Upper Lake, CA (USA) – March 8, 2010 — ElectroniCast Consultants, a leading market and technology research consultancy addressing the fiber optics communications industry, today announced the release of the 2nd of 2 study reports in 2010 covering the worldwide market for Fiber Optic Fusion Splicers.
Since the March 2010 report, the industry is finding expanded and even new market opportunities. In this report, ElectroniCast presents an extensive forecast of global market consumption value, volume (quantity) and average selling price of fiber optic fusion splicers machines in optical communication applications.
“In terms of volume, the number of new fusion splicers put into action is on track for an increase of 12 percent versus 2009. Also, as we reported in our March 2010 report, the use of fusion splicers in the production (manufacturing) of fiber optic components is showing stronger growth, on track for an increase of 16 percent versus the volume in 2009,” said Stephen Montgomery, President of International Business.
Hand-Held/Rugged Fusion Splicers The Telecommunications industry sector remains the market share leader in terms of worldwide consumption value in 2010. “More and more of the rugged smaller hand-held splicers are finding their way into use. Based on recent interviews of FTTx installation managers, there is increase in novice technicians in the last-mile installation arena and the clad-alignment splicer modules are increasingly popular. The crew chiefs increasingly are seeing the value of using the smaller rugged-type of fusions splicers; however, the use of pre-terminated connector cable assemblies, as well as using field-installable connectors and/or mechanical splices is still strongly considered in many areas. Also, a strong consideration to go with a more expensive grade of fusion splicer is often seen as mandatory,” Montgomery added.