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June 2016

State of the Transceiver Industry

By Casimer DeCusatis | Posted: 8 June 2016

One of the main topics of discussion at OFC this past year was the state of the optical components industry. While optical networks continue to grow, both in conventional telecom markets and emerging enterprise data center applications, high volumes alone aren’t enough to insure the future of the optical transceiver market. Just as many other technologies are becoming commodities (differentiated only by price) due to disruptions in their supply chains, optical transceiver vendors are coping with a variety of market forces which requires them to re-engineer their approach to delivering the components which form the backbone of our optical infrastructure. 
 

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