Modern Market Research for Optical Networking Communications

 Cignal AI provides active and insightful market research for the networking component and equipment market as well as its end customers. Our work blends expertise from a variety of disciplines to offer a unique, informed perspective on the continuous evolution of networking communications, and includes both quantitative and qualitative analysis of the technology markets.

Cignal AI provides reporting on Optical HardwareOptical Hardware Applications, and Optical Customer Markets on a quarterly and annual subscription basis. Cignal AI clients subscribed to one or more of our market reports receive Active Insight news service as a benefit, free of charge, during their subscription term.

Optical Hardware

Tabulates the entire optical equipment market according to hardware based features and capabilities

Optical Applications

Identifies, quantifies, and forecasts portions of optical market that address specific functions or customer applications​

Optical Customer Markets

Tabulates the entire optical equipment market according to end customer type

Active Insight

Cignal AI’s news service, delivering articles and analysis on important optical market events and items of interest as they occur

Recent Reports

ECOC 2019 Notes and Observations

Hosted in Dublin this year, ECOC 2019 offered three days of interaction with primarily component companies. Equipment and service provider attendance was minimal, although a handful did make the trip to the component-centric show.

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ECOC 2019 Notes and Observations

Hosted in Dublin this year, ECOC 2019 offered three days of interaction with primarily component companies. Equipment and service provider attendance was minimal, although a handful did make the trip to the component-centric show.

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North America: Less Demand or More Efficiency?

Optical hardware spending has been declining in North America since 2015. In this report, we examine the question of whether North America’s decline in overall optical spending signifies a long-term trend and whether EMEA and the rest of the world will follow this same trend.

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OIF 3Q19 Meeting Presentation

Andrew Schmitt gave a presentation on July 30th, 2019 during the Optical Internetworking Forum quarterly meeting. He was asked to give a brief overview of emerging pluggable coherent technologies and the opportunity this new market presents.

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Cisco Buys Acacia

Acacia is a transformational acquisition that can vault Cisco into a market leadership position as the world transitions to disaggregated network design and pluggable, interoperable coherent optics.

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New Projects at the OIF 3Q19 Meeting

Andrew Schmitt spoke at the Optical Internetworking Forum’s 3Q19 meeting in Montreal on July 30th, 2019. The OIF press release mentioned the two new projects kicked off at the meeting as well as highlighted Andrew’s presentation on 400ZR, which was attended by about 100 OIF members.

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