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The optical components market in 2016 will be largely shaped by the Internet content providers.


  • "High-volume" 100G transceivers will finally come to market.
  • 400G for inter– and intra–data center interconnect will become available.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn how 100G "high-volume" transceivers will impact the five-year optical component revenue outlook.
  • Evaluate how silicon photonics and on-board optics will affect optical components.

Key questions answered

  • What are the key 100G transceivers coming to market in 2016?
  • What factors are likely to impact the status quo of the optical transceiver business model?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations

100G transceivers start shipping in volume

  • Datacom 100G transceivers to win long-term revenue battle
  • Multiple vendors shipping metro CFP2-ACO
  • WAN client stable

100G unleashes silicon photonics

  • Silicon photonics impacts business models, cost

Numerous 400G products to be introduced in 2016

  • Technologies for bandwidth beyond 100G
  • Datacom 400G client modules coming too

Front-plate density challenges will be addressed

  • Looking down the road
  • Board-mounted optics to make inroads

New business models to emerge

  • Specialization may be the path to sustained profitability


  • Further reading
  • Author

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