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Field-installable Fiber Optic Connector Market Forecast (2017-2027)

  • ID: 4621104
  • Report
  • September 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 273 Pages
  • ElectroniCast
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10-Year Market Forecast

The global fiber optic connector consumption is driven by a dramatic increase in bandwidth demand beyond the limits of copper. Technological advances in fiber optics are assuring the migration of fiber closer and closer to the end user. This translates into demand for shorter links where connectors represent a substantial share of the total installation cost. The cost concerns are being addressed with the introduction of smaller, lower cost and easier and faster to install connectors.

It is sometimes the case that the required connectors are not attached to the optical fibers at the factory prior to installation in the field. Also, it is sometimes preferable to deliver the optical fiber (cable) to the customer installation location separately than with the connectors since the connectors have a greater diameter than the respective optical fiber cable, and may unnecessarily complicate the packaging and shipping of the optical fiber. Also, often the link length of the cable is not always pre-determined, therefore field-installable connectors are an option.

There are two primary technology solutions to field-install a fiber optic connector:

  • Fusion splice-based technology: Splice on Connectors (SOC)
  • Mechanical-based technology: Mostly mechanical splice- or crimp-type connectors

This report presents the market forecast of the use of fiber optic mechanical-type connectors in field installations (inside or outside plant), attaching to an end of one optical fiber.

Covering the years 2017-2027 - In this report, we provide market estimates and forecasts for the following functions: Consumption Value (US$, million), Quantity (number/of connectors), and Average Selling Prices (ASP $, each).

The consumption data are also segmented into the following geographic regions, plus a Global summary:

  • America
  • EMEA (Europe, Middle Eastern countries, plus Africa)
  • APAC (Asia Pacific)

The author reviewed the product offering of over 100 vendors competing for the global fiber optic installation apparatus market, which includes fiber optic connectors, cable assemblies and other components. From the 100 vendors, we selected 28-companies, which offer field-installable fiber optic mechanical connectors, to profile in this report.

Connectors and Applications Covered in this Study

This market forecast is built up from specific segments. Product types: connectors used with single-mode optical fiber and connectors used with multimode optical fiber, and further segmented by connector-type, as shown in Table 1. The applications for the selected fiber optic connectors discussed in this study report are itemized in Table 2; there are three main application (end-user) categories.

Table 1

Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector - Product Category List

Connector for use with Single-mode Optical Fiber

  • SC Simplex
  • LC Simplex
  • ST Simplex
  • FC Simplex

Connector for use with Multimode Optical Fiber

  • SC Simplex
  • LC Simplex
  • ST Simplex
  • FC Simplex

Note: In this study, all connectors are counted as simplex (single optical fiber); therefore, connectors joined together in a duplex solution (two optical fibers), are counted as two simplex connectors.

Table 2

Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector - Application Category List

  • Telecommunications
  • Cable TV
  • Premises Networks (private/customer-owned)/Other Non-Specified
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1. Executive Summary
1.1 Overview
1.2 Fiber Optic Networks

2. Market Forecast
2.1 Overview
2.2 Global Market Forecast
2.3 America Region - Market Forecast
2.4 Europe, Middle East (EMEA) Region - Market Forecast
2.5 Asia Pacific (APAC) Region - Market Forecast

3. Competitive Market Share and Company Profiles
3.1 Overview
3.2 Company Profiles of Selected Competitors

  • AFL
  • Belden Incorporated
  • comCables
  • CommScope Inc./TE Connectivity Ltd. (Raychem)
  • Corning Incorporated (AFOP and 3M)
  • Daytai Network Tech. (Hangzhuo)
  • Fiber Instruments Sales Inc. (FIS)
  • Foclink Communications Technologies (Shenzhen)
  • FS.COM
  • Furukawa/Fitel/OFS
  • Greenlee Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
  • Hefei Xingcheng Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • Kaishengda Cable Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen)
  • KeyFibre (KeyInnovation S.L.)
  • Lenew Electric Tech. Co., Ltd. (Cixi)
  • Leviton Manufacturing Co., Incorporated
  • Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.)
  • Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®)
  • Optospan
  • Puno Optic Technology Co., Limited
  • Rollball International Co., Ltd
  • Senko Advanced Components (SENKO Sangyo Co., Ltd.)
  • Sinda Optic Technology Company, Limited (Shenzhen)
  • Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEI)
  • Techwin (China) Industry Co., Ltd
  • 3M Interconnect Solutions; (also see Corning)
  • UNIKIT Optical Technologies Co., Ltd (Jiangsu)

4. Research Methodology
4.1 Overview
4.2 Nature of Data
4.3 SMART - Research Objectives

List of Figures
1.1.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Region ($, Million)
1.1.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Fiber-Type ($, Million)
1.1.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Application ($, Million)
1.2.1 FTTP - PON Architecture
1.2.2 Basic Data Center Topology
1.2.3 Multi-Tier Data Center Architecture
1.2.4 HFC Distribution System
1.2.5 Types of Metro Networks
1.2.6 Map - Global Southeast Asia-Japan 2 consortium (SJC2)
1.2.7 Map - Juniper submarine cable connecting Japan and the United States
1.2.8 Optical Fiber in an Aircraft
1.2.9 Optical Fiber Sensor Locations in an Aircraft
2.1.1 Components of a Typical Fiber Optic Connector
2.1.2 Pre-Polished Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connectors
2.1.3 Assorted Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connectors
2.1.4 SC Multimode Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector
2.1.5 Fiber Optic Connector Ferrules Polish Styles (PC, UPC, APC)
2.1.6 Fiber Optic Connector Ferrules Polish: 8 Degrees of Separation
2.2.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Fiber-Type (Avg. Prices)
2.2.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical LC Connector
2.2.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical SC and LC Connector
2.2.4 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical ST Connector
2.2.5 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical FC Connector
3.2.1 Fiber Optic Mechanical Connectors
3.2.2 Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Connector (Splice on Connector)
3.2.3 Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Multiple-Fiber Connector (Splice on Connector)
3.2.4 OSP Fiber & Cable Management - Optical Demarcation Closure
3.2.5 Fiber Optic Mechanical Connectors
3.2.6 Field-installable Mechanical Splice Connectors
3.2.7 LC Fiber 10G Mechanical Connectors
3.2.8 Multiple Fiber Field Installable, Fusion Splice on Connector
3.2.9 Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connectors
3.2.10 Multiple Fiber Field Installable, Fusion Splice on Connector
3.2.11 Fiber Field Installable, Fusion Splice on Connector
3.2.12 Fusion Splice on Connector Parts
3.2.13 Fiber Optic Connector (Mechanical Crimp -Type) - Operating Process
3.2.14 Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector
3.2.15 Connector (Mechanical Splice - Type) - Structure
3.2.16 Connector (Mechanical Splice - Type) - Operating Process
3.2.17 900 µm, 2 mm & 3 mm Splice on Connectors
3.2.18 Schematic of MPO connector/single fiber connector(s) "Fan-Out"
3.2.19 SC - Fast Connector (Mechanical Crimp -Type)
3.2.20 Pre-Polished Field Installable Connectors (Mechanical Alignment)
3.2.21 Manufacturing Workstations in China
3.2.22 Fiber Optic Enclosure with Connectors
3.2.23 Sealed (Harsh Environment) Fiber Optic Connectors
3.2.24 COTS M83526 8-12 CH Connector Family (Military)
3.2.25 Field-Installable Fiber Termination Connector
3.2.26 Fiber Optic Connector
3.2.27 Field Installable Mechanical Fiber Optic Connector
3.2.28 Fiber Optic Fusion Splice Multiple-Fiber Connector (Splice on Connector)
3.2.29 Field Terminated Fusion Splice Connectors
3.2.30 Field Terminated Fiber Optic Mechanical Splice Connectors (SC and LC)
3.2.31 Fast Connector (Mechanical Connector)
3.2.32 Fusion Splice on Connector
3.2.33 Field Installable Fiber Optic Connector (Mechanical Splice-Type)
3.2.34 Fiber Optic Patch Cord
3.2.35 Fiber Distribution Solutions - with Connectors
4.1.1 Market Research & Forecasting Methodology

List of Tables
1.1.1 Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector - Product Category List
1.1.2 Field Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector - Application Category List
1.2.1 OM3- and OM4-Specified Distances for Ethernet
1.2.2 40G and 100G Physical Layer Specifications
1.2.3 Licensed Local Fixed Carriers in Hong Kong
1.2.4 Features: Distributed Fiber Optic Sensor System Components
2.2.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Region ($, Million)
2.2.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Region (Quantity/Units)
2.2.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Application ($, Million)
2.2.4 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Application (Quantity)
2.2.5 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Fiber-Type ($, Million)
2.2.6 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Fiber-Type Units)
2.2.7 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Type ($, Million)
2.2.8 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Type (Quantity/Units)
2.2.9 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector Global Forecast, by Type (Avg. Prices, $)
2.3.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Sub-Region ($, Million)
2.3.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Sub-Region (Quantity)
2.3.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Application ($, Million)
2.3.4 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Application (Quantity)
2.3.5 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Type ($, Million)
2.3.6 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Type (Quantity/Units)
2.3.7 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector America Forecast, by Type (Avg. Prices)
2.4.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector EMEA Forecast, by Application ($, Million)
2.4.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector EMEA Forecast, by Application (Quantity)
2.4.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector EMEA Forecast, by Type ($, Million)
2.4.4 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector EMEA Forecast, by Type (Quantity/Units)
2.4.5 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector EMEA Forecast, by Type (Avg. Prices)
2.5.1 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector APAC Forecast, by Application ($, Million)
2.5.2 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector APAC Forecast, by Application (Quantity)
2.5.3 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector APAC Forecast, by Type ($, Million)
2.5.4 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector APAC Forecast, by Type (Quantity/Units)
2.5.5 Field-Installable Fiber Optic Mechanical Connector APAC Forecast, by Type (Avg. Prices)
3.1.1 Market Share Estimates - Selected Competitors (2017)
3.2.1 Fusion Splice Connectors - Compatible Splice Machines
3.2.2 Fusion Splice Connectors - Product Offering

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AFL
  • Belden Incorporated
  • comCables
  • FS.COM
  • Furukawa/Fitel/OFS
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • MORE

There are two primary technology solutions to field-install a fiber optic connector: fusion splice-based technology (splice on connectors); and mechanical-based technology, which are mostly mechanical splice- or crimp-type. This new report, presents the forecast of the use of fiber optic mechanical-type connectors in field installations (inside or outside plant).
   
In terms of volume (quantity/units), the worldwide consumption of field-installable fiber optic mechanical connectors reached an estimated 29.55 million units in 2017. The worldwide connector quantity is forecast increase with solid double-digit growth over the next 10-years. The market forecast is segmented by single-mode and multimode SC, LC, ST, and FC connectors.

Field installable mechanical connectors, which are used with multimode optical fiber, are forecast to eventually lead in quantity, ahead of single-mode connector volume, as optical fiber penetration in private data networks (led by multimode-optical fiber) continues to increase during the forecast period (2017-2027). Single-mode connector growth will be driven primarily by the aggressive deployment of fiber and associated apparatus in the metro/access Telecommunication networks, as well as Private Datacom Local Area Network (LAN) extension applications (campus: building-to-building).

The volume of field-installed mechanical fiber connectors was led by the Asia Pacific (APAC) region in 2017. The average selling prices are typically much lower in the Asia Pacific region versus the other regions; therefore, the America region was the market share leader, in terms of consumption value, beating-out the APAC region. In terms of volume (the number of connectors), the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) held an 18.2 percent relative market share in 2017.

Fiber optic field termination is required in both inside-plant applications and outside-plant applications. Increasingly, space to allow for connectors, splices (mechanical or fusion splice-sleeves, enclosure (boxes/cabinets/pedestals), panels, splice trays, or excess fiber optic cable is limited; therefore, next-generation solutions must adhere to these apparatus size limitation concerns.

The introduction of (fusion) splice-on connectors and self-contained patch and splice modules have increased the options that companies can use to cost-effectively connect their plant in the field. Additionally, mechanical connectors (crimp or splice-types, which incorporate index-matching gel to join the fibers) are used to increase installation/repair speed and reduce cost.

A growing segment of the connector market, particularly premise data application, depends on an involved distribution network consisting of distributors and value-added providers such as cable assembly houses who then sell to installers. Successful connector manufacturers keep a close tab on their major end users and installers and their specific requirements.

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  • AFL
  • Belden Incorporated
  • comCables
  • CommScope Inc./TE Connectivity Ltd. (Raychem)
  • Corning Incorporated (AFOP and 3M)
  • Daytai Network Tech. (Hangzhuo)
  • Fiber Instruments Sales Inc. (FIS)
  • Foclink Communications Technologies (Shenzhen)
  • FS.COM
  • Furukawa/Fitel/OFS
  • Greenlee Textron Inc., a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
  • Hefei Xingcheng Communications Co., Ltd.
  • Hubbell Incorporated
  • Kaishengda Cable Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen)
  • KeyFibre (KeyInnovation S.L.)
  • Lenew Electric Tech. Co., Ltd. (Cixi)
  • Leviton Manufacturing Co., Incorporated
  • Molex, LLC (Koch Industries, Inc.)
  • Optical Cable Corporation (OCC®)
  • Optospan
  • Puno Optic Technology Co., Limited
  • Rollball International Co., Ltd
  • Senko Advanced Components (SENKO Sangyo Co., Ltd.)
  • Sinda Optic Technology Company, Limited (Shenzhen)
  • Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (SEI)
  • Techwin (China) Industry Co., Ltd
  • 3M Interconnect Solutions; (also see Corning)
  • UNIKIT Optical Technologies Co., Ltd (Jiangsu)
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