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A $25 Billion Global Opportunity for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by 2026

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables estimated at US$18.3 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$25 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.7% over the analysis period. Approximately 99% of international data is transmitted by subsea fiber optical cable networks, which traverse deep terrains to carry and deliver valuable information to various continents and countries. Undersea cable systems are undergoing seemingly endless series of upgrades, and the latest upgrades include addition of 100 Gbps wavelength capabilities. Such upgrades generally help operators keep pace with bandwidth demand. In addition, about 40 submarine cable systems are being built and/or planned in the near future. However, the emergence of new requirements and a set of new players with new builds are not likely to result in overcapacity. The factors that were responsible for investment into submarine capacity over the past several years include an overall rise in bandwidth demand, a desire to meet the requirements of financial services institutions, and the emerging influence of webscale content providers including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook. Market growth continues to be driven by upgrades in technology and capacity, especially in the transatlantic route. The submarine communications industry of today is well-informed and innovative, implementing practical and versatile solutions in markets that are increasingly demanding as regards cost-efficiency, connectivity, and reliability. Continued advancements in technology, with capacity and affordability as the major aspects, are expected to play critical roles in the industry`s future growth. The industry is now in the process of putting into operation 100G wavelengths across almost the entire transoceanic route, and this ensures that the future would be one of connectivity based development.

Submarine cables are designed for ultra-high speed real-time transfer of data across continents, countries and cities, and are essential for transmitting data and voice communications across the world, presently carrying about 99% of all voice traffic, and virtually all Internet traffic across continents. Submarine optical fiber cables dominate international voice and data traffic, due largely to the advantages offered in terms of high reliability, security and capacity, cost-effectiveness on major routes. The growing prominence of Cloud and Big Data also necessitates high degree of investments into data centers dispersed across the world. For cloud and big data concepts to be realized, telecom sector requires strong connectivity between these data centers, thus further raising importance of submarine optical fiber cables. Submarine communications industry is well-informed and innovative, implementing practical and versatile solutions in markets that are increasingly demanding as regards cost-efficiency, connectivity, and reliability. Continued advancements in technology, with capacity and affordability as the major aspects, are playing critical roles in the industry`s future growth. The emergence of new applications such as the Internet of Things, 5G, self-driving cars, and machine learning are further enhancing the need for greater bandwidth, which can be enabled by subsea fiber optic cables. Future growth in the market is also emerging from unserved routes and rapid rise in capacity specifically in Pacific Ocean and Africa.

The global submarine cable network is being rebuilt by the new players in the market using the latest technologies and methods. The OTT content providers are installing a new transoceanic network over the existing global submarine cable network. The new network is expected to have unprecedented capacities due to the use of spatial division multiplexing (SDM), which led to an increase in the fiber counts, from 12 pairs to 24 pairs, with more fiber counts re expected in near future. Apart from fiber counts, the overall capacity has also increased from 100 Tbps to 200 Tbps within a few years. Additionally, the modern global network has truly served the global community by connecting almost all relevant places of Earth, which is in contrast to the earlier global network that served only a few large cities. Submarine cables have been recently deployed in the Amazon River Basin, as well as in the remote inhabited small islands in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. Currently, initiatives are ongoing to extend the network to polar regions, with several projects have been proposed in the Antarctic and the Arctic.

The growing demand for high speed Internet due to the increasing internet usage has led to a rapid surge in the demand for higher bandwidth globally. This growing demand for more bandwidth has been one of the major factors driving the growth of submarine fiber cable market. Other factors that add to the market growth include large scale deployment of cables in oil and gas industry, increasing use of smart devices, and growing fiber connectivity in developing regions such as Asia and Africa. These factors have been driving the demand for submarine fiber cables. The growing number of private project developers has led to an increase in the optical cables` length that are being laid. Growing efforts to improve the bandwidth enables several countries to raise their economic growth by developing submarine systems. The demand for higher bandwidth will pave way for new submarine fiber cable projects. The advanced technological improvements have reduced the manufacturing costs and the installation costs have increased. The costs involved in laying cables can be reduced if the cable laying vessels are embedded with advanced technologies that help in laying the cables correctly without errors.

The submarine optical fiber cable systems market has over the years been significantly impacted by the rapid advancements in fiber optical technology, which has led to considerable improvements in system design capacity as well as network efficiency. The rise in capacity has been mainly attributed to the development of Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM), which was first implemented in the SEA-ME-WE 3 system. With this technique, it was possible for cable systems to transmit multiple optical wavelengths through a single fiber pair, thus cutting down the need for fiber and hence reducing overall cost of new systems. Since the 2000s, wavelength capacity has also recorded significant increases, with 100 Gbps wavelength emerging in 2010s from 10 Gbps in 2003. This increase in wavelength capacity thus contributed considerable to the growth of bandwidth available for the world. In addition, significant developments have been witnessed in terms of system upgrades. For instance, during mid-2000s, system owners could swap components in SLTE (Submarine Line Terminal Equipment) for increasing capacity as against building a new cable system. In fact, system upgrades have emerged as a cost effective means to add new capacity in a particular submarine cable system/route in less time compared to deployment of an altogether new system. With optical fiber approaching Shannon Limit, there is increased focus on new technologies for overcoming the ceiling. In this regard, SDM or Spatial Division Multiplexing is one approach that could enable vendors to resolve the issue. The SDM technique makes use of parallel spatial channels for simultaneous transmission of multiple independent optical signals. Furthermore as the system complexity continues to grow, the role of Artificial intelligence management systems is also expected to significantly improve the capability and efficiency of the network.

Asia-Pacific is expected to witness a rise in commissioning and installation of new submarine communication systems as the demand for bandwidth has increased across Asia-Pacific with growing Internet traffic. Moreover, the rising penetration of the Internet in the Middle East and Africa is anticipated to increase underwater communication cable commission and installation in the next few years. North America has retained the largest share in the international submarine communications cable market owing to the higher rate of technological innovations, growing demand for advanced technologies, and increasing focus of countries to strengthen information ties with other nations. Additionally, the replacement of a large section of existing aging submarine communications cable systems is also driving the growth of the market in the region. In Asia-Pacific, the submarine communications cable market is forecast to witness the highest growth in upcoming years due to new submarine communications cable installation projects. For instance, Nexans, an optical fiber and cable firm, has recently announced to supply 250 km of undersea fiber optic cable to establish a connection between Malaysia and Indonesia. These initiatives are expected to provide reliable Internet access to the rapidly growing Internet users in the region.

SELECT PLAYERS

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks SAS; Ciena Corporation; Fujitsu Limited; HMN Technologies Co., Ltd.; Infinera Corporation; Kokusai Cable Ship Co., Ltd.; LS Cable & System, Ltd.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; NEC Corporation; Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH; NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation; Orange Marine; S. B. Submarine Systems Co., Ltd.; Seaborn Networks LLC; SubCom, LLC; Xtera, Inc.

SEGMENTS

» Segment (Submarine Optical Fiber Cables)

GEOGRAPHIES

» World » USA » Canada » Japan » China » Europe » France » Germany » Italy » UK » Rest of Europe » Asia-Pacific » Rest of World

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. MARKET OVERVIEW
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic and Looming Recession
2020: A Year of Disruption & Transformation
As the Race between the Virus & Vaccines Intensifies, Where is the World Economy Headed?
Need for Internet Connectivity Amidst the Pandemic Raises Significance of Submarine Cable Systems
An Introduction to Submarine Optical Fiber Cables
Historical Evolution of Submarine Communication Cables
Basic Structure of Submarine Communication Cable
Ownership Structure in Submarine Cable Industry
Submarine Cable Networks: The Lifeline of Global Communications
Global Market Prospects & Outlook
US-China Battle to Gain Control of Worldwide Internet Grid
Global Submarine Telecom Cable System Capacity: An Overview
EXHIBIT: Global Capacity of Submarine Optic Fiber Cable Systems (in Tbps) by Major Route for 2017-2021
EXHIBIT: Global Submarine Optic Fiber Cable System Added (in Thousand Kilometers) for 2017 and 2020
EXHIBIT: Global Addition of Planned Submarine Optic Fiber Cable System by Region (in %) for the Period 2021-2026
Average Lit Capacity Continues to Grow
EXHIBIT: Lit Capacity as % of Total Capacity of Submarine Optic Fiber Cable System by Route for 2015 and 2020
Multiple Ownership of Submarine Telecom Cable Systems on the Rise
EXHIBIT: Ownership of Submarine Telecom Cable Systems: Percentage Breakdown of Systems Owned by Single Owner and Multiple Owner for 2011, 2016 and 2021
EXHIBIT: Submarine Telecom Cable Systems’ Financing Breakdown by Single Owner System, Multiple Owner System, and Multilateral Development Banks for 2021
A Glance at Recent Submarine Telecom Cable Systems
Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Between Australia and Antarctica to Offer Reliable Communication Service
Enhancements to MAREA Creates Record Capacity and Data Rates
Competitive Landscape
EXHIBIT: Global Submarine Telecom Cable System Installations by Major Companies (in %) for 2017-2021
EXHIBIT: Leading Suppliers of Submarine Telecom Cable Systems: Percentage Breakdown by Number of Systems Supplied for 2017-2021
EXHIBIT: Global Submarine Telecom Cable Systems Market Breakdown of KMs of Cable Produced (in %) for 2017-2021
Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial for 119 Players Worldwide in 2022 (E)
Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Fiber Optics: The Preferred Transmission Mode in Undersea Applications
Submarine Cabling Emerges to Address Data Transmission Needs
Rise in Digital Services Usage Necessitates Maintenance of Subsea Optical Fiber Cables
EXHIBIT: Digital Transformation Accelerates Demand for Tools to Safeguard Enterprise Data: Global Digital Transformation Spending (In US$ Billion) for 2017-2023
EXHIBIT: Global Digital Data Created (In Zettabytes) for the Years 2015, 2020, 2025, and 2030
Internet’s Rising Contribution to Economy Fuels Need for Submarine Communication Cable Systems
Growing Demand for High Bandwidth Applications Bodes Well for the Market
EXHIBIT: World Internet Adoption Rate (in %) by Geographic Region: 2021
EXHIBIT: Number of Internet Users Worldwide (in Billions) for the Years 2011-2021
EXHIBIT: Global Consumer IP Traffic Volume (in Exabytes) for the Years 2017 and 2020
Submarine Cable Systems to Benefit from the Rise in Internet-enabled Devices Resultant Need for Bandwidth Capacity Expansion
EXHIBIT: Global Mobile Data Traffic (Million Terabytes/Month) for the Period 2020-2027
EXHIBIT: Breakdown of Mobile Internet Revenues by Category (in %): 2020
EXHIBIT: Breakdown of Network Latency (in Milliseconds) by Network Type
Rising Penetration of Smartphones Drives Growth of Mobile Network Traffic
EXHIBIT: Smartphone Adoption as Share of Total Population: 2016-2021
EXHIBIT: Global Mobile Data Traffic Per Smartphone (in GB per Month) by Region/Country for 2019 and 2025
5G to Further Enhance Mobile Internet Traffic
EXHIBIT: 5G Smartphone Sales in Million Units: 2019-2022
EXHIBIT: Global Smartphone Subscription Breakdown by Technology for 2019 and 2025
Surge in Internet Video Consumption to Trigger Deployment of Undersea Optical Fiber Cable Systems
EXHIBIT: Average Time Spent Per Day (in Minutes) on Digital Video in the US for 2018-2021
EXHIBIT: Rising Popularity of OTT Services Bodes Well for Market Prospects: Global Number of OTT Video Users (In Million) for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 & 2025
Content Providers Emerge as Major Drivers of Growth in Submarine Cable System Development
EXHIBIT: Content Providers-driven Submarine Telecom Cable Systems as % of Total Cable Systems for 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2021-2023
Data Center Providers Fuel Need for Submarine Telecom Cable Systems
EXHIBIT: Surging Workloads of Data Center Workloads to Fuel Market Prospects: Global Datacenter IP Traffic (In Petabytes Per Month) for Years 2017 Through 2022
Demand for Data Centers Surge as Remote Working Becomes the New Normal
EXHIBIT: WFM Employees as a % of the Total Workforce for 2019, 2020 and 2021
Subsea Cable Systems Become Attractive for Hyperscalers and Telecom Operators
Hyperscalers Make Increased Investments into Submarine Cables
Shift towards Cloud-based Services and Applications Enhance Bandwidth & Capacity, Necessitating Undersea Cable Systems
EXHIBIT: Key Benefits Driving Adoption of Cloud Services of Large, Medium and Small Businesses
EXHIBIT: Global Public Cloud Services Market (In US$ Billion) for 2019, 2020 and 2021
Rising Deployment of Submarine Optic Fiber Cables in the Oil & Gas Industry
Infrastructure Revamp Propels Demand for Submarine Communications Cable System
Unconventional Applications Provide Growth Opportunities
Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster Connectivity
Service Providers Focus on Improving Flexibility of Submarine Cable Networks
Sustainable Submarine Cable Networks Gain Importance
Technology Advancements Promise Faster Undersea Transmissions
SDM: A High Potential Technology for Augmenting Cable Capacity
Caltech Researchers Study Submarine Cables to Sense Oceanic Earthquakes
Role of AI in Submarine Telecom Cable Systems
Infinera and Seaborn Networks Introduce Novel Submarine Network Services
Satellite Communications Present Challenges to Submarine Cable Fiber Optic Systems
Lack of New Submarine Cable System Installations: Repairs & Upgrades to Provide Growth Opportunities
Submarine Cables At Risk from Snooping and Natural Disasters
Measures to Safeguard Submarine Fiber Optic Cables
Undersea Cables Face Risk from Spy Submarines
Natural Disasters Present Threat to Undersea Cable Systems
Congestion, Political Feuds Push Subsea Cable Companies to Seek Alternate Routes
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
World Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Geographic Region - Americas, Intra-Asia, Transatlantic and Transpacific Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
World Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Geographic Region - Americas, Intra-Asia, Transatlantic and Transpacific Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2019 and % CAGR
World 15-Year Perspective for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Spending for Americas, Intra-Asia, Transatlantic and Transpacific Markets for Years 2015, 2021 & 2027
AMERICAS
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United States for 2022 (E)
United States
Need for Faster Internet Connectivity and Expanding Fiber Optic Networks Fuel Market Growth
US Government Tightens Control on Undersea Cable Services and Systems
Latin America
Americas Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
Americas Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2019 and % CAGR
INTRA-ASIA
Asia-Pacific: Internet-based Services Spur Investments in Submarine Communication Systems
Australia
High Cost of Internet Data Transmission over Submarine Cables
Creating Mesh Networks for Greater Reliability and Faster Connectivity
India
Market Overview
Submarine Cables Market on Expansion Mode
New Submarine Optical Fiber System to Provide High-Speed Broadband to Lakshadweep
Reliance Jio Announces Largest Submarine Cable Project
Intra-Asia Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
Intra-Asia Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2019 and % CAGR
TRANSATLANTIC
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Japan for 2022 (E)
Transatlantic Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
Transatlantic Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2019 and % CAGR
TRANSPACIFIC
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in China for 2022 (E)
Transpacific Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
Transpacific Historic Review for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Analysis of Annual Spending in US$ Million for Years 2015 through 2019 and % CAGR
EUROPE
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Europe for 2022 (E)
Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
Europe 7-Year Perspective for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2021 & 2027
FRANCE
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in France for 2022 (E)
France Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
GERMANY
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Germany for 2022 (E)
Germany Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
ITALY
Italy Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
UNITED KINGDOM
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in the United Kingdom for 2022 (E)
UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
REST OF EUROPE
Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
ASIA-PACIFIC
Submarine Optical Fiber Cables Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial - Key Competitors in Asia-Pacific for 2022 (E)
Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
REST OF WORLD
Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Submarine Optical Fiber Cables by Segment - Submarine Optical Fiber Cables - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Million for the Years 2020 through 2027 and % CAGR
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