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SAN MATEO, Calif. -- According to ElectroniCast’s new Fiber Optic Optoelectronic Transmitter/Receiver Global Market Forecast, the global consumption of fiber optic optoelectronic transmitter/receiver pairs (T/R pair) used for communication applications in 2001 was $4.0 billion. The consumption value will increase at an annual growth rate of 39 percent per year over the next five years, to $20.5 billion in 2006, with strongly rising quantity growth partially offset by a decline in average prices. "The global optoelectronic transmitter/receiver pair consumption is driven by a dramatic increase in bandwidth demand beyond the limits of copper," ElectroniCast’s President Stephen Montgomery said. "Technological advances in fiber optics is assuring the migration of fiber closer and closer to the end user. This translates into demand for shorter links where transmitter/receiver pairs represent a substantial share of the total installation cost. The cost concerns are being addressed with the introduction of smaller, lower cost and easier to install transceivers," Montgomery said. North America led in global consumption with 45 percent or $1.79 billion in 2001. North American consumption will expand in value to $9.4 billion by 2006. North American optoelectronic consumption (use) will be driven by the proliferation of relatively shorter links used in private data and local loop networks. European optoelectronic consumption reaching 22 percent in 2006, will be led by the European Union member states as they transition to open competition in delivery of broadband services to both business and residential customers. Japan/Pacific Rim will demonstrate very strong growth; especially in China for expensive long-haul links.ElectroniCast Corp.

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