Aptos, CA, May 09, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market & technology forecast consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of their annual study of the use of selected cleavers, strippers and multiple-function (cleave/strip/clean) instruments/machines for the purpose of optical fiber splicing preparation processing.
According to ElectroniCast, the global volume (quantity) of selected optical fiber splice preparation instrument/machine units reached 235.4 thousand units in 2017. Items not included in the market forecast data are: cleaver or stripper functions, which are integrated (non-detachable) with other device/equipment such as a fusion splice machine, and equipment that has a total weight of more than 8kg (17.6 pounds), as well as stripper/cleaver “tools” (shears, nippers, scissors, and "Pen" Scribes).
According to the study, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) consumed 113.6-thousand new instrument/machine units in 2017. The Asia Pacific region is forecast to maintain the leadership role in relative market share in both volume/quantity and value. China, Korea and Japan are leading consumers for these fiber optic instrument/machine units in the region; however, India is acknowledged as a rapid adopter of optical fiber communication technologies.
“Field-installable fiber optic connectors, fusion splice use, and other optical fiber preparation processing tasks are driving the need for accurate fiber preparation and cleaving,” said Stephen Montgomery, principal analyst of the fiber optics group at ElectroniCast.
“Due to the deployment fiber optic cable assemblies in Data Centers (DC), as well as continued deployment of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), as well as other optical fiber deployment, the need for easy-to-use, rugged/durable and accurate fiber optic preparation and termination devices are increasing in demand,” Montgomery added.