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 Nov 13, 2019
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In this latest report, CIR provides Active Optical Cables Market Forecasts in the new world of hyperscale data centers, 200/400G transmission and embedded optics. CIR has been providing coverage of the active optical cable (AOC) market longer than any other established industry analysis firm and has issued analysis and market forecasts dating back over ten.....

PUBLISHED Jan 16, 2019
Report # CIR-5GI-0119

Since CIR published its first report on optical networking in the 5G infrastructure market in 2017, a lot has happened in the 5G world.  In particular, expectations for subscriber numbers have grown, leading CIR’s more bullish expectation for PON, WDM, Carrier Ethernet, space division multiplexing and optical cable in 5G-focused backhaul and fronthaul nets. The.....

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

Inquire on next release of this report 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.....

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 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.....

PUBLISHED Jan 05, 2017
Report # CIR-OI-CBEB-2017

The deluge of data from streaming UHDTV video, the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and especially cloud services has finally created a need for circuit board-level optical interconnects as well as for optical backplanes. In the future, CIR believes that other novel services – such as those related to virtual reality and telepresence – will put even more.....

PUBLISHED Dec 05, 2016
Report # CIR-AOC-2017

This report provides a ten-year forecast/competitive analysis of the AOC market, which CIR has been covering for a decade. New in this report, is discussion of changes occurring as western AOC suppliers merge and Chinese suppliers emerge.  Also forecasts of AOC markets in personal computing and consumer electronics resulting from the recent Thunderbolt improvements. Applications.....

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