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Free Space Optics (FSO) and Visible Light Communication (VLC) Market by Component, Application (Smart Store, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Transportation, Aviation, Hospital, Underwater, and Hazardous Environment), and by Geography - Global forecast to 2

Free Space Optics (FSO) and Visible Light Communication (VLC) Market by Component, Application (Smart Store, Consumer Electronics, Defense, Transportation, Aviation, Hospital, Underwater, and Hazardous Environment), and by Geography - Global forecast to 2020

The FSO market entered the growth phase, whereas the VLC market entered the introductory phase:
The market for FSO is in the growth phase, while the market for VLC is currently in the introductory phase; both the markets are expected to grow further in the coming years. The FSO market is expected to grow from USD 116.7 million in 2015 to USD 940.2 million by 2020, at a CAGR of 51.8% during the forecast period. The VLC market is expected to grow from USD 327.8 million in 2015 to USD 8.50 billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 91.8% between 2015 and 2020. The factors driving the FSO market are last mile connectivity, license-free, and alternative solution of overburdened RF technology for outdoor networking. On the other hand, the growth of the VLC market is driven by the factors such as faster and safer data transfer than other competing technologies, RF spectrum bandwidth crunch, no bandwidth limitation, less energy consumption, and greener, cleaner, and safer technology.

Breakdown of profile of primary participants:
By Company Type: Tier 1 - 55 %, Tier 2 - 20% and Tier 3 - 25%
By Designation: C level - 60%, Director level - 25%, Others - 15%
By Region: North America - 10%, Europe - 20%, APAC - 40%, RoW - 30%

Commercialization of the technology for two-way communication is the key opportunity for the VLC market:
The ongoing research for overcoming the problem of signal fading due to environmental interference can generate new opportunities for the FSO market such as affordable extension in existing fiber network, increasing number of space research programs, and replacement of old technologies with FSO technology for enterprise connectivity. However, factors such as global acceptance by the electronic devices manufacturers, commercialization of the technology for two-way communication, and government funding can generate huge opportunities for VLC market in the near future.
Total 10 players/companies profiled in the report.

The report will help the market leaders/new entrants in this market in the following ways:

1. This report segments the FSO & VLC market comprehensively and provides the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall market and the subsegments across the different verticals and regions.

2. The report helps stakeholders to understand the pulse of the market and provides them information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.

3. This report will help stakeholders to better understand the competitor and gain more insights to better their position in the business. The competitive landscape section includes competitor ecosystem, new product developments, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • LIMITATIONS
    • MARKET STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM-UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL FSO & VLC MARKETS
    • MAJOR COMPONENTS OF VLC SYSTEM
    • FSO & VLC MARKETS, BY APPLICATION
    • REGIONAL ANALYSIS OF THE FSO MARKET
    • VLC MARKET LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION (2015)
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table LED VS. LASER
    • HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF OWC
      • Table RONJA MODELS
      • Table IRDA STANDARDS
    • FSO MARKET
      • INTRODUCTION
      • WORKING
        • Table FSO VS. OTHER COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES
        • Table ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF FSO
      • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
        • Table POWER LOSS IN FSO SYSTEM DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INTERFERENCE
      • OPPORTUNITIES
        • Table RF VERSUS FSO FOR SPACE PROGRAMS
      • CHALLENGES
    • VLC MARKET
      • INTRODUCTION
        • Table VLC VS. RF TECHNOLOGY
      • WORKING
      • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • MARKET DYNAMICS
        • Table VLC VS. WI-FI
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • Table PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS WITH THEIR WEIGHTAGE IMPACT
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
  • FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION
    • FSO MARKET, BY APPLICATION
      • Table FSO MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • MOBILE BACKHAUL
        • Table TECHNOLOGIES USED BY MOBILE BACKHAUL
        • Table CAPACITY OF VARIOUS MOBILE BACKHAUL TECHNOLOGIES
        • Table ADVANTAGES OF FSO AS MOBILE CARRIER BACKHAUL
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR MOBILE BACKHAUL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • DISASTER RECOVERY
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR DISASTER RECOVERY APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • DEFENSE
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SATELLITE
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR SATELLITE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • HEALTHCARE
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SECURITY
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR SECURITY APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • ENGINEERING AND DESIGN
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • OTHERS
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • FSO MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
      • Table FSO MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • AMERICAS
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE IN THE AMERICAS, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • EUROPE
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE IN EUROPE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE IN APAC, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REST OF THE WORLD
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE IN ROW, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET
    • INTRODUCTION
    • VLC MARKET, BY COMPONENT
      • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE
        • Table COMPARISON BETWEEN LED, INCANDESCENT, AND FLUORESCENT LAMPS
        • Table CHARACTERISTICS OF PHOSPHORUS LED
        • Table CHARACTERISTICS OF RGB LED
        • Table CHARACTERISTICS OF RCLED
        • Table CHARACTERISTICS OF OLEDS
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LED, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • PHOTODETECTOR
        • Table COMPARISON BETWEEN CCD AND CMOS SENSORS
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR PHOTODETECTOR, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • MICROCONTROLLER
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR MICROCONTROLLER, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SOFTWARE
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SOFTWARE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • VLC MARKET, BY APPLICATION
      • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • SMART STORE
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SMART STORES APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SMART STORES APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • DEFENSE AND SECURITY
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table COMPARISON OF POSITION DETECTION WITH VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LOCATION-BASED SERVICE APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • AVIATION
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR AVIATION APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR AVIATION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • HOSPITAL
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY HOSPITAL APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOSPITAL APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOSPITAL APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR ASSET TRACKING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR PATIENT TRACKING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DATA MONITORING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT
        • Table FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • OTHERS
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY OTHER APPLICATIONS, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY COMPONENT, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR STREET LIGHTS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR MUSEUMS APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOTELS AND CASINOS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LOGISTICS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
    • VLC MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
      • Table VLC MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • AMERICAS
        • Table AMERICAS: VLC MARKET SIZE , BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • EUROPE
        • Table EUROPE: VLC MARKET SIZE , BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE IN APAC, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • REST OF THE WORLD
        • Table VLC MARKET SIZE IN ROW, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • MARKET RANKING ANALYSIS
      • Table MARKET RANKING OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS IN THE FSO MARKET, 2014
      • Table MARKET RANKING OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS IN THE VLC MARKET, 2015
    • COMPETITIVE SCENARIO
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN FSO MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN VLC MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015
      • ACQUISITIONS, AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS
        • Table ACQUISITIONS, AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS IN FSO MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015
        • Table ACQUISITIONS, AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS IN VLC MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • FSO MARKET PLAYERS
      • LIGHTPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
      • FSONA NETWORKS CORP.
      • CANON INC.
      • PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC.
      • WIRELESS EXCELLENCE LIMITED
      • AOPTIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
      • COMMUNICATION BY LIGHT GMBH
      • PAV DATA SYSTEMS LTD.
      • TRIMBLE HUNGARY KFT.
      • OPTELIX WIRELESS
    • VLC MARKET PLAYERS
      • KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
      • GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.
      • BYTELIGHT, INC.
      • QUALCOMM INC.
      • PANASONIC CORP.
      • FUJITSU LTD.
      • RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP.
      • LVX SYSTEM
      • OLEDCOMM
      • PURELIFI LTD.
      • LIGHTBEE CORP.
      • OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY CORP.
      • AXRTEK
      • IBSENTELECOM LTD.
      • SUPREME ARCHITECTURE INC.
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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