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Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Component (Optical Cables, Amplifiers, Transceivers, Switches, Antennas, Connectors, Multiplexers), Frequency Band (L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka), Deployment (Underground, Aerial, Underwater), Application, Vertical - Forecast to 2029

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  • 236 Pages
  • December 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Markets and Markets
  • ID: 4602325

The global RF-over-Fiber market is expected to be valued at USD 670 million in 2024 and is projected to reach USD 981 million by 2029; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2024 to 2029. The significant growth in military and defense expenditure globally acts as a driving factor for the RF-over-Fiber market due to the critical role this technology plays in enhancing communication and surveillance capabilities. Increased defense spending often translates to the deployment of advanced communication systems, where RF-over-Fiber technology excels in ensuring secure and reliable signal transmission over long distances. The military's expanding reliance on sophisticated radar, navigation, and surveillance systems demands high-performance communication infrastructure, and RF-over-Fiber meets these requirements by minimizing signal loss and providing low-latency transmission. The technology's ability to operate in harsh environments and its immunity to electromagnetic interference make it indispensable for defense applications, further fueling its adoption and growth in the market. As military and defense agencies worldwide invest in modernizing their communication networks, RF-over-Fiber emerges as a crucial enabler, driving growth of RF-over-Fiber market.

Radar application accounts for second-largest share in RF-over-Fiber market

Radar holds the second-largest share in the RF-over-Fiber market due to its critical role in various applications, including military surveillance, air traffic control, weather monitoring, and automotive safety systems. RF-over-Fiber technology is instrumental in radar systems as it ensures efficient and reliable transmission of radio frequency signals over extended distances without signal degradation. The demand for advanced radar technologies, characterized by higher precision and increased bandwidth, has surged globally. RF-over-Fiber solutions cater to these requirements by providing low-latency signal transmission, immunity to electromagnetic interference, and the ability to operate in harsh environmental conditions. As the need for enhanced radar capabilities continues to grow across defense, aerospace, and civilian sectors, the utilization of RF-over-Fiber in radar applications secures its position as the second-largest share in the market.

C frequency band to exhibit highest CAGR in RF-over-Fiber market

The frequency band C (4-8 GHz) is exhibiting the highest CAGR in the RF-over-Fiber market due to its strategic relevance in addressing the increasing demand for high-frequency applications. This frequency range is particularly crucial for a variety of communication and radar systems where the transmission of signals within the 4-8 GHz spectrum is vital. With the growing deployment of advanced radar technologies, wireless communication systems, and other applications requiring higher frequency bands, the demand for RF-over-Fiber solutions in the C band has surged. The versatility of C band frequencies positions it as a preferred choice for applications such as satellite communication, weather radar, and point-to-point microwave links. As these high-frequency applications continue to expand, the C band becomes integral to the RF-over-Fiber market's growth, resulting in the highest CAGR within this specific frequency range.

North America region growing at third-highest CAGR in RF-over-Fiber market

North America is experiencing substantial growth with the third-highest CAGR in the RF-over-Fiber market due to several key factors. The region's dynamic adoption of advanced technologies, particularly in the telecommunications and defense sectors, propels the demand for RF-over-Fiber solutions. The robust expansion of 5G networks, coupled with increasing investments in military and defense applications, underscores the importance of reliable and high-performance communication infrastructure. Additionally, North America's emphasis on technological innovation and the deployment of smart city initiatives further drives the integration of RF-over-Fiber technology in diverse applications. The region's commitment to modernizing communication networks and the growing need for efficient signal transmission contribute to North America's notable growth in the RF-over-Fiber market, positioning it with the third-highest CAGR globally.

The study contains insights from various industry experts, ranging from component suppliers to Tier 1 companies and OEMs. The break-up of the primaries is as follows:

  • By Company Type: Tier 1 - 26%, Tier 2 - 32%, and Tier 3 - 42%
  • By Designation: C-level Executives - 40%, Directors - 30%, and Others - 30%
  • By Region: North America - 25%, Europe - 25%, Asia Pacific - 40%, and RoW - 10%

The key players operating in the RF-over-Fiber market are Coherent Corp. (US), HUBER+SUHNER (Switzerland), EMCORE Corporation (US), G&H Group (UK), SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD (Japan), and Broadcom (US) among others.

Research Coverage

The research reports the RF-over-Fiber Market, By Component (Optical Cables, Optical Amplifiers, Optical Transceivers, Optical Switches, Antennas, and Others), By Frequency Band (L (Upto 2 GHz), S (2-4 GHz), C (4-8 GHz), X (8-12 GHz), Ku (12-18 GHz), and Ka (26.5-40 GHz)), By Deployment (Aerial, Underground, and Underwater), By Application (Communication, Broadcast, Broadband, Radar, and Navigation), By Vertical (IT & Telecommunication, Government & Defence, Marine, Comercial Aviation, and Others) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the world (RoW)). The scope of the report covers detailed information regarding the major factors, such as drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities, influencing the growth of the RF-over-Fiber market. A detailed analysis of the key industry players has been done to provide insights into their business overviews, products, key strategies, Contracts, partnerships, and agreements. New product & service launches, mergers and acquisitions, and recent developments associated with the RF-over-Fiber market. Competitive analysis of upcoming startups in the RF-over-Fiber market ecosystem is covered in this report.

Key Benefits of Buying the Report

  • Analysis of key drivers (Growth in military and defense expenditure, Increasing demand for high-bandwidth communication, Higher adoption of advanced network technologies such as 4G, LTE Advanced, 5G, and VoIP), restraints (High cost of installation and infrastructure required for RF-over-Fiber, Vulnerability to physical damage and signal degradation), opportunities (Increasing demand of high-speed and secure communication across expanding data center infrastructures, Growing adoption of Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) to fuel market expansion, Integration of fiber optic networks in smart cities), and challenges (Challenging testing of RF-over-Fiber systems during installation and maintenance, Signal distortion and performance degradation in RF-over-Fiber systems) influencing the growth of the RF-over-Fiber market.
  • Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the RF-over-Fiber market.
  • Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative markets - the report analyses the RF-over-Fiber market across varied regions.
  • Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products/services, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the RF-over-Fiber market.
  • Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, growth strategies, and service offerings of leading players like Coherent Corp. (US), HUBER+SUHNER (Switzerland), EMCORE Corporation (US), G&H Group (UK), SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD (Japan), and Broadcom (US), among others in the RF-over-Fiber market.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
1.1. Study Objectives
1.2. Market Definition and Scope
1.2.1. Inclusions and Exclusions
1.3. Study Scope
1.3.1. Markets Covered
1.3.2. Geographic Segmentation
1.3.3. Years Considered for the Study
1.4. Currency
1.5. Limitations
1.6. Stakeholders
1.7. Summary of Changes
1.7.1. Recession Impact on Rf-Over-Fiber Market
2 Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.1.1. Secondary Data Major Secondary Sources Key Data from Secondary Sources
2.1.2. Primary Data Primary Interviews with Experts Key Data from Primary Sources Key Industry Insights Breakdown of Primaries
2.2. Market Size Estimation
2.2.1. Bottom-Up Approach Approach for Capturing Market Share by Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
2.2.2. Top-Down Approach Approach for Capturing Market Share by Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
2.3. Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
2.4. Research Assumptions
2.5. Risk Assessment
2.6. Assumptions of Recession
2.7. Limitations of Research
3 Executive Summary4 Premium Insights
5 Market Overview
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Market Dynamics
5.3. Trends/Disruptions Impacting Customer's Business
5.4. Pricing Analysis
5.4.1. Average Selling Price Trend of Key Players, by Component
5.4.2. Average Selling Price Trend, by Region
5.5. Value Chain Analysis
5.6. Ecosystem Analysis
5.7. Technology Analysis
5.8. Patent Analysis
5.9. Trade Analysis
5.10. Key Conferences and Events (2024-2025)
5.11. Case Study Analysis
5.12. Tariff and Regulatory Landscape
5.12.1. Regulatory Bodies, Government Agencies, and Other Organizations
5.13. Porters Five Force Analysis
5.13.1. Threat from New Entrants
5.13.2. Threat of Substitutes
5.13.3. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.13.4. Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.13.5. Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5.14. Key Stakeholders and Buying Criteria
5.14.1. Key Stakeholders in Buying Process
5.14.2. Buying Criteria
6 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Component
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Optical Cables
6.2.1. Optical Cables, by Fiber Type Glass Plastic Glass-Plastic Hybrids
6.2.2. Optical Cables, by Mode of Propagation Singlemode Multimode
6.2.3. Optical Cables, by Mode of Assembly Active Optical Cables (Aoc) Passive Optical Cables (Poc)
6.3. Optical Amplifiers
6.3.1. Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
6.3.2. Fiber Raman Amplifiers
6.3.3. Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
6.4. Optical Transceivers
6.4.1. Sff and Sfp
6.4.2. Sfp+ and Sfp28
6.4.3. Qsfp, Qsfp+, Qsfp14, and Qsfp28
6.4.4. Cfp, Cfp2, and Cfp4
6.4.5. Xfp
6.4.6. Cxp
6.5. Optical Switches
6.5.1. All-Optical Switch
6.5.2. Electro-Optical Switch
6.6. Antennas
6.7. Others
6.7.1. Splitters
6.7.2. Connectors Lc Connectors Mpo/Mtp Connectors
6.7.3. Fiber Optic Multiplexers Cwdm Dwdm
6.7.4. Fiber Optic Attenuators
6.7.5. Circulators
7 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Frequency Band
7.1. Introduction
7.2. L Band
7.3. S Band
7.4. C Band
7.5. X Band
7.6. Ku Band
7.7. Ka Band
8 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Deployment
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Underground
8.3. Aerial
8.4. Underwater
9 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Application
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Communications
9.2.1. Fttx
9.2.2. Cellular Communication
9.2.3. Das Solutions
9.3. Broadcast
9.4. Broadband
9.5. Radar
9.6. Navigation
10 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Vertical
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Government & Defense
10.3. Commercial Aviation
10.4. Marine
10.5. It & Telecommunication
10.6. Others (Mining, Space Research)
11 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, by Region
11.1. Introduction
11.2. North America
11.2.1. Impact of Recession
11.2.2. US
11.2.3. Canada
11.2.4. Mexico
11.3. Europe
11.3.1. Impact of Recession
11.3.2. UK
11.3.3. Germany
11.3.4. France
11.3.5. Rest of Europe
11.4. Asia-Pacific
11.4.1. Impact of Recession
11.4.2. China
11.4.3. Japan
11.4.4. South Korea
11.4.5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
11.5. Row
11.5.1. Impact of Recession
11.5.2. Middle East & Africa
11.5.3. South America
12 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, Competitive Landscape
12.1. Key Player Strategies/Right to Win
12.2. Revenue Analysis
12.3. Market Share Analysis
12.4. Company Evaluation Matrix
12.4.1. Stars
12.4.2. Emerging Leaders
12.4.3. Pervasive Players
12.4.4. Participants
12.4.5. Company Footprint
12.5. Startup/Sme Evaluation Matrix
12.5.1. Progressive Companies
12.5.2. Responsive Companies
12.5.3. Dynamic Companies
12.5.4. Starting Blocks
12.5.5. Competitive Benchmarking
12.6. Competitive Situation and Trends
13 Rf-Over-Fiber Market, Company Profiles
13.1. Key Players
13.1.1. Finisar
13.1.2. Huber + Suhner
13.1.3. Broadcom
13.1.4. Emcore
13.1.5. Gooch & Housego
13.1.6. Seikoh Giken
13.1.7. Apic Corporation
13.1.8. Dev Systemtechnik
13.1.9. Foxcom
13.1.10. Glenair
13.1.11. Optical Zonu
13.1.12. Vialite Communication
13.2. Other Players
14 Appendix
14.1. Discussion Guide
14.2. Knowledge Store: The Subscription Portal
14.3. Available Customizations

Companies Mentioned

  • APIC Corporation
  • Broadcom
  • Dev Systemtechnik
  • Emcore
  • Finisar
  • Foxcom
  • Glenair
  • Gooch & Housego
  • Huber + Suhner
  • Optical Zonu
  • Seikoh Giken
  • Vialite Communication

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