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.

PUBLISHED Apr 04, 2018
Report # CIR-QS-0418

Quantum sensors are a class of sensors that offer a particularly high level of sensitivity based on certain quantum phenomena, such as quantum de-coherence and quantum entanglement.  Some of these devices – such as PAR sensors – represent relatively mature technology. Others – gravity sensors and quantum LiDAR – are only beginning to make an.....

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018
Report # CIR-QT-0118

This report examines the major applications for quantum computing.  Questions answered in this report: Which end-user communities will be the first to adopt quantum computing and what is the timeframe in which they will need to migrate from classical supercomputers to quantum computer platforms? What software will be required for early-stage quantum computing and how.....

PUBLISHED Jan 15, 2018
Report # CIR-ONO-CRAN-1217

This report explores the commercial potential of C-RAN (Cloud or Centralized Radio Access Network), the principal emerging architecture for distributed radio access networks (RANs) used in mobile phone networks.  CIR believes that C-RANs will become essential for 5G mobile networks where they will contribute to both cost reduction and performance improvement.  Not only is the.....

PUBLISHED Jan 08, 2018
Report # CIR-ONO-AOCS-0118

CIR has been publishing a report on the latest opportunities in the Active Optical Cabling (AOC) space for almost a decade.  In our 2018 AOC report CIR projects the future of the AOC market, focusing on how AOCs are adapting to current technical and market trends.  The report is particularly concerned with how AOCs and.....

PUBLISHED Oct 19, 2017
Report # CIR-QN-DCO-0517

For the past 15 years, major service providers and research institutions worldwide have run quantum network trials. We are now entering a period in which permanent quantum networks are being built.  These are designed initially to support quantum encryption services, but will soon also provide the infrastructure for quantum computing. CIR believes that as quantum.....

PUBLISHED Oct 11, 2017
Report # CIR-ONO-PONS-0917

CIR believes that we are now on the verge of rapid growth in the PON market brought on by new applications and by growing international demand.  Meanwhile, this new “PON revolution” is being enabled by powerful new PON technologies especially XGS-PON and NG-PON. This report identifies the emerging opportunities for the passive optical network (PON).....

PUBLISHED Jul 05, 2017
Report # CIR-EOM-COBO-0517

Join us Wednesday, August 9th at 1:00 PM (EDT) for a Q&A Session CIR believes embedded optics is creating a major business opportunity for optical components, modules and communications chips companies. Embedded optics has been available as a niche technology for many years, but the recent success of the Consortium for on-Board Optics (COBO) has.....

PUBLISHED Jul 01, 2017
Report # CIR-ONO-5G-0717

See our upcoming report, “Current and Future Markets for PON, the Evolution to PON 3.0 Technology 2017-2026“ 5th Generation wireless systems (5G) are what’s next in the personal mobile communications space and they will eventually replace the currently ubiquitous 4G systems.  The key characteristics of 5G is higher capacity and lower latency which will (1) support.....

PUBLISHED Jun 01, 2017
Report # CIR-QESM-TB-0617

Quantum encryption (aka quantum key distribution, QKD) is the first encryption process that is essentially unbreakable; a very strong use case in these days of ubiquitous hacking.  Also driving the market for quantum encryption is the fact that its addressable market is expanding from specialized projects sponsored by governments and giant financial institutions to large.....

PUBLISHED Apr 07, 2017
Report # CIR-OP-AOC-CEPVA-0317

This report provides a ten-year roadmap and competitive analysis of the emerging market for optical connectivity products for consumer electronics applications and closely related video applications. Until recently optical communications in the home was limited to niches for audiophiles and videophiles.  However, new applications such as virtual reality and home networking are creating high volume.....

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