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Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi: Global Markets to 2023

Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi: Global Markets to 2023

Report Scope:

This report provides an updated review of optical wireless communication giving a description of basic equipment configurations. It also identifies current and emerging applications for this technology.

BCC Research delineates the current market status for OWC systems, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. The market is analyzed based on the following segments: OWC type, light source type, component type, transmission range, application, and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest developments, are discussed.

More specifically, the market analysis conducted by BCC Research for this report is divided into five sections.

In the first section, an introduction to the topic and an historical review of OWC and LiFi are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, a brief introduction to the numerous applications of these technologies is also offered.

The second section provides a technological review of optical wireless communication and LiFi. This section offers a current description of various components and systems; the three main types of OWC (visible light communication, infrared communication, and ultraviolet communication); technological trends in OWC technology; and new and emerging configurations. This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments since 2016, including examples of significant patents recently issued or applied for, as well as highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.

The third section entails a global market analysis for OWC systems. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (OWC type, light source type, component type, transmission range, application, and region), with actual data referring to the years 2016 and 2017, and estimates for 2018. Dollar figures refer to sales of OWC equipment at the manufacturing level.

The analysis of current revenues is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, and industry and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for OWC systems within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2018 through 2023.

In the fourth section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading suppliers and developers of OWC equipment, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these firms and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.

The fifth and final section includes an analysis of recently issued U.S. and international patents, with a summary of patents related to OWC technologies, equipment, and applications. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, OWC type, component type, and application.

Report Includes:

- 62 data tables
- An overview of the global markets for optical wireless communication (OWC) and LiFi
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, estimates for 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
- Description of modulation, coding, input-output and signal processing techniques for OWC and LiFi systems
- Insight into the market through investigation of its value chain, technological trends, and the global industry structure
- Relevant patent analysis
- Comprehensive profiles of leading players in the market, including Broadcom, General Electric, Honeywell International, Panasonic and Philips Lighting


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Intended Audience
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market and Technology Background
Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi
Optical Communication Industry
Milestones in the History of Optical Wireless Communication
Applications of Optical Wireless Communication
Chapter 4 Global Wireless Communication Technologies
Introduction
Systems for Optical Wireless Communication
QAM-OFDM and SIM-OFDM
MIMO
Visible Light Communication
Infrared Communication
Ultraviolet Communication
Hybrid Systems
Recent Technological Developments
ADO-OFDM for Optical Wireless Communication
Ultrafast LED for Optical Wireless Communication
Method for Detecting Floods and Spills Using LiFi
Ultra-short Pulse-Laser Source for Optical Wireless Communication
Optical Wireless Communication System for Autovehicles
Steering an Optical Signal to a Mobile Device
LiFi Communication for Virtual and Augmented Reality
Orange-Emitting Nanowires for Laser-Based White Lighting
Other Relevant R&D Activities
Chapter 5 Global Markets analysis for OWC and LiFi technologies
Analysis Outline
Global Market Summary
Current Market Status
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by OWC Type
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Light Source Type
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Component Type
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Transmission Range
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Application
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Region
Market Growth Trends
Industry Growth
Industry Trends
Regional Trends
Market Forecast
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by OWC Type
Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Light Source Type
Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Component Type
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Transmission Range
Market by Application
Global Optical Wireless Communication Market, by Region
Chapter 6 Global Industry Structure and Company Profiles
Leading Providers of Optical Wireless Communication Technologies
Other Industry Players
Company Profiles
ACUITY BRAND LIGHTING
BRIDGELUX
BROADCOM
GENERAL ELECTRIC
HARRIS
HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL
PANASONIC
PHILIPS LIGHTING
PURELIFI
QUALCOMM
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS
SHARP
TAIYO YUDEN
TOSHIBA
VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY
Chapter 7 Patent Analysis
Introduction
Summary of Recently Awarded Patents
General Trends
Trends, by Country and Region
Trends, by Assignee
Trends, by Patent Category
Trends, by OWC Type
Trends, by Component Type
Trends, by Application
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2023
Table 1 : Global Market for Optical Communication Technologies, by Region, Through 2023
Table 2 : Technological Milestones for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi
Table 3 : Applications for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi
Table 4 : Other Relevant R&D Activities in Optical Wireless Communication
Table 5 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Type, Through 2023
Table 6 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2018
Table 7 : Global Market for Visible Light Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2018
Table 8 : Global Market for Infrared Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2018
Table 9 : Global Market for LED-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2018
Table 10 : Global Market for Laser-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2018
Table 11 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2018
Table 12 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Component Type, Through 2018
Table 13 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Range, Through 2018
Table 14 : Global Market for Visible Light Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 15 : Global Market for Infrared Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 16 : Global Market for Ultraviolet Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 17 : Global Market for Indoor Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 18 : Global Market for Outdoor/Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 19 : Global Market for Non-Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2018
Table 20 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Location, Through 2018
Table 21 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Country,Region, Through 2018
Table 22 : Global Market for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, Through 2023
Table 23 : Global Market for Portable Computers, Tablets and Smartphones, by Type, Through 2023
Table 24 : Global Market for the Entertainment Industry, by Type, Through 2023
Table 25 : Global Market for the Digital Entertainment Industry, by Category, Through 2023
Table 26 : Global Market for the Digital Video/Audio Entertainment Industry, by End Use, Through 2023
Table 27 : Global Market for Location-Based Services, by Application, Through 2023
Table 28 : Global Market for Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul Equipment, by Category, Through 2023
Table 29 : Global Market for Mobile Backhaul, by Type, Through 2023
Table 30 : Global Market for Mobile Fronthaul, by Type, Through 2023
Table 31 : Global Market for Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul, by Connectivity Type, Through 2023
Table 32 : Global Market for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, Through 2023
Table 33 : Global Market for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, Through 2023
Table 34 : Global Market for Medical Electronics, by Type, Through 2023
Table 35 : Global Market for the Automotive Industry, by Country/ Region, Through 2023
Table 36 : Global Market for the Aerospace Industry, by Country/Region, Through 2023
Table 37 : Global Market for Traffic Management, by Country/Region, Through 2023
Table 38 : Global Market for Wearable Electronics, by Type, Through 2023
Table 39 : Global Market for Cybersecurity, by Region, Through 2023
Table 40 : Global Market for Lasers, by Type, Through 2023
Table 41 : Global Market for Light-emitting Diodes, by Type, Through 2023
Table 42 : Global Market for Augmented and Virtual Reality, by Type, Through 2023
Table 43 : Global Market for Augmented and Virtual Reality, by Product, Through 2023
Table 44 : Global Market for Industrial Controls, by Type, Through 2023
Table 45 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2023
Table 46 : Global Market for Visible Light Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2023
Table 47 : Global Market for Infrared Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2023
Table 48 : Global Market for LED-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2023
Table 49 : Global Market for Laser-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, Through 2023
Table 50 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, Through 2023
Table 51 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Component Type, Through 2023
Table 52 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Range, Through 2023
Table 53 : Global Market for Visible Light Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 54 : Global Market for Infrared Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 55 : Global Market for Ultraviolet Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 56 : Global Market for Indoor Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 57 : Global Market for Outdoor/Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 58 : Global Market for Non-Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, Through 2023
Table 59 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Location, Through 2023
Table 60 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Country/Region, Through 2023
Table 61 : Leading Suppliers of Optical Wireless Communication Technologies
Table 62 : Leading Suppliers of OWC Technologies, by Product Type
Table 63 : Leading Suppliers of OWC Technologies, by Product and Region
Table 64 : Other Industry Players in the Global Optical Wireless Communication Market
Table 65 : Global Patents Related to Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, 2018
Table 66 : Global Patents Related to Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, 2017
Table 67 : Global Patent Trends for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, 2014-2018
Table 68 : Global Patent Trends for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Region, Through 2018
Table 69 : Assignees of Global Patents Related to Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, 2016-2023
Figure 1 : Optical Wireless Communication Classification
Figure 2 : Global Market Share for Optical Communication Technologies, by Region, 2023
Figure 3 : Optical Wireless Communication: Global Patent Applications and Patent Issued, 1990-2017
Figure 4 : Basic Diagram for an Optical Wireless Communication System
Figure 5 : Drivers, Restraints, Challenges, and Opportunities for the OWC Market
Figure 6 : Global Market for Optical Wireless Communication, by Type, 2016-2023
Figure 7 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2018
Figure 8 : Global Market Share for Visible Light Communication, by Light Source Type, 2018
Figure 9 : Global Market Share for Infrared Communication, by Light Source Type, 2018
Figure 10 : Global Market Share for LED-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2018
Figure 11 : Global Market Share for Laser-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2018
Figure 12 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, 2018
Figure 13 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Component Type, 2018
Figure 14 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Range, 2018
Figure 15 : Global Market Share for Visible Light Communication, by Application, 2018
Figure 16 : Global Market Share for Infrared Communication, by Application, 2018
Figure 17 : Global Market Share for Indoor Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2018
Figure 18 : Global Market Share for Outdoor/Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2018
Figure 19 : Global Market Share for Non-Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2018
Figure 20 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Location, 2018
Figure 21 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Country/Region, 2018
Figure 22 : Global Market Share for Broadband and Wireless Communications Systems, by Type, 2023
Figure 23 : Global Market Share for Portable Computers, Tablets, and Smartphones, by Type, 2023
Figure 24 : Global Market Share for the Entertainment Industry, by Type, 2023
Figure 25 : Global Market Share for the Digital Entertainment Industry, by Category, 2023
Figure 26 : Global Market Share for the Digital Video/Audio Entertainment Industry, by End Use, 2023
Figure 27 : Global Market Share for Location-Based Services, by Application, 2023
Figure 28 : Global Market Share for Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul Equipment, by Category, 2023
Figure 29 : Global Market Share for Mobile Backhaul, by Type, 2023
Figure 30 : Global Market Share for Mobile Fronthaul, by Type, 2023
Figure 31 : Global Market Share for Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul Equipment, by Connectivity Type, 2023
Figure 32 : Global Market Share for Patient Monitoring, Diagnostic and Therapy, by Type, 2023
Figure 33 : Global Market Share for Medical Imaging and Instrumentation, by Type, 2023
Figure 34 : Global Market Share for Medical Electronics, by Type, 2023
Figure 35 : Global Market Share for the Automotive Industry, by Country,Region, 2023
Figure 36 : Global Market Share for the Aerospace Industry, by Country/Region, 2023
Figure 37 : Global Market Share for Traffic Management, by Country/Region, 2023
Figure 38 : Global Market Share for Wearable Electronics, by Type, 2023
Figure 39 : Global Market Share for Cybersecurity, by Country/Region, 2023
Figure 40 : Global Market Share for Lasers, by Type, 2023
Figure 41 : Global Market Share for Light-emitting Diodes, by Type, 2023
Figure 42 : Global Market Share for Augmented and Virtual Reality, by Type, 2023
Figure 43 : Global Market Share for Augmented and Virtual Reality, by Product, 2023
Figure 44 : Global Market Share for Industrial Controls, by Type, 2023
Figure 45 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2023
Figure 46 : Global Market Share for Visible Light Communication, by Light Source Type, 2023
Figure 47 : Global Market Share for Infrared Communication, by Light Source Type, 2023
Figure 48 : Global Market Share for LED-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2023
Figure 49 : Global Market Share for Laser-based Optical Wireless Communication, by OWC Type, 2023
Figure 50 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Light Source Type, 2023
Figure 51 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Component Type, 2023
Figure 52 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Range, 2023
Figure 53 : Global Market Share for Visible Light Communication, by Application, 2023
Figure 54 : Global Market Share for Infrared Communication, by Application, 2023
Figure 55 : Global Market Share for Indoor Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2023
Figure 56 : Global Market Share for Outdoor/Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2023
Figure 57 : Global Market Share for Non-Terrestrial Optical Wireless Communication, by Application, 2023
Figure 58 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Transmission Location, 2023
Figure 59 : Global Market Share for Optical Wireless Communication, by Country/Region, 2023
Figure 60 : Leading Suppliers of OWC Technologies, by Product and Region
Figure 61 : Global Patent Trends for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, 2014-2018
Figure 62 : Global Patent Share for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Region, 2017-2018
Figure 63 : Global Patent Share for Optical Wireless Communication and LiF, by Country, 2017-2018
Figure 64 : Global Patent Shares for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Organization Type, 2017-2018
Figure 65 : Global Patent Shares for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Patent Category, 2017-2018
Figure 66 : Global Patent Shares for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by OWC Type, 2017-2018
Figure 67 : Global Patent Shares for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Component Type, 2017-2018
Figure 68 : Global Patent Shares for Optical Wireless Communication and LiFi, by Application, 2017-2018

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