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[August 07, 2018]

RF-over-Fiber: Global Market Analysis & Outlook to 2023 - Rising Demand for Fiber Optic Cables for Higher Bandwidth & Durability

DUBLIN, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "RF-over-Fiber Market by Component, Frequency Band (L, S, C, X, KU, and KA), Application (Telecommunications, Radar, Navigation, Broadcast, and Broadband), Vertical (Civil and Military), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to's offering.

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The RF over fiber market is expected to grow from USD 336.3 million in 2018 and reach USD 566.1 million by 2023, at a CAGR of 10.97% between 2018 and 2023.

The growth of this market is propelled by the rise of 4G, LTE advanced, and other new standards, along with the increased spectrum efficiency. One of the key restraining factors for the market is the high installation cost of RFoF products.

This report describes drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges pertaining to the RF over fiber market. In addition, it analyzes the current market scenario and forecasts the market till 2023, including the market segmentation based on component, frequency band, application, vertical, and geography.

The market, considered in this report has been classified on the basis of frequency bands, namely, L, S, C, X, Ku, and Ka. The L band is expected to be the largest market based on frequency band by 2023, which has been the most commonly deployed frequency band across the world. L-band RF over fiber solutions find their applications in low earth orbit satellites, military satellites, and terrestrial wireless communications such as GSM mobile phones.

RF over fiber products can be used in applications such as telecommunications, broadband, broadcast, radar, and navigation. The report provides a description of each of these application areas of RFoF. Telecommunications is expected to account for the largest share of the microwave transmission equipment market between 2018 and 2023. The emergence of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication solutions is also expected to boost the growth of the RF over fiber market for telecommunications applications during the forecast period.

The RF over fiber market for the civil vertical is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2018 and 2023. The civil vertical is driven by the expansion of LANs and data centers as electronic data transmission has become an essential requirement at workplaces. The rising investments in building new data centers and upgrading them; increasing use of big data analytics and IoT technology; and growing need for data center collocation and managed services are the factors driving the growth of the RFoF market for the civil vertical.

APAC accounted for the largest share of the global RF over fiber market in 2017. The demand for RFoF products in this region is largely driven by the increased demand for higher bandwidth data services from a large number of smartphone users in this region, particularly in China and India. These 2 countries are among the largest adopters of smartphones, and the consumption of mobile data is also significantly high in India and China.

The increaing government projects and infrastructure developments for the expansion of networks such as FTTH, FTTC, and FTTB will also drive the demand for RFoF products in Asia Pacific. The increasing expenditure on smart devices and the growing use of internet applications, such as video streaming, data transfer, IoT, and OTT content, have led to the growth of the RFoF market in APAC. APAC is estimated to exhibit the highest growth rate in the RF over fiber market during the forecast period.

A few major companies operating in the RF over fiber market are Finisar (US), HUBER+SUHNER (Switzerland), Emcore (US), Gooch & Housego (UK), Seikoh Giken (Japan), Apic Corporation (US), DEV Systemtechnik (Germany), Foxcom (Jerusalem), Glenair (US), Optical Zonu (US), and Vialite Communication (UK). These companies have developed innovative products that can be served in the RF over fiber market.

Key Topics Covered

1 Introduction
1.1 Objectives of Study
1.2 Definition
1.3 Market Scope
1.3.1 Markets Covered
1.3.2 Years Considered for Study
1.4 Currency
1.5 Limitations
1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
2.1 Research Data
2.1.1 Secondary Data List of Major Secondary Sources Secondary Sources
2.1.2 Primary Data Primary Sources Key Industry Insights Breakdown of Primaries
2.2 Market Size Estimation
2.2.1 Bottom-Up Approach Approach for Capturing the Market Size By Bottom-Up Analysis (Demand Side)
2.2.2 Top-Down Approach Approach for Capturing the Market Size By Top-Down Analysis (Supply Side)
2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
2.4 Research Assumptions

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Lucrative Opportunities in RF-Over-Fiber Market
4.2 RF-Over-Fiber Market - Comparison of Growth Pattern of Applications of RF-Over-Fiber Products
4.3 RF-Over-Fiber Market in APAC, 2017
4.4 Market Share of Major Countries and Regions, 2017
4.5 RF-Over-Fiber Market, By Frequency Band

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers Rising Demand for Fiber Optic Cables for Higher Bandwidth and Durability Growing Adoption of 4G, 5G, LTE Advanced, and Voip Technologies Increasing Military Spending on C4I Systems for Enhanced Communication and Security
5.2.2 Restraints High Installation Cost of RFoF Products
5.2.3 Opportunities Growing Need for Fiber to the X (FTTX) Increasing Demand for High-Capacity Cellular Connectivity From India and the Middle East
5.2.4 Challenges Requirement for Huge Capital to Stay Competitive Challenges Related to Testing While Installing and Maintaining the RFoF Network

6 Components of RF-Over-Fiber Modules
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Optical Cables
6.2.1 Glass
6.2.2 Plastic
6.2.3 Singlemode
6.2.4 Multimode
6.2.5 Active Optical Cables
6.3 Optical Amplifiers
6.3.1 Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
6.3.2 Fiber Raman Amplifiers
6.3.3 Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers
6.4 Transceivers
6.4.1 SFF and SFP
6.4.2 SFP+ and SFP28
6.4.3 QSFP, QSFP+, QSFP14, and QSFP28
6.4.4 CFP, CFP2, and CFP4
6.4.5 XFP
6.4.6 CXP
6.5 Optical Switches
6.5.1 All-Optical Switch
6.5.2 Electro-Optical Switch
6.6 Antennas
6.7 Others
6.7.1 Splitters
6.7.2 Connectors Lc Connectors MPO/MTP Connectors
6.7.3 Fiber Optic Multiplexers CWDM DWDM
6.7.4 Fiber Optic Attenuators
6.7.5 Circulators

7 RF-Over-Fiber Market, By Frequency Band
7.1 Introduction
7.2 L Band
7.3 S Band
7.4 C Band
7.5 X Band
7.6 Ku Band
7.7 Ka Band

8 RF-Over-Fiber Market, By Application
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Telecommunications
8.2.1 FTTX
8.2.2 Cellular Communication
8.2.3 Das Solutions
8.3 Broadcast
8.4 Broadband
8.5 Radar
8.6 Navigation

9 RF-Over-Fiber Market, By Vertical
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Military
9.3 Civil

10 Geographic Analysis
10.1 Introduction
10.2 North America
10.2.1 US
10.2.2 Canada
10.2.3 Mexico
10.3 Europe
10.3.1 UK
10.3.2 Germany
10.3.3 France
10.3.4 Italy
10.3.5 Rest of Europe
10.4 Asia Pacific
10.4.1 China
10.4.2 Japan
10.4.3 South Korea
10.4.4 India
10.4.5 Rest of APAC
10.5 Rest of the World
10.5.1 Middle East
10.5.2 Africa

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Ranking Analysis
11.3 Competitive Situation and Trends
11.3.1 Product Developments and Launches
11.3.2 Partnerships, Agreements, and Collaborations
11.3.3 Acquisitions

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Key Players
12.2.1 Finisar
12.2.2 Huber + Suhner
12.2.3 Broadcom
12.2.4 Emcore
12.2.5 Gooch & Housego
12.2.6 Seikoh Giken
12.2.7 APIC Corporation
12.2.8 Dev Systemtechnik
12.2.9 Foxcom
12.2.10 Glenair
12.2.11 Optical Zonu
12.2.12 Vialite Communication

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