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European Fiber Optic Test Equipment Markets

  • Publication Date:February 2011
  • Publisher:Frost & Sullivan
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:38

European Fiber Optic Test Equipment Markets

This study covers the state of the european fiber optic test equipment market examining drivers, restraints and challenges for growth. Following from these, market growth for the region is forecasted. In addition, an in-depth analysis of the competitive situation including vendors' market shares is performed. The base year is 2010 with forecasts running through 2015.

This Frost & Sullivan research service titled European Fiber Optic Test Equipment Markets provides revenue forecasts for total market in addition to trends, drivers and restraints, challenges and market share analysis. In this research, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following markets: optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR), optical light source (OLS), optical power meter (OPM), optical loss test set (OLTS), remote fiber test systems (RFTS), optical spectrum analyser (OSA) and others.

Market Overview

FTTH Deployments Deliver Positive Momentum for the European Fiber Optic Test Equipment Markets

With the expansion of the installed base and the need for higher bandwidth speed, the European fiber optic test equipment (FOTE) markets are gaining strong traction. Fiber optics is poised to play a major role in most parts of Europe. New strategies unleashed to enhance passive optical network (PON) across Europe in the near future will bolster fiber to the home (FTTH) deployments. Opportunities abound in the integrated test equipment market segment, and companies are vying with each other to provide value-added services. With operational expenditure being high on the agenda for end users, demand for combinational testers will witness an upsurge.

“The United Kingdom is showcasing its broadband initiative, and FTTH deployment in most of England is triggering growth in the FOTE market,” notes the analyst of this research service. “Besides FTTH, other segments stoking growth in this domain are 3G, cell backhaul, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM).” FTTH and 40 gb/s are driving market growth in Germany. The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Scandinavia are showing promise. Russia may see significant growth with reinvestments in the fiber optic space. Spirited R&D efforts are underway to enable the roll out of better technology. Agilent Technologies exited the installation & maintenance (I&M) application segment and is significantly focused on R&D.

Price-To-Performance Ratio Critical For Vendors to Prosper In This Region

Currently, vendors find it difficult to replace existing underground cables with fiber optic cables in certain parts of Europe, especially in Germany. Despite great demand for FTTH, vendors face a huge challenge in laying cables as right-of-way access is restricted with existing laws. This has hindered the growth of the market, and this trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. Apart from this, the ripple effects of the global economic downturn were felt in the European FOTE market. France and Germany are yet to recover, and growth in these regions is expected to be lacklustre. Government stimulus packages have not significantly helped energise prospects for the European FOTE markets. Competition is intense among test vendors in this space, making price pressure significant in the region and hindering growth for vendors.

In this scenario, vendors must improve cost of testing, optimise workflow regulation, and satisfy end-user requirements to establish their market presence. With new and emerging technologies such as reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM), 40gb/s and 100 gb/s, standardisation is key for getting consensus among test vendors while developing new products. “In the future, the uptrend in demand will continue for higher bandwidth speed, installation of FTTH capacity, and more wavelength,” concludes the analyst. “This, in turn, will spike demand for sophisticated equipment in the core network.”

Market Sectors

Expert Frost & Sullivan analysts thoroughly examine the following market sectors in this research:

    Optical time domain reflectometers (OTDR)
    Optical light source (OLS)
    Optical power meter (OPM)
    Optical loss test set (OLTS)
    Remote fiber test systems (RFTS)
    Optical spectrum analyser (OSA)

1. Executive Summary
   1.1 Scope and Definition
   1.2 Acronyms
   1.3 Market Defined
   1.4 Key Industry Challenges and Market Drivers and Restraints
   1.5 Revenue Forecasts
   1.6 Summary of Key Findings

2. European FOTE Markets
   2.1 Key Industry Challenges
   2.2 Key Market Drivers
   2.3 Key Market Restraints
   2.4 Market Trends
   2.5 Key Market Data
   2.6 Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
   2.7 Product Analysis
   2.8 Market Share Analysis

3. About Frost & Sullivan

List of Figures
FOTE Market: Impact of Top Two Industry Challenges (Europe), 2011-2015
FOTE Market: Market Drivers Ranked in Order of Impact (Europe), 2011-2015
FOTE Market: Market Restraints Ranked in Order of Impact (Europe), 2011-2015
FOTE Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts (Europe), 2009-2015
FOTE Market: Revenue Forecasts by Product (Europe), 2009-2015

FOTE Market: Key Industry Challenges (Europe), 2011-2015
FOTE Market: Key Market Drivers and Restraints (Europe), 2011-2015
FOTE Market: Revenue Forecasts (Europe), 2009-2015
FOTE Market: Market Engineering Measurements (Europe), 2010
FOTE Market: Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts (Europe), 2009-2015
FOTE Market: Company Market Share by Revenues (Europe), 2010

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