Global OTDR Market 2017-2021

Global OTDR Market 2017-2021

About OTDR

An optical fiber is a thin strand of flexible glass (as a dielectric medium) that uses light to carry voice and data communication over distances. A single optical cable can also have multiple strands. Optical technology is used in fiber optic cables to carry light or information from one end to another end, with higher bandwidth. Signals are resistant to electromagnetic interference, due to which signals can travel with less amount of loss as compared with metal wires. Optical fibers are also used in illumination where they are wrapped in bundles to transfer images.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global OTDR market to grow at a CAGR of 12.52% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global OTDR market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers sales of OTDR devices to the following end-users like telecommunication and broadband, cable TV, private enterprise networks, and military and aerospace.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global OTDR 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
  • Danaher (Fluke Networks)
  • EXPO
  • Yokogawa Test & Measurement
Other prominent vendors
  • Anritsu
  • Corning
  • Fujikura
  • Keysight Technologies
  • MOLEX
Market driver
  • Increase in data center interconnect sales
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Price consciousness among end-users
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Visual fiber-optic testing technology
  • 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?


Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global OTDR Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global OTDR market: Danaher (Fluke Networks), EXPO, and Yokogawa Test & Measurement.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Anritsu, Corning, Fujikura, Keysight Technologies, and MOLEX.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is visual fiber-optic testing technology. Advanced technologies such as visual fiber optic testing ease the process of testing optical fibers. A visual fault locator (VFL) that operates in the visible spectrum troubleshoots optical fiber links by passing visible red light through them. Units that pulse on/off are easier to use for detecting damages.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in data center interconnect sales. Enterprises have evolved into complex, massive organizations that operate in real time over disparate regions. Their operations require data to be stored, processed, analyzed, and archived quickly. These factors drive the data center construction market. Organizations construct data centers to house IT infrastructure and store high-volume data to synchronize their operations. Data center construction requires designing and installation of electrical, mechanical, and security systems. The data center construction market was valued more than $17 billion in 2016, which will likely reach more than $25 billion by 2021.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is price consciousness among end-users. Price-conscious end-users opt for low-cost optical fibers provided by regional vendors, deterring the profitability of large international vendors. Most of the end-users are purchasing OTDR from APAC, as manufacturing cost is less in the country. As a result, many Chinese enterprises are also developing product lines at lower prices, making it difficult for the global companies to compete with them. The Chinese manufacturers are investing heavily in R&D of compact, rugged, and efficient equipment and selling them at lower prices to remain competitive in the market, thus reducing the profit margin of international vendors. The competition in this market is also high as the low-cost products ensure high ROI.

Companies Mentioned

Danaher (Fluke Networks), EXPO, Yokogawa Test & Measurement, Anritsu, Corning, Fujikura, Keysight Technologies, and MOLEX.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Optical fiber
    • How fiber optics works?
    • OTDR
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Global OTDR market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2016
      • Table Market size 2016
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2016
    • Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Global - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2016
    • Table Five forces analysis 2021
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Handheld OTDR - Market size and forecast 2016- 2021
      • Table Handheld OTDR - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Handheld OTDR - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Full-feature OTDR - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Full-feature OTDR - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Full-feature OTDR - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Fiber break locator - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Fiber break locator - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Fiber break locator - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type
      • Table Market opportunity by type
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user - Market share 2016-2021 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Telecommunication and broadband - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Telecommunication and broadband - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Telecommunication and broadband - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Cable TV - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Cable TV - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Cable TV - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Private enterprise network - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Private enterprise network - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Private enterprise network - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Military and aerospace - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Military and aerospace - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Military and aerospace - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2016-2021 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top three countries in Americas
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top three countries in EMEA
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ mn)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021 (%)
      • Table Top three countries in APAC
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Visual fiber-optic testing technology
    • Increase in R&D activities
    • Growth of smart cities
      • Table Partner cities selected in EU and China under PDSF initiative
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Principle parameters of competition
      • Table Global OTDR market in 2016 and 2021
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
    • Danaher (Fluke Networks)
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Danaher - Business segments
      • Table Danaher - Organizational developments
      • Table Danaher - Geographic focus
      • Table Danaher - Segment focus
      • Table Danaher - Key offerings
    • EXFO
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table EXFO - Business segments
      • Table EXFO - Organizational developments
      • Table EXFO - Geographic focus
      • Table EXFO - Segment focus
      • Table EXFO - Key offerings
    • Yokogawa Test & Measurement
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Yokogawa Test & Measurement- Business segments
      • Table Yokogawa Test & Measurement - Organizational developments
      • Table Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation - Geographic focus
      • Table Yokogawa Test & Measurement - Segment focus
      • Table Yokogawa Test & Measurement- Key offerings
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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