Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market, By Modules (Transceivers, Optical Amplifiers, Antennas, Optical Switches, Optical Cables, and Others), Frequency Band (L Band, S Band, Ka Band, C Band, K Band, X Band, and Ku Band), Vertical (Civil and Military), Frequency Range (Less Than 30 GHz, 30 GHz to 40 GHz, 40 GHz to 50 GHz and More Than 50 GHz), Organization Size (Large Scale Organization, Medium Scale Organization, and Small Scale Organization), Application (Telecommunications, Broadcast, Navigation, Radar and Broadband)- Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Market Analysis and Size
Technological development brought the enhanced internet service to support the consumer demand for faster internet connection, augmenting the increased count of fiber optic networks. This has been made possible as the population is getting more inclined towards digital platforms, internet services, and online services for their daily requirements. This increasing internet penetration is creating a huge demand for high bandwidth, high-speed internet services that are efficiently provided by the fiber-optic network. Thus, the increasing growth in fiber optic infrastructure increases the demand for RF over fiber.
The major factor driving the market's growth is consumers' increasing demand for high-definition content. The high bandwidth offered by fiber-optic networks is a major factor in boosting the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market. However, the high initial cost required for building the infrastructure may restrain the market's growth.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market is expected to reach the value of USD 260,515.83 thousand by 2029, at a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period. "Transceiver" accounts for the most prominent modules mode segment. The Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market report also covers pricing analysis, patent analysis, and technological advancements in depth.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019-2014)
Revenue in USD Thousand, Pricing in USD
Modules (Transceivers, Optical Amplifiers, Antennas, Optical Switches, Optical Cables, and Others), Frequency Band (L Band, S Band, Ka Band, C Band, K Band, X Band, and Ku Band), Vertical (Civil and Military), Frequency Range (Less Than 30 GHz, 30 GHz to 40 GHz, 40 GHz to 50 GHz and More Than 50 GHz), Organization Size (Large Scale Organization, Medium Scale Organization, and Small Scale Organization), Application (Telecommunications, Broadcast, Navigation, Radar And Broadband)
China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Market Players Covered
Broadcom, EMCORE Corporation, APIC Corporation, Optical Zonu Corp, Gooch & Housego PLC, ViaLite, Global Invacom, HUBER+SUHNER, Glenair, SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD., II-VI Incorporated, DEV Systemtechnik GmbH, Syntonics LLC, ETL Systems Ltd, Narda-MITEQ, Olabs Technology Company Limited, RFOptic Ltd., Elkay, MicroComp Nordic AB, among others
Radio over fiber (RF over fiber) is an analog transmission over fiber technology that uses a radio signal to amplitude modulate light and transport it over an optical fiber link to enable wireless access. Although radio transmission over fiber is utilized for various applications, including cable television (CATV) networks and satellite base stations, the term RoF is most commonly associated with wireless access. Wireless signals are transferred in optical form between a central station and a group of base stations in RoF systems before being broadcast. Each base station is configured to communicate with at least one user’s mobile station within the base station's radio range.
Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market Dynamics
This section deals with understanding the market drivers, advantages, opportunities, restraints, and challenges. All of this is discussed in detail below:
- Rising demand for fiber optic cable for higher bandwidth
Fiber optic bandwidth is high as data transmission speed and distance covered data without attenuation are possible. Optical fiber can transmit data as pulses of light through different objects such as glass wire, allowing data to travel at the speed of light. Optical communication helps a beam of light to carry information from transmitter to receiver. Optical frequency is usually close to an infrared ray and about one thousand GHz. Fiber optics provide the network with the utmost quality data and little signal interference.
- Efficient performance of fiber optic cable as compared to copper cable
Copper cable bandwidth is restricted in terms of speed and frequencies. The range of frequencies over which data are transmitted is much wider in optical fiber. Fiber can carry far more information in minutes from one area to another while the copper cable transmits data slowly, using electrical signals than optical fiber, which carries data through light-based signals.
- Increased adoption of mobile devices
The increasing disposable income of the consumers and the need for advanced electronic products are driving the consumer electronics market. Consumers are becoming techno-savvy and adopting new technologies at work, in daily routine, personal entertainment and others. Smart devices are adopting a major market share due to improved control, features and other functions.
- Low power consumption benefit of RFoF
The energy required per bit of data conveyed can also determine a system's energy efficiency. The power consumption can be defined as the power consumption per user vs. the average access rate (Watts/Mbps). The power consumption of an access network infrastructure is created using network segmentation. Manufacturer data on equipment energy consumption for a variety of typical types of hardware is used to calculate the energy consumption of each portion of the system for a range of access rates. This perspective provides a better platform for predicting the rise in power consumption as the number of users and access rate per user grows fast.
- Easy installation and maintenance of RFoF
Most RoF techniques eliminate the necessity for local oscillators and related equipment at the Remote Antenna Units (RAU). The complex and expensive equipment is maintained at the head end of RoF systems, making RAUs simpler. The high cost and high power consumption of high-frequency electro-optical modulators and electronics must be avoided at the CS (central station). In addition, due to their high production and maintenance costs, sophisticated implementations of downlink transmission systems should also be avoided. The head end houses the modulation and switching equipment, which several RAUs share. As a result of this configuration, RAUs are smaller and lighter, lowering system installation and maintenance costs.
- Technological limitation of RFoF
Chromatic dispersion in single-mode fiber-based RoF systems can limit fiber connection lengths and cause phase de-correlation, resulting in higher RF carrier phase noise. Modal dispersion severely limits the available link bandwidth and distance in multi-mode fiber-based RoF systems. Although the RoF transmission method is analog, the radio system that is distributed does not have to be analog (e.g., WLAN and UMTS) and can use extensive multi-level signal modulation formats such as Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) or orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM).
- High initial cost of investment
RF over fiber network offers several beneficial factors such as high bandwidth, high speed, and lightweight, but all this comes with a high investment cost. The fiber optic network components are quite expensive. This is why copper cables are still preferred, where cost is a major factor in choosing the type of network. This may restrain the growth of the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market. Adding the cost of transceivers and all other components increase the overall costs, leading to high investment costs by the company. The telecom industries prefer using copper cable infrastructure for end-users due to its low cost.
Post COVID-19 Impact on Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market
COVID-19 created a major impact on the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market as almost every country has opted for the shutdown of every production facility except those dealing in producing the essential goods. The government has taken strict actions such as the shutdown of production and sale of non-essential goods, blocked international trade, and many more to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The only business dealing with this pandemic situation is the essential services that are allowed to open and run the processes.
The growth of the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market is rising due to the government policies to boost international trade post covid. Also, the benefits offered by RF over fiber for optimizing costs and routes are raising the demand for RF over fiber in the market. However, factors such as congestion associated with trade routes and trade restrictions between some nations are restraining the market growth. The shutdown of production facilities during the pandemic has had a significant impact on the market.
Manufacturers are making various strategic decisions to bounce back post-COVID-19. The players are conducting multiple research and development activities to improve the technology involved in the RF over fiber. With this, the companies will bring advanced and accurate solutions to the market. In addition, the government initiatives to boost international trade have led to the market's growth.
- In March 2022, Broadcom Inc. announced the demonstration of its 100G/lane optical PAM-4 DSP PHY with an integrated trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) and high-swing laser driver. It is built on a 112G PAM-4 DSP platform, which provides the highest level of CMOS integration and superior performance with lower power consumption. Thus, the company will be able to expand its product portfolio in the market
- In November 2021, HUBER+SUHNER launched Rail Antenna, which can boost 4G and 5G connectivity. This new SENCITY Rail MIMO+ Rooftop antenna increases potential 4G and 5G data throughout trains using advanced dual-polarization antenna technology. With this, the company will be able to expand its product portfolio in the market
Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market Scope
Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market is segmented on the basis of modules, frequency band, vertical, frequency range, and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Optical Amplifiers
- Optical Switches
- Optical Cables
On the basis of modules, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market is segmented into transceivers, optical amplifiers, antennas, optical switches, optical cables, and others.
By Frequency Band
- L Band
- S Band
- Ka Band
- C Band
- K Band
- X Band
- Ku Band
On the basis of by frequency band, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market has been segmented into L Band, S Band, Ka Band, C Band, K Band, X Band and Ku Band.
On the basis of vertical, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market has been segmented into civil and military.
By Frequency Range
- Less Than 30 GHz
- 30 GHz to 40 GHz
- 40 GHz to 50 GHz
- More Than 50 GHz
On the basis of frequency range, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market has been segmented into less than 30 GHz, 30 GHz to 40 GHz, 40 GHz to 50 GHz and more than 50 GHz.
By Organization Size
- Large Scale Organization
- Medium Scale Organization
- Small Scale Organization
On the basis of organization size, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market has been segmented into large scale organization, medium scale organization, and small scale organization.
On the basis of application, the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market has been segmented into telecommunications, broadcast, navigation, radar, and broadband.
Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market Regional Analysis/Insights
Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market is analyzed, and market size insights and trends are provided by country, modules, frequency band, vertical, frequency range, and application, as referenced above.
Some of the countries covered in the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market report are China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Rest of Asia-Pacific.
China is expected to dominate the Asia-Pacific region due to the high manufacturing and outsourced manufacturing capacities of major companies leading to exports from the region.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of Asia-Pacific brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Asia-Pacific RF Over Fiber Market Share Analysis
Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market competitive landscape provides details about the competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Asia-Pacific presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width, and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market.
Some of the major players operating in the Asia-Pacific RF over fiber market are Broadcom, EMCORE Corporation, APIC Corporation, Optical Zonu Corp, Gooch & Housego PLC, ViaLite, Global Invacom, HUBER+SUHNER, Glenair, SEIKOH GIKEN CO., LTD., II-VI Incorporated, DEV Systemtechnik GmbH, Syntonics LLC, ETL Systems Ltd, Narda-MITEQ, Olabs Technology Company Limited, RFOptic Ltd., Elkay, MicroComp Nordic AB, among others.