ElectroniCast Consultants has released a new report covering the worldwide market for fiber-optic fusion splicers. The report provides a review of 2011 and a five-year forecast (2012-2016) of the use of fusion splice machines – specialized instruments used to join optical fibers to each other.
Last year, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) led the market in the consumption of fiber-optic fusion splicers, and use in the region is forecast to grow at an average annual growth rate of 20% over the next five years, according to the report.
The growth will be driven by countries throughout the region that are bringing fiber closer to the drop-areas (FTTx), especially China, as well as by the use of fusion splice machines in the manufacturing of fiber-optic components and devices, which is concentrated in the region.
According to ElectroniCast, the telecommunications sector accounts for 55.7% of the worldwide consumption of fiber-optic fusion splicers. The use of fusion splicers to manufacture fiber-optic devices holds onto second place with 16.6% of the market.
Although currently just 9.9% of the worldwide market, the use of fusion splicers in private enterprise networks is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 14.7% over the next five years. Consumption of fusion splice equipment in cable TV, military/aerospace, and various specialty applications is also quantified in the report (see figure below).
|Fiber-optic fusion splicer global consumption in 2012 by end-use application.|
ElectroniCast’s Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast & Analysis (May 2012) is available immediately, for $4,800. The study covers the use of fusion splice machines for fiber-optic communication and in manufacturing of components for selected communication applications.
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