Optical Transceiver Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Optical Transceiver Market Trends & Analysis. The Market is Segmented by Protocol (ethernet, Fiber Channel, CWDM/DWDM, FTTx), Data Rate (less Than 10 Gbps, 10 Gbps To 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, Greater Than 100 Gbps), Application (data Center, Telecommunication), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The Report Offers Market Sizes and Forecasts in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

Optical Transceiver Market Size

Optical Transceiver Market Summary
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Study Period 2019-2029
Market Size (2024) USD 13.34 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 24.68 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 13.09 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Optical Transceiver Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Optical Transceiver Market Analysis

The Optical Transceiver Market size is estimated at USD 13.34 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 24.68 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 13.09% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

An optical transceiver, also known as a fiber optic transceiver, is an interconnect component used to transmit and receive data in a fiber-optic network. It consists of two main parts: a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter converts electrical signals into light signals, which are transmitted through fiber optic cables. The receiver, on the other hand, receives light signals and converts them back into electrical signals.

  • Optical transceivers enable high-speed data transmission over long distances. They can support high bandwidth applications like video streaming, cloud computing, and data centers. They can transmit data over long distances without significant signal degradation. They are commonly used in telecommunications and networking applications that require data transmission over kilometers of fiber optic cables.
  • Due to several factors, the telecom industry is experiencing an increasing need for advanced communication. These factors include the demand for energy efficiency, the focus on delivering advanced connectivity, and the rise of new technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI). Telecom companies strive to deliver advanced connectivity and higher performance to their customers. This includes deploying technologies like 5G, edge computing, and improved network infrastructure. These advancements enable faster and more reliable communication services. The advanced development and upgrade of the bearer network is anticipated to drive the demand for optical communication network equipment to increase as 5G technology progresses and base stations are deployed.
  • Cloud-based services have experienced a significant increase in demand in recent years. Cloud computing allows businesses to reduce their IT infrastructure costs by eliminating the need for on-premises servers and hardware. Instead, companies can access computing resources and services on demand, paying only for what they use. Cloud services also offer the ability to scale resources up or down based on demand. The increasing adoption of cloud services owing to their significant advantages would create massive demand for advanced communication infrastructure, thereby driving the optical transceivers market.
  • Optical transceivers, such as data centers, are critical in high-capacity data transmission networks. In recent years, there has been an increase in network complexity in optical transceivers. The demand for high data rates in modern networks has led to the development of optical transceivers capable of transmitting data at speeds ranging from 1G to 400 G. The higher data rates require more sophisticated designs and technologies to ensure reliable and efficient data transmission.
  • The outbreak of COVID-19 increased the usage of data. According to a report on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on China's entertainment industry by Maoyan Entertainment, a leading platform providing innovative Internet-empowered entertainment services in China, the movie industry was severely hit by the pandemic, whereas the online entertainment market, including TV and streaming platforms, were booming as people were confined to their homes.​ This has led to the growth of the market.

Optical Transceiver Market Trends

Data Centers to the Fastest Growing Application for Optical Transceivers

  • The proliferation of data centers, which serve as the backbone of modern digital services, requires efficient and reliable connectivity solutions. Optical transceivers offer the speed, capacity, and scalability required to maintain the uninterrupted data flow within these data centers.
  • Data centers are emerging as significant drivers in the market studied. With the proliferation of data and technologies, like AI and high-performance computing (HPC), the need to connect data center assets quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively is growing significantly. Throughput, latency, simplified operations, maintenance, intelligence, and security are becoming significant priorities for data center vendors.
  • Data center networks are rapidly adopting fiber optics technology. A fiber-based network for data centers is built by combining many fiber optic devices. In these high-capacity networks, optical transceivers play a significant role. The majority of modern data center networks currently necessitate high-capacity data transmission.
  • US-based Inphi is increasingly targeting data center applications and extending its marketplace with advanced products, including 400G data center interconnect optical modules, which leverage their silicon photonics and DSP technologies. According to Cloudscene, as of September 2023, there were 5,375 data centers in the United States, the most of any country worldwide. A further 522 were in Germany, while 517 were in the United Kingdom.
  • The growing adoption of cloud applications, AI, and big data drives the demand for data center construction across various regions. As more organizations shift their operations to the cloud, they require more advanced data centers to support their needs. For instance, in January 2023, Metro Edge finalized agreements with Clune Construction and other construction firms to design and build the data center facility. The project is expected to have full entitlements within the next few months and break ground shortly after.
  • In November 2023, Microsoft announced it would invest USD 500 million in expanding its cloud computing and AI infrastructure in Quebec over the next two years. The announcement references future data center locations in L'Ancienne-Lorette, Donnacona, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, and Lévis, with construction starting soon.
Optical Transceiver Market: Number of Data Centers, in Units, Global, 2023

North America Holds Largest Market Share

  • North America is one of the significant contributors to the optical transceiver market's development due to the growing communication landscape and the massive internet penetration. These trends demand improved connectivity, increasing the demand for optical transceivers in North America. According to Meltwater, a software-as-a-service solution company and an online media monitoring company, as of October 2023, the internet penetration rate as of October 2023 in the United States was 91.8%.
  • The high adoption of the Internet and advanced technologies like AI, 5G, IoT, and high-performance computing in the United States is driving the need for a high data transmission rate, which drives the market's growth.
  • Increasing data traffic has created additional demand for developing many data centers that support data generated by businesses and consumers. The use of cloud-computing services and applications is also expected to grow in the United States, leading to the development of large hyperscale cloud-based data centers.
  • The presence of some of the key data center companies like Google (US), Microsoft (US), and Amazon (US) has also contributed significantly to the growth of the optical transceiver market in North America. Cloud service providers like Google and Microsoft are implementing high-data-rate optical transceivers in their data centers.
  • With the proliferation of data and expansion of technologies like AI and high-performance computing (HPC), the need to connect data center assets quickly, reliably, and cost-effectively is growing significantly. Factors such as throughput, latency, simplified operations and maintenance, intelligence, and security are becoming major priorities for regional data center vendors. The United States is one of the major innovators and investors in the 5G market, owing to a high investment rate for 5G deployment.
Optical Transceiver Market: Market CAGR (%), By Region, Global

Optical Transceiver Industry Overview

The optical transceiver market is highly fragmented, with the presence of major players like Coherent Corp. (II-VI Incorporated), Accelink Technologies, Lumentum Operations LLC (Lumentum Holdings), Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd, and Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Fujitsu Ltd). Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

  • December 2023: II-VI Incorporated introduced its 800G ZR/ZR+ transceiver in ultracompact QSFP-DD and OSFP form factors for optical communications networks. The 800G ZR/ZR+ transceivers from Coherent are the world’s first digital coherent optics (DCO) that can plug directly into QSFP-DD and OSFP transceiver slots on IP routers.
  • October 2023: Source Photonics announced the availability of 800 Gbps short-reach multimode (MMF) transceivers and active cables for AI cluster connectivity at ECOC 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland, that enables AI data center infrastructure to achieve dramatically higher speeds for short-reach optical pluggable modules and active cable applications.

Optical Transceiver Market Leaders

  1. Coherent Corp. (II-VI Incorporated)

  2. Accelink Technologies

  3. Lumentum Operations LLC (Lumentum Holdings)

  4. Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd

  5. Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Fujitsu Ltd)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Optical Transceiver Market Concentration
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Optical Transceiver Market News

  • October 2023: Broadcom and Semtech Corporation announced the demonstration of a 200 G/lane optical transceiver at the ECOC 2023, featuring Semtech’s latest Fiberdge 200 G PAM4 PMDs and Broadcom’s latest generation DSP PHY and single-mode optics.
  • October 2023: II-VI Incorporated announced its demonstration of next-generation transceivers and laser technology for 800 G and 1.6T datacom transmission at ECOC 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. Such advances are critical to sustaining the accelerating growth of the cloud driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML). These transceivers are used in 25 T and 50 T Ethernet switches with 100 G electrical lanes.

Optical Transceiver Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 Aftereffects and Other Macroeconomic Factors on the Market


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Increasing Need for Advanced Communication

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing Demand for Cloud-based Services

    2. 5.2 Market Restraints

      1. 5.2.1 Increase in Network Complexity


    1. 6.1 By Protocol

      1. 6.1.1 Ethernet

      2. 6.1.2 Fiber Channel

      3. 6.1.3 CWDM/DWDM

      4. 6.1.4 FTTX

      5. 6.1.5 Other Protocols

    2. 6.2 By Data Rate

      1. 6.2.1 Less than 10 Gbps

      2. 6.2.2 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps

      3. 6.2.3 100 Gbps

      4. 6.2.4 Greater than 100 Gbps

    3. 6.3 By Application

      1. 6.3.1 Data Center

      2. 6.3.2 Telecommunication

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia-Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 Latin America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 Coherent Corp. (II-VI Incorporated)

      2. 7.1.2 Accelink Technologies

      3. 7.1.3 Lumentum Operations LLC (Lumentum Holdings)

      4. 7.1.4 Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd

      5. 7.1.5 Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Fujitsu Ltd)

      6. 7.1.6 Smiths Interconnect (Reflex Photonics Inc.)

      7. 7.1.7 Source Photonics (Redview Capital)

      8. 7.1.8 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd

      9. 7.1.9 Broadcom Inc.

      10. 7.1.10 HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Optical Transceiver Industry Segmentation

An optical transceiver combines the functions of a transmitter and a receiver into a single device. Optical transceivers convert the electrical signal from a switch or router to an optical signal that can be transmitted and received in light pulses using fiber optic technology. This is accomplished at extremely high speeds and over large distances. It can be inserted into or implanted into another device that can send and receive data in a data network.

The optical transceiver market is segmented by protocol (ethernet, fiber channel, CWDM/DWDM, FTTX, other protocols), by data rate (less than 10 Gbps, 10 Gbps to 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps, greater than 100 Gbps), by application (data center, telecommunication), by geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value in USD for all the above segments.

By Protocol
Fiber Channel
Other Protocols
By Data Rate
Less than 10 Gbps
10 Gbps to 40 Gbps
100 Gbps
Greater than 100 Gbps
By Application
Data Center
By Geography
North America
Latin America
Middle East and Africa
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Optical Transceiver Market Research FAQs

The Optical Transceiver Market size is expected to reach USD 13.34 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 13.09% to reach USD 24.68 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Optical Transceiver Market size is expected to reach USD 13.34 billion.

Coherent Corp. (II-VI Incorporated), Accelink Technologies, Lumentum Operations LLC (Lumentum Holdings), Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd and Fujitsu Optical Components Limited (Fujitsu Ltd) are the major companies operating in the Optical Transceiver Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Optical Transceiver Market.

In 2023, the Optical Transceiver Market size was estimated at USD 11.59 billion. The report covers the Optical Transceiver Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Optical Transceiver Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

The Optical Transceiver Market is driven by a) Increasing demand for high-speed data transmission b) Expansion of data centers c) Advancements in fiber optic technology

Key challenges faced by the Optical Transceiver Market are a) Technological complexities b) High initial investments c) Need for continuous research d) Development to keep up with rapidly changing technology

Optical Transceiver Industry Report

The global optical transceiver market is experiencing significant growth, driven by the increasing demand for high-speed data transmission and the expansion of data centers. Key factors propelling the market include the surge in internet usage, the growing adoption of smart devices, and the demand for cloud-based services. Optical transceivers, crucial for telecommunications and networking, are benefiting from the deployment of advanced network infrastructures like VoIP, LTE, and 5G networks. Additionally, the rise in adoption of AI and IoT technologies is creating lucrative opportunities for market growth, despite challenges such as network complexity and high investment costs. Advancements in optical technology, especially silicon photonics, are opening new avenues for manufacturers. The competitive market sees key players focusing on innovation and strategic partnerships to meet the demand for energy-efficient and high-capacity network solutions. According to Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports, the optical transceiver market share, size, and revenue growth rate are on the rise, with a detailed market forecast and historical overview available. For a comprehensive analysis, a free report PDF download is offered, highlighting the market's potential and strategic insights.

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Optical Transceiver Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)