The Optical Transport Network Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 22.32 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Optical transport network utilizes optical fiber cables for carrying data between multiple nodes. It supports high-speed internet through wavelength division multiplexing technology. The network is capable of transferring massive amount of data simultaneously over long distances with high reliability and low latency. It is majorly used by telecom operators, internet service providers and enterprises for providing communication and connectivity solutions. The growing demand for 5G networks and data services is propelling the optical transport network market.
One of the major drivers for the optical transport network market is growing internet penetration across the globe. As per statistics, over 60% of global population currently uses internet which is creating huge demand for high-speed data services. This is augmenting the requirement for high bandwidth connectivity provided by optical transport network. Another driver is increasing implementation of 5G networks worldwide. 5G is expected to witness immense traffic compared to earlier generations which requires high-capacity optical network infrastructure. These drivers are expected to propel the optical transport network market growth over the forecast period.
The optical transport network market is dominated by the WDM (wavelength-division multiplexing) sub-segment. WDM technology enables transmission of multiple optical carrier signals on the same optical fiber by using different wavelengths of laser light. This allows high bandwidth optical fiber networks to carry more channels and offers flexibility of bandwidth on demand. It handles huge traffic volumes with superior bandwidth utilization as compared to other technologies.
Political: Trade barriers and protectionist policies by some countries pose risks to global supply chains for networking components. However, initiatives towards improving digital connectivity can boost investments.
Economic: Rapid digitalization of businesses and growing demand for high-speed data networks are driving investments into optical transport infrastructure worldwide. Ongoing infrastructure upgrades also generate economic activity in related sectors.
Social: Rising usage of bandwidth-intensive applications for streaming, gaming, etc. is propelling the need for networks offering reliable transmission at scale. Adoption of 5G and emerging technologies further necessitates expanded network capacities.
Technological: Advancements in areas such as coherent detection, super-channels, flexible-grid networks, SDN/NFV and integration with packet networks are increasing transmission capabilities and facilitating deployment of photonic integrated circuits.
Global Optical Transport Network Market Size is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 10% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for high-speed data networks. The market size for 2023 is estimated at US$ 22.32 Bn.
North America dominates the optical transport network market currently owing to sizable investments in network expansion and infrastructure modernization projects. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing regional market led by China, India and other developing countries investing heavily in digital connectivity.
Key players operating in the optical transport network market include Nokia Corporation, Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems Inc., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, ZTE Corporation, Fujitsu Corporation, Infinera Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, NEC Corporation and Yokogawa Electric Corporation. These companies are focused on developing innovative networking solutions incorporating the latest technological advancements to address bandwidth and latency challenges of 5G and IoT networks.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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