In optical communication network, signals travel through fibers for very large distances. Erbium-doped fiber amplifier is an optical repeater that amplifies the signals of fiber optic cable. Thus, erbium-doped fiber amplifier is one of the vital component for any kind of optical fiber infrastructure. Owing to increase application fiber optic communication for commercialization and deployment of 5G technology is one the significant factor in the rapid acceptance of erbium -doped fiber amplifier worldwide. In addition, the erbium- doped fiber amplifiers can boost the power of fiber optic data transmission rate. Additionally, the erbium-doped fiber amplifiers can be used in different application as equipment testing and long spans of a passive fiber network infrastructure to amplify the long distance signal. Furthermore, growing trend toward fiber optic communication in telecommunication, research and military & defense industry is likely to increase the adoption of erbium-doped fiber amplifier in the coming years.
The global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market has been segmented on the basis of frequency, product type, end use and geography. Based on frequency, the market for erbium -doped fiber amplifier market has been segregated into three types which includes 980 to1480 nanometer, 1525 to 1565 nanometers and 1568 to 1610 nanometers. The 1568 to 1610 nanometers segment is likely to expand at a high CAGR rate during the forecast period. This is mainly due to 1525 to 1565 nanometers frequency is used for different application as military satellites, low earth orbit satellites and terrestrial wireless connections like GSM mobile phones. Owing to increasing investment by different end use industry such as telecommunication, military & defense, others, are the foremost factors which to trigger the demand of the 1568-1610 nanometers segment erbium-doped fiber amplifier. On the basis of product type, the global erbium -doped fiber amplifier market has been bifurcated into two types includes single mode erbium -doped fiber amplifier and polarization-maintaining erbium -doped fiber amplifier. In terms of revenue, polarization-maintaining erbium-doped fiber amplifier held the largest share in the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market in 2016. Furthermore, the market for erbium-doped fiber amplifier is segmented into consumer electronics, telecommunication, military & defense, research & development, others. Telecommunication segment is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR rate during the forecast period, this is due to increasing demand for satellite communication application across the globe is one of the primary factors anticipated to drive the demand of erbium-doped fiber amplifier market during the forecast period. The advancement of consumer electronics is also expected to trigger the demand for erbium-doped fiber amplifier in future. Erbium-doped fiber amplifier are using in scientific and medical application to fulfill the requirement for communications. Additionally, rapid development of space programs and commercialization of 5G technology worldwide are the major factors which is driving the growth for the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market. Further, in cable TV communication infrastructure, the usage of these products is growing at a rapid pace. On the flip side, high product cost is hindering the growth of the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market. Apart from other major applications like telecommunication and consumer electronics, the usages of erbium-doped fiber amplifier in submarine communication is growing at rapid pace, where the networking signals need to travel thousands of miles under the oceans.
Geographically, the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market has been segregated into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa (MEA) and South America. In terms of revenue, Asia Pacific (APAC) held the largest share in the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market in 2016. The market growth in this region can be attributed to increasing telecommunication infrastructure and rising industrialization & urbanization across different parts of Asia Pacific region. On the other hand, North America is anticipated to become the most promising market with the second highest share followed by others regions like Europe and Middle-East & Africa.
Major companies operating in the global erbium-doped fiber amplifier market are Optilab, LLC., Cisco Systems, Fibercore, Gooch&Housego, Alnair Photonics, Crystech Inc., FiberLabs Inc., Menlo Systems GmbH, RPMC Lasers, Inc. and MWTechnologies, Lda. among others.
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