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Global & Regional Markets for Fiber Cables 2020 - 2029

  • ID: 5130909
  • Report
  • November 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 105 Pages
  • Engalco

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Commscope
  • Corning
  • FiberHome
  • Fujikura
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Taihan
  • MORE

This report provides information on market opportunities for fiber cable going into 5G networks (WDM, PON, Carrier Internet and SDM protocols). Addressable market forecasts (monetary data in US$ & cable lengths in kfm) are for each year from 2020 to 2029. Plans for fiber deployment are outlined and profiles of eleven fiber cable manufacturers are provided (from CommScope to YOFC).

This 5-section report also includes information on 5G frequency allocations, bandwidths and bitrates as well as infrastructure requirements. Methodology is described, global data is provided in the forms of data tables and column charts and analyses of these data are presented.

Geographic regions covered include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the “rest of the world” (RoW).

Major service providers in China, Europe (France, Italy, Spain, UK), Japan, South Korea and the USA are profiled.

This report includes updates to reflect the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market.

Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Commscope
  • Corning
  • FiberHome
  • Fujikura
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Taihan
  • MORE

Executive Summary
ES.1 Introductory comments
ES.2 Market data:- TAMs and sales “volumes”

  • Fronthaul and backhaul market segmentation

ES.3 Players in these markets
ES.3.1 Communications Service Providers (CSPs)
ES.3.2 Suppliers of fiber cable

Section 1 Introduction
1.1 Why yet another ‘G’?
1.2 The emergence of 5G
1.3 5G network slicing
1.4 IoT and IIoT
1.5 Automotive and medical applications
1.6 Frequencies and frequency band
1.6.1 “sub-6 GHz”
1.6.2 mmWave
1.6.3 Alternative abbreviations
1.6.4 Bit-Rates
1.7 The need for 5G infrastructure
1.8 Rebuilding the mobile infrastructure for 5G: who is it good for?
1.9 Objectives and scope of this report
1.10 Methodology of report
1.11 Forecast methodology
1.12 Plan of this report

Section 2 Optical Network Protocols for 5G
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM)

  • Fronthaul and backhaul networks

2.3 Passive optical networking (PON)

  • Investment rationalization
  • Revenue creation opportunities
  • Fronthaul and backhaul network

2.4 Carrier Ethernet
2.5 Space-division multiplexing (SDM)
2.6 New generations of optical systems

Section 3 Nine-Year Market Forecast for Fiber-Optic Cable into 5G
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Definitions and organization of the data and forecasts
3.2.1 Total markets, TAMs and captive markets
3.2.2 Methodology
3.3 Critiques relating to all the data
3.4 Factors which could upset the TAM data significantly
3.5 Overall (Total) global markets (all types of ports combined)
3.5.1 Presentation of the monetary data
3.5.2 Presentation of the data in terms of cabling lengths
3.5.3 Scenarios underlying the global data
3.5.4 Analysis of the Fiber-optic cable market data
3.6 Data by Port Types: WDM, PON, Carrier Ethernet and SDM
3.6.1 Presentation of the monetary data for WDM ports
3.6.2 Presentation of the data for WDM ports in terms of cabling lengths
3.6.3 Presentation of the monetary data for PON ports
3.6.4 Presentation of the data for PON ports in terms of cabling lengths
3.6.5 Presentation of the monetary data for Carrier Ethernet ports
3.6.6 Presentation of the data for Carrier Ethernet ports in terms of cabling lengths
3.6.7 Presentation of the monetary data for SDM ports
3.6.8 Presentation of the data for SDM ports in terms of cabling lengths
3.7 Overall Analysis and Summary of all the Data Provided above

Section 4 Communications Services Providers (CSPs)
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Region 1: North America
4.2.1 Overall aspects
4.2.2 AT&T
4.2.2.1 Company profile
4.2.2.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.2.2.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.2.3 Charter Communications
4.2.3.1 Company profile
4.2.3.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.2.4 T-Mobile US
4.2.4.1 Company profile
4.2.4.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.2.5 Verizon Communications
4.2.5.1 Company profile
4.2.5.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3 Region 2: Asia-Pacific
4.3.1 Overall aspects
China
4.3.2 China Mobile
4.3.2.1 Company profile
4.3.2.2 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.2.3 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.2.4 Target markets
4.3.3 China Telecom Corporation Ltd.
4.3.3.1 Company profile
4.3.3.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.3.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead 4.3.3.4 Target 5G markets
4.3.4 China Unicom
4.3.4.1 Company profile
4.3.4.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.4.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.4.4 Target 5G markets
Japan
4.3.5 KDDI
4.3.5.1 Company profile
4.3.5.2 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.5.3 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.5.4 Target 5G markets
4.3.6 NTT DoCoMo Inc.
4.3.6.1 Company profile
4.3.6.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.6.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.7 SoftBank
4.3.7.1 Company profile
4.3.7.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.7.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
South Korea
4.3.8 KT Corporation
4.3.8.1 Company profile
4.3.8.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.8.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.9 LG Uplus Corp
4.3.9.1 Company profile
4.3.9.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.9.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.9.4 Target 5G markets
4.3.10 SK Telecom
4.3.10.1 Company profile
4.3.10.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.10.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.10.4 Target 5G markets
4.4 Region 3: Europe
4.4.1 Overall aspects
France
4.4.2 Orange
4.4.2.1 Company Profile
4.3.2.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.3.2.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.3.2.4 Target 5G markets
Spain
4.4.3 Telefónica
4.4.3.1 Company profile
UK
4.4.4 British Telecom (including EE),(BT Group plc)
4.4.4.1 Company profile of EE
4.4.4.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.4.4.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.4.4.4 Target 5G markets
4.4.4.5 Boundless Networks
4.4.5 O2
4.4.5.1 O2 Company profile
4.4.5.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.4.5.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.4.5.4 Target 5G markets
4.4.6 Three UK (“3”)
4.4.6.1 Company profile
4.4.6.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.4.6.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.4.6.4 Target 5G markets
4.4.7 Vodafone Group plc
4.4.7.1 Company profile
4.4.7.2 Suppliers of fiber-optic cables
4.4.7.3 Aspects relating to 5G – plans ahead
4.4.7.4 Target 5G markets

Section 5 Suppliers of Fiber-Optic Cables
5.1 Introduction: Optical Role in the Successor to CPRI
5.2 Challenges to fiber-based 5G infrastructure from mmWave, Microwave and free-space optical (FSO) transmission
5.3 Suppliers of Fiber-Optic Cable for 5G Backhaul / Fronthaul: Products and Alliances
5.3.1 CommScope (USA)
5.3.1.1 Company profile
5.3.1.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.2 Corning (USA)
5.3.2.1 Company profile
5.3.2.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.3 Fujikura Ltd (Japan)
5.3.3.1 Company profile
5.3.3.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.4 Furukawa Electric (Japan)
5.3.4.1 Company profile
5.3.4.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.5 Nexans (France)
5.3.5.1 Company profile
5.3.5.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.6 Prysmian Group (Italy)
5.3.6.1 Company profile
5.3.7 Sterlite Technologies (India)
5.3.7.1 Company profile
5.3.7.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.8 Sumitomo Electric Lightwave (Japan)
5.3.8.1 Company profile
5.3.8.2 Fiber-optic cable products
5.3.9 Taihan Fiber Optics Co. Ltd. (S. Korea)
5.3.9.1 Company profile
5.3.9.2 Fiber optic products
5.3.10 TRAXyl (USA)
5.3.11 Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC - China)
5.3.11.1 Company profile
5.3.11.2 Fiber-optic cable products

List of Figures
Figure ES.1 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables ($bn)
Figure ES.2 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables ($bn)
Figure 1.1 Important examples of 5G network slicing
Figure 1.2 New 5G Subscribers, Annually - Global (M)
Figure 1.3 New 5G Subscribers, Annually - by Region (M)
Figure 2.1 MEF's Five Attributes of Carrier Ethernet
Figure 3.1 Total Market, Captive Market and TAM
Figure 3.2 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables ($bn)
Figure 3.3 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables ($bn)
Figure 3.4 Global Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables (millions fkm)
Figure 3.5 Regional Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables (millions kfm)
Figure 3.6 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables - WDM Ports ($M)
Figure 3.7 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables -WDM Ports ($M)
Figure 3.8 Global Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - WDM Ports (millions fkm)
Figure 3.9 Regional Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - WDM Ports (millions kfm)
Figure 3.10 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables - PON Ports ($M)
Figure 3.11 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables -PON Ports ($M)
Figure 3.12 Global Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - PON Ports (millions fkm)
Figure 3.13 Regional Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - PON Ports (millions kfm)
Figure 3.14 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables –
Carrier Ethernet Ports ($M)
Figure 3.15 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables –
Carrier Ethernet Ports ($M)
Figure 3.16 Global Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables –
Carrier Ethernet Ports (millions fkm)
Figure 3.17 Regional Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables –
Carrier Ethernet Ports (millions kfm)
Figure 3.18 Global TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables - SDM Ports ($M)
Figure 3.19 Regional TAMs for Optical-Fiber Cables -SDM Ports ($M)
Figure 3.20 Global Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - SDM Ports (millions fkm)
Figure 3.21 Regional Markets for Optical-Fiber Cables - SDM Ports (millions kfm)

List of Tables
Table 1-1 The main frequency bands available for “sub-6 GHz” 5G
Table 1-2 The main frequency bands available for mmWave FBA (FWA)
Table 1-3 Annual Forecasts for Numbers of Subscribers (Global. M)
Table 1-4 Annual Forecasts for Numbers of Subscribers (Regional. M)
Table 3-1 Changes to the “Surprise-Free” TAM Data Anticipated if a Major Disaster Occurred any Time Over the Period 2020 et seq
Table 3-2 Global TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables ($M)
Table 3-3 Regional TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables ($M)
Table 3-4 CAGRs (%) for the Various Regions 2020-2029
Table 3-5 Global Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables (millions of fkm)
Table 3-6 Regional Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables (millions of fkm)
Table 3-7 Global TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables into WDM Ports ($M)
Table 3-8 Regional Fiber-Optic Cable TAMs into WDM Ports ($M)
Table 3-9 Global Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into WDM Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-10 Regional Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into WDM Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-11 Global TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables into PON Ports ($M)
Table 3-12 Regional Fiber-Optic Cable TAMs into PON Ports ($M)
Table 3-13 Global Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into PON Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-14 Regional Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into PON Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-15 Global TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables into Carrier Ethernet Ports ($M)
Table 3-16 Regional Fiber-Optic Cable TAMs into Carrier Ethernet Ports ($M)
Table 3-17 Global Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into Carrier Ethernet Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-18 Regional Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into Carrier Ethernet Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-19 Global TAMs for Fiber-Optic Cables into SDM Ports ($M)
Table 3-20 Regional Fiber-Optic Cable TAMs into SDM Ports ($M)
Table 3-21 Global Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into SDM Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 3-22 Regional Markets for Fiber-Optic Cables into SDM Ports (millions of fkm)
Table 4-1 Basic Format for Main Data Presentation Tables (CSPs)
Table 4-2 Presentation Table for AT&T
Table 4-3 Presentation Table for Charter Communications
Table 4-4 Presentation Table for T-Mobile
Table 4-5 Presentation Table for Verizon
Table 4-6 Presentation Table for China Mobile
Table 4-7 Presentation Table for China Telecom
Table 4-8 Presentation Table for China Unicom
Table 4-9 Presentation Table for KDDI
Table 4-10 Presentation Table for NTT DoCoMo
Table 4-11 Presentation Table for KT Corporation
Table 4-12 Presentation Table for LG Uplus Corp
Table 4-13 Presentation Table for SK Telecom
Table 4-14 Presentation Table for Orange
Table 4-15 Presentation Table for Telefónica
Table 4-16 Presentation Table for BT Group
Table 4-17 Presentation Table for Vodafone
Table 5-1 Presentation Table for CommScope
Table 5-2 Presentation Table for Nexans
Table 5-3 Presentation Table for Prysmian Group
Table 5-4 Presentation Table for Sterlite Technologies
Table 5-5 Presentation Table for Taihan Fiber Optics
Table 5-6 Presentation Table for YOFC

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Commscope
  • Corning
  • FiberHome
  • Fujikura
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Taihan
  • MORE

The objectives of this five-section report are to identify the business opportunities for the fiber-optic cable market in fronthaul and backhaul for 5G. The goal is also to quantify these opportunities in both monetary value (TAM) terms and cable deployment lengths in nine-year forecasts.

This report is focused exclusively on the optical-fiber cable itself. Global and regional information is provided. The prospects for alternatives to fiber optics in the 5G infrastructure are considered, i.e. microwave and millimeter and radio and also free space optics.

At the core of this report are nine-year forecasts for the fiber-optic cable market. We have also analyzed the product/market plans of leading actors in this space and have examined appropriate strategies for optical networking (and other) players to better penetrate the 5G fronthaul and backhaul market.

Market data is segmented by the important protocols: WDM, PON (and NG PON), Carrier Ethernet and SDM. The meanings of the acronyms WDM, PON and SDM are described in this report.
The methodology used during the compilation of this report is similar to that used in other reports by the publisher. Both secondary and primary sources were used to compile this report and details are provided within its body. In this report the term “densify” applies to the 5G networks. It is not to be confused with the Canadian software company known as “Densify”.

Total addressable markets (TAMs) are provided (in US$, generally abbreviated ‘$’) for each year within the time span 2020-2029. Sales volumes are also reported on in detail i.e. as millions of fiber-km (fkm). From these data it can be seen that the fiber cabling alone needed to support 5G represents a huge market opportunity. For all the remaining market data we have segmented the markets by geographic region as follows: N. America (Canada and the USA), Europe (all European regional countries), Asia Pacific and “RoW” (rest of the world).

The Asia Pacific region is forecasted to dominate the consumption throughout the forecast period. Across Asia Pacific, in countries such as China, India, Japan and South Korea, governments are investing considerably in expanding 5G technology, which relies heavily on fiber-optic cables. China’s $32 billion vision to make the country “wired for 5G technology” has created more demand for optical fiber cable in the Asian region.

In the US it is regarded as imperative for wireless carriers to improve their 5G network infrastructures.

For instance, Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to purchase optical fiber from Corning, Inc. at a value exceeding $1.0bn. Corning agreed to sell up to 12.4 million miles of optical fiber to Verizon each year from 2018 through 2020, with a minimum purchase commitment of $1.05 billion. It is understood that at least 8 million miles of cable have now been installed under this agreement.

Of course any agreement like this can place a cap on future sales, rather than serve to engender sales.

The strong trends from traditional technologies regarding mobile fronthaul technology enable companies to reduce the deployment and maintenance cost of a 5G network. The increasing adoption of WDM-based fiber fronthaul is driven by the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI’s) intensive consumption of optical fiber resources, combined with the lower reliability and lack of supervisory measures for managing fibers. Next-generation PON is suited to 5G fronthaul applications and is now attracting widespread industry attention.

The additional capacity and speed provided by 5G networks results in increasing stress on mobile backhaul networks. 5G backhaul depends on densification of the network, for example the number of small/macro cells within a given geographical area. Major initiatives in the emerging economies are expected to increase investments in mobile backhaul solutions because there is a very strong demand for managing old infrastructure and assets.

Within this report we provide information on Communications Service Providers (CSPs) as well as some basic information concerning the suppliers of fiber-optic 5G equipment. Each CSP was selected on the basis they have already installed fiber optics in their backhaul/fronthaul 5G networks – or else plan (or are expected) to make this move within the time-scale of this report: 2020 – 2029.

The total number of CSPs we have selected in this manner is 18, as follows:

AT&T, British Telecom (with a subsidiary known as EE), Charter Communications, China Mobile, China Telecom Corporation Ltd., China Unicom, KDDI Corporation, KT Corporation, LG Uplus, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, SoftBank, Telefónica (owns O2), Three UK, T-Mobile USA, Inc., Verizon – and Vodafone.

The following 11 fiber cable manufacturers are profiled:

CommScope, Corning, Fujikura, Furukawa (including OFS), Nexans, Prysmian Group, Sterlite Technologies, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave, Taihan Fiber Optics, TRAXyL, - and Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOFC).

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  • Commscope
  • Corning
  • FiberHome
  • Fujikura
  • Sumitomo Electric
  • Taihan
  • YOFC
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