Optical Circulator Use is Recovering in 2003

Sept. 15, 2003
San Mateo, Calif. September 15, 2003. According to a new market study released by ElectroniCast Corp., the worldwide consumption value (use) of telecommunication optical circulators is showing signs of recovery in 2003. "In year 2000, the value of optical circulators actually consumed in telecommunication networks was $71.4 million," according to ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery.

San Mateo, Calif. September 15, 2003. According to a new market study released by ElectroniCast Corp., the worldwide consumption value (use) of telecommunication optical circulators is showing signs of recovery in 2003. "In year 2000, the value of optical circulators actually consumed in telecommunication networks was $71.4 million," according to ElectroniCast President Stephen Montgomery.

"After seeing the market slip in years 2001 and 2002, we are now seeing a significant increase in both volume (number of units) and value in 2003. 3-Port units are leading with a relative market share of over 80 percent; however, by year 2007 the 3-Port share will slip to 70 percent," Montgomery said.

Optical circulators are used in several applications, such as bi-directional transport systems for multiplexing the forward and reverse paths of the optical signal. Optical circulators are also appropriate in sensing and fiber optic instrumentation, such as optical time domain reflectometers (OTDRs) to counter the optical signal loss associated with a double pass of a 3dB fiber optic coupler/splitter. Another application for optical circulator use is with optical Fiber Gratings to build wavelength division multiplexers (WDMs), Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (OADMs) for WDM transport systems and several other applications.
ElectroniCast's Optical Circulator Global Market Forecast Service provides a 2000-2002 analysis and 2003-2012 reality-driven forecast of market, application, technology and competition trends of optical circulators. The forecast is segmented by: port-count and selected end-use (applications). Trends are analyzed, discussed and forecasted.

The subscription fee for the report's Executive Summary is $2,995. The complete Market Forecast service, which, includes the report, database spreadsheets, competitive analysis, analyst access, debriefing session and quarterly industry reports, is available for $9,850.

Founded in 1981, ElectroniCast is a forecaster for the fiberoptic, optoelectronic, and photonic industries. This includes technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning, competitive analysis, and marketing/sales consultation. ElectroniCast, as a technology-based independent forecasting firm, meets the information needs of communication industry planners and related suppliers. Reduction of the risk of major investment decisions is the main benefit provided.

For more information, visit www.electronicast.com .

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