Increasing Demand for Higher Bandwidth Speeds Drives Demand for Active Optical Cables, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Active Optical Cables markets. Global market for Active Optical Cables (AOC) is projected to surpass US$1 billion by 2018, driven by growing demand for higher bandwidth speeds, rise in processor speeds, and advancements in fiber optics technology.

Active Optical Cables: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn - Continuous advancements in fiber optics technology resulted in enhanced performance of fiber optic cables, generating huge demand for active fiber optics during the past few years. Advancements in cabling technology and new designs that emerged on the market in 2010 have resulted in a significant growth in demand for Active Optical Cables (AOCs). Demand for AOC is on the rise in end-use markets such as consumer electronics, data centers and digital signage, mainly driven by enhanced efficiency of AOC over the traditional copper cables in terms of reach, weight and flexibility. As a result, AOCs are increasingly replacing copper cables in the market.

AOCs are at present heavily dependent on InfiniBand protocol. InfiniBand interface in commercial applications such as supercomputers and server applications have been critical to growth of the overall AOC market in recent years. The InfiniBand segment moved from the traditional 10G QSFP+ format to 14G FDR QSFP+ fiber optic cables, making it the strongest AOC application till date. The AOC market is also benefitted by the increasing attention of vendors towards HDMI, Thunderbolt and USB protocols in consumer and video protocols. Other protocols such as HDMI, USB3.0 and DisplayPort are expected to gain traction in future.

Data Centers represents the largest end-use application in the global active optical cable market. A key factor driving demand from data centers include increasing bandwidth speeds, which are expected to touch 100 Gbps by 2018. However, AOC market in data centers are currently limited to facilities that look to optimize the existing infrastructure to provide higher data rates. Nevertheless, the market for AOCs in data centers is expected to increase with the introduction of big data applications in the coming years. In addition, AOCs are steadily gaining prominence in non-data center applications such as in consumer electronic devices.

As stated by the new market research report on, Active Optical Cables, the United States represents the largest market worldwide. However, emerging markets are expected to spearhead growth driven by faster economic growth and growing adoption of new technologies. Asia-Pacific is projected to emerge as the fastest growing regional market with a CAGR of 63% over the analysis period.

Major players covered in the report include 3M Company, Avago Technologies, Chromis Fiberoptics Inc., Emcore Corporation, FCI SA, Fujikura Ltd., Hitachi Metals Ltd., Siemon Company, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., and TE Connectivity Ltd., among others.

The research report titled "Active Optical Cables: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of trends, issues, strategic industry activities, and profiles of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for geographic markets such as the US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. End-use segments analyzed for the global market include Data Centers, Digital Signage and Others.

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About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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