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This is Ovum's signature forecast for optical components. It rolls up all optical components from telecom, datacom, and access markets. It shows detailed accounts of each component from 2018 to 2024.


  • The total OC market declined again in 2018 by about 1%. The datacom sector was the hardest hit due to delays in 200G and 400G products as well as ICP slowdown in networking components purchasing in anticipation of upgrades. Our forecasts show the OC market will be about $9.8bn in 2019 and will grow to about $15bn by 2024, a six-year CAGR of 8%.

Features and Benefits

  • This research assesses the market for each component by reviewing current market conditions and end user requirements. It evaluates pricing and compares different portions of the market.
  • Companies can assess their own performance against the entire industry and, in conjunction with our OC Market Share data, identify opportunities and threats to their businesses.

Key questions answered

  • What are the drivers of the total OC market? How has the market performed in the past two years and how will it perform in the next five years?
  • What are the drivers for growth in the next five years? What products will decline and what ones will take off?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Total Optical Components Forecast Spreadsheet: 2018–24

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