Fiber Optic Cable Market - A Global and Regional Analysis: Focus on Country and Region - Analysis and Forecast, 2023-2032

Dec 2023| BIS860A| BIS Research

Report Highlights

The Global Fiber Optic Cable Market Expected to Reach $43.02 Billion by 2032

Fiber Optic Cable Market Overview

The fiber optic cable market was valued at $14.61 billion in 2022, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.70% and reach $43.02 billion by 2032. A key driver of the fiber optic cable market is the widespread adoption of 5G technology. The global deployment of 5G networks by telecommunications operators has led to a surge in demand for communication infrastructure that can support high-capacity and low-latency requirements.

The fiber optic cable market is evolving to meet the surging demand for high-speed data transmission, driven by technological advancements, expanding internet connectivity, 5G network deployment, and data center requirements. Renowned for their capacity to transmit large data volumes swiftly, fiber optic cables are integral in supporting critical elements such as cell towers and data centers, ensuring seamless and efficient 5G communication.

The surge in internet connectivity, driven by the proliferation of smart devices, IoT applications, and digitalization across industries, fuels the demand for fiber optic cable. These cables, known for unmatched speed and reliability, are vital for robust communication networks in homes, businesses, and public spaces. The escalating demand for data centers, fueled by cloud computing and big data analytics, further intensifies the need for advanced fiber optic solutions. In response, the market witnessed innovations such as dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and coherent optics, enhancing data transmission capacity. Additionally, the industry's emphasis on sustainability leads to eco-friendly fiber optic cables, aligning with the telecommunications sector's eco-conscious shift. As environmental considerations gain importance, the adoption of sustainable fiber optic solutions is expected to shape the market's future.

However, the fiber optic cable market faces certain challenges. The significant initial investment required to deploy fiber optics networks can act as a deterrent to entry into certain regions and organizations. Additionally, the existing legacy infrastructure, primarily reliant on copper cables, presents a hurdle for the widespread adoption of fiber optics. Effectively addressing these challenges necessitates strategic planning, collaborative efforts among stakeholders, and continual investments in network infrastructure.

Furthermore, the fiber optic cable industry is experiencing robust growth driven by the need for high-speed, reliable, and scalable communication networks. The intersection of factors such as the adoption of 5G, increasing demands for internet connectivity, expansion of data centers, and ongoing technological innovations positions fiber optics as a crucial facilitator of the ongoing digital transformation across various industries. As the pursuit of faster and more efficient data transmission intensifies, the fiber optic cable market is poised for sustained expansion, steering the evolution of communication infrastructure.


The fiber optic cables market is crucial for high-speed, reliable communication networks, witnessing substantial growth. With the increasing adoption of 5G, rising demands for internet connectivity, emerging 6G ecosystem, and ongoing technological advancements, fiber optics play a pivotal role in driving digital transformation across industries. The market is expected to experience continued growth, reflecting the evolving landscape of communication infrastructure.

Market Segmentation:

Segmentation 1: by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific and Japan
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Rest-of-the-World

The Asia-Pacific and Japan region is witnessing robust growth in the fiber optic cable market, which is propelled by several pivotal factors. The increasing demand for high-speed internet connectivity, swift urbanization, and widespread deployment of 5G networks play significant roles. Governments and businesses in these regions are making substantial investments to enhance communication infrastructure, aligning with the evolving requirements of digitalization. Moreover, the growth has been amplified by the region's dedication to technological advancement, creating a favorable environment for the expansion of fiber optic networks.

Recent Developments in the Fiber Optic Cable Market

  • In November 2023, China, in collaboration with Tsinghua University, China Mobile, Huawei Technologies, and Cernet Corporation, launched the world's fastest internet connectivity services. This network connected Beijing, Wuhan, and Guangzhou through an extensive optical fiber cabling infrastructure, showcasing the capability to transmit data at a remarkable speed of 1.2 terabits (equivalent to 1,200 gigabits) per second.
  • In April 2023, STL Tech announced the development of its thinnest optical fiber, a 180-micron optical fiber. This fiber would allow for the lowest widths in cables while maintaining the highest fiber density to enable high-speed data transmission.
  • In January 2023, Prysmian S.p.A. launched an 864-fiber version of the Sirocco HD micro-duct cable. The newly launched cable squeezes 864 fibers into a diameter of 11.0 mm, producing a fiber density of 9.1 fibers per square millimeter. The fiber cable can be installed into a 13-mm duct.

Demand - Drivers and Limitations

Following are the demand drivers for the fiber optic cable market:

  • Increase in Demand for Sustainable Cable Products
  • Increased Internet Usage and Data Traffic
  • Initiatives for Smart City Development
  • Growth in Automotive Industry

Following are the limitations of the fiber optic cable market:

  • Rapid Growth of Wireless Systems
  • Fragility and Low Flexibility of Fiber Optic Cables Compared to Other Cables
  • Limited Power Transmission in Fiber Optic Cables

Report Synopsis

Report Metrics Details
Base year considered 2023
Forecast period considered 2023-2032
Base year market size $17.24 Billion in 2023
Market size forecast $43.02 Billion by 2032
Growth rate 10.70%
Units considered $ Billion
Segments covered By Region
Industry covered Advanced Materials & Chemicals
Regions covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Middle East and Africa, Rest-of-the-World
Companies studied
  • Belden Inc.
  • Amphenol Corporation
  • Finolex Cables Ltd
  • Fujikura Ltd.
  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • LS Cable & System Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • RS Components Ltd

How can this report add value to an organization?

Product/Innovation Strategy: The product strategy helps the readers understand the different aftermarket solutions provided by the industry participants.

Growth/Marketing Strategy: The fiber optic cable market is growing at a significant pace and holds enormous opportunities for market players. Some of the strategies covered in this segment are product launches, partnerships, collaborations, business expansions, and investments. The companies' preferred strategy has been product launches, partnerships, and collaborations to strengthen their positions in the global fiber optic cable market.

Competitive Strategy: The key players in the fiber optic cable ecosystem analyzed and profiled in the study include fiber optic cable manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and wholesalers and distributors. Additionally, comprehensive competitive strategies such as partnerships, agreements, and collaborations will aid the reader in understanding the untapped revenue pockets in the market.

Key Market Players and Competition Synopsis

The companies that are profiled have been selected based on inputs gathered from primary experts and analyzing company coverage, product portfolio, and regional presence.

Some of the prominent names in this market are:

  • Belden Inc.
  • Finolex Cables Ltd
  • Fujikura Ltd.
  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • LS Cable & System Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
  • RS Components Ltd
  • Amphenol Corporation

Other related companies in the fiber optic cable ecosystem are:

  • Corning Incorporated
  • CommScope Inc.
  • OFS Fitel, LLC
  • General Cable Corporation
  • AFC Group

Companies that are not a part of the aforementioned pool have been well represented across different sections of the report (wherever applicable).

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