Free-Space Optical Communications Technology: Global Markets

Published - Mar 2015| Analyst - Sinha G. Gaurav| Code - PHO018A
Free-Space Optical Communications Technology: Global Markets
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Report Highlights

The global free–space optical communications market was valued at $41.9 million in 2013 and $59.2 million in 2014. This market is expected to reach $501.1 million in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.3% from 2014 through 2019.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for free-space optical communications technology, defined as technology that uses light in free space (air, outer space, or vacuum) as a medium to transfer data wirelessly for computer networking or telecommunications.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013 and 2014, and projections of CAGRs through 2019.
  • Analyses and breakdowns of the market by application, by type, by components, by end use, and by geography.
  • Information on current and future trends in the industry as well as information on various competitive technologies.


The free–space optical communications market is segmented into categories as follows:

  • By type: short range, medium range and long range.
  • By application: data transmission, security, last mile access, storage area network, disaster recovery, healthcare facilities and others.
  • By end use: defense and civil.
  • By component: transmitter, receiver, modulator, demodulator, decoders/encoders and others.
  • By region: North America is segmented into U.S., Canada, and Mexico; Europe is segmented into France, Italy, Germany, U.K., Russia, and rest of Commonwealth Independent States (CIS); Asia–Pacific (APAC) is segmented into China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and others; and ROW covers Middle East, Africa, and South America.

In addition to industry and competitive analysis of the free–space optical communications market, this report also includes a patent analysis and a listing of company profiles for key players in the free–space optical communications market.

Analyst Credentials

Sinha G. Gaurav focuses on electronics and semiconductors markets, robotics and nanotechnology. His publications range from factory automation and big data to industrial controls and helmet-mounted displays. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rajasthan University and an MBA degree in finance from ICFAI Business School.

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