Global optical waveguide product market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period. Higher penetration of internet is driving the global optical waveguide product market. Highly disposable income is aiding in raising living standards and rise in demand for smart devices. Also, the surge in demand for internet of things connected devices to enrich consumer experience by telecom service providers and manufacturers is boosting the global optical waveguide product market growth. High internet traffic and increase in data generated by data centers is influencing the market growth world-wide. Higher bandwidth and ability to transmit more data per unit time of optical waveguide over conventional waveguide is the driving factor for rise of global optical waveguide product market. Lower power consumption in addition with efficient information travelling over long distances is another factor contributing to the global optical waveguide product market. Rising concerns regarding security and safe transmission of data and early failure detection makes optical waveguide more preferred choice over other ways of transmission. Moreover, emerging demand for cloud computing and technological advancements for upgradation of existing technology for waveguide is fuelling the global optical waveguide product market.

Global optical waveguide product market is segmented based on type, material type, fabrication process, optical interconnection, application, and region. By material type market can be further divided into semiconductor waveguides, electro-optic waveguides, glass waveguides, silicon waveguides, polymers waveguides and others. Polymer waveguides are expected to hold dominance owing to its affordability over other material types, mechanically robust nature, lower propagation losses and high channel density. Easy fabrication process using photolithography and imprint technology and lower temperature processing are the other two factors influencing the global waveguide product market.

The major players operating in the global optical waveguide product market are Waveguide Optical Technologies LLC, Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd., Leoni, Fiber Optics GmbH, Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Co. Ltd., Fujikura Limited, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., DigiLens, Inc., Corning Incorporated, Prysmian S.p.A., Sterlite Technologies Limited and others. Major companies are developing advanced technologies and launching new products to stay competitive in the market. Other competitive Go-to-Market strategies include mergers & acquisitions, research collaborations and new product developments to expand their geographic reach and to increase their customer basis.

Years considered for this report:

Historical Years: 2016-2019

Base Year: 2020

Estimated Year: 2021

Forecast Period: 2022–2026

Objective of the Study:

  • To analyse and forecast the market size of global optical waveguide product, in terms of value.
  • To classify and forecast global optical waveguide product market based on equipment, end-use, and regional distribution.
  • To identify drivers and challenges for global optical waveguide product.
  • To examine competitive developments such as expansions, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions, etc., in global optical waveguide product.
  • To conduct the pricing analysis for optical waveguide product market.
  • To identify and analyse the profile of leading players involved in the manufacturing of global optical waveguide product.


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TechSci Research performed both primary as well as exhaustive secondary research for this study. Initially, TechSci Research sourced a list of manufacturers across the globe. Subsequently, TechSci Research conducted primary research surveys with the identified companies. While interviewing, the respondents were also enquired about their competitors. Through this technique, TechSci Research could include the suppliers which could not be identified due to the limitations of secondary research. TechSci Research analysed the manufacturers, distribution channels and presence of all major collaboration manufacturers across the globe.

TechSci Research calculated the market size of Global Optical Waveguide Product Market using a bottom-up approach, where data for various end user industries and its application across various product types were recorded and forecast for the future years. TechSci Research sourced these values from the industry experts and company representatives and externally validated through analysing historical data of these product types and applications for getting an appropriate, overall market size. Various secondary sources such as company website, news articles, press releases, company annual reports, investor presentations and financial reports were also used by TechSci Research.

Key Target Audience:

  • Optical Waveguide Product Manufacturers, Distributors, and Suppliers
  • Industry associations and experts
  • Research organizations and consulting companies.
  • Research Institutes
  • Industry associations
  • Market research and consulting firm

The study is useful in providing answers to several critical questions that are important for the industry stakeholders such as collaboration manufacturer and partners, end users, etc., besides allowing them in strategizing investments and capitalizing on market opportunities.

Report Scope:

In this report, Global Optical Waveguide Product Market has been segmented into following categories, in addition to the industry trends which have also been detailed below:

  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, By Type:
    • Planar Waveguide
    • Channel Waveguide
  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, By Material Type:
    • Semiconductor Waveguides
    • Electro-optic Waveguides
    • Glass Waveguides
    • Silicon Waveguides
    • Polymers Waveguides
    • Others
  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, By Fabrication Process:
    • Lithography Method
    • Microreplication Method
    • Photo-Address Method
  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, By Optical Interconnection:
    • Board-To-Board Optical Interconnection
    • Optical Backplane
    • On-Chip Optical Interconnection
    • Interboard
    • Chip-To-Chip Optical Interconnection
    • Others
  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, By Application:
    • IT & Telecommunication
    • Defense
    • BFSI
    • Oil & Gas
    • Industrial
    • Medical
    • Others  
  • Optical Waveguide Product Market, by Region:
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India 
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Australia
      • Singapore
      • Malaysia
    • Europe & CIS
      • France
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
    • North America
      • United States
      • Mexico
      • Canada
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Colombia
    • Middle East and Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Qatar

Competitive Landscape

Company Profiles: Detailed analysis of the major companies present in optical waveguide product market.

Available Customizations:

With the given market data, TechSci Research offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (up to five).

Profit Margin Analysis

  • Profit margin analysis in case of direct and indirect sales channel.
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1.    Product Overview

2.    Research Methodology

3.    Impact of COVID-19 on Global Optical Waveguide Product Market

4.    Executive Summary

5.    Voice of Customer

6.    Global Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

6.1.  Market Size & Forecast

6.1.1.     By Value

6.2.  Market Share & Forecast

6.2.1.     By Type (Planar Waveguide, Channel Waveguide)

6.2.2.     By Material Type (Semiconductor Waveguides, Electro-optic Waveguides, Glass Waveguides, Silicon Waveguides, Polymers Waveguides, Others)

6.2.3.     By Fabrication Process (Lithography Method, Microreplication Method, and Photo-Address Method)

6.2.4.     By Optical Interconnection (Board-To-Board Optical Interconnection, Optical Backplane, On-Chip Optical Interconnection, Interboard, Chip-To-Chip Optical Interconnection, and Others)

6.2.5.     By Application (IT & Telecommunication, Defense, BFSI, Oil & Gas, Industrial, Medical, Others)

6.2.6.     By Company (2020)

6.2.7.     By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa)

6.3.  Product Market Map

7.    North America Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

7.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

7.1.1.     By Value 

7.2.  Market Share & Forecast

7.2.1.     By Type

7.2.2.     By Material Type

7.2.3.     By Fabrication Process

7.2.4.     By Optical Interconnection

7.2.5.     By Application

7.2.6.     By Country (United States; Canada; Mexico)

7.3.  North America: Country Analysis

7.3.1.     United States Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

7.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.1.1.1.             By Value 

7.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.1.2.1.             By Type

7.3.1.2.2.             By Material Type

7.3.1.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

7.3.1.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

7.3.1.2.5.             By Application

7.3.2.     Canada Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

7.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.2.1.1.             By Value 

7.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.2.2.1.             By Type

7.3.2.2.2.             By Material Type

7.3.2.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

7.3.2.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

7.3.2.2.5.             By Application

7.3.3.     Mexico Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

7.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

7.3.3.1.1.             By Value 

7.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

7.3.3.2.1.             By Type

7.3.3.2.2.             By Material Type

7.3.3.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

7.3.3.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

7.3.3.2.5.             By Application

8.    Europe Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

8.1.1.     By Value

8.2.  Market Share & Forecast

8.2.1.     By Type

8.2.2.     By Material Type

8.2.3.     By Fabrication Process

8.2.4.     By Optical Interconnection

8.2.5.     By Application

8.2.6.     By Country (France; Germany; UK; Italy; Spain)

8.3.  Europe: Country Analysis

8.3.1.     France Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.1.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1.             By Value

8.3.1.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1.             By Type

8.3.1.2.2.             By Material Type

8.3.1.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

8.3.1.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

8.3.1.2.5.             By Application

8.3.2.     Germany Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.2.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1.             By Value

8.3.2.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1.             By Type

8.3.2.2.2.             By Material Type

8.3.2.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

8.3.2.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

8.3.2.2.5.             By Application

8.3.3.     United Kingdom Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.3.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1.             By Value

8.3.3.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1.             By Type

8.3.3.2.2.             By Material Type

8.3.3.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

8.3.3.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

8.3.3.2.5.             By Application

8.3.4.     Italy Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.4.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1.             By Value

8.3.4.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1.             By Type

8.3.4.2.2.             By Material Type

8.3.4.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

8.3.4.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

8.3.4.2.5.             By Application

8.3.5.     Spain Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.5.1.         Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1.             By Value 

8.3.5.2.         Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1.             By Type

8.3.5.2.2.             By Material Type

8.3.5.2.3.             By Fabrication Process

8.3.5.2.4.             By Optical Interconnection

8.3.5.2.5.             By Application

9.    Asia-Pacific Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

9.1.  Market Size & Forecast          

9.1.1.     By Value

9.2.  Market Share & Forecast

9.2.1.     By Type

9.2.2.     By Material Type

9.2.3.     By Fabrication Process

9.2.4.     By Optical Interconnection

9.2.5.     By Application

9.2.6.     By Country (China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia)

8.3  Asia-Pacific: Country Analysis

8.3.1      China Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.1.1  Market Size & Forecast

8.3.1.1.1      By Value

8.3.1.2  Market Share & Forecast

8.3.1.2.1      By Type

8.3.1.2.2      By Material Type

8.3.1.2.3      By Fabrication Process

8.3.1.2.4      By Optical Interconnection

8.3.1.2.5      By Application

8.3.2      India Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.2.1  Market Size & Forecast

8.3.2.1.1      By Value 

8.3.2.2  Market Share & Forecast

8.3.2.2.1      By Type

8.3.2.2.2      By Material Type

8.3.2.2.3      By Fabrication Process

8.3.2.2.4      By Optical Interconnection

8.3.2.2.5      By Application

8.3.3      Japan Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.3.1  Market Size & Forecast

8.3.3.1.1      By Value 

8.3.3.2  Market Share & Forecast

8.3.3.2.1      By Type

8.3.3.2.2      By Material Type

8.3.3.2.3      By Fabrication Process

8.3.3.2.4      By Optical Interconnection

8.3.3.2.5      By Application

8.3.4      South Korea Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.4.1  Market Size & Forecast

8.3.4.1.1      By Value 

8.3.4.2  Market Share & Forecast

8.3.4.2.1      By Type

8.3.4.2.2      By Material Type

8.3.4.2.3      By Fabrication Process

8.3.4.2.4      By Optical Interconnection

8.3.4.2.5      By Application

8.3.5      Australia Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

8.3.5.1  Market Size & Forecast

8.3.5.1.1      By Value 

8.3.5.2  Market Share & Forecast

8.3.5.2.1      By Type

8.3.5.2.2      By Material Type

8.3.5.2.3      By Fabrication Process

8.3.5.2.4      By Optical Interconnection

8.3.5.2.5      By Application

10.  Middle East and Africa Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

10.1.              Market Size & Forecast

10.1.1.  By Value

10.2.              Market Share & Forecast

10.2.1.  By Type

10.2.2.  By Material Type

10.2.3.  By Fabrication Process

10.2.4.  By Optical Interconnection

10.2.5.  By Application

10.2.6.  By Country (UAE; Saudi Arabia; South Africa)

10.3.              MEA: Country Analysis

10.3.1.  South Africa Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

10.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.1.1.1.           By Value

10.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.1.2.1.           By Type

10.3.1.2.2.           By Material Type

10.3.1.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

10.3.1.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

10.3.1.2.5.           By Application

10.3.2.  Saudi Arabia Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

10.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.2.1.1.           By Value

10.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.2.2.1.           By Type

10.3.2.2.2.           By Material Type

10.3.2.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

10.3.2.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

10.3.2.2.5.           By Application

10.3.3.  UAE Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

10.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

10.3.3.1.1.           By Value

10.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

10.3.3.2.1.           By Type

10.3.3.2.2.           By Material Type

10.3.3.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

10.3.3.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

10.3.3.2.5.           By Application

11.  South America Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

11.1.              Market Size & Forecast

11.1.1.  By Value

11.2.              Market Share & Forecast

11.2.1.  By Type

11.2.2.  By Material Type

11.2.3.  By Fabrication Process

11.2.4.  By Optical Interconnection

11.2.5.  By Application

11.2.6.  By Country (Brazil; Argentina; Colombia)

11.3.              South America: Country Analysis

11.3.1.  Brazil Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

11.3.1.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.1.1.1.           By Value

11.3.1.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.1.2.1.           By Type

11.3.1.2.2.           By Material Type

11.3.1.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

11.3.1.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

11.3.1.2.5.           By Application

11.3.2.  Argentina Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

11.3.2.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.2.1.1.           By Value

11.3.2.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.2.2.1.           By Type

11.3.2.2.2.           By Material Type

11.3.2.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

11.3.2.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

11.3.2.2.5.           By Application

11.3.3.  Colombia Optical Waveguide Product Market Outlook

11.3.3.1.      Market Size & Forecast

11.3.3.1.1.           By Value

11.3.3.2.      Market Share & Forecast

11.3.3.2.1.           By Type

11.3.3.2.2.           By Material Type

11.3.3.2.3.           By Fabrication Process

11.3.3.2.4.           By Optical Interconnection

11.3.3.2.5.           By Application

12.  Market Dynamics

12.1.              Drivers

12.2.              Challenges

13.  Market Trends & Developments

14.  Competitive Landscape

14.1.              Competition Outlook

14.2.              Global Players Profiled (Top 10 Companies)

14.2.1.  Waveguide Optical Technologies LLC

14.2.2.  Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd.

14.2.3.  Leoni Fiber Optics GmbH

14.2.4.  Yangtze Optical Fiber and Cable Co. Ltd.

14.2.5.  Fujikura Limited

14.2.6.  Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.

14.2.7.  DigiLens, Inc.

14.2.8.  Corning Incorporated

14.2.9.  Prysmian S.p.A.

14.2.10.                Sterlite Technologies Limited

15.  Strategic Recommendations

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