Dec. 18, 2001�ElectroniCast (San Mateo, CA), in a new market study, estimates global consumption of fiber optic couplers will move from $602 million in2001 to $1.18 billion in 2005, and $2.8 billion by 2010.
ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery asserts that global coupler consumption will be driven by accelerating demand for high capacity transport systems such as optical fiber amplifiers, DWDM, and OADM.
North America leads consumption with $229.75 million in 2001, estimated to expand to $1.06 billion in 2010. Europe ranks second in usage with 27% in 2001.
WDM couplers lead with a current 50.5% market share over star/tree couplers. Star/tree couplers, however, are expected to demonstrate a strong growth rate, reaching a consumption value of $1.17 billion, or 41.3% market share by 2010.