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Ovum's optical networks forecast projects the global market that supports network connectivity by region for the years 2018 to 2023. Ovum analyzes the impact on the adoption of higher-speed coherent optics, growth by region, and growth by product segmentation.


  • The optical networks market will grow 5.3% by 2023, driven by data center interconnect, wireless backhaul/fronthaul, and the migration to higher-speed optics.
  • 400G programmable optics are expected to grow, handling most transport, while 100G addresses 5G and growth in developing countries.

Features and Benefits

  • Identify the growth areas in the optical networks market.
  • Learn about the trends driving the optical networks market by region.

Key questions answered

  • When will 400G be introduced and how fast can we expect 400G to grow?
  • Which regions will have the strongest growth in the optical networks market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Optical Networks Forecast Spreadsheet: 2018–23