Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT): A Global Strategic Business Report
San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Follow us on LinkedIn – BER tests help to identify and troubleshoot the cause of the manifested problem. For instance, the tests indicate if bit error rates are the result of signal path distortions, and or circuitry malfunctioning. Telecommunication applications have certain standard protocols that need achieve specified error rates for yielding purposeful test results. By using a reliable bit error rate tester, these error estimations ensure the compliance of the equipment to global standards. With rapid progression in technology and faster development cycles turning out to be basic standards in global communications market, manufacturers need to develop advanced test equipment in order to stay afloat in the long run. Test equipment producers are therefore necessitated to forge strategic relationships with communications equipment manufacturers and work in tandem right from product design and development so as to ensure that efforts are channelized towards innovation, which is commercially rewarding. Early involvement allows test equipment developers to develop products, which are inline with industry or proprietary standards and later re-engineer the R&D test solutions for large volume manufacturing.
In the telecommunications industry, the launch of 3G networks and the much anticipated transition to 4G networks will throw up opportunities for growth as the need to find and fix glitches in new digital networks increases with network design complexity. In the upcoming years, establishment of new networks in developing economies and the need to upgrade existing communication infrastructure will emerge as major drivers lending traction to growth in the marketplace.
The emergence of newer technologies and data rates, including deployment of 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networks and 8 Gigabit Fiber Channel, has and will continue to increase demand for advanced bit error rate testers that are equipped with the functionalities of testing such processes. Interest in 40 Gigabit and 100 Gigabit is led by increasing network traffic and the need for networks and service providers to cost-effectively and efficiently support trends such as data-intensive mega-data centers cloud computing and virtualization. The technologies are propelled by several factors including increasing video traffic on the Internet that results from video conferencing, high-definition IPTV, YouTube, and enterprise migration from private networks to the Internet-based VPNs. Furthermore, search engines as well as social networking companies are beginning to push for 100GbE for inter-data-center network aggregation while 40GbE and 10GbE are required for data movement between computing applications and servers in data centers. Against this backdrop, demand for validation and compliance testing of 40GbE and 100GbE networks will increase and bit error rate testers are poised to emerge into the major beneficiary of the trend. The test and measurement sector is expected to witness a robust growth in high-speed BERT segment in the near future as new serial data rates begin to emerge. These novel testers need to be designed to meet emerging test requirements, which previous bit error rate testers failed to achieve.
The ongoing European debt crisis is forecast to create a rich mixture of opportunities and challenges, the intensity of which depends upon the future playout of the debt crisis drama. While nothing remains certain and the potential outcomes of the crisis remain numerous, it remains reasonable to surmise that debt laden governments and their austerity measures to curtail towering national debts can likely result in challenges such as, high cost of capital & financing as a result of lower credit ratings, increased pressure to contain capital and operating expenditures, and price degradation for telecommunication services as consumers finally come under the financial yoke.
Interestingly, the scenario creates a need for investments in infrastructure developments, given the commercial pressure for continuous innovation. And in this regard, telecom companies are forecast to continue pushout the scheduled deployments of new network technologies like 4G and 40GbE and 100GbE Ethernet. A complete halt in telecom infrastructure investment in the region is not seen as likely given the detrimental effect of such a strategy on overall economic growth. This is primarily because the level of economic activity is directly proportional to the development of an economy’s telecommunication infrastructure. Smaller, short-termed infrastructure projects with faster ROIs are therefore expected to be the first to see the light of day. Also demand for new spectrum and mobile data capacity will continue to increase, requiring companies to invest to keep pace with changing marketplace demand. However, investments in deployment of fourth‐generation mobile (4G/LTE) in Europe are expected to be relatively slower as compared to Asia-Pacific and North America.
Currently however, there exists little indication of the debt crisis paralyzing European telecom’s projected capex expenditures, and spending on telecommunications equipment continues to hold up well. And the scenario is forecast to continue for as long as companies are able to access capital at reasonable costs. The telecommunications industry in Europe has until now shown no signs of weakening as is indicated by the still healthy financial performance and strong liquidity of EU’s largest telecom operators - France Télécom, Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone among others. Market fundamentals continue to remain intact, network upgradations plans have witnessed no major disruptions till date, and pockets of strong growth exist in market segments such as, broadband internet, mobile broadband, online pay TV, smartphones, and healthy demand for data-rich services, LTE and WiMAX technologies. With baseline market sentiments revolving around guarded optimism, demand for BER testers is forecast to hold up in the year 2012.
As stated by the new market research report on Bit Error Rate Testers (BERTs), North America and Asia-Pacific represent two of the largest markets worldwide. Strongest growth is forecast to stem from Asia-Pacific with a projected CAGR of 10.1% over the analysis period.
Major players in the marketplace include Agilent Technologies Inc., Anritsu Corporation, Centellax Inc., JDS Uniphase Corporation, Luceo Technologies GmbH, SHF Communication Technologies AG, Tektronix Inc., among others.
The research report titled “Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT): A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, company profiles and major strategic industry activities. Market estimates and projections in this study are presented for product segments Functional Bit Error Rate Testers and Traditional Bit Error Rate Testers across all major geographic markets including North America, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific and Rest of World. Key end-use segments analyzed include Enterprises, Component & System Manufacturers, and Service Providers among others. The report also analyzes the global market for Bit Error Rate Testers by application segments - Installation & Maintenance, Research & Development and Manufacturing.
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