In 2017, revenue for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing industry is expected to increase 22.8% to $49.4 billion. Over the five years through 2017, industry revenue has been growing at an average annualized rate of 20.8%. High domestic demand growth over the period (20.8% annually) has been due to a large number of information technology and telecommunications projects that required the industry's products. The information technology and telecommunications sectors have become the major markets for optical fiber and cable due to strong household demand for internet and mobile phone services. Power generation firms are another important market for this industry.There are an estimated 435 industry firms employing about 163,633 people with total wages of $1.8 billion in 2017...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

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High capital intensityThis industry requires a large amount of capital to invest in equipment and technology imports. The various domestic and international standards require additional capital to ensure compliance. The optical fiber segment is more capital-intensive as it is more technology-intensive. Although the most advanced technologies are imported or not yet authorized for use, this industry is technology intensive. Enterprises have to acquire authorization from foreign enterprises or develop technologies themselves.Government assistanceAssistance from the government is medium but increasing. The government encourages the development of high-tech enterprises, however, it does not provide direct support to this specific industry. The...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry are

  • Availability of resources
  • Effective quality control
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - Telecommunications and Downstream Demand - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Cable Networks in the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry comprises establishments that manufacture optical fiber and optical cables, as well as auxiliary devices like optical cable connectors. Optical fibers and cables are mainly used to transmit light signals, which are ideal for carrying high fidelity and high bandwidth multimedia information across long distances.

    Industry Products
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical cable
  • Industry Activities
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical cable
  • Auxiliary device
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Telecommunications
  • Downstream Demand - Radio and Television Broadcasting and Cable Networks
  • Import Competition - Photographic and Optical Good mfg
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Manufactures Other - Synthetic Rubber
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Metals - Aluminum

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    International tradeTechnology
  • Table: Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Passenger Rail Transport
  • Freight Rail Transport
  • Wired Telecommunications
  • Mobile Telecommunications
  • Internet Services
  • TV & Radio Broadcasting

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Plastics and Synthetic Resin Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment and Machinery Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Optical cable
  • Optical fiber
  • Chart: Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunication service providers
  • Electricity transmission and distribution operators
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product quality
  • After-sales service
  • Technological advances
  • Overseas markets
  • Chinese versus foreign manufacturers

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Hengtong Group, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co., Ltd., FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co. Ltd., Futong Group, Jiangsu Zhongtian Technologies Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Hengtong Group - financial performance
  • Table: Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: FiberHome Telecommunication Technologies Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Futong Group - financial performance
  • Table: Jiangsu Zhongtian Technologies Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Optical Fiber and Cable Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Optical Cable Production (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Optical Cable
  • A cable containing multiple optical fibers within supporting filling materials and strengthening tubes.
  • Optical Fiber
  • A glass or plastic fiber designed to guide light along its length.
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • An important raw material in manufacturing optical cables.
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