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Global Active Optical Cable and Extender Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Semiconductors and Electronics

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Global Active Optical Cable and Extender Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

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Global Active Optical Cable and Extender Market – Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2023–2031
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 3.43 USD Million
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 5.62 USD Million
Diagram CAGR %

Major Markets Players

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Global Active Optical Cable and Extender Market, By Product (Active Optical cables and Extenders), Protocol (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), DisplayPort, PCI Express (PCIe), HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB, MIPI, Fiber Channel and Other Protocols), Form Factor (QSFP, QSFP-DD, OSPF/CFP8/COBO, SFP, SFP+, PCIE, CXP, CX4, CFP, CDFP and Other Form Factors), Application (Data centers, Telecommunications, High-Performance Computing, and Others) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2031. 

Active Optical Cable and Extender Market

Active Optical Cable and Extender Market Analysis and Size

The growing demand for high-speed data transfer and expanded bandwidth is boosting the need for advanced connectivity solutions such as active optical cables (AOCs). AOCs are crucial in data centers, cloud computing, and 4K display applications, offering high-quality video transmission over long distances without signal degradation. The expansion of telecom, networking, and industries requiring lightweight cabling, such as aerospace and military, are key drivers for the AOC market.

Global active optical cable and extender market was valued at USD 3.43 million in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 5.62 million by 2031, registering a CAGR of 6.37% during the forecast period of 2024-2031. “Active optical cables”segment is expected to experience the highest growth during the forecast period. The need for AOCs arose from the limitations of traditional copper technology in data centers and high-performance computing environments. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Report Scope and Market Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2024 to 2031

Base Year

2023

Historic Years

2022 (Customizable to 2016-2021)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Product (Active Optical cables and Extenders), Protocol (InfiniBand, Ethernet, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), DisplayPort, PCI Express (PCIe), HDMI, Thunderbolt, USB, MIPI, Fiber Channel and Other Protocols), Form Factor (QSFP, QSFP-DD, OSPF/CFP8/COBO, SFP, SFP+, PCIE, CXP, CX4, CFP, CDFP and Other Form Factors), Application (Data centers, Telecommunications, High-Performance Computing, and Others)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa

Market Players Covered

Coherent Corp. (U.S.), Broadcom (U.S.), Amphenol Communications Solutions (U.S.), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), 3M (U.S.), Molex (U.S.), Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.(Japan), Dell Inc.(U.S.), Eaton (Ireland), EverPro Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Alysium-Tech GmbH (U.S.), Mobix Labs Inc. (U.S.), Unixtar Technology, Inc. (Taiwan), IOI Technology Corporation (Taiwan), GIGALIGHT (China), Siemen (U.S.), Koincable (China), Black Box (U.S.), ATEN INTERNATIONAL Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), T&S Communication Co, Ltd. (China), ACT(Netherlands), APAC Opto Electronics Inc. (Taiwan), Shenzhen Sopto Technology Co., Ltd., (China), Anfkom Telecom (China), Extron (U.S.), and Roctest (Canada).

Market Opportunities

  • Increasing Adoption of Digitalization and the Rollout of 5G Networks are Creating Significant Market Opportunities
  • Surging Demand for High-Quality Video Streaming and Ultra-High-Definition Displays

Market Definition

Active optical cable (AOC) is a high-speed, long-distance optical fiber cable integrated with optoelectronic transceivers (light sources and detectors) to convert electrical signals into optical signals for transmission. AOCs are used to connect devices over relatively long distances, offering advantages such as high data rates, low latency, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. They are commonly used in data centers, high-performance computing, and telecommunications for applications requiring high-speed data transmission.

Active Optical Cable and Extender Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • Widespread Use of Cloud-Based Services and the Trustworthiness of AOCs Over Conventional Cabling

The high adoption rates of cloud-based services have significantly increased the demand for data centers and cloud computing facilities. These facilities require high-speed, reliable, and efficient connectivity solutions to ensure seamless data transmission and reduced latency. AOCs offer several advantages over traditional cabling, such as higher data transfer rates, longer reach, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. These factors make AOCs an ideal choice for connecting servers, storage devices, and networking equipment in data centers and cloud environments. As a result, the reliability of AOCs in meeting the connectivity needs of cloud-based services has become a driving factor for the growth of the AOC and extender market..

  •  Continuous Advancement of Technology and its Expanding Range of Applications

Continuous innovation and the expanding scope of technology applications are driving factors for the active optical cable and extender market. As technology continues to evolve, there is a growing need for high-speed and reliable connectivity solutions in various industries such as data centers, telecommunications, and consumer electronics. Active optical cables and extenders are at the forefront of meeting these demands, offering high-performance solutions for extending signal reach and maintaining signal integrity. The adoption of new technologies such as 5G, IoT, and cloud computing further fuels the demand for these advanced connectivity solutions, driving market growth.

Opportunities

  • Increasing Adoption of Digitalization and the Rollout of 5G Networks are Creating Significant Market Opportunities

The increasing trend towards digitalization and the deployment of 5G networks create significant market opportunities for Active Optical Cable (AOC) and Extender manufacturers. The demand for high-speed, reliable, and efficient connectivity solutions is on the rise, driven by the need for seamless data transmission and reduced latency in various industries. AOCs and extenders are well-suited to meet these demands, offering high data rates, low latency, and immunity to electromagnetic interference. As industries embrace digital transformation and 5G networks become more prevalent, the demand for AOCs and extenders is expected to grow, presenting substantial market opportunities for companies in this sector.

  • Surging Demand for High-Quality Video Streaming and Ultra-High-Definition Displays

As consumers and businesses asuch as seek higher quality and resolution in their video content, there is a growing need for high-speed, reliable data transmission. Active optical cables and extenders can provide the necessary bandwidth and performance to support these applications, making them essential components in the evolving media and entertainment landscape. Additionally, the rise of remote work and virtual collaboration tools has further emphasized the need for high-quality video and audio transmission, creating a substantial opportunity for active optical cable and extender manufacturers to cater to this demand.

Restraints/Challenges

  • High Installation Costs and Fragility of Fiber Optics

The potential high costs associated with installation and the physical fragility of fiber optics pose challenges for the active optical cable and extender market. The initial investment required for deploying fiber optic infrastructure, including cables, connectors, and installation equipment, can be substantial. Additionally, fiber optics are delicate and can be easily damaged during installation or maintenance, leading to higher maintenance costs and potential downtime. These challenges can deter some organizations from adopting fiber optic solutions, impacting the growth of the AOC and extender market.

  • Tackling the Complexities of Enhancing Power Efficiency

As data centers, cloud computing services, and other industries require more efficient and higher-performing connectivity solutions, the challenge of optimizing power consumption becomes critical for the global active optical cable and extender market. Balancing high performance with energy efficiency is essential to meet these demands, given the complex nature of these systems. Moreover, as the market continues to grow and evolve, there is a constant need for innovation and the development of new technologies to address these challenges effectively.

This market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you take an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Apart from the standard report, we also offer in-depth analysis of the procurement level from forecasted shipping delays, distributor mapping by region, commodity analysis, production analysis, price mapping trends, sourcing, category performance analysis, supply chain risk management solutions, advanced benchmarking, and other services for procurement and strategic support.

Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

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Recent Development

  • In February 2023, Coherent Corp., a leading provider of Datacom transceiver components, has unveiled its latest 100G PAM4 vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) and photodiode (PD) arrays. These components are designed for use in 800G short-reach Datacom pluggable transceivers and active optical cables (AOCs)

Active Optical Cable and Extender Market Scope

The market is segmented on the basis of product, protocol, form factor and application. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre 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.

Product

  • Active Optical Cables
  • Extenders

Protocol

  • InfiniBand
  • Ethernet
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
  • DisplayPort
  • PCI Express (PCIe)
  • HDMI
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB
  • MIPI
  • Fiber Channel
  • Other Protocols

Form Factor

  • (QSFP
  • QSFP-DD
  • OSPF/CFP8/COBO
  • SFP
  • SFP+
  • PCIE
  • CXP
  • CX4
  • CFP
  • CDFP
  • Other Form Factors

Application

  • Data Centers
  • Telecommunications,
  • High-Performance Computing,
  • Others

Active Optical Cable and Extender Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by of product, protocol, form factor and application as referenced above.

The countries covered in the market report are U.S., Canada, and Mexico in North America, Germany, France, U.K., Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Rest of Europe in Europe, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific (APAC) in the Asia-Pacific (APAC), Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa (MEA) as a part of the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Brazil, Argentina and Rest of South America as part of South America.   

The Asia Pacific region has experienced significant growth in the active optical cable and extender market, primarily due to the rapid expansion of data centers and cloud computing facilities. This growth has led to increased demand for high-speed, reliable, and efficient connectivity solutions, driving the adoption of AOCs and extenders. With the growing reliance on online services by businesses and consumers, seamless data transmission and reduced latency have become critical. AOCs and extenders are well-suited to meet these demands. Additionally, the rise of high-definition content, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR) applications has further fueled market growth, as these technologies require increased bandwidth and consistent signal quality.

The country section of the report also provides individual market-impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as 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 Europe brands and the 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 Active Optical Cable and Extender Market Share Analysis

The market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Europe presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, and application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the market.

Some of the major players operating in the market are:

  • Coherent Corp. (U.S.)
  • Broadcom (U.S.)
  • Amphenol Communications Solutions (U.S.)
  • Corning Incorporated (U.S.)
  • TE Connectivity (Switzerland)
  • 3M (U.S.)
  • Molex (U.S.)
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. (Japan)
  • Dell Inc. (U.S.)
  • Eaton (Ireland)
  • EverPro Technology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Alysium-Tech GmbH (U.S.)
  • Mobix Labs Inc. (U.S.)
  • Unixtar Technology, Inc. (Taiwan)
  • IOI Technology Corporation (Taiwan)
  • GIGALIGHT (China)
  • Siemen  (U.S.)
  • Koincable (China)
  • Black Box (U.S.)
  • ATEN INTERNATIONAL Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
  • T&S Communication Co., Ltd. (China)
  • ACT (Netherlands)
  • APAC Opto Electronics Inc. (Taiwan)
  • Shenzhen Sopto Technology Co., Ltd., (China)
  • Anfkom Telecom (China)
  • Extron (U.S.)
  • Roctest (Canada)


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The Active Optical Cable and Extender Market size will be worth USD 5.62 million by 2031.
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The major companies in the Active Optical Cable and Extender Market are Coherent Corp. (U.S.), Broadcom (U.S.), Amphenol Communications Solutions (U.S.), Corning Incorporated (U.S.), TE Connectivity (Switzerland), 3M (U.S.), Molex (U.S.), Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.(Japan), Dell Inc.(U.S.), Eaton (Ireland), EverPro Technology Co., Ltd. (China), Alysium-Tech GmbH (U.S.), Mobix Labs Inc. (U.S.), Unixtar Technology, Inc. (Taiwan), IOI Technology Corporation (Taiwan), GIGALIGHT (China), Siemen (U.S.), Koincable (China), Black Box (U.S.), ATEN INTERNATIONAL Co., Ltd. (Taiwan), T&S Communication Co, Ltd. (China), ACT(Netherlands), APAC Opto Electronics Inc. (Taiwan), Shenzhen Sopto Technology Co., Ltd., (China), Anfkom Telecom (China), Extron (U.S.), and Roctest (Canada)..
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