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Ovum is projecting a 7% CAGR for merchant OC revenues from 2016 through to 2022. Datacom continues to be a key growth driver. The 100G datacom market has finally turned on in a big way.


  • Ovum is forecasting 200G to grow at a 24% to 2022 based on the cost per performance compared to 100G and the extended-reach capabilities of the latest generation of 200G. 400G also has promise for high growth in the early years of product introduction.

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

  • What is the growth rate for datacom?
  • What are the key datacom segments and how will the subsegments grow?
  • What is the high-speed WAN forecast?
  • How will the WSS and MCS market grow?
  • What is the growth expectation for Raman pumps?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Total OC Forecast Spreadsheet: 2016–22

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