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Ovum is forecasting the merchant market for optical components to grow from $8.99bn in 2015 to $17.58bn in 2021. Market growth is being driven by web-scale service providers’ demand for 100G and telecom demand for data rates at 100G and beyond.


  • Datacom is the fastest-growing segment.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies areas of growth in the optical components market
  • Analyzes which segments in WAN, datacom, and access are fueling growth in demand.

Key questions answered

  • Which optical components product segments and devices are in high demand?
  • What is the price outlook for mature and newly introduced products?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Total OC Forecast Spreadsheet: 2015–21

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