Optical Interconnect Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 13.7% during the forecasting period (2022-2029).
Traditional electrical interconnects have been replaced by optical interconnect technology as an obvious and necessary step, particularly in telecommunications, to meet the ever-increasing market for high bandwidths, transfer speeds and the need to manage large volumes of data between locations across the world. Optical interconnects are now commonplace in data centers and broadband communication systems. Fiber-optic cables are frequently connected to transceivers, including interconnected lasers and detectors that can send and receive optical signals. Transceivers come in various specifications, speeds, form factors and protocols. Picking the appropriate transmitter for application is primarily determined by the data transfer's nature and the best speed and distance.
The rising demand for communication bandwidth is a major market driver for the respective market. Nonetheless, the infancy state of technologies involved restrains the market's growth.
Rising demand for communication bandwidth
The Optical interconnects technique is the successor to traditional electrical interconnects as a necessary step to meet the ever-increasing market for high bandwidths that offer faster transfer speeds and satisfy the need to manage massive quantities of data between data centers globally. The respective technology is currently used in telecommunication and data communication applications and provides connectivity solutions in end-user industries such as military, aerospace and automotive. The advent of a plethora of new services in various types of communications and their value-added entities has increased the demand for bandwidth more than ever. Optical interconnects make it possible to provide more bandwidth and improve computing performance compared to electrical interconnects.
A surge in cloud computing activities and significantly increased investments from the industrial and enterprise sectors, combined with the need for technologies to expand data center capabilities, resulted in a massive demand for high-speed, high bandwidth data transfer. The respective factor has boosted the demand for optical interconnects in the global market. Vendors such as Ciena, Huawei and Nokia have been pushing the limits of modern optics by offering highly scalable, efficient interconnections, allowing expansions for optical interconnect technologies. Competing vendors, such as Ciena and Infinera, are working on 800G-capable coherent solutions that could power next-generation optical interconnects.
The infancy stage of technologies involved
Numerous optical interconnect technologies are currently being developed at various stages. III-V quantum wells are regarded as the most advanced technology currently available. Various chip configurations are also incorporating high index contrast structures. The remaining technologies are not yet ready for the market because they are still in the fundamental or the applied research phase. For them to perform better, extensive research is still necessary. The inability of mature III-V semiconductor materials to be produced economically using current CMOS technology is a major barrier to using optical interconnects in reliable integrated circuits. Significant research investments are needed to integrate components and produce integrated circuits using optical interconnects.
However, silicon-based technology compatible with current integrated circuit technology still needs to be demonstrated as an effective technology for optical interconnects. Since electrical interconnect technology is still adequate and optical components' performance and reliability need to be significantly improved, optical interconnects are typically used for links requiring the highest data rates in most applications. As a result, the infancy state of the technologies employed restricts the market growth.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Unlike other markets, the global optical interconnect market was positively impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic triggered a new trend of telecommuting that significantly boosted the demand for higher volumes of data to be transferred safely and securely. Thus the number of data centers across the globe exploded, raising the demand for faster data transferring technologies such as optical interconnects.
The global optical interconnect market is classified based on product, interconnect level, fiber mode and region.
The multimode fiber sector's expansion can be attributed to rising demands for higher bandwidth for cloud computing
The popularity of single mode and multimode fiber optic cable is rapidly increasing in the fiber optic cable market as both are accessible for higher bandwidth and rapid connection speeds. Multimode fiber (MMF) is an optical fiber commonly used in communication over short distances, such as inside building structures or corporate campuses. Multimode fiber optic cable has a bigger core, typically 50 or 62.5 microns, providing multiple rays of light or modes to be propagated simultaneously. Nevertheless, MMF transmission distance is limited because the modes tend to dissipate over longer distances. At 10Git/s, the maximum communication range for MMF cable is approximately 550m.
The ISO 11801 standard classifies multimode fiber optic cables into OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OM5 fiber types. Cloud computing provides numerous advantages, such as reduced maintenance efficiency and increased connectivity, resulting in increased global adoption. The growing importance of cloud computing has increased the demand for high-efficiency processing in datacenters. Multimode fiber optical interconnects are used in data centers and are powerful computational applications for the short-distance transmission of data. The multimode fiber sector's expansion can be attributed to rising demands for higher bandwidth for cloud computing.
The swift permeation of the internet boosts the North American Market
The swift permeation of the internet is expected to boost the North America optical interconnect market. According to Infinera Corporation Systems, cloud traffic in North America is expected to be around 6844 exabytes per year in 2021, the highest in comparison to other regions. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, North America ended 2020 with approximately 4% of its mobile subscriptions being 5G. As a result, such trends open up opportunities for the market, as a strong interconnect is required to allow cell towers and other implementations to handle 5G data transmission. Furthermore, data movement within the data center is becoming increasingly important and the number of new companies leveraging data center services in U.S. and Canada could very well result in more machine-to-machine (M2M) traffic. To address this issue, IBM focuses on providing optical switches in data centers as a key solution. IBM is developing reconfigurable optical switches based on silicon-photonic technology that is expected to pioneer in the optical interconnect market.
Similarly, North America is the home of several optical interconnect manufacturers working tirelessly and investing billions in developing products that could increase bandwidth density. For instance, on March 02, 2020, Ayar Labs announced that Lockheed Martin Ventures had made a strategic investment in the company to advance the commercialization of Ayar Labs' patented monolithic in-package optical I/O (MIPO) solution for high bandwidth, low latency and power-efficient short-reach interconnects. The product is widely employed in High-Performance Computing (HPC) that enables dramatically new system architectures that can maintain Moore's Law price/performance scaling, Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, where calculation to compute I/O bandwidth is a critical requirement and Digital Beamforming radar applications.
The global optical interconnect market is moderately dynamic regarding global and local producers' numbers and strengths. The market is fragmented due to numerous large-scale manufacturers such as InnoLight Technology (Suzhou) Ltd., Lumentum Operations LLC, Molex, LLC, Broadcom Inc., TE Connectivity, Accelink Technology Co. Ltd., Infinera Corporation, Acacia Communications, Inc., NeoPhotonics Corporation, Optoscribe Ltd., Smiths Interconnect, Cailabs and Fiberplex Technologies, LLC. Pivotal market stakeholders employ tactics like mergers, acquisitions, product launches, contributions and collaborations to gain competitive advantages and recognition in their respective markets.
Overview: Infinera is a global provider of networking solutions that include networking hardware, software and services. Optical transport platforms, optical line systems and disaggregated router platforms converged packet-optical transport platforms and a suite of networking and automation software are among the solutions offered by the company. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S. The company is publicly traded, has a revenue of US$1.4 billion in 2021, owns 1,900 patents, employs over 3,000 people and has a presence in 45 countries. The company's business segment is divided into products and services. While the product segment generated a revenue of US$ 1,099,376 in 2021, the services segment earned US$ 325,829 in the same year.
XR Optics: The evolution of XR Optics makes it possible to operate more like a cell tower radio, where a single radio can communicate with hundreds or thousands of endpoints and handle them separately. Nyquist capabilities, a technique by which a single transceiver can produce numerous independent optical transmissions, were introduced to the product by Infinera.
On September 30, 2019, Infinera revealed the creation of a brand-new technology it refers to as XR Optics, a coherent pluggable optical transceiver that can produce many private optical signals with committed data streams that can be routed to various locations.
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Table of Contents
1. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Methodology and Scope
- 1.1. Research Methodology
- 1.2. Research Objective and Scope of the Report
2. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Market Definition and Overview
3. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Executive Summary
- 3.1. Market Snippet by Product
- 3.2. Market Snippet by Interconnect Level
- 3.3. Market Snippet by Fiber Mode
- 3.4. Market Snippet by Region
4. Global Optical Interconnect Market-Market Dynamics
- 4.1. Market Impacting Factors
- 4.1.1. Drivers
- 126.96.36.199. Rising demand for communication bandwidth
- 188.8.131.52. XX
- 4.1.2. Restraints
- 184.108.40.206. Fragility and vulnerability of optical interconnects
- 220.127.116.11. XX
- 4.1.3. Opportunity
- 4.1.4. Impact Analysis
5. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Industry Analysis
- 5.1. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
- 5.2. Supply Chain Analysis
- 5.3. Pricing Analysis
- 5.4. Regulatory Analysis
6. Global Optical Interconnect Market - COVID-19 Analysis
- 6.1. Analysis of COVID-19 on the Market
- 6.1.1. Before COVID-19 Market Scenario
- 6.1.2. Present COVID-19 Market Scenario
- 6.1.3. After COVID-19 or Future Scenario
- 6.2. Pricing Dynamics Amid COVID-19
- 6.3. Demand-Supply Spectrum
- 6.4. Government Initiatives Related to the Market During Pandemic
- 6.5. Manufacturers Strategic Initiatives
- 6.6. Conclusion
7. Global Optical Interconnect Market - By Product
- 7.1. Introduction
- 7.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 7.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Product
- 7.2. Optical Engines*
- 7.2.1. Introduction
- 7.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
- 7.3. Optical transceivers
- 7.4. Silicon Photonics
- 7.5. Connectors
- 7.6. Cable assemblies
8. Global Optical Interconnect Market - By Interconnect Level
- 8.1. Introduction
- 8.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 8.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Interconnect Level
- 8.2. Rack level*
- 8.2.1. Introduction
- 8.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
- 8.3. Chip and broad level
- 8.4. Long-haul level
9. Global Optical Interconnect Market - By Fiber Mode
- 9.1. Introduction
- 9.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
- 9.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Fiber Mode
- 9.2. Single Mode Fiber*
- 9.2.1. Introduction
- 9.2.2. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%)
- 9.3. Multimode Fiber
10. Global Optical Interconnect Market - By Region
- 10.1. Introduction
- 10.1.1. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
- 10.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
- 10.2. North America
- 10.2.1. Introduction
- 10.2.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
- 10.2.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 10.2.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 10.2.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
- 10.2.6. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
- 10.2.6.1. U.S.
- 10.2.6.2. Canada
- 10.2.6.3. Mexico
- 10.3. Europe
- 10.3.1. Introduction
- 10.3.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
- 10.3.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 10.3.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 10.3.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
- 10.3.6. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
- 10.3.6.1. Germany
- 10.3.6.2. UK
- 10.3.6.3. France
- 10.3.6.4. Italy
- 10.3.6.5. Russia
- 10.3.6.6. Rest of Europe
- 10.4. South America
- 10.4.1. Introduction
- 10.4.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
- 10.4.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 10.4.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 10.4.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
- 10.4.6. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
- 10.4.6.1. Brazil
- 10.4.6.2. Argentina
- 10.4.6.3. Rest of South America
- 10.5. Asia-Pacific
- 10.5.1. Introduction
- 10.5.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
- 10.5.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 10.5.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 10.5.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
- 10.5.6. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
- 10.5.6.1. China
- 10.5.6.2. India
- 10.5.6.3. Japan
- 10.5.6.4. Australia
- 10.5.6.5. Rest of Asia-Pacific
- 10.6. Middle East and Africa
- 10.6.1. Introduction
- 10.6.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
- 10.6.3. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product
- 10.6.4. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Interconnect Level
- 10.6.5. Market Size Analysis and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Fiber Mode
11. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Competitive Landscape
- 11.1. Competitive Scenario
- 11.2. Market Positioning/Share Analysis
- 11.3. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
12. Global Optical Interconnect Market- Company Profiles
- 12.1. Infinera Corporation*
- 12.1.1. Company Overview
- 12.1.2. Product Portfolio and Description
- 12.1.3. Key Highlights
- 12.1.4. Financial Overview
- 12.2. InnoLight Technology (Suzhou) Ltd.*
- 12.3. Lumentum Operations LLC
- 12.4. Molex, LLC
- 12.5. Broadcom Inc.
- 12.6. TE Connectivity
- 12.7. Accelink Technology Co. Ltd.
- 12.8. Acacia Communications, Inc.
- 12.9. NeoPhotonics Corporation
- 12.10. Optoscribe Ltd.
- 12.11. Smiths Interconnect
- 12.12. Cailabs
- 12.13. Fiberplex Technologies, LLC
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13. Global Optical Interconnect Market - Premium Insights
14. Global Optical Interconnect Market - DataM
- 14.1. Appendix
- 14.2. About Us and Services
- 14.3. Contact Us