Global Optical Switches Market Trends

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Market Trends of Global Optical Switches Industry

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Optical Switches Market according to our research experts:

IT and Telecom is Analyzed to Grow at Highest Rate During the Forecast Period

  • Switches play a crucial role in any communication network. When transporting data between devices, switches are present inside network-linked devices and are used to change data transmission paths. The total load on the network can be decreased by swiftly altering the transmission path and transmitting data only to relevant devices.
  • Optical signals can be routed along a specified communication path without being converted into an electrical signal. As a result, signals can be sent without affecting the benefits of high-speed optical communications. An optical switch in telecommunications is a switch that allows signals in optical fibers or integrated optical circuits (IOCs) to be switched from one circuit to another selectively.
  • The significant growth in product innovations to meet consumer demand is analyzed to boost the market growth rate. For instance, Tejas Networks has announced the launch of the TJ1600S/I, the largest disaggregated multi-terabit packet-optical switch designed for 5G, cloud, and broadband networks.
  • Nokia has recently launched new packet-optical switches for 5G Cloud RAN. The new switch family unifies mobile transport for 4G and 5G networks by transparently supporting existing and new radio interface standards.
  • Furthermore, over 70% of the global population is expected to have access to mobile connectivity by 2023. According to Cisco Systems, the global mobile subscribers are expected to increase from 5.1 billion (or 66% of the population) in 2018 to 5.7 billion (or 71% of the population) by 2023. With the advent of 5G, the demand for data centers is expected to increase over the forecast period. By 2023, 5G devices and connections are expected to reach 10% of the global mobile device and connections.
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Asia-Pacific is Expected to Register the Significant Growth Rate

  • The constant advancements in communication technologies are the primary drivers of optical switches market growth in the Asia-Pacific. The region telecom network operators have installed fiber in the full range of telecom applications - inter-city, intra-city, FTTx, and mobile cellular systems. Apart from enterprises, the Chinese government authorities also install fiber systems to support the electric power grid, highways, railways, pipelines, airports, data centers, and many other applications, driving the market growth.
  • With the rapid development of AI, 5G, the Internet of Things, virtual reality, and the commercial application of these new technologies, the demand for data processing and information interaction is growing, which would speed up the construction of data centers in the country and lead to the explosive growth of the industry. According to Cloud Scene, some of the top markets in data centers include China, Japan, Australia, India, and Singapore.
  • The significant research in the region is further contributing to the market growth rate. In January 2022, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, demonstrated that a 131,072 port optical switch network may attain the world's biggest total optical switch capacity of 125 million Gbps. This is equivalent to the ability to send data from 600,000 or more Blu-ray discs per second.
  • A circular transmission experiment was conducted using the greatest 3232 port optical switch produced by AIST, in which a wideband optical signal was transferred nine times over the same optical switch. In addition, the behavior of crosstalk in the optical switch was statistically investigated, and a comprehensive theory for maximizing the number of optical switch ports was developed. These results meet the optical switch requirements of next-generation data centers and supercomputers, and this technology will contribute to high-capacity, low-latency next-generation information infrastructure.
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Optical Switches Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)