SAN MATEO, Calif., June 27 -- The worldwide consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers will double from $233 million in 2002 to $471 million in 2007, according to the market analysis firm ElectroniCast Corp.
"The Japan/Pacific Rim region will eventually take the market share lead," said Stephen Montgomery, ElectroniCast. "There are several application standouts throughout the 2002-2012 forecast period, especially the use of fusion splicers by manufacturers of fiber optic components/products in Asia."
The Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast presents the dollar value, quantity and average price of various "single-fiber" and "multifiber" splicer products. It examines the relative material, capital and labor costs of mechanical versus fusion splices, the trends in cable installation and midspan access techniques and the preferences of cable installers, to derive a ten year forecast of the relative quantity share of total splices served by each method. This analysis draws from ElectroniCast's fiber optic cable forecast, which details the total fiber quantity and the
share held by single loose tube, multiple loose tubes, ribbon and tightly buffered cables.
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