Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - Forecast(2021 - 2026)

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Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Overview

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market size was valued at $3.0 billion in 2020, and it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during 2021-2026. The growing demand for Fixed Wireless access networks in telecommunication and networking sector is driving the remote fiber testing equipment industry as these networks offer higher bandwidth and better connectivity compared to conventional alternatives. As remote fiber testing equipment offer many benefits for cable networks including troubleshooting, verification and certification, there has been growing adoption of this equipment. Furthermore, evolution of 5G and its fixed wireless access boost the demand for remote fiber testing equipment industry during the forecast period 2021-2026. The rising demand for components such as optical time domain reflectometers and optical spectrum analysers will drive the market demand.

Report Coverage

The report: “Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Forecast (2021-2026)”, by IndustryARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market. 
By Product Type - Optic Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR), Optic Light Source (OLS), Optic Power Meter (OPM), Optic Loss Test Set (OLTS), Remote Fiber Test System (RFTS), Optic Spectrum Analyzers (OSA), Others.
By Monitoring Type - Active Fiber Monitoring, Passive Fiber Monitoring.
By Component Type - Optic Power Monitor, Optic Test Access Unit, Wave Division Multiplexer & Filter, Chassis & Controller, Others.
By End User - Telecommunication, Submarine Cable Network Providers, Dark Fiber Providers, BFSI, Government, Defense, Transportation, Others.
By Geography - North America (U.S, Canada, Mexico), Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Others), APAC(China, Japan India, SK, Australia and Others), South America(Brazil, Argentina and others),and RoW (Middle East and Africa).

Key Takeaways

  • North America had dominated the Remote Fiber Testing Equipment market in 2020 owing to early adoption of advanced connectivity networks and high investments in adopting them.
  • Adoption of fiber optic cables with the evolution of 5G networks set to drive the remote fiber testing equipment market.
  • High investments in research and development of advanced products such as optical spectrum analyzers, optical time domain reflectometers and others is escalating the market growth.
  • With growing demand for network speeds and bandwidth, there has been increasing demand for fiber optic cables which set to provide opportunities for remote fiber testing equipment.
  • The major drawback is the security concerns and lack of skilled expertise for solving the issues hinders the growth of the remote fiber testing equipment industry.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market, By Region, 2020


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Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By Product Type

Optic Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) segment held the largest share 28.4% in the Remote Fiber Testing Equipment market in 2019. OTDR is majorly used in many organizations to verify the performance of optical fiber cable which set to drive the remote fiber testing equipment. This equipment also provides advanced diagnostics in order to isolate failure that hinders the network performance. These can also have capability of carrying out tests for multimode and single mode optical fiber links. Development of advanced OTDRs set to drive the market growth.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By End User

Telecommunication sector is the fastest growing industry in the remote fiber testing equipment market estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.30% during forecast period 2020-2025. High adoption of fiber optic cables for attaining high speed data transfer has been fueling the remote fiber testing equipment market in this industry. Many companies have been investing and partnering with various companies for 5G infrastructure. For instance, in 2019, Ericsson had partnered with Next-tech wireless in order expand its 5G infrastructure to rural areas in the U.S. Increasing investments for 5G/LTE infrastructure is poised to drive the remote fiber testing equipment market in the telecommunications sector in near future.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Segment Analysis – By Geography

APAC dominated the Remote Fiber Testing Equipment market in 2020 with a share of 36.1%, followed by North America and Europe. As the APAC countries such as the China, Japan, India, South Korea have huge presence of telecommunication companies, there is huge adoption of remote fiber testing equipment which is set to drive the market in APAC region. APAC is the major region which has large number of data centers that are the largest consumer of fiber optic cables. According to Energy Consumption of Data Centers 2019, in China, the number of small and medium sized data centers had exceeded 4,00,000. Increasing number of data centers is poised to fuel the market. This region has an effective broadband and internet infrastructure that deploy intricate fiber optic cable networks, thereby creating the need for the remote fiber testing equipment. These are the key factors that escalate the growth of remote fiber testing equipment market in APAC.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Drivers

High investments and government initiatives

According to global system for mobile communications (GSMA), mobile operators are expected to invest $160 billion for 5G networks internationally by the end of 2020. Penetration of LTE networks and fixed broadband subscription has rapidly increased the demand for remote fiber testing equipment. In addition to these, government initiatives such as Digital India, smart city programs with fiber optic cable network for smooth flow of IoT infrastructure set to drive the market growth.

Adoption of Fiber Optics for 5G Infrastructure

High adoption of fiber optic cabling for 5G infrastructure in the overhaul of telecom infrastructure worldwide has been fueling the remote fiber testing equipment. The high bandwidth and speed requirements and low latency requirements for 5G can be delivered by using fiber technology in the access network in order to support increased mobile backhaul and small cell rollout. In addition to these, high investments in 5G infrastructures drive the demand for fiber optic cables which in turn increase the demand for remote fiber testing equipment, thereby driving the market.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Challenges

Lack of Skilled Resources

Lack of skilled resources and technical knowledge in operating the equipment is the major challenge and this hampers the growth of remote fiber testing equipment market. This equipment is extremely vulnerable to the hardware damages leading to breakdowns. The fiber optic cables testing operations require highly technically skilled expertise. As there has been increase in costs for training the resources of companies, there is less scope for skilled people in this market. In addition to this, the high costs associated with the testing equipment make it unaffordable for deployment in small companies with less capital investment and operating budget. This is hampering the growth of the market. However, companies are focusing on developing equipment in affordable prices which set to create opportunities for the remote fiber testing equipment market.

Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Landscape

Product launches, acquisitions and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the Remote Fiber Testing Equipment market. The remote fiber testing equipment top 10 companies include Keysight Technologies, Yokogawa Test and Measurement Corporation, Anritsu Corporation, Fluke Networks, National Instruments, VIAVI Solutions Inc, Anixter International, Kingfisher International Pvt Ltd, EXFO Inc, AFL and others.

Acquisitions/Technology Launches

  • In March 2020, Keysight Technologies had launched 5G device benchmarking toolset for testing 5G devices speed performance. This toolset provides an integrated lab based test solution that allows users to benchmark devices, resolve issues and to enhance product quality.
  • In February 2019, Yokogawa Test and Measurement Corporation had launched AQ1210 optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR). This equipment is handheld and can also be used as power meter and light source. This device is majorly used for installation and maintenance of fiber optic cables. Development of new and advanced products set to propel the remote fiber testing equipment market industry.

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1. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market Overview
    1.1 Definitions and Scope
2. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - Executive Summary
    2.1 Market Revenue, Market Size and Key Trends by Company
    2.2 Key trends By End Use Industry
    2.3 Key trends segmented by Geography
3. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – Market Landscape
    3.1 Comparative Analysis
        3.1.1 Product/Company Benchmarking-Top 5 Companies
        3.1.2 Top 5 Financial Analysis
        3.1.3 Market Value Split by Top 5 Companies
        3.1.4 Patent Analysis
        3.1.5 Pricing Analysis (Comparison of General Price of Industry Solutions)
4. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – Industry Market Entry Scenario Premium (Premium)
    4.1 Regulatory Scenario
    4.2 Ease of Doing Business Index
    4.3 Case Studies
    4.4 Customer Analysis
5. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – Startup Company Scenario (Premium)
    5.1 Venture Capital and Funding Scenario
    5.2 Startup Company Analysis
6. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - Market Forces
    6.1 Market Drivers
    6.2 Market Constraints
    6.3 Porters five force model
        6.3.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
        6.3.2 Bargaining powers of customers
        6.3.3 Threat of new entrants
        6.3.4 Rivalry among existing players
        6.3.5 Threat of substitutes
7. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – By Strategic Analysis (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    7.1 Value Chain Analysis
    7.2 Opportunities Analysis
    7.3 Product Life Cycle/Market Life Cycle Analysis
8. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – By Product Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    8.1 OTDR
    8.2 OLS
    8.3 OPM
    8.4 OLTS
    8.5 RFTS
    8.6 OSA
    8.7 Others
9. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – By Monitoring Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    9.1 Active Fiber Monitoring
    9.2 Passive Fiber Monitoring
10. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – By Component Type (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    10.1 Optical Power Monitor
    10.2 Optic Test Access Unit
    10.3 Wave Division Multiplexer and Filter
    10.4 Chassis and Controller
    10.5 Others
11. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – By End User (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    11.1 Telecom
        11.1.1 Submarine Cable Network Providers
        11.1.2 Dark Fiber Providers
    11.2 BFSI
    11.3 Government and Defense
    11.4 Transportation
    11.5 Others
12. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - By Geography (Market Size -$Million/Billion)
    12.1 North America
        12.1.1 U.S
        12.1.2 Canada
        12.1.3 Mexico
    12.2 Europe
        12.2.1 Germany
        12.2.2 France
        12.2.3 UK
        12.2.4 Italy
        12.2.5 Spain
        12.2.6 Russia
        12.2.7 Netherlands
        12.2.8 Others
    12.3 APAC
        12.3.1 China
        12.3.2 Japan
        12.3.3 South Korea
        12.3.4 India
        12.3.5 Australia
        12.3.6 Indonesia
        12.3.7 Malaysia
        12.3.8 Others
    12.4 South America
        12.4.1 Brazil
        12.4.2 Argentina
        12.4.3 Chile
        12.4.4 Colombia
        12.4.5 Others
    12.5 RoW
        12.5.1 Middle East
        12.5.2 Africa
13. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - Market Entropy
    13.1 New product launches
    13.2 M&A's, collaborations, JVs and partnerships
14. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – Industry Competitive Landscape (Premium)
    14.1 Market Share – Global
    14.2 Market Share by Region
    14.3 Market Share By End Use Industry
15. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market – Key Company List by Country Premium (Premium)
16. Remote Fiber Testing Equipment Market - Company Analysis
    16.1 Company 1
    16.2 Company 2
    16.3 Company 3
    16.4 Company 4
    16.5 Company 5
    16.6 Company 6
    16.7 Company 7
    16.8 Company 8
    16.9 Company 9
    16.10 Company 10