NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passive optical LAN (POL) is a Layer-2 transport medium, built with passive optical network (PON) technology, which provides converged data, video, and voice services at gigabit speeds over a single strand of fiber to the user's location. These solutions make use of a number of passive optical components. Majority of these components including optical cables, optical couplers, optical power splitters, optical encoders, patch cords and pigtails, optical connectors, optical amplifiers, optical transceivers, fixed and variable optical attenuators, optical circulators, wavelength division multiplexers/de-multiplexers, and optical filters can now be found in use in FTTH applications and current data networks. These components also find use in applications such as fiber in the loop (FITL), interoffice, loop feeder, hybrid fiber-coaxial cable (HFC), synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) systems and synchronous optical network (SONET).
Passive optical local area network (POL) solutions are more environment-friendly than the traditional copper-based Ethernet local area network. Instead of using workgroup switches, the POL solution uses optical splitters. By eliminating the workgroup switches, it adheres to HVAC standards, thereby eradicating the usage of thousands of KW energy and acting as a more cost-effective option. Furthermore, since there is no need for rack-mounted switches, usage of non-renewable electrical equipment is minimized and power consumption reduced.
Passive optical LAN (POL) helps in saving the total cost of ownership (TCO) by a huge amount, as the cost of installation of the equipment is low. In addition, the highly-efficient equipment promises high return on investments. This low cost of ownership is achieved with POL using a highly-centralized distribution network, which is passive in nature. With the savings in both capital and operating expenditure, POL offers considerable saving in the total cost of ownership. In traditional networks, network upgradation and patches lead to a large amount of operational expenditure. However, in POL, network upgradation is much easier, as it uses the existing fiber optic cable and only the electronics are to be replaced, rather than replacing the whole infrastructure, which helps to save 75% of the expenditure.
This market research study analyzes the passive optical LAN market on a global level, and provides the estimates in terms of revenue (USD billion) from 2014 to 2020. It recognizes the drivers and restraints affecting the industry and analyzes their impact over the forecast period. Moreover, it identifies the significant opportunities for market growth in the coming years.
The report segments the market on the basis of geography into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and Rest of the World (RoW), estimated in terms of revenue (USD billion). The report also segments the market based on components into optical cables, optical couplers, optical power splitters, optical encoders, patch cords and pigtails, optical connectors, optical amplifiers, optical transceivers, fixed and variable optical attenuators, optical circulators, wavelength division multiplexers/de-multiplexers, and optical filters. Based on applications, the passive optical LAN market is further segmented into fiber in the loop (FITL), interoffice, synchronous optical network (SONET), loop feeder, synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) systems and hybrid fiber-coaxial cable (HFC). All these segments have also been estimated in terms of revenue (USD billion) on the basis of geography.
For a better understanding of the passive optical LAN market, we have given a detailed analysis of the value chain. A detailed Porter's five forces analysis offers a better understanding of the intensity of competition in the market. Furthermore, the study also comprises a market attractiveness analysis, where the regions are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.
The report provides company market share analysis of various industry participants. In addition, the key players in the passive optical LAN market have also been profiled. The company profiles highlight the company overview, financial overview, business strategies, SWOT analysis, and recent developments in the field of passive optical LAN. Some of the key market participants profiled in this report include TE Connectivity Ltd., 3M Company, Tellabs Inc., Zhone Technologies Inc., and Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Passive optical LAN market: By geographyNorth AmericaEuropeAsia-PacificRest of the World
Passive optical LAN market: By components
Optical power splitters
Patch cords and pigtails
Fixed and variable optical attenuators
Wavelength Division Multiplexers/De-multiplexers
Passive optical LAN market: By applicationLoop feederInterofficeFiber In The Loop (FITL)Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial Cable (HFC)Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) systems
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