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Global Submarine Fiber Cable Market 2017-2021

Global Submarine Fiber Cable Market 2017-2021

About Submarine Fiber Cable

Submarine fiber cables are underwater cables that are laid on the seabed between land-based stations to carry telecommunication signals over large stretches of the ocean. These cables, along with repeaters, are used to amplify the signals and to make long-distance communication easier. These cables are mainly used to connect two countries, islands, or continents and to ensure fast and reliable communication system between them. These cable laying projects typically take months or years to complete, depending on the length and complexity of the project.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global submarine fiber cable market to grow at a CAGR of 4.88% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global submarine fiber cable market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, 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
  • Australasia
  • EMEA
  • Transatlantic region
  • Transpacific region
  • India ocean Pan-East Asian
Technavio's report, Global Submarine Fiber Cable 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
  • Alcatel Submarine Networks
  • Fujitsu
  • Huawei Marine Networks
  • NEC
  • TE SubCom
Other prominent vendors
  • Ciena
  • Elettra
  • Global Marine
  • Kokusai
  • Nexans
  • NSW
  • S.B Submarine Systems
  • Xtera
Market driver
  • Rapid developments in telecommunication networks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Fiber damage caused by human activities and fish attacks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increased investments in 400G submarine cable systems
  • 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 Submarine Fiber Cable Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global submarine fiber cable market: Alcatel Submarine Networks, Fujitsu, Huawei Marine Networks, NEC, and TE SubCom.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Ciena, Elettra, Global Marine, Kokusai, Nexans, NSW, S.B Submarine Systems, and Xtera.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increased investments in 400G submarine cable systems. The global submarine cable industry has been growing due to the increase in demand from end-users; people who once used telecommunication devices just to pass the information are now using it to live stream video shows, share critical data, do business transactions, and much more.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is rapid developments in telecommunication networks. Telecommunication networks are a collection of nodes and links that are connected to terminals to enable communication between these terminals. These telecommunication networks play a key role as they are the major constituents of the submarine cable market. These underwater cable networks transmit 99% of the international data transmissions, which makes them crucial for the development of a country.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is fiber damage caused by human activities and fish attacks. Underwater fiber cables are damaged or face interruption due to many factors such as natural calamities, fish attacks, and human activities. These mainly include cuts to the fiber cables due to fishing and anchoring of fishing boats and ships, and human activities in the shallow water areas. Cuts in the fiber cables can also occur due to activities like the laying of new cables, power projects, and oil exploration by offshore or deepwater rigs.

Companies Mentioned

Alcatel Submarine Networks, Fujitsu, Huawei Marine Networks, NEC, TE SubCom, Ciena, Elettra, Global Marine, Kokusai, Nexans, NSW, S.B Submarine Systems, and Xtera.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by investment source
    • Market overview
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market by investment source 2016 and 2021 (%)
    • Consortia
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market by consortia investments 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of consortia investments
    • Private enterprises
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market by private enterprise investments 2016-2021($ billions)
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of private enterprise investments
    • Governments and development banks
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market by government and development bankinvestments 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Some projects funded by governments and development banks 2015-2025
      • Table Advantages and disadvantages of government and development bank investments
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Market overview
      • Table Global submarine fiber cable market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • EMEA
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Newly planned projects in EMEA 2017-2021
    • Indian Ocean Pan-East Asian
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in Indian Ocean Pan-East Asian 2016-2021($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in Indian Ocean Pan-East Asian 2016and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table New planned projects in India Ocean Pan-East Asian 2017-2021
    • Americas
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Newly planned projects in Americas 2017-2021
    • Australasia
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in Australasia 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in Australasia 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Newly planned projects in Australasia 2017-2021
    • Transatlantic region
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in Transatlantic region 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in Transatlantic region 2016 and 2021($ billions)
      • Table Newly planned projects in Transatlantic region 2017-2021
    • Transpacific region
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market in Transpacific region 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Submarine fiber cable market investments in Transpacific region 2016 and 2021($ billions)
      • Table Newly planned projects in Transpacific region 2017-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Peculiarities of underwater telecommunication networks
      • Table Upcoming projects in submarine communication cable networks
      • Table Data center growth forecast 2015-2020 (number of centers)
      • Table IP traffic growth forecast 2015-2020 (zettabytes per year)
    • Market challenges
      • Table Different steps involved in submarine fiber cable installation
      • Table Reasons for increased time delay in maintenance of submarine cables
  • Market trends
    • Increased investments in 400G submarine cable systems
    • Declining installation costs
    • Investments by MNCs in building their own networks
  • Vendor landscape
    • Market overview
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Alcatel Submarine Networks
      • Table Alcatel Submarine Networks: Submarine fiber cable products and components
      • Table Alcatel Submarine Networks: Key highlights
    • Fujitsu
      • Table Fujitsu: Submarine fiber cable products
      • Table Fujitsu: Key highlights
    • Huawei Marine Networks
      • Table Huawei Marine Networks: Key highlights
    • NEC
      • Table NEC: Submarine fiber cable products
      • Table NEC: Key highlights
    • TE SubCom
      • Table TE SubCom: Product portfolio
      • Table TE SubCom: Key highlights
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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