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Global RF-Over-Fiber Market to reach USD 1002.19 million by the end of 2030

Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Size study & Forecast, By Component (Optical Cables, Optical Transceivers, Others), by Deployment (Aerial, Underground, Underwater), by Frequency Band (L, S, C, X, Ku, Ka), by Application (Communication, Navigation, Broadcast, Radar, Broadband), by Industry (IT & Telecommunication, Marine, Others) and Regional Analysis, 2023-2030

Product Code: EESC-38732348
Publish Date: 20-01-2024
Page: 200

Global RF-Over-Fiber Market is valued at approximately USD 545.48 million in 2022 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 7.9% during the forecast period 2023-2030. RF-Over-Fiber (RFoF) is the method of transforming a radio wave (RF) into light by modulating the intensity of a light source (usually a laser) with an RF signal. This is an analog technique with no digitalization. The light signal is then delivered using a fiber optic cable, which replaces and outperforms standard copper coax cable. The RF-Over-Fiber Market is expanding because of factors such as rising demand for High Bandwidth communication solutions, increased adoption of fiber optic technology due to its high-speed data transmission over large distances without signal loss and increasing use of VOIP, LTE advanced, 5G, and 4G technologies.

RFoF technology emerges as a critical enabler as industries, particularly telecommunications, IT, and defense, try to fulfil the ever-increasing demand for low latency, dependable connectivity, and data transfer speeds. The proliferation of applications, including 5G networks, communication systems for the government and military, and data-intensive operations, requires sophisticated technologies that can effectively transfer radio frequency signals over fiber-optic cables. To meet the increasing demand for increased bandwidth capacity worldwide, (RFoF) provides a dependable and high-performing communication infrastructure, placing it at the forefront of technical innovation. According to GSMA Intelligence, In January 2023, there were 229 commercial 5G networks worldwide. 5G connections are anticipated to quadruple over the next two years, according to new data from GSMA Intelligence. This growth is accelerated by technology advancements and new 5G network deployments in over 30 countries in 2023 alone. Also, according to Statista, Globally, there were over two billion 5G mobile subscriptions in 2022; by 2026, that number was expected to rise to nearly five billion. The technology’s ability to reduce system weight and size by eliminating the need for huge coaxial cables is highly valuable in the aerospace and defense industries. Furthermore, the use of Fiber-to-the-X (FTTX) architectures, which include FTTH, FTTP, and other variants, is growing. Because these systems deliver high-speed internet and data services, generating valuable market opportunities. However, the extensive testing procedure connected with assuring the robust performance of RF-Over-Fiber (RFoF) systems is a key barrier for the RF-over-Fiber sector, stifling market growth throughout the forecast period of 2023-2030.

The key regions considered for the Global RF-Over-Fiber Market study includes Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the market in 2022. This dominance can be attributed to factors such as technological advancements particularly in the US, High demand for safe, secure, and rapid communication systems and growing infrastructural developments in the region. Asia Pacific is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period, owing to factors such as the booming telecommunications sector, marked by rapid urbanization and a surge in mobile communication infrastructure, which has increased the demand for efficient and dependable RFoF solutions. Furthermore, the increasing implementation of 5G networks, which require faster data transfer rates and lower latency, has increased demand for RFoF technology, which transmits radio frequency signals effectively via fiber-optic cables.

Major market player included in this report are:
EMCORE Corporation
APIC Corporation
Optical Zonu Corp
Gooch & Housego PLC
Broadcom Inc.
Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd
ETL Systems Ltd
Coherent Corporation
Fujikura Ltd.

Recent Developments in the Market:
Ø In September 2023, Coherent Corp. introduced the pump laser module with 1200 mW output power in a 10-pin butterfly package to meet the needs of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers (EDFAs) in optical networks. The advanced pump lasers answer the expanding needs of the RF Over Fiber Market by providing additional power required for amplifying a greater number of channels in next-generation ultra-broadband optical transmission systems.
Ø In January 2023, HUBER+SUHNER’s MFBX Evo, introduced a modular design, promoting resource efficiency by allowing connector parts to be used in multiple connections, reaping economies of scale. High tolerance compensation between boards in the solution adds to limitless design alternatives, lowering the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The MFBX Evo offers versatility without sacrificing outstanding electrical values, with the capacity to handle axial misalignment of ± 0.8mm and radial misalignment of ±0.7mm at 17mm.
Ø In March 2023, Broadcom Inc. released the BCM85812, a 5nm 100G/lane optical PAM-4 DSP PHY with an integrated trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) and laser driver. It is intended for use with 800G DR8, 2x400G FR4, and 800G AOC modules. Because it is based on Broadcom’s tried-and-true 5nm 112G PAM-4 DSP architecture, this completely embedded DSP PHY provides better performance and efficiency.

Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Report Scope:
ü Historical Data – 2021 – 2022
ü Base Year for Estimation – 2022
ü Forecast period – 2023-2030
ü Report Coverage – Revenue forecast, Company Ranking, Competitive Landscape, Growth factors, and Trends
ü Segments Covered – Component, Deployment, Frequency Band, Application, Industry, Region
ü Regional Scope – North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
ü Customization Scope – Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working hours) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope*

The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within countries involved in the study.

The report also caters detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, it also incorporates potential opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:

By Component:
Optical Cables
Optical Transceivers

By Deployment:

By Frequency Band:

By Application:

By Industry:
IT & Telecommunication

By Region:

North America


Asia Pacific
South Korea

Latin America

Middle East & Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
1.1. Market Snapshot
1.2. Global & Segmental Market Estimates & Forecasts, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.1. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Region, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.2. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Component, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.3. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Deployment, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Frequency Band, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.5. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Application, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.2.6. RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Industry, 2023-2030 (USD Million)
1.3. Key Trends
1.4. Estimation Methodology
1.5. Research Assumption
Chapter 2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Definition and Scope
2.1. Objective of the Study
2.2. Market Definition & Scope
2.2.1. Industry Evolution
2.2.2. Scope of the Study
2.3. Years Considered for the Study
2.4. Currency Conversion Rates
Chapter 3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Dynamics
3.1. RF-Over-Fiber Market Impact Analysis (2023-2030)
3.1.1. Market Drivers Rising Demand for fiber optic cable with larger bandwidth Efficient performance of fiber optic cable as compared to copper cable Increasing demand for high-speed, low-latency communication networks
3.1.2. Market Challenges Difficult testing procedure for RF-Over-Fiber Systems
3.1.3. Market Opportunities Integration with the expanding 5G and 6G infrastructure globally Rising popularity for RF-Over-Fiber (RFoF) in defense and aerospace applications
Chapter 4. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Industry Analysis
4.1. Porter’s 5 Force Model
4.1.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.1.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.1.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.1.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.1.5. Competitive Rivalry
4.2. Porter’s 5 Force Impact Analysis
4.3. PEST Analysis
4.3.1. Political
4.3.2. Economical
4.3.3. Social
4.3.4. Technological
4.3.5. Environmental
4.3.6. Legal
4.4. Top investment opportunity
4.5. Top winning strategies
4.6. COVID-19 Impact Analysis
4.7. Disruptive Trends
4.8. Industry Expert Perspective
4.9. Analyst Recommendation & Conclusion
Chapter 5. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Component
5.1. Market Snapshot
5.2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Component, Performance – Potential Analysis
5.3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Estimates & Forecasts by Component 2023-2030 (USD Million)
5.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Sub Segment Analysis
5.4.1. Optical Cables
5.4.2. Optical Transceivers
5.4.3. Others
Chapter 6. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Deployment
6.1. Market Snapshot
6.2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Deployment, Performance – Potential Analysis
6.3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Estimates & Forecasts by Deployment 2023-2030 (USD Million)
6.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Sub Segment Analysis
6.4.1. Aerial
6.4.2. Underground
6.4.3. Underwater
Chapter 7. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Frequency Band
7.1. Market Snapshot
7.2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Frequency Band, Performance – Potential Analysis
7.3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Estimates & Forecasts by Frequency Band 2023-2030 (USD Million)
7.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Sub Segment Analysis
7.4.1. L
7.4.2. S
7.4.3. C
7.4.4. X
7.4.5. Ku
7.4.6. Ka
Chapter 8. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Application
8.1. Market Snapshot
8.2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Application, Performance – Potential Analysis
8.3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Estimates & Forecasts by Application 2023-2030 (USD Million)
8.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Sub Segment Analysis
8.4.1. Communication
8.4.2. Navigation
8.4.3. Broadcast
8.4.4. Radar
8.4.5. Broadband
Chapter 9. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, by Industry
9.1. Market Snapshot
9.2. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market by Industry, Performance – Potential Analysis
9.3. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market Estimates & Forecasts by Industry 2023-2030 (USD Million)
9.4. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Sub Segment Analysis
9.4.1. IT & Telecommunication
9.4.2. Marine
9.4.3. Others
Chapter 10. Global RF-Over-Fiber Market, Regional Analysis
10.1. Top Leading Countries
10.2. Top Emerging Countries
10.3. RF-Over-Fiber Market, Regional Market Snapshot
10.4. North America RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.4.1. U.S. RF-Over-Fiber Market Component breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2023-2030 Deployment breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2023-2030 Frequency Band breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2023-2030 Application breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2023-2030 Industry breakdown estimates & forecasts, 2023-2030
10.4.2. Canada RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5. Europe RF-Over-Fiber Market Snapshot
10.5.1. U.K. RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5.2. Germany RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5.3. France RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5.4. Spain RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5.5. Italy RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.5.6. Rest of Europe RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6. Asia-Pacific RF-Over-Fiber Market Snapshot
10.6.1. China RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6.2. India RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6.3. Japan RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6.4. Australia RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6.5. South Korea RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.6.6. Rest of Asia Pacific RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.7. Latin America RF-Over-Fiber Market Snapshot
10.7.1. Brazil RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.7.2. Mexico RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.8. Middle East & Africa RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.8.1. Saudi Arabia RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.8.2. South Africa RF-Over-Fiber Market
10.8.3. Rest of Middle East & Africa RF-Over-Fiber Market

Chapter 11. Competitive Intelligence
11.1. Key Company SWOT Analysis
11.1.1. Company 1
11.1.2. Company 2
11.1.3. Company 3
11.2. Top Market Strategies
11.3. Company Profiles
11.3.1. EMCORE Corporation Key Information Overview Financial (Subject to Data Availability) Product Summary Recent Developments
11.3.2. APIC Corporation
11.3.3. Optical Zonu Corp
11.3.4. Gooch & Housego PLC
11.3.5. Broadcom Inc.
11.3.7. Seikoh Giken Co., Ltd
11.3.8. ETL Systems Ltd
11.3.9. Coherent Corporation
11.3.10. Fujikura Ltd.
Chapter 12. Research Process
12.1. Research Process
12.1.1. Data Mining
12.1.2. Analysis
12.1.3. Market Estimation
12.1.4. Validation
12.1.5. Publishing
12.2. Research Attributes
12.3. Research Assumption

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