The industry produces various types of fibre-optic cables, including single-mode optical cables, multi-mode optical cables and plastic optical fibre cables. International trade has a significant influence on the performance of the industry, with imports satisfying over 45% of domestic demand and exports accounting for approximately one-third of industry revenue.
Industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.7% over the five years through 2015-16, as telecommunications companies invested heavily in superfast broadband networks. Investments made by the government on IT infrastructure also contributed positively.
This industry produces fibre-optic cables that are used to transmit data and live images. The manufacture of glass fibres, strands, optical cable sets or assemblies with connectors is excluded from this industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.