A Fusion Splicer is specialized instrument used to join optical fibers to each other. This market research study report covers the use of fusion splice machines used for fiber optic-based communication applications and for the purpose of the manufacturing of components to be used (consumed) in the selected communication applications.
Last year in 2011, the Asia Pacific region led in the consumption value of fiber optic fusion splicers. Helped along substantially by consumption in China, the Asia Pacific region (APAC) is forecast increase in relative market share during the forecast period, driven by countries throughout the region that are bringing fiber closer to the drop-areas (FTTx), as well as the use of fusion splice machines in the manufacturing of fiber optic components/devices.
According to ElectroniCast Consultants, the Telecommunications application currently represents 55.7% of the worldwide consumption of fiber optic fusion splicers. The use of fusion splicers in Private Enterprise Networks is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 14.7% from 2011-2016. Consumption of fusion splice equipment in cable TV, military/aerospace and various specialty/other applications are also quantified in the report.