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Visible Light Communication Market (VLC & LI-FI Technology, Free Space Optics (FSO) - 2013-18): By Component (Led, Image Sensor), Application (Indoor Networking, Underwater Communication, Location Based Service, Intelligent Traffic Systems)

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Publishing Date: January 2013
Report Code: SE 1403

 

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Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology, one of the advanced optical wireless communication technologies, in which light in the visible region (375nm-780nm) is used as a medium for data transmission is more secure and achieves high data rates as compared to conventional wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wimax etc., which use radio waves for communication. Till late 1990s infrared spectrum is used for the communication. But in the early 2000s, researches started using visible light from LEDs as the medium for communication. Initially they were able to achieve network speed about 100Kbps. With continuous developments, VLC systems can now achieve about 800Mbps data rate for short range communications. Many companies and research institutes are conducting research to develop and commercialize Gigabit networks for long range communications.

Free space optics (FSO) is based on the same principle as VLC but it uses light in the IR spectrum for communication. Invention RONJA device in 2001, which can achieve 10Mbps network speed over 0.87 miles boosted the research activities in the FSO technology. FSO was initially used for outdoor communication applications. But in the recent times, indoor applications like enterprise connectivity, hospitals are increasing. FSO is expected to play a major role in enterprise connectivity especially in emerging nations like India and Brazil where the reach of ICT and fiber connectivity is still low.

Reliability and network coverage are the major issues to be considered by the companies while providing VLC services. Interferences from external light sources like sun light, normal bulbs; and opaque materials in the path of transmission will cause interruption in the communication. High installation cost of the VLC systems can be complemented by large-scale implementation of VLC. Adopting VLC technology will reduce further operating costs like electricity charges, maintenance charges etc.

Visible light communication technology is still in the introductory phase. Indoor networking and location based services are the only applications that are quite penetrated in the market. Products for other applications (intelligent traffic management system, in-flight entertainment, and underwater communication) are expected to hit the market by the end of 2013. VLC may be implemented as a complementary technology to the existing wireless networks. VLC is expected to penetrate M2M communication, smart cities, power over Ethernet (PoE), wireless sensor networks, ubiquitous networks, augmented reality etc. after five years.

Unlike VLC technology, FSO technology is commercialized in the market for quite some time. FSO technology is majorly used in military & aerospace applications due its secure and high speed data transmission rates. FSO is expected to be deployed in MAN (Metropolitan Area Network), service acceleration, last mile connectivity etc. applications in the near future.

This report categorizes the VLC/Li-Fi market based on components, applications and geography. Components include LEDs, infrared emitters, Opto-couplers, and image sensors. Major applications of VLC/Li-Fi covered in this report are Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS), Indoor Networking, In-flight Entertainment, Underwater Communication, and Location Based Service (LBS). The global market is fragmented in North America, Europe, APAC and ROW. The report also describes FSO market by applications: enterprise applications, mobile carrier backhaul, and military & aerospace; and geography.

Top players in the VLC/Li-Fi market include LVX System (U.S.), pureVLC Ltd (U.K.), Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc. (Japan), Outstanding Technology Corporation (Japan) and ByteLight (U.S.). Many research centers, institutes and consortiums are also undertaking R&D activities to develop and commercialize VLC technology. These include Visible Light Communication Consortium (VLCC), LiFi Consortium, University of Oxford (U.K.), Smart Lighting Engineering Research Centre, UC-Light Center (University of California, U.S.), Keio University (Japan), University of Edinburgh etc. APAC region is expected to be the market leader in the VLC/Li-Fi market owing to the recent technology developments and increased R&D activities.

Top players in the Free Space Optics market include fSONA Networks Corp. (Canada),Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. (U.S.), Northern Hi-Tec Ltd (U.K.), LightPointe Communications, Inc. (U.S.), Society for Optical Communications Systems Ltd. (Germany), and Wireless Excellence Limited (U.K.). Europe is the market leader in the FSO market at present but, North America is expected to lead the market by 2018. Increased enterprise and military & aerospace application in North America is driving the FSO market in this region.

Scope of the report

This research report categorizes the global visible light communication technology market; based on component, applications, and geography; it also covers the forecasted revenue and applications of FSO technology.

On the basis of component

Global VLC technology component market is segmented into LED, IR emitters, Opto-couplers and image sensors

On the basis of application areas

Global VLC technology applications market is segmented into ITS, indoor networking, in-flight entertainment and communication, underwater communication and location based services.

On the basis of geography

Geographical analysis covers North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION
  1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
  1.2 REPORT DESCRIPTION
  1.3 MARKETS COVERED
  1.4 STAKEHOLDERS
  1.5 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      1.5.1 MARKET SIZE
      1.5.2 KEY DATA POINTS FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      1.5.3 KEY DATA POINTS FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
      1.5.4 ASSUMPTIONS MADE FOR THIS REPORT
      1.5.5 LIST OF COMPANIES COVERED DURING THE REPORT

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

3 MARKET OVERVIEW
  3.1 MARKET DEFINITION
  3.2 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION (VLC) CONCEPT
      3.2.1 ROADMAP
  3.3 MARKET DYNAMICS
      3.3.1 DRIVERS
            3.3.1.1 LAST MILE CONNECTIVITY
            3.3.1.2 POWER-EFFICIENT
            3.3.1.3 INCREASING GOVERNMENT FUNDING
            3.3.1.4 ULTRA-FAST DATA TRANSFER
      3.3.2 RESTRAINTS
            3.3.2.1 HIGH INSTALLATION COST
            3.3.2.2 LACK OF TECHNOLOGY AWARENESS
            3.3.2.3 COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES
      3.3.3 OPPORTUNITIES
            3.3.3.1 GROWING LED INDUSTRY
            3.3.3.2 PENETRATION OF VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION IN ADVANCED APPLICATIONS
                    3.3.3.2.1 INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) AND MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION (M2M)
                    3.3.3.2.2 SMART CITY
                    3.3.3.2.3 WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK (WSN)
  3.4 BURNING ISSUE
      3.4.1 NETWORK COVERAGE AND DEPENDENCY
  3.5 WINNING IMPERATIVE
      3.5.1 LARGE SCALE IMPLEMENTATION OF VLC
  3.6 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
  3.7 CASH COW FOR VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  3.8 TECHNOLOGY LIFE CYCLE
  3.9 PORTER’S FIVE FORCE MODEL
      3.9.1 DEGREE OF COMPETITION
      3.9.2 BUYERS’ POWER
      3.9.3 SUPPLIERS’ POWER
      3.9.4 THREAT FROM SUBSTITUTES
      3.9.5 THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS
  3.10 RECENT ACTIVITIES IN VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET
      3.10.1 LIFI CONSORTIUM
            3.10.1.1 LI-FI OBJECTIVES
      3.10.2 RONJA
            3.10.2.1 RONJA DEVICE
      3.10.3 D-LIGHT (DATA LIGHT) PROJECT
            3.10.3.1 TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND
            3.10.3.2 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS
            3.10.3.3 COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL FEATURES
            3.10.3.4 APPLICATIONS
      3.10.4 OMEGA EVENT

4 OPTICAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
  4.1 INTRODUCTION
  4.2 LI-FI TECHNOLOGY
      4.2.1 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION (VLC)
            4.2.1.1 SOME OF THE VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION PROJECTS
      4.2.2 WORKING PRINCIPLE
  4.3 FREE SPACE OPTICS (FSO) CONCEPT
      4.3.1 HISTORY AND EVOLUTION
            4.3.1.1 IRDA
            4.3.1.2 RONJA
      4.3.2 WORKING PRINCIPLE

5 GLOBAL FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET FORECAST
  5.1 ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF FSO
  5.2 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET FORECAST, BY APPLICATIONS
      5.2.1 FSO MARKET ENTERPRISE SEGMENT TO GROW AT THE HIGHEST CAGR OUT OF ALL APPLICATIONS
            5.2.1.1 ENTERPRISE APPLICATION
                    5.2.1.1.1 ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY
                              5.2.1.1.1.1 CABLING COST CAN BE REDUCED SIGNIFICANTLY AND SECURITY CAN ALSO BE INCREASED
                    5.2.1.1.2 HEALTH CARE
                              5.2.1.1.2.1 FSO IN HEALTHCARE TO INCREASE BY MORE THAN 10 TIMES IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS
                    5.2.1.1.3 ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SERVICES
                    5.2.1.1.4 SECURITY
                              5.2.1.1.4.1 EUROPE TO BE THE KEY GROWTH REGION FOR FSO SECURITY SEGMENT
            5.2.1.2 NEXT GENERATION MOBILE CARRIER BACKHAUL
                    5.2.1.2.1 ALL THREE MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS TO REGISTER GROWTH RATES IN EXCESS OF 30%
            5.2.1.3 MILITARY APPLICATIONS
                    5.2.1.3.1 DETECTION
                    5.2.1.3.2 INTERCEPTION
            5.2.1.4 OTHER APPLICATIONS
                    5.2.1.4.1 REDUNDANT LINK AND DISASTER RECOVERY
                    5.2.1.4.2 STORAGE AREA NETWORK
                    5.2.1.4.3 LAST MILE ACCESS
                    5.2.1.4.4 METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK (MAN)
  5.3 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET FORECAST, BY GEOGRAPHY
      5.3.1 NORTH AMERICA
            5.3.1.1 ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS TO BE THE KEY GROWTH MARKET FOR FSO
      5.3.2 EUROPE
            5.3.2.1 INCREASING NUMBER OF SERVICE PROVIDERS, SUBSCRIBERS AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORT ARE THE MAIN MARKET DRIVERS
      5.3.3 APAC
            5.3.3.1 THE APAC REGION SHOWS THE ROBUST GROWTH IN THE FIELD OF ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY
      5.3.4 ROW

6 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY COMPONENT
  6.1 INTRODUCTION
  6.2 LED
      6.2.1 HISTORY
      6.2.2 WORKING
      6.2.3 LED LAMPS
            6.2.3.1 WHITE LEDS
            6.2.3.2 RGB LEDS
  6.3 INFRARED EMITTERS
      6.3.1 ALGAAS IR LED
      6.3.2 GAAS LED
  6.4 OPTO-COUPLERS
  6.5 IMAGE SENSOR
      6.5.1 DIFFERENT MODES IN PHOTO-DIODES
      6.5.2 FEATURES OF IMAGE SENSOR VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION

7 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY APPLICATION
  7.1 INTRODUCTION
  7.2 INTELLIGENT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (ITS)
      7.2.1 ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
      7.2.2 ADVANCED TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM
            7.2.2.1 VEHICLE-TO-INFRASTRUCTURE COMMUNICATIONS:
            7.2.2.2 VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE (V2V) COMMUNICATIONS:
      7.2.3 ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (APTS)
  7.3 INDOOR NETWORKING
      7.3.1 COMPARISON WITH EXISTING TECHNOLOGY
  7.4 IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
      7.4.1 GROWING IFE HARDWARE EXPENSES
      7.4.2 RECENT ACTIVITY
  7.5 UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION
      7.5.1 FLOW OF INFORMATION
  7.6 MOBILE LOCATION BASED SERVICES (LBS)
      7.6.1 LOCATION BASED ADVERTISEMENT (LBA)
      7.6.2 LOCATION BASED SHOPPING
      7.6.3 LOCATION BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING
      7.6.4 LOCATION BASED SEARCH
      7.6.5 NAVIGATION

8 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
  8.1 INTRODUCTION
  8.2 NORTH AMERICA
  8.3 EUROPE
  8.4 ASIA-PACIFIC
  8.5 REST OF WORLD (ROW)

9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
  9.1 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS
  9.2 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES
      9.2.1 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
      9.2.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH
      9.2.3 COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP

10 COMPANY PROFILES
  10.1 AOPTIX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
  10.2 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES
  10.3 BYTELIGHT
  10.4 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
  10.5 FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT
  10.6 FSONA NETWORKS CORP.
  10.7 LIFI CONSORTIUM
  10.8 LIGHTPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
  10.9 LSA, INC.
  10. 10 LVX SYSTEM
  10.11 MOSTCOM
  10.12 NAKAGAWA LABORATORIES, INC.
  10.13 NORTHERN HI-TEC LTD
  10.14 OLEDCOMM - FRANCE LIFI
  10.15 OMEGA PROJECT CONSORTIUM
  10.16 OUTSTANDING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
  10.17 PANASONIC CORPORATION
  10.18 PENGUIN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS INC.
  10.19 PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC
  10.21 PUREVLC LTD
  10.21 SOCIETY FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS LTD.
  10.22 TAMURA CORPORATION
  10.23 UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.
  10.24 WIRELESS EXCELLENCE LIMITED

LIST OF TABLES
 
TABLE 1 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION / LI-FI AND FSO MARKET RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
TABLE 2 GENERAL ASSUMPTIONS
TABLE 3 MARKET ASSUMPTIONS
TABLE 4 COMPANIES COVERED IN THIS REPORT
TABLE 5 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 (MILLION)
TABLE 6 GLOBAL FSO MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 (MILLION)
TABLE 7 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION VS RF TECHNOLOGY
TABLE 8 FACTS RELATED TO ENERGY SAVING
TABLE 9 GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES TO REPLACE THE INCANDESCENT LAMPS
TABLE 10 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION VS WI-FI TECHNOLOGY
TABLE 11 SYSTEMS TO GO SMARTER
TABLE 12 AVERAGE TRAFFIC PER DEVICE GROWTH
TABLE 13 FACTS RELATED TO MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC
TABLE 14 RONJA MODELS
TABLE 15 VLC BENEFITS
TABLE 16 D-LIGHT PROJECT APPLICATIONS
TABLE 17 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION PROJECTS
TABLE 18 IRDA STANDARDS
TABLE 19 FIBER OPTICS VS FSO
TABLE 20 ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS
TABLE 21 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 22 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 23 FREE SPACE OPTICS ENTERPRISE APPLICATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 24 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 25 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN HEALTHCARE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 26 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN ENGINEERING AND DESIGN SERVICES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 27 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN SECURITY SERVICES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 28 FSO ADVANTAGES
TABLE 29 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN MOBILE CARRIER BACKHAUL, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 30 FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET IN MILITARY APPLICATIONS, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 31 NORTH AMERICA FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 32 EUROPE FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 33 APAC FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 34 ROW FREE SPACE OPTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 35 GLOBAL VLC MARKET, BY COMPONENTS, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 36 COMPARISON OF LEDS, INCANDESCENT AND FLUORESCENT LAMPS
TABLE 37 SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR DIFFERENT LEDS
TABLE 38 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION LED COMPONENT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 39 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION IR EMITTER MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 40 DIFFERENT OPTO-COUPLERS
TABLE 41 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION OPTO-COUPLER MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 42 MODES IN PHOTO-DIODES
TABLE 43 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION IMAGE SENSOR MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012-2018 ($ MILLION)
TABLE 44 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 45 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE FROM ITS APPLICATION, BY CATEGORY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 46 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE FROM ITS APPLICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 47 ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 48 ADVANCED TRAVELLER INFORMATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 49 ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 50 VLC VS WI-FI
TABLE 51 VLC MARKET REVENUE FROM INDOOR NETWORKING SYSTEM, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 52 COMPARISON WITH ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 53 VLC MARKET REVENUE FROM IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 54 VLC MARKET IN UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 55 GLOBAL VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE FROM LOCATION BASED SERVICES, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 56 VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION MARKET REVENUE FROM LOCATION BASED SERVICES, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 57 LOCATION BASED MOBILE ADVERTISEMENT MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 58 LOCATION BASED SHOPPING MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 59 LOCATION BASED SOCIAL NETWORKING MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 60 COMPARISON OF POSITION DETECTION WITH VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES
TABLE 61 LOCATION BASED SEARCH, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 62 NNAVIGATION MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 63 NORTH AMERICA: VLC MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 64 NORTH AMERICA: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 65 EUROPE: VLC MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 66 EUROPE: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 67 APAC: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 68 APAC: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 69 ROW: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY APPLICATION, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 70 ROW: VLC MARKET REVENUE, BY COMPONENTS, 2012 - 2018 ($MILLION)
TABLE 71 TOP PLAYERS IN VLC MARKET
TABLE 72 TOP PLAYERS IN FSO MARKET
TABLE 73 MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 74 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH/DEVELOPMENT, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 75 PARTNERSHIPS/AGREEMENTS/STRATEGIC ALLIANCE/ COLLABORATION, 2010 – 2012
TABLE 76 AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES : OVERALL REVENUE, 2010 - 2011 ($MILLION)
TABLE 77 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.: MARKET REVENUE, 2011 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 78 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2011 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 79 CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 80 PANASONIC CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, 2010 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 81 PANASONIC CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE BY BUSINESS SEGMENTS, 2011 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 82 PANASONIC CORPORATION: REVENUE BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 - 2012 ($BILLION)
TABLE 83 PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC.: MARKET REVENUE, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 84 PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC.: MARKET REVENUE, BY BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 85 PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC.: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 86 TAMURA CORPORATION: OVERALL REVENUE, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 87 TAMURA CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCT SEGMENTS, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 88 TAMURA CORPORATION: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 89 UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.: MARKET REVENUE, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 90 UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.: MARKET REVENUE, BY PRODUCT CATEGORY, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)
TABLE 91 UBIQUITI NETWORKS, INC.: MARKET REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2012 ($MILLION)


LIST OF FIGURES
 
FIGURE 1 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
FIGURE 2 MARKET SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 3 VLC CHARACTERISTICS
FIGURE 4 OPTICAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EVOLUTION
FIGURE 5 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF DRIVERS
FIGURE 6 TECHNICAL EVALUATION OF LED
FIGURE 7 IMPACT ANALYSIS OF RESTRAINTS
FIGURE 8 GLOBAL LED REVENUE, 2010 - 2018 ($BILLION)
FIGURE 9 APPLICATIONS MAPPING OF VLC TECHNOLOGY
FIGURE 10 IOT ENVIRONMENT
FIGURE 11 BLOCK DIAGRAM OF WSN
FIGURE 12 VLC PENETRATION IN FUTURE
FIGURE 13 INCREASING MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC
FIGURE 14 VLC APPLICATIONS LIFE CYCLE
FIGURE 15 PORTER’S FIVE FORCE MODEL
FIGURE 16 RONJA DEVICE OUTLOOK
FIGURE 17 FREQUENCY SPECTRUM OF VLC AND LI-FI
FIGURE 18 WORKING OF VLC/LI-FI TECHNOLOGY
FIGURE 19 DATA FLOW PROCESS
FIGURE 20 FSO COMMUNICATION NETWORK
FIGURE 21 FSO MARKET SEGMENTATION
FIGURE 22 FSO ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY
FIGURE 23 FSO: NETWORK FOR HEALTHCARE
FIGURE 24 EVOLUTION OF LED
FIGURE 25 DIODE WORKING PRINCIPLE
FIGURE 26 INDOOR LED APPLICATION IN VLC
FIGURE 27 OPTO-COUPLER WORKING PRINCIPLE
FIGURE 28 ARCHITECTURE OF ADVANCED TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
FIGURE 29 FLOW OF INFORMATION IN ADVANCED TRAVELLER INFORMATION SYSTEM
FIGURE 30 FLOW OF INFORMATION IN ADVANCED PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
FIGURE 31 GLOBAL IFE HARDWARE EXPENSES, 2012-2018 ($BILLION)
FIGURE 32 INFORMATION FLOW IN UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION
FIGURE 33 LBA ECOSYSTEM
FIGURE 34 PERCENTAGE SHARE OF VLC MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2013-2018
FIGURE 35 PANASONIC CORPORATION BUSINESS SEGMENTS

Visible Light Communication is a line-of-sight communication technology where light in the visible spectrum (400THz-800THz) is used as a medium for data transmission. The phenomenal growth in internet data usage resulted in congestion of RF band available for the conventional wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-max etc. This compelled the network providers to turn to VLC technology which uses license free spectrum and is more secure as compared to other wireless technologies.

FSO is a wireless optical communication technological innovation that provides full-duplex Gigabit Ethernet throughput and provides a fast, high return of investment (ROI). FSO is a line-of-sight technology that uses light propagating in free space to provide optical bandwidth connections. It can deliver up to 1.25 Gbps of voice, video, and data information simultaneously through the air, allowing fiber-optic connection without actual physical fiber-optic wire.

In this report, the VLC or Li-Fi market is segmented by components, application and geography. VLC/Li-Fi components include data transmitters and receivers like LED: white LEDs and RGB LEDs; infrared emitters; opto-couplers; and image sensors.

The report covers only five major applications of VLC that are expected to be commercialized in the next two years. These applications include Intelligent Traffic Management Systems (ITMS), Indoor Networking, In-flight Entertainment and Communication, Underwater Communication, and mobile Location Based Service (LBS). ITMS covers traffic management systems; traveler information systems: vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communication; and advanced public transport systems. LBS applications are further segmented into location based advertisement, shopping, social networking and search services, and navigation. This report covers four geographical regions: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), and ROW (Middle East and Africa).

This report also describes FSO market revenue and forecast by application and geography. Enterprise; mobile carrier backhaul; and military & aerospace are the major applications covered in this report. Enterprise applications include enterprise connectivity, healthcare industry, security and engineering & design application.

The report covers drivers, restraints, opportunities and burning issues of the visible light communication market. It also covers winning imperatives followed by key VLC market players. The main features of this technology like low power consumption, last mile connectivity and high speed network speed are important drivers of the VLC/Li-Fi market. Government initiatives to replace the conventional lamps with LEDs and funding for visible light communication (VLC) technology are also boosting the VLC revenues. On the other hand, VLC market revenue is hindered by its high installation cost as compared to other wireless technologies, and already established Wi-Fi technology. LEDs are the major components used in VLC. There is a phenomenal growth in adopting LEDs for lighting across the world. The VLC providers are sure to be benefited from the growing LED industry.

Top players in the VLC market include LVX System (U.S.), pureVLC Ltd (U.K.), Nakagawa Laboratories, Inc. (Japan), Outstanding Technology Corporation (Japan) and ByteLight (U.S.) etc.

Visible Light Communication Market

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