Reports

Near-Packaged Optics

Beyond 400G: The Prospects for 800G, Terabit Pluggables, On-Board Optics, and Co-Packaged Optics

This report assesses the market potential of optical networking operating at 800G and above. The report is especially focused on technologies coming out of the efforts to build high-speed interfaces based on pluggable optics, on-board optics and co-packaged optics. CIR compared the approaches, discuss their viability and construct roadmaps for each technology.

Active Optical Cables: Market Forecasts: 2020 To 2024

This report provides a completely new assessment of the market opportunities for AOCs.  Not only does the report examine the role of AOCs in a world of hyperscale data centers and 400G transmission, but it also examines whether video/consumer AOCs can expand beyond their current niche markets such as video extenders for bars and restaurants.  

Optical Networking Opportunities in the 5G Infrastructure Market: 2019 to 2028

This report provides detailed forecasts in volume (ports) and value ($ Millions) terms of both optical equipment and cable with breakouts by type of technology, fronthaul vs. backhaul deployment, and geography.  The report includes profiles of 17 mobile operators with advanced 5G strategies, showing how these carriers are planning to deploy optical networks and who their suppliers of hardware and cable will be.

C-RAN Deployment: Market Opportunity Analysis – 2018 and Beyond

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.

Active Optical Cables: Markets and Opportunities: 2018-2027

This report focuses on business strategy and examines all the important issues facing the AOC market.  It profiles all the leading suppliers of AOCs including established players, emergent Chinese vendors and the latest innovators.  The report includes ten-year volume and value forecasts, broken out by data rate, MSA, networking standards, fiber type and length of cable.

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