Ferrule is the most important component of Fiber Connectors and Fiber Patch cord. It could be made of different materials, such as plastics, stainless steel, and ceramic (zirconia). Most of the ferrules used in Fiber Optic Connector are made of ceramic (Zirconia) material due to some of the desirable properties they possess. Ceramic Ferrule include low insertion loss required for optical transmission, remarkable strength, small elasticity coefficient, easy control of product characteristics, and strong resistance to changes in environmental conditions.
The global marketplace is majorly driven by the growing adoption of the fiber optic technology. The increasing preference toward high bandwidth communication and emerging opportunities in the healthcare sector are anticipated to fuel the technology market, alongside the connectors market.
The industry is anticipated to pose promising growth prospects (over the forecast period), which are stemmed by the combination of numerous factors such as growing government funding for telecommunication infrastructure development and investments & research, embarked upon by leading players, for upgrading and enlarging the solicitation frontiers. In addition, the growing awareness of the benefits of the technology is further driving market growth.
The military & aerospace and railway application segments are poised to witness significant growth rates, owing to the increasing adoption of Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) across these application segments. The military utilizes optical connector technology for a wide variety of ground, sea, air, and space solicitations, such as in avionics testing equipment modules and ground support systems in fighter planes.
The ST and LC Ceramic Ferrule segments are expected to witness considerable growth and dominate the market (in terms of growth rates) over the forecast period. However, factors, such as high initial investment, to develop and deploy new fabrication technologies, may pose a challenge to the market demand over the forecast period.
The high penetration rate of the manufacturing sector and the expanding IT & telecommunication sector are strengthening the Asia Pacific regional market. The Asia Pacific region is expected to surface as a leading region (in terms of growth and market size) over the forecast period. The regional market growth can be attributed to the growing adoption of the fiber optic technology in numerous industry verticals, specifically the telecommunications sector.
Governments of technologically-advanced countries, such as the UK, Germany, Japan, the U.S., China, and others, are in a bid to improve their network security infrastructure (on individual and country levels). Fiber optics serves as a medium to cope the increasing bandwidth requirements associated with broadband services, network operators, and broadband connection providers.
In 2017, the global Ceramic Ferrule market size was 210 million US$ and it is expected to reach 250 million US$ by the end of 2025, with a CAGR of 2.6% during 2018-2025.
The key players covered in this study
LEAD Fiber Optics
Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
SC/FC Ceramic Ferrule
ST Ceramic Ferrule
LC Ceramic Ferrule
Market segment by Application, split into
Fiber Optic Connector
Other Active Devices
Other Passive Devices
Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers
Central & South America
The study objectives of this report are:
To analyze global Ceramic Ferrule status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.
To present the Ceramic Ferrule development in United States, Europe and China.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their development plan and strategies.
To define, describe and forecast the market by product type, market and key regions.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Ceramic Ferrule are as follows:
History Year: 2013-2017
Base Year: 2017
Estimated Year: 2018
Forecast Year 2018 to 2025
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.