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Introduction

This report offers Ovum's perspective on the optical components WAN and datacom news and trends seen at OFC 2016.

Highlights

  • The three main drivers for OC growth are Internet content provider (ICP) data center and network builds, network modernization in China, and the ongoing shift to higher-capacity and more flexible optical networks. The near-term outlook from this year’s conference points to 2016 and 2017 as energizing years for OC WAN and datacom.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies OFC 2016's hot topics in OC from the near-term commercial perspective
  • Addresses what OFC 2016's activities foreshadow in terms of medium-term OC development.

Key questions answered

  • What is happening with the 80km data center interconnect market?
  • What is happening in the 100GE intra–data center fabric market?
  • What is happening in the CFP2-ACO 100G line-side market?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

OFC 2016 recap and analysis

  • The 80km metro DCI will be hotly contested in 2016–17
  • ICP operators begin transition to 100GE intra–data center switching fabric
  • 100G WDM line-side CFP2-ACO: the ramp is here
  • Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO) states its case but hasn’t convinced all
  • Photonics integration: SiPh no longer sci-fi
  • Announcement summary: innovation continues but slows

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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