Reports


CIR reports provide insight into the emerging opportunities in short-reach optical communications. Covering products, pricing, standards, new technologies and more, our reports are intended as an essential guide to input into marketing and business strategies.

CIR-AOC-V2-0514

May 19, 2014

Active Optical Cable Markets and Opportunities:  2014 to 2022:  Volume II – Personal Computing, Consumer Electronics and Digital Signage Markets

CIR has been providing market coverage of Active Optical Cables (AOCs) for six years, as this market has continued to grow and attract new entrants, including some of the world’s biggest suppliers of cabling and telecom components.  Our annual report on this topic is widely regarded as the most authoritative market forecast and technology assessment in the AOC space and is read by business development and marketing executives in cabling, component and equipment firms throughout the world.

This year, CIR has decided to split our report into two volumes. Data centers account for most of today’s revenues in the AOC space and we cover the data center in Volume I.  However, in this volume – Volume II – we examine the market potential for AOCs outside the data center, especially in consumer electronics, personal computing and digital signage.

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CIR-400GOTN-0114

Jan 15, 2014

400 G, OTN and Next-Generation Transport:  A Market and Technology Forecast

This report provides a complete opportunity analysis and roadmap for 400 G transport, including an assessment of innovations such as superchannels and the latest modulation schemes, and the role of coherent and Raman technology, as well as the emerging standards framework for 400 G from the ITU and OIF.  Based on this analysis, we identify the key capabilities that will be needed in next generation core network platforms and how they are most likely to be provided.  The report also includes a granular eight-year forecast of the 400 G core market with breakouts by type of technology and network segment.
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CIR-NGE-1113

Nov 14, 2013

Next-Generation Ethernet: From 100 Gbps to 400 Gbps and Beyond

Based on more than two decades of experience, CIR presents in this report our view on how 400 GigE will be commercialized, how the 400 GigE business case will be made, and where the opportunities are to be found for carriers, equipment makers and component makers. This report makes compelling reading for optical networking firms at the equipment, subsystem and component levels of the Ethernet value chain.  The report contains a quantitative forecast over the next decade for 400 GigE under several different scenarios, along with an assessment of strategies of the firms that CIR believes will be the key players in this space.

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CIR-OI-V2-0913

Sep 24, 2013

Revenue Opportunities for Optical Interconnects:Market and Technology Forecast - 2013 to 2020 Vol II

In this report, we analyze the latest developments in optical interconnection at the chip level and the progress in this area that is being made by important research teams throughout the world. Both R&D and commercial development are discussed.The report looks at this issue from the perspective of classic CPU chips as well as the latest architectures, and the opportunities for optical interconnection are compared to a possible future for metal interconnects and interconnect alternatives that are even more exotic than photonics; carbon nanotubes, especially.

The report also contains a 10-year roadmap that explains where and when the commercial opportunities for optical interconnection at the chip level will emerge and how much they will be worth. We also profile the leading firms and research efforts involved in designing and implementing on-chip and chip-to-chip optical interconnection.

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