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In an ever more digital world, data matters. And this underpins our research philosophy at SubCableWorld. While once access to data was a pressing concern, today it is the timely capacity to interpret tiered and increasing complex information sources that professionals need to hand. This is actionable intel.

While our mainstay over the decades has been our focus on the submarine fiber optic cable market, in recent years we have diversified our portfolio to incorporate a number of detailed reports covering everything from offshore wind development to the application of unmanned systems for naval research. Further, we have expanded our team of researched to cater for a more individual approach to custom reports.

Our team of market specialists is uniquely positioned to help provide professionals in the ocean and offshore industries with critical insight designed to make informed, data-led decisions.

Reports

2022 Fiber Optics Market Report

The submarine fiber optics market in 2021 continued an unprecedented period of high demand for new cable systems and there is no indication that this will change soon. The 2022 Submarine Fiber Optics Market Report, which has been published annually since 2006, takes an analytical approach using a well-developed model for measuring demand over long time periods. It also describes the forces driving and constraining the market and presents a five-year demand forecast.

2021 Offshore Wind Report

This report is intended as a guide for the submarine cable industry on the market potential for offshore wind cable in the United States. The US offshore wind industry is still in its infancy and has been slow to develop. A handful of cable supply contracts have been awarded, however, as will be shown later, but this is just the beginning.

The potential is enormous, with the country’s huge coastlines and abundant wind resources. If the political will to support offshore wind and fight climate change continues, it could be a healthy market throughout the 2020s and into the 2030s and beyond.

2021 Fiber Optic Forecast

The submarine fiber optic cable market is undergoing a period of extraordinary strength. For the past seven years it has seen unprecedented growth and that trend should continue for some time. The market also is undergoing changes that were unimaginable two decades ago. The Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers have taken a leading role in the development of new cable systems. Technological advances have resulted in cables capable of undreamed-of capacity. Investment capital is flowing into the market. Internet demand has become insatiable. It is a market that many companies want to be a part of.

2020 Fiber Optic Industry Update

A Clean Bill of Health for the Submarine Fiber Optic Market in 2020

While many industries have struggled in 2020 due to COVID-19 and accompanying economic turmoil, the submarine fiber optics industry appears to have weathered the storm and made solid progress in the development of new cable systems that are vital for the transport of global Internet traffic.

The market for submarine fiber optic systems has been strong since 2014, the longest growth period in the history of a market known for its dramatic boom and bust cycles. But there was justifiable concern as the COVID-19-related lockdown rolled across the world and shut down economies. SubCableWorld had long predicted that one of the few things that might be able to stop the dramatic growth of the market was global economic turmoil, and that certainly was happening in March and April of this year.

So how did the submarine fiber optics market respond? Riding the wave of explosive Internet bandwidth demand, a demand only increased by greater reliance on the Internet for billions of people while in lockdown, the market responded with huge new projects, increased investment in infrastructure upgrades and strong support from the investment community. The submarine fiber optics market met the pandemic and, so far, has come through with a clean bill of health.

This exclusive market study takes an in-depth look at why and how, and offers expert insight into what the future holds for this resilient industry.

In SubCableWorld’s latest report, we document the forces involved in driving the submarine fiber optics market and show how, through the first half of the year, they have continued to push the market into its seventh year of strong growth, in spite of a pandemic and global economic uncertainty.

2020 Offshore Wind Report

Forecasting the Next Decade of US Offshore Wind Cable Demand

The offshore wind industry in the US has made incredible strides in the last two years and the US market is moving closer and closer to the implementation stage for large-scale offshore wind development. This also means that the market is moving closer to procuring large quantities of offshore wind cable (OWC); a critical component to any offshore wind farm. In fact, we can say with some confidence that the US OWC market began in earnest in December 2019 and January 2020 with several supply contract awards for large quantities of cable.

The global supply chain for offshore wind cable must now recognize that the US is a major player and prepare to meet US demand while still meeting the needs of other growing regions of the world. SubCableWorld’s (SCW) new white paper, Forecasting the Next Decade of US Offshore Wind Cable Demand, forecasts the US market for OWC to 2030. This research uses SCW’s proprietary model to forecast long-term developments in the US offshore wind industry, thus providing insight into the scale of demand that we might expect in the next decade. Understanding this will be important throughout the supply chain as it builds up to meet the growing needs of the market.

2020 Fiber Optic Forecast

Submarine Fiber Optics 2020 Market Review & Forecast

The submarine fiber optic cable market is undergoing a period of extraordinary strength, while also experiencing changes that seemed unimaginable two decades ago. The Over-the-Top (OTT) content providers have taken a leading role in the development of new cable systems. Technological advances have resulted in cables capable of undreamed-of capacity. Investment capital is flowing into the market. Internet demand has become insatiable. It is a market that many companies want to be a part of.

SubCableWorld’s 2020 Submarine Fiber Optics Market Review & Forecast analyzes this market as it negotiates a complicated and changing landscape. Based on our extensive database of submarine fiber optic cable systems under development and our daily monitoring of changes in the market, the report forecasts demand for cable and systems in 2020 and beyond.

The submarine fiber optics market is impacted by a wide range of factors that either drive or constrain its growth. The interplay of these factors is critical to understanding how the market will develop in the future. SubCableWorld has been studying these factors for nearly two decades and has developed models to understand how they impact the market. The 2020 Submarine Fiber Optics Market Review & Forecast is the result of this analysis.

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