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The ON market will grow 5.7% from 2015 to the end of 2016, taking the market back above $15bn. The ON market is projected to grow at a 4.8% CAGR to 2021, topping $19bn.


  • ICPs continue to build their own global networks, now featuring their own subsea cables to interconnect global data center properties. The ON market continues to advance on the technology front. CDC-F ROADMs have achieved tier-1 CSP deployment validation. The submarine segment is undergoing a renaissance, doubling in size over the last two years.

Features and Benefits

  • Features projected growth rates by region.
  • Features projected growth rates by key technologies: 100G and 200G.

Key questions answered

  • What are the projected growth rates for major regions in the world?
  • What are the projected growth rates WDM systems, 100G, and 200G?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Optical Networks Forecast Spreadsheet: 2016–21

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