Aptos, CA, January 25, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market and technology research consultancy addressing the optical communications industry, today announced the release of an extensive study report covering the worldwide market for Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers. The ElectroniCast report provides estimates of 2017 and a 10-year forecast of the use of fiber optic fusion splicer machines (2017-2027).
According to the market study, last year (2017) the North America region (United States and Canada) held 24 percent of the worldwide consumption of fiber optic fusion splicers (compared to 27.5% in 2016). However, the European region is forecast to increase annually, during the 1st-half of the forecast period (2017-2022). The use of fusion splicers in the Latin/South America, Middle East and Africa regions are forecast to remain relatively minor during the next 10-years.
A Fusion Splicer is a specialized instrument used to join optical fibers to each other. The generally accepted splicing method is arc fusion splicing, which melts the fiber ends together with an electric arc. This is the report of the ElectroniCast study of fusion splice machines used for selected fiber optic-based communication applications.
The “Greater China Region” (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) is forecast to remain the major user of fusion splicers in the Asia Pacific region (APAC). The Asia Pacific region is forecast to increase in relative market share, driven by countries expanding the reach and density capabilities of their mobile/wireless device (optical fiber) infrastructure, fiber installations in private networks (including private/enterprise Data Centers), use in Specialty applications, as well as bringing optical fiber closer to the drop-areas in Telecommunications and CATV networks (FTTx).
The market forecast provides data in terms of value, quantity, and average selling prices for several types of fusion splicers, segmented by major end-user applications. The market report also provides profiles of over 30-companies that compete in this product space.
In terms of volume (quantity/units), the micro/handheld fixed alignment (clad alignment) fusion splicers led in market share for single fiber splicers in 2017. The bench-top fusion splicer machines led in quantity market share for multi-fiber splicers in 2017.