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Ovum is forecasting a strong FTTx PON optical component (OC) market due to next-gen PON upgrades and FTTx network builds in general.


  • Network upgrades to 10G PON are underway, with additional upgrades planned throughout the forecast period. Consequently, Ovum's latest OC PON market forecast reflects a major revenue increase from 2016 given the higher costs of 10G PON and Combo PON optics compared with 1G EPON and 2.5G GPON optics.

Features and Benefits

  • Covers units, ASPs, and resulting revenues for PON optical components by type of OLT and ONT/ONU.
  • Includes GPON, XG-PON1, XGS-PON, Combo PON, NG-PON2, 25G/50G GPON, EPON, EPON (10/1), EPON (10/10), and 25G/50G EPON.
  • Combo PON is a new category in the forecast.

Key questions answered

  • How does this year's forecast compare with last year's forecast?
  • What is Combo PON and which operators are likely to choose this OC PON OLT?
  • How large is the 10G PON OC market? How quickly will ASPs decline?
  • How large will the NG-PON2 OC market be in 2023?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Optical Component FTTx PON Forecast: 2017–23