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CIR Announced New Upcoming Report on Active Optical Cable Markets Due in Early January 2018

The report titled, Active Optical Cables: Markets and Opportunities, 2018-2027 is available at pre-publication pricing through year end

Charlottesville, VA (PRUnderground) November 29th, 2017

Industry analyst firm CIR today announced a new report that addresses the active optical cable (AOC) market that will be issued right at the beginning of January 2018.  The report titled, Active Optical Cables:  Markets and Opportunities, 2018-2027 is available at pre-publication pricing through year end.  Details of the study are posted on the CIR website at:

About the Report:

CIR has been publishing a report on the latest opportunities in the Active Optical Cabling (AOC) space for almost a decade.  In this our 2018 AOC report CIR projects the future of the AOC market, focusing on how AOCs are adapting to current technical and market trends.  The report is particularly concerned with how AOCs and embedded optics will coexist and how AOCs will fit in with current data center trends; both the huge data centers that the cloud service providers are building and the smaller enterprise data centers that are resulting from the rise of the cloud itself.  We also take a look at how AOCs can increasingly be messaged as part of power consumption strategy for data centers, replacing the old story of AOCs replacing bulky copper IB cables.

In addition, in this year’s AOC report CIR is putting more emphasis on how the supply chain structure for AOCs vary around the world and who the leading players for each region is. This includes special consideration of the market environment in China and a discussion of how Chinese firms are making their presence felt in international markets.  As with our previous reports on AOCs, this report also includes analyses of how AOCs are being adapted to the latest MSAs, especially those at 100 Gbps and 400 Gbps, and whether AOCs will ever emerge as a consumer electronics item – a long promised development.

This report provides an insider perspective on what’s next in the AOC business.  It is strongly focused on business strategy and examines all the important marketing issues faced by the AOC market. The report also profiles all the leading suppliers of AOCs including established players, emergent Chinese vendors and the latest innovators, along with quantitative market shares of the AOC market leaders. Finally, the report includes ten-year volume and value forecasts, broken out by data rate, MSA, networking standards, fiber type and length of cable.

Report Outline

Executive Summary
The changing value proposition for AOCs
The China factor
Data and the single-mode AOC
AOCs, embedded optics and the latest MSAs
Branding and product differentiation in the AOC business
Do “consumer AOCs” have a future

Key Product and Technical Developments Impacting the AOC Business 
Evolution of AOC products for the corporate networking environment
AOCs in the cloud provider data center
Current expectations for the InfiniBand Roadmap:  Impact on AOCs
AOCs and storage
Video and consumer AOCs markets
Hybrid AOCs

AOCs: Evolving Supply Chains
Data center AOCs:  US suppliers and strategies
Data center AOCs: Markets and suppliers in China
Data center AOCs: Rest of APAC
Data center AOCs: Europe and the Middle East
AOC markets in Israel
Niche markets for AOCs
Digital signage: Supply chain structure
Consumer and video AOCs:  Supply chain structure
AOCs in the campus and telecom environment

Ten-Year Forecasts of AOC Markets 

Forecast of addressable markets for AOCs by application/end-user type
Inter-router and switch-to-router
Storage networks
Digital signage: Connections to content sources and control centers
Consumer and video AOCs:  Display extenders, video editing, gaming, etc.
Military and secure networks
Telecom and campus networks

Forecast of AOC shipments and revenues by networking protocol/connector type and cable lengths
Fibre Channel

Forecast of AOC shipments and revenues by MSA and cable lengths
SFP and variants
QSFP and variants
400G MSAs and other emerging MSAs

Forecast of AOC shipments and revenues by data rates
10 Gbps and below
14-32 Gbps
40-60 Gbps
100-150 Gbps
400 Gbps and above

Forecast of AOC shipments and revenues by fiber type and cable lengths

Forecast of AOC shipments and revenues by geography
North America
EU and the UK
Rest of Europe and Russia
Rest of world

About CIR Inc

CIR has actively covered optical networking and components since the 1990s having produced and sold industry analysis and forecasting reports to a global roster of companies. Our studies provide detailed assessments of market opportunities, technology developments and future trends. Visit us at for a full list of our reports and services.

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Original article: CIR Announced New Upcoming Report on Active Optical Cable Markets Due in Early January 2018.

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