The FTTx business has reemerged in the past year as carriers expand their roll outs of fiber-based networks resulting in new opportunities for the components sector says CIR’s new report. On the active components side of the business, which includes products such as transceivers, transmitters and receivers, the market is projected to reach close to $800 million in revenues by 2011. CIR believes the opportunity to be significant enough that larger manufacturers will likely be drawn to this space which currently lacks dominant suppliers. On the passives side of the business, PON splitters, couplers and amplifiers are projected to grow to a total $438 million in 2011. For the electronics used in PON, CIR projects revenues of almost $300 million in 2011.
CIR’s report also noted the following: