Expected to Hold Major Share

The global roll out of 5G commercial services is expected to commence
during 2019-2020. To support the accelerated build out of 5G in the
United States, Ericsson predicts that 5G subscriptions are expected to
reach the 150 million user mark, accounting for 48% of all mobile
subscriptions in North America by the end of 2023.

Unlocking the full potential of 5G in the United States depends on the
extension of fiber deep into the network. Despite the demand and
potential economic benefits of fiber deployment, the United States
currently lacks the fiber density in access networks to make the
bandwidth advancements that are necessary to improve the pace of
innovation and economic growth.

At the same time, an analysis based on the Deloitte Consulting LLP
estimates that, the United States requires between USD 130 and USD 150
billion over the next 5-7 years to adequately support broadband
competition, rural coverage, and wireless densification.

The aforementioned factors are expected to support and drive the demand
for optical fiber-based broadband services, which in return aid the
market growth significantly. Ericsson increased investment in 5G, AI,
and automation in the United States, seeing the strategic opportunity in
the market.

Competitive Landscape

The Optical Switches Market is highly competitive and consists of
several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major
players currently dominate the market. These major players with
prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer
base across foreign countries. These companies are leveraging on
strategic collaborative initiatives to increase their market share and
increase their profitability.

The companies operating in the market are also acquiring start-ups
working on Optical Switches technologies to strengthen their product
capabilities. In June 2018, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Deutsche
Telekom AG implemented the world’s first proof-of-concept network data
layer (NDL), which integrates various virtual network functions (VNFs)
of different vendors, in a cloud infrastructure.

Key Topics Covered:




4.1 Market Overview
Introduction to Market Drivers and Restraints
4.3 Market Drivers
High Cost of Maintenance and Equipment for Deploying the Optical Network
Increasing Internet Penetration and Data Traffic of Mobile Devices
Market Restraints
4.4.1 Resistance in Variation of Existing
Applications or Systems
4.4.2 Complexity Issues
4.5 Value
Chain / Supply Chain Analysis
4.6 Industry Attractiveness Porters
Five Force Analysis
4.7 Technology Snapshot

5.1 By Type
5.1.1 All
Optical Switch (OOO)
5.1.2 Electro Optical Switch (OEO)
5.2 By
5.2.1 Optical Switching
5.2.2 Fiber Restoration
and Optic Component Testing
5.2.3 Optical Add – Drop Multiplexing
Network Monitoring
5.2.5 Optical Cross – Connects (OXC)
Others (External Modulators)
5.3 By Technology
Mechanical Optical Switch
5.3.2 Micro Electronics Mechanical Switch
5.3.3 Liquid Crystal Optical Switch
5.3.4 Bubble Switch
Thermal Optical Switch
5.3.6 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers Switch
Other Technologies
5.4 Geography

6.1 Company Profiles
Keysight Technologies Inc.
6.1.2 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co
Fujitsu Ltd
6.1.4 ZTE Corporation
6.1.5 Yokogawa Electric
6.1.6 Nokia Corporation
6.1.7 Cisco Systems Inc.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd
6.1.9 Ciena Corporation
Infinera Corporation
6.1.11 ADVA Optical Networking SE
Coriant GmbH
6.1.13 Keysight Technologies Inc
6.1.14 Juniper
Networks Inc
6.1.15 Ericsson Inc



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