According to the new research report published by The Insight Partners, titled “Passive Optical Network Market - Global Analysis and Forecast to 2025”, the global passive optical network market is expected to reach US$ 11,144.6 Mn in 2025, registering a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period 2018 to 2025.

By 2025, APAC is estimated to be the fastest growing region during the forecast period globally.

Now a days, the advancement in technology is boosting in today’s world and the existing network infrastructures prove to be incapable of holding the foreseen surge in the increasing number of connected devices as well as the data explosion over the network. Therefore, a huge demand for a more robust and reliable communication network infrastructure capable of handling large bandwidth to send more data at higher speed. The passive optical network (PON) is a system which brings signals and optical fiber cabling together to the end user. PON is a technology which allow a point-to-multipoint architecture, using unpowered fiber optic splitters; which are used to permit a single optical fiber for serving multiple end-points such as customers, deprived of having separate fibers between the hub and customer. The various PON systems are as fiber-to-the-building (FTTB), fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC), and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). The increasing demand of IoT connectivity, smart phones, and expansion of mobile apps lead to the integration of cloud architecture with the mobile networks to enhance the flexible delivery of services of large bandwidth with high speed.

The market initiative and new development was observed as the most adopted strategy in global passive optical network market. For instance, in 2018, Motorola Solutions acquired Avigilon (Canada) which develops advanced video surveillance and analytics solutions. The acquisition aims to provide advanced video surveillance and analytics solutions to government, commercial customers, and public safety, clients of Motorola Solutions. Similarly, in 2017, Corning Incorporated acquired Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP). The merger agreement states that Corning combined AFOP into its Optical Communications business segment and also seek towards further expansion in the market of cloud data-center operators, OEMS. The acquisition also extend the Corning’s imprints in Asia. Also, in 2017, Adtran pronounced the formation of ADTRAN Mosaic Open Network Alliance. ADTRAN Mosaic is an open and broad SD-Access solution as a base for this program. ADTRAN plans to form Mosaic Alliance to accelerate the innovation and adoption of NFV and SDN solutions. Various other market players are operating in the passive optical network market, which also focus on different strategic initiative to boost their business as well as market value.

APAC is expected to be the fastest growing region in the deployments of passive optical network infrastructures. The major reason for this is the high population density of China and India resulting in large number of smartphone subscriptions, supporting government initiatives towards a digitalized economy, huge investments in laying out optical fiber infrastructure that would connect to the backhaul of PON networks and enhanced focus on concepts such as smart cities and smart buildings. China is the most populated country in the world, and a country with a large number of companies established. ZTE Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. that are two largest telecommunication companies in China are investing significantly for the development of PON technology. These new market initiatives and strategic partnerships are expected to continue during the forecast period, contributing to high growth of PON market in the region.

Key findings of the study:

  • From a growth perspective Japan in Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to witness the most lucrative CAGR growth rate of 6.9% during the forecast period
  • GPON segment accounted for the largest market share in 2017, however, NG-PON is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment in passive optical network market during the forecast period.
  • Mobile backhaul in the application segment is expected to create lucrative business opportunities
  • Optical network terminal segment is the most prominent type, and the same is anticipated to drive the businesses of market players operating in passive optical network market.

The global passive optical network market has been segmented on basis of three parameters; network element, technology, application, and end users. The market is broken down on the basis of network element as Optical Line Terminal, Optical Network Terminal, and Optical Power Splitters; by technology as GPON, EPON and NG-PON. Based on application the market is categorized into Fiber to the home (FTTH), Fiber to the building (FTTX), and Mobile Backhaul. On the basis of geography, the passive optical network market is analyzed into North America, Europe, Asia- Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA) and South America (SAM).

Some of the major players identified across the passive optical network market are Adtran Inc., Adva Optical Networking SE, Calix, Inc., Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Infinera Corporation, ,Motorola Solutions, Inc., Nokia Corporation, and ZTE Corporation among others.


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