North American communication networks in 2001 consumed 62 percent of selected fiber-optic filter value, claims a new report from market researcher ElectroniCast Corp. (San Mateo, CA). The European share will remain relatively flat at 24 percent, while the North American share will drop to 51 percent but grow in value to $254 million by 2011, claims the report. The Japan/Pacific Rim and Rest of World shares will climb rapidly, to a combined 25 percent of the market by 2011.
ElectroniCast's new report, "Fiber Optic Filters: Global Market Forecast," examines trends in the deployment of selected filters used in fiber-optic communication applications. It provides a ten-year forecast of global consumption of filter "elements" typically used in various modules. Forecasts are provided for North America, Europe, Japan/Pacific Rim, and Rest of World and segmented by the following filter technologies: Dielectric Interference (Thin Film Interference), Bragg Grating fiber, Waveguide Array Grating, and Mach-Zehnder (M-Z)/Other.
"Thin film elements that are used in WDM filter modules held the highest global consumption value in 2001,"explains ElectroniCast president Stephen Montgomery. "As the requirement for more wavelengths per module increases each year, Array Waveguide Gratings (AWGs) are more accommodating to higher wavelength counts; therefore AWGs will dominate the DWDM marketplace by 2011," he adds.
For more information or to purchase a copy of the report, visit ElectroniCast's Web site at www.electronicast.com.