Deregulated carriers driving European fiber market

June 18, 2001
June 18, 2001 The European fiber-optics market is heavily advancing, with developments in components such as switches, transmitters, amplifiers, and receivers.

June 18, 2001 The European fiber-optics market is heavily advancing, with developments in components such as switches, transmitters, amplifiers, and receivers. That fact and others come to light in a new series of research from Allied Business Intelligence, (ABI—www.alliedworld.com) called "The European Fiber Optic Deployment Series."

"The European telecommunications market has always been considered a few years behind the U.S., but in the case of fiber optics this is not true, as the region is catching up quickly," said Marc Liggio, ABI's senior vice president of broadband communications. "With the more recent deregulation, the progress in the building of the European Union, and amore conducive geography—the population centers are closely tied together—many carriers have seen the opportunity for using fiber optics to serve the pan-European market."

The information that ABI has gathered on the European fiber-optic market is available not in a standalone research report, but in a series of information blocks, from which ABI clients can build their own report. According to ABI, each information block analyzes specific equipment markets, looking at start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory influences, shipment forecasts, regional and national markets, and trends.

Among the highlights of the research:

• The next-generation optical infrastructure market will reach $921 million by 2005.

• The market for VCSELs for fiber-optic communications will reach $213 million by 2005.

• The fiber-optic receivers market will exceed $1 billion by 2005.

In this research series, ABI also covers semiconductor optical amplifiers, dense wavelength-division multiplexing, broadband transmitters, broadband fiber-optic diodes, and erbium-doped fiber amplifiers.

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