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Free Space Optics and Visible Light Communication Market by Component, Transmission Type, Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022

Free Space Optics and Visible Light Communication Market: Global Forecast until 2022

  • February 2017
  • 192 pages
  • ID: 4710243
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"Free licensing and faster and assurance of safer data transfer than other competing technologies drive the FSO and VLC sectors, respectively"

The free space optics market is anticipated to increase at a CAGR (Compound annual growth rate) of 41.40 percent between 2017 and 2022, to attain $1198.90M by 2022 from $212.40M in 2017. This rise can be accredited to the last mile connectivity, free licensing of FSO system, and alternative solution for overburdened RF technology for outdoor networking. Nevertheless, the degradation of signals due to environmental interference and high installation cost restrict the increase of the FSO market. On the other hand, the visible light communication market is anticipated to rise at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 62.90 percent between 2017 and 2022, to attain ~$14.9B by 2022 from ~$1.3B in 2017. The main factors driving this increase are faster and safer data transfer than other competing technologies; RF spectrum bandwidth crunch; no bandwidth limitation and less energy consumption; and greener, cleaner, and safer technology. On the other hand, the dominance of competing technologies and short range and requirement of direct LOS could restrict the increase of the VLC market.

"Healthcare and hazardous environment are anticipated to be the quickest-increasing applications of FSO and VLC industries, respectively, during the estimate period"

The healthcare and hazardous environment applications of FSO & VLC, respectively, are anticipated to grow at the highest level rate between 2017 and 2022. FSO is hugely deployed in the healthcare application where wireless communication through radio waves is not allowed due to potential health hazards. On the other hand, the quick adoption of new technologies in hazardous situations and the unavailability of any substitute for communication in this environment make the hazardous environment one of the quickest-rising VLC applications.

"LED held the biggest market share in 2016 but software is anticipated to be the dominant market of VLC component by 2022"

The LED component of VLC led the global VLC market in 2016 as LED is used as a main source of light that acts as a medium of transmission in the VLC technology. The software is also a main component of the VLC market and is anticipated to be the biggest market by 2022. This is primarily due to the expected emergence of different bidirectional communication applications by 2022.

"Americas is the most important shareholder, because Asia-Pacific would be the quickest-increasing area of the FSO and VLC sectors during the outlook period"

The whole Americas held the biggest share of the FSO & VLC industries in 2016 due to the huge investments in telecom infrastructure, government funding, and growing military expenditure in FSO technology as well as the government funding and deployment of different VLC systems in the public and commercial places. Nevertheless, the Asia-Pac market is anticipated to grow at the maximal rate in the FSO market between 2017 and 2022. The rising manufacturing facilities, advanced infrastructure, and the increasing computer-aided design sector would drive the FSO market, while the recent developments and rised expenditure on VLC-related R&D activities would drive the VLC market in Asia-Pac.

The breakup of primaries conducted during the market research is depicted below:

By Company Type: Tier 1 - 55.0 percent, Tier 2 - 20.0 percent, and 1/3 3 - 25.0 percent

By Designation: C-suite executives - 50.0 percent, Directors - 25.0 percent, and Managers - 25.0 percent

By area: Americas - 60.0 percent, Europe - 20.0 percent, APAC - 10.0 percent, and rest of the world - 10.0 percent

Some of the main actors in the FSO market include are LightPointe Communications, Incorporated, fSONA Networks Corp., Plaintree Systems Inc., Wireless Excellence Ltd., and Trimble Hungary Kft. , among others. The top players in the VLC market contain Koninklijke Philips (NYSE:PHG), General Electric (NYSE:GE), ByteLight, Incorporated, Panasonic Corp., LVX System, Oledcomm, pureLiFi Ltd., LightBee Corp., Outstanding Technology Corp., IBSENtelecom, and Supreme Architecture Inc., among others.

Elements such as affordable extension in fiber network, growing number of space research programs, and replacement of old technologies with FSO technology for enterprise connectivity are anticipated to generate alternatives for the FSO market. The factors that are anticipated to create possibilities for the VLC market in the upcoming future are eth overall acceptance by electronic device manufacturers, commercialization of the technology for two-way communication, government funding, and emergence of new applications including IoT and 5G.

Segment Research

This business report includes the industry statistics pertaining to FSO applications and area, and VLC component, transmission type, application, and territory, together with their size of market.

- The porter's five forces scheme has been exploited along with the value chain study to offer a detailed insight into the FSO and VLC sectors.

- Main drivers, market restraints, and alternatives for the FSO and VLC industries have been precised in this industry report.

- The alternatives in the sector have been defined for partners, together with the details of the competitive landscape for the market top players.

- The strategic profiling of the main actors of the FSO and VLC sectors has been provided and their market ranks and core competencies have been comprehensively analyzed.

- The illustrative segmentation, review, and estimate for the industries on the basis of application type and area have been organized to give an global view of the FSO & VLC sectors.

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