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Market Leadership - Optical Transceiver Market
The optical transceiver market is highly competitive with a significant number of big players and small players in the competitive as well as mature market. The market was dominated by companies in the Americas, followed by those in Asia-Pacific. On one side where big names are dominating the market with their brand image, on the other side, the small players by providing the low-cost components generating the pricing pressure in the market. As of 2015, the optical transceiver market is dominated by Finisar Corp. (U.S.), Accelink Technologies Co., Ltd. (China), Lumentum Holdings Inc. (U.S.), Oclaro, Inc. (U.S.), and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Japan). These Top 5 players have a strong presence in the optical transceiver market and have strong R&D facilities and a presence in both mature and emerging markets.
New product launches is the key strategy adopted by players to achieve growth and to stay competitive in the optical transceiver market, which accounted for a share of ~85% among all the growth strategies. The rising demand for technically advance products with long haul transmission capability and compact form factor along with the emergence of various new applications in the datacom, telecom, and enterprise sectors encouraged companies to adopt this strategy. Besides this, acquisitions, expansions, and agreements are also used to strengthen their market share and position in the overall optical transceiver market.
Finisar Corp. (U.S.) has a strong presence in the optical transceiver market. It offers a complete variety of optical transceiver based on different form factors, data rates, distances, and wavelengths. The company’s core strategy is to get into strategic combinations and grow in an organic fashion by the means of new product launches. For instance, Finisar, in 2016, introduced SPF28 eSR transceiver, which is able to provide links over 300 meters. Its product find applications in various storage systems, networks, and been used by OEMs to develop respective products. The company captured a significant market share due to its wide offerings which further strengthened its presence in the optical transceiver market.
Lumentum Holdings Inc. (U.S.) is one of the major optical transceiver manufacturers and also supplies optical communication products and commercial lasers, along with industrial diode and 3D sensing laser. It offers optical transceivers serving applications such as cloud computing, data center, enterprise, metro optics, long haul optics, and many others. Lumentum, being the globally diversified technological firm which uses functional integration and new product launch as key growth strategies, delivers superior customer value through its offerings. The company also has a worldwide reach with huge sales and distribution network and continuously increases its product portfolio. For instance, in March 2016, to increase its optical product portfolio, Lumentum launched a 10G tunable SFP+ optical transceiver for network edge applications.
Optical Transceiver Market by Form Factor (SFF, SFP, QSFP, CFP, XFP, and CXP), Data Rate (1G, 10G, 40G, and 100G), Distance, Wavelength (850nm, 1310nm, and 1550nm), Application (Telecom, Data Center, and Enterprise), & Geography - Global Forecast to 2022
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