In this report, CIR identifies the opportunities within coherent transmission markets based on the technology’s deployment throughout the network. Coherent transmission markets include long-haul, submarine, metro, 5G infrastructure, cloud data centers, edge computing, and cable television. We examine the inherent advantages of coherent transmission compared with other approaches to boost network performance and how standards and MSAs are evolving to prepare the way for a coherent future.
The report also analyzes the full range of coherent products including chipsets, gearboxes, in-module FEC components, transceivers and coherent transmission equipment. These products are projected over a five-year period in both volume and value terms. We also identify the leading suppliers of these products analyze their suppliers’ strategies.
Coherent transmission has been used to boost performance in long-haul and submarine networks for decades. Today coherent is gradually penetrating down into metro networks, 5G infrastructure, and data centers as these parts of the network increasingly have to cope with bandwidth hungry video, IoT, AI and VR/AR traffic. Coherent transmission is an important technology for resolving the bandwidth and latency problems.