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San Mateo, Calif. — The worldwide consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers will double from $233 million in 2002 to $471 million in 2007, according to study results released by ElectroniCast Corp.
According to ElectroniCast, the Japan/Pacific Rim region will eventually take the market share lead. There are several application standouts throughout the 2002-2012 forecast period, especially the use of fusion splicers by manufacturers of fiber optic components/products in Asia.
The Fiber Optic Fusion Splicer Global Market Forecast presents the dollar value, quantity and average price for various "single-fiber" and "multifiber" splicer products. ElectroniCast's study examines the relative material, capital and labor costs of mechanical versus fusion splices, the trends in cable installation and midspan access techniques and the preferences of cable installers, to derive a 10-year forecast of the relative quantity share of total splices served by each method. This analysis leverages from ElectroniCast's fiber optic cable forecast, which details the total fiber quantity and the share held by single loose tube, multiple loose tubes, ribbon and tightly buffered cables.
ElectroniCast Corp. is a world leader in forecasting for the fiber optic, optoelectronic and photonic industries. This includes technology forecasting, markets and applications forecasting, strategic planning, competitive analysis, and marketing/sales consultation. For more information, visit www.electronicast.com.