CIR, market analysis and forecasting of optical networking and related device opportunities

CIR works with established and start-up companies; industry giants and niche players; market leaders and new entrants. Companies rely on CIR reports and consulting services because the forecasts are credible, the coverage is balanced and the insights are rock-solid.  Leaders of strategic planning, marketing, sales, engineering and finance make up CIR’s user base. CIR also offers services to the financial community, addressing the needs of analysts, money managers and venture capitalists who seek the level of enlightened analysis for which CIR is recognized.

When a company purchases a CIR report or engages us for custom consulting solutions they receive a carefully thought-through finished product that reflects market realities and the latest strategic thinking in the industry.

Broadest coverage of emerging optical opportunities 

In addition, to traditional markets for fiber optics at telcos, mobile infrastructure and data centers, CIR provides coverage of optical sensors and optical devices for consumer products.  Our research interests include the latest MSAs, data rates, fiber types, laser technology and packaging technology.

Insightful industry analysis reports

Our reports offer insight and guidance on the market opportunities for the full range optical subsystems and components. Each report contains a business analysis, detailed market forecasts and strategic profiles of leading market players.  Over the years, CIR has produced over hundreds of reports that have tracked the cutting edge of the optical communications sector with a special focus on emerging technologies. 

Comprehensive and granular forecasts 

CIR’s forecasts offer the rigor required by today’s optical networking firms and device manufacturers.  Our analysis takes into consideration diverse factors such as network topology, data center and data rate growth, applications development, new types of modulation, semiconductor industry trends, new directions in consumer electronics, etc. We also examine financial results, real estate statistics, technology adoption patterns and pricing trends.

Comprehensive custom consulting

We welcome the opportunity to quote for providing market analysis, forecasts, corporate profiles, where our reports do not provide the coverage required by a client.  Whether the work is for internal planning, for due diligence before an acquisition or to support marketing of new products, CIR has the capabilities to provide qualitative and quantitative guidance to clients.  We also welcome long-assignments and retainer arrangements. Learn more about our consulting assignments.

CIR Coverage

  • Components & Subsystems

  • Active Optical Cabling (AOCs)

  • Coherent Optics

  • On-board Optics & Co-Packaged Optics

  • Optical Sensors

  • Next-Generation Lasers & Modulation Devices

  • Novel WDM, ROADM and PON Technology

  • Novel Fiber Technology

  • 5G Infrastructure

  • Edge Computing

  • Data Centers

  • Telecom/Datacom Networks

Lawrence Gasman, President

Lawrence Gasman, President

Lawrence Gasman is the founder of CIR and has been tracking commercial opportunities in high-speed networking business since 1985. Over the years, he has covered both the optical networking equipment and optical components market and his recent market analysis work has focused on optical data centers, embedded optics, 5G infrastructure and quantum networking.

Gasman’s consulting work has included both major multinationals and high-tech start-ups as clients and he has also carried out due diligence work for investment banks, venture capitalists and leading management consulting firms.

He is also the author of numerous articles on the economics of technology and of four books covering telecommunications and nanotechnology.

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