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  • Report: Telecom Laser Market Will Grow Slowly
Jan 2003
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 21 -- The telecom laser and transponder market stands to grow over 30 percent in 2003, largely due to the continued installation of line cards into existing systems, drawing down inventories, according to a report by market research firm Strategies Unlimited. However, with dozens of suppliers competing for a share of the pie, prices and margins will remain squeezed for industry participants, the company said.

The report, Telecom Lasers, Transceivers, & Transponders: Market Review and Forecast 2003, analyzes the market for telecom laser products for every major telecom network application, and compares installation and shipments for the overall market.

"Traffic is continuing to grow, albeit more slowly, and prices will stabilize enough for revenues in this market to grow beginning in 2003," said Tom Hausken, director, optical communication components practice at Strategies Unlimited. "But there is only business for a few key suppliers, plus some additional niche players. The longer it takes to consolidate, the longer will be the pain."

The report reviews the applications, markets, technology and suppliers of laser products in telecom networks. It presents forecasts by application broken down by data rate, wavelength and other parameters, along with estimates of revenues and market shares of 17 key suppliers of the 85 categorized in the study.

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