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Fiber Optic Connectors Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type and Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: Beesetty Yogendra| Shadaab Khan | Onkar Sumant
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Fiber Optic Connectors Market Statistics: 2030

The global fiber optic connectors market was valued at $4.87 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $11.44 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 9.1% from 2021 to 2030. An optical fiber connector joins optical fibers, and enables quicker connection and disconnection than splicing. Fiber optic connections are being used across data centers, telephony, inter/intra building applications, community antenna TVs, security systems, and high-density connectivity are just a few of the areas where are used. The market is mostly driven by end customers' constantly increasing demand for high bandwidth services. The need for high-speed data has risen as a result of applications such as TV-on-demand, video services, and online gaming. Growing security and safety concerns as well as the need for 4G services, are all driving this industry forward. For better performance output, consumers are shifting toward smaller, more efficient, and multi-fiber connections.

Increasing demand for high bandwidth, greater safety concerns and wider applications of fiber optics connector is boosting the growth of the global fiber optic connectors market. In addition, increased application of FTTH (Fiber to the Home) and increased adoption of mobile devices positively impacts the growth of the market. However, high investment cost, growing adoption of wireless broadband and other technologies and new infrastructure requirements hamper the market growth. On the contrary, increased investments by governments, diverse applications, and emerging economies is expected to offer remunerative opportunities for expansion of the market during the forecast period.


In terms of application, the telecom segment holds the largest share of the fiber optic connectors market. This is attributed to possibility of low costs and services including Broadband, IPTVs, and IP Video call. However, the medical segment is expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period, owing to acceptance of fiber optic connectors in healthcare, and pharmaceutical equipment companies for higher performance and better management of network. 

Region wise, the fiber optic connectors market was dominated by Asia-Pacific in 2020, and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, owing to presence of a number of large enterprises, universities, government organizations, and banks in the region. In addition to this, increased need of connectivity by enterprises, government organizations, and educational centers, thereby, increasing the demand for fiber optic connectors.

The report focuses on growth prospects, restraints, and analysis of the global fiber optic connectors market trend. The study provides Porter’s five forces analysis to understand the impact of various factors, such as bargaining power of suppliers, competitive intensity of competitors, threat of new entrants, threat of substitutes, and bargaining power of buyers on the global fiber optic connectors market share.

Segment Review

The global fiber optic connectors industry is segmented on the basis of type, application, and region. Depending on type, the market is classified into lucent connector (LC), subscriber connector (SC), straight tip (ST), multi-fiber termination push on/pull off (MTP), master unit (MU), fiber distributed data interface (FDDI), and sub multi assembly (SMA) and others. By application, it is segregated into telecom, oil and gas, military & aerospace, BFSI, medical, railway, and others. Region wise, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Some of the key players operating in the global fiber optic connectors industry include 3M, Amphenol Corporation, Aptiv, Broadcom, Extron, Molex, OCC, Siemens AG, Shenzhen ADTEK Technology Co., Ltd., and T.E. Connectivity. These players have adopted various strategies to increase their market penetration and strengthen their position in the industry.

Covid-19 Impact Analysis

The fiber optic connectors market has witnessed significant growth in the past few years; however, owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is projected to witness a sudden increase in demand. This is attributed to implementation of lockdown by governments in majority of the countries and shut down the real business across the globe. Moreover, most of the companies started adopting fiber optic to transmit information in various forms like text, sound, voice, and video. In addition, most companies already have business continuity plans, but those may not fully address the fast-moving and unknown variables of an outbreak such as COVID-19.

Fiber Optic Connectors Market
By Type
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Lucent Connector (LC) segment is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.

Typical contingency plans ensure operational effectiveness following events like natural disasters, cyber incidents and power outages, among others. They don’t generally take into account the widespread quarantines, extended school closures and added travel restrictions that may occur in the case of a health emergency. Thus, driving the growth of the fiber optic connectors market size.

Top Impacting Factors

Increase In Demand For High Bandwidth

The bandwidth needs of internet users have consistently grown since the early days of the internet, with video and gaming being two of the largest drivers of higher bandwidth. According to a Cisco study, 82% of internet traffic this year will be from video. Bandwidth demands typically grow by about 50% per year. While a light home internet user might be able to get by with 5 to 10 Mbps today, in five years, nearly 40 Mbps is expected to be required to provide a similar experience. In 10 years, this is likely to grow to a staggering 300 Mbps. These growth trends are more likely for networks that rely on streaming video services, or in settings where there are early adopters of new technologies. While it seems nearly impossible to believe, this rate of growth has been observed since the early days of the internet. Moreover, there is a constant trend toward higher bandwidth services. Streaming video services have growing catalogs of 4K video content, which in turn is driving the demand for fiber optics connector to reduce the loss of speed and data loss while transmission.

Fiber Optic Connectors Market
By Application
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Telecom segment is projected as one of the most lucrative segments.

Increased Application Of Ftth

The demand for FTTH dramatically increases connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places. FTTH promises connection speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (Mbps)

These speeds are 20 to 100 times as fast as a typical cable modem or DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) connections. Implementing FTTH on a large scale would be costly because it requires installation of new cable sets over the "last links" from existing optical fiber cables to individual users. In addition, FTTH has many benefits related to speed and capacity and that is the reason legacy copper-based networks are being replaced with Fiber to the X (FTTx). Other advantages include higher transmission rates and lower energy consumption. Fiber to the X network takes fiber closer to the end-user. This helps in leveraging the latest construction, connection and transmission techniques. With the development of cloud computing, smart cities and 5G, requirements for higher bandwidth and network speed have increased. Fiber to the X offers a low-latency, high-bandwidth fiber network that can fulfil all these requirements. In addition, it also helps in achieving high capacity and consistent connectivity. It also helps in providing long-distance signal transmission, a lightweight form factor, and immunity against electromagnetic interference. Thus, fueling the growth of fiber optic connectors market size.

Fiber Optic Connectors Market
By Region
North America

Asia-Pacific would exhibit the highest CAGR of 10.3% during 2021-2030.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders     

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global fiber optic connectors market forecast along with current & future trends to explain the imminent investment pockets.
  • Information about key drivers, restraints, & opportunities and their impact analysis on global deep learning market trend is provided in the report.
  • The Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of the buyers and suppliers operating in the industry.
  • The quantitative analysis of the market from 2021 to 2030 is provided to determine the fiber optic connectors market potential.

Fiber Optic Connectors Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Lucent Connector (LC)
  • Subscriber Connector (SC)
  • Straight Tip (ST)
  • Multi-Fiber Termination Push On/Pull Off (MTP)
  • Master Unit (MU)
  • Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI)
  • Sub Multi Assembly (SMA)
  • Other
By Application
  • Telecom
  • Oil and Gas
  • Military & Aerospace
  • BFSI
  • Medical
  • Railway
  • Others
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe   (UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, India, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)
By Key Market Players
  • 3M
  • Amphenol Corporation
  • Aptiv
  • Broadcom
  • Extron
  • Molex
  • OCC
  • Siemens AG
  • Shenzhen ADTEK Technology Co., Ltd.
  • TE Connectivity

Analyst Review

According to the insights of the CXOs of leading companies, there has been a significant growth in the need for high bandwidth. The need for fiber optic connections has increased dramatically as cloud applications, video services, TV-on-Demand, and online gaming become more popular. Fiber optic connectors offer more bandwidth, more dependability, increased agility, and increased security. The telecommunications sector is the primary user of fiber optic connections. However, as security, control, signaling, tracking, and monitoring needs grow, these connections are increasingly being employed in industries such as healthcare, electricity, energy and utilities, trains, oil, and gas.

The key providers of fiber optics connectors market such as 3M, Amphenol Corporation, and Molex, account for a significant share in the market. With larger requirement for fiber optics connectors, various companies are partnering to improve the internet speed and reduce data loss. For instance, in September 2021, SV Microwave, Inc. partnered with sister division Amphenol Invotec to create high-speed printed circuit boards with SV's SMPx connectors. SV can provide these board-mounted SMPx RF connectors in one of two styles: Surface-mount SMPx connectors and Thru-hole with legs SMPx connectors.

In addition, with increase in demand for fiber optics connectors’ services, various companies are expanding their current services to meet the rising demand. For instance, in September 2021, TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced the NanoRF Edge Launch connector, the only solution that can integrate the RF above an optical interconnect for military and radar RF embedded computing applications. The NanoRF connector meets the rigorous requirements of VITA 67.3 to provide a simple and standardized interface with VPX plug-in computing modules including RF switches, tuners, software-defined radios and other embedded computing systems. The NanoRF Edge Launch connector reduces space requirements, which eliminates the need for cables and results in a more rugged product. This smaller size comes without sacrificing performance, providing high density and high frequency up to 70 GHz. The NanoRF’s bullet adapter reduces tolerances and helps to allow for decreased mating force, which is required for stacked boards.

The CXOs further added that market players are expanding their business operations and customers by increasing their acquisition. For instance, in December 2021, Amphenol Corporation has acquired Halo Technology Limited, a leading provider of active and passive fiber optic interconnect components for the communications infrastructure markets with expected 2021 sales of approximately $250 million, for approximately $715 million. Halo’s high-technology products strengthen its offering to IT and data communications, mobile networks and broadband customers, all of whom are upgrading their systems and networks to manage increased data traffic.

Author Name(s) : Beesetty Yogendra| Shadaab Khan | Onkar Sumant

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Fiber Optic Connectors Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030