Global communications networks are changing dramatically. High-speed mobile access and cloud services are driving massive bandwidth demand from users. Virtualization is changing the network, with application servers and many of the network functions themselves hosted in large data centers. Hyperscale data center operators and service providers are installing 100 Gbit/s (100G) connections across their networks, deploying 25G to servers, 400G connections between data centers and looking forward to terabit connections. These developments are pushing the industry to deliver lower costs and greater bandwidths.
This report identifies key networking, optical module and semiconductor technologies and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components. The report includes not only granular information on the optical modules and components themselves – of interest to telecom equipment manufacturers, service providers, optical module vendors and semiconductor vendors – but also insights into how the overall market and ecosystem is developing – of interest to a wide audience, including investors.
The report evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 49 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including more than 300 optical modules and almost 150 semiconductor components.