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Global Free Space Optics Market 2017-2021

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Comparison of speed of different wireless technologies
    • Applications of FSO devices
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global FSO market: Overview
      • Table Comparison of IR communication and visible light communication
      • Table Comparison between RF and FSO
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global FSO market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global FSO market by application
      • Table Global FSO market by application 2016 (% share)
      • Table Global FSO market by application 2016-2021 (% share)
      • Table Global FSO market by application 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global FSO market by communications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global FSO market by aerospace and defense 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global FSO market by others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global FSO market by geography 2016 (% share)
    • Table Global FSO market by geography 2016-2021 (% share)
    • Table Global FSO market by geography 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • FSO market in Americas
      • Table FSO market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • FSO market in EMEA
      • Table FSO market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • FSO market in APAC
      • Table FSO market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries in global FSO market 2016
    • US
    • China
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Bandwidth comparison of 1G to 5G technologies
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increase in end-user applications
    • Commercialization of FSO technology for two-way communication
    • Increased use of FSO devices for EW in defense sector
      • Table US DoD funding for EW procurement FY2015 and FY2017 ($ millions)
      • Table US DoD funding for RDT&E programs FY2015 and FY2017 ($ millions)
      • Table Annual defense budget for military spending 2015
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Global Free Space Optics Market 2017-2021

About Free Space Optics

Free space optics (FSO) technology is one of the optical wireless communication technologies. It is a license-free technology and has many features, such as easy installation, high-speed data transmission rate, secure data transfer, and high ROI. FSO uses invisible beams of light to enable optical bandwidth connections. FSO technology is a line-of-sight technology that can transmit up to 2.5 Gbps of data, voice, and video communications instantly through thin air without the use of any physical cable. It uses lasers and photodetectors. FSO enables optical communications at the speed of light.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global free space optics market to grow at a CAGR of 41.42% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global free space optics market for 2017-2021. The report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Free Space Optics Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • fSONA Networks
  • LightPointe Communications
  • Wireless Excellence
Other prominent vendors
  • Plaintree Systems
  • Trimble Hungary
Market driver
  • Need for increased network bandwidth
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Dominance of competing technologies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Commercialization of FSO technology for two-way communication
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Free Space Optics Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global free space optics market: fSONA Networks, LightPointe Communications, and Wireless Excellence.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Plaintree Systems, and Trimble Hungary.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is commercialization of FSO technology for two-way communication. There are numerous ways to achieve two-way communication using FSO. These procedures depend on the application. A receiver and transmitter are placed at either end of the communications link. This combined unit is called a transceiver.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is need for increased network bandwidth. The growth of the Internet bandwidth is driven by the proliferation of mobile computing devices, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables with new capabilities, and the emergence of disruptive technologies that shift the bandwidth usage by altering how users access the network. With the emergence of new mobile telecommunication standards such as 4G and 5G, consumers are now opting for higher bandwidth applications and services.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is dominance of competing technologies. Wi-Fi and WiMAX technology-based devices have dominated the market for decades. These technologies have replaced analog and digital technologies in different sectors. Reliable and efficient network connectivity helps in the proper monitoring and control of home appliances. Smart systems, including smart homes, connected cars, smart manufacturing systems, and smart grid management systems, are gaining momentum with the introduction of high-speed Internet services by leading Internet service providers, such as AT&T, Comcast, Sprint, and Verizon.

Companies Mentioned

fSONA Networks, LightPointe Communications, Wireless Excellence, Plaintree Systems, and Trimble Hungary.

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