List of Figures

FIGURE 1 FSO & VLC MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 21
FIGURE 2 PROCESS FLOW OF MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 25
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 26
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 27
FIGURE 5 MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION 28
FIGURE 6 ASSUMPTIONS OF THE RESEARCH STUDY 29
FIGURE 7 HEALTHCARE ESTIMATED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING APPLICATION OF FSO THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST PERIOD 31
FIGURE 8 LED HOLDS THE MAJOR SHARE OF THE VLC COMPONENT MARKET THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST PERIOD 32
FIGURE 9 HOSPITAL AND VEHICLE & TRANSPORTATION: THE TWO MOST PROMISING APPLICATIONS OF VLC 33
FIGURE 10 APAC LIKELY TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING REGION IN BOTH THE FSO & VLC MARKETS DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 34
FIGURE 11 STANDARDIZATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY?THE NEED OF VLC MARKET TODAY 35
FIGURE 12 LED WOULD CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE VLC MARKET DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 35
FIGURE 13 MOBILE BACKHAUL FOR FSO AND SMART STORES FOR VLC HOLD THE LARGEST MARKET SHARES IN 2016 36
FIGURE 14 EUROPE HOLDS THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE FSO MARKET IN 2015 37
FIGURE 15 AMERICAS MARKET STILL IN THE INTRODUCTION PHASE 37
FIGURE 16 CHARACTERISTICS OF OWC TECHNOLOGIES 40
FIGURE 17 OVERVIEW OF THE OWC TECHNOLOGY 41
FIGURE 18 FSO MARKET SEGMENTATION 46
FIGURE 19 FSO MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY APPLICATION 47
FIGURE 20 FSO MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY REGION 48
FIGURE 21 FSO PROVIDES AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION TO THE OVERBURDENED RF TECHNOLOGY FOR OUTDOOR COMMUNICATION 48
FIGURE 22 DATA FLOW PROCESS 54
FIGURE 23 VLC MARKET SEGMENTATION 55
FIGURE 24 VLC MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY COMPONENT 55
FIGURE 25 VLC MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY APPLICATION 56
FIGURE 26 VLC MARKET SEGMENTATION: BY REGION 57
FIGURE 27 COMMERCIALIZATION OF THE TECHNOLOGY FOR BIDIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION PRESENTS MAJOR OPPORTUNITY FOR THE VLC MARKET 57
FIGURE 28 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS: MAJOR VALUE IS ADDED DURING THE RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND DEVELOPMENT AND ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING PHASE 63
FIGURE 29 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 65
FIGURE 30 WITH THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF VLC TECHNOLOGY AS AN INDOOR NETWORKING SOLUTION, COMPETITIVE RIVALRY IS HIGH 66
FIGURE 31 THE IMPACT OF THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS IS CURRENTLY MEDIUM DUE TO HIGH R&D EXPENSES AND PRESENCE OF PROMINENT PLAYERS 67
FIGURE 32 SWITCHING COST IS THE MAJOR FACTOR SUPPORTING THE SUBSTITUTE’S MARKET 68
FIGURE 33 SUPPLIER CONCENTRATION AND IMPORTANCE OF VOLUME TO SUPPLIER HIGHLY IMPACT SUPPLIERS’ POWER 69
FIGURE 34 AVAILABILITY OF SUBSTITUTES AND HIGH SWITCHING COST ARE THE ONLY FACTORS SUPPORTING THE BUYER’S BARGAINING POWER 70
FIGURE 35 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY EXPECTED TO BE HIGH DUE TO HIGH INDUSTRY GROWTH RATE 71
FIGURE 36 HEALTHCARE APPLICATION EXPECTED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING IN THE FSO MARKET 74
FIGURE 37 COMPARISON OF MOBILE BACKHAUL APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 77
FIGURE 38 COMPARISON OF ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 79
FIGURE 39 COMPARISON OF DISASTER RECOVERY APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 80
FIGURE 40 COMPARISON OF DEFENSE APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 82
FIGURE 41 COMPARISON OF SATELLITE APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 83
FIGURE 42 COMPARISON OF HEALTHCARE APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 85
FIGURE 43 COMPARISON OF SECURITY APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 86
FIGURE 44 COMPARISON OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN APPLICATION IN THE FSO MARKET, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 87
FIGURE 45 COMPARISON OF OTHER APPLICATIONS IN THE FSO MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 89
FIGURE 46 GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT OF THE FSO MARKET 90
FIGURE 47 FSO MARKET SNAPSHOT OF THE AMERICAS 91
FIGURE 48 FSO MARKET SNAPSHOT OF EUROPE 93
FIGURE 49 FSO MARKET SNAPSHOT OF APAC 95
FIGURE 50 FSO MARKET SNAPSHOT OF ROW 96
FIGURE 51 PHOTODETECTOR EXPECTED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING COMPONENT IN THE VLC MARKET 100
FIGURE 52 COMPARISON OF APPLICATIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR LEDS 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 106
FIGURE 53 COMPARISON OF APPLICATIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR PHOTODETECTOR 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 108
FIGURE 54 COMPARISON OF APPLICATIONS IN VLC MARKET FOR MICROCONTROLLER 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 112
FIGURE 55 COMPARISON OF APPLICATIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR SOFTWARE 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 114
FIGURE 56 HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMNET EXPECTED TO BE THE FASTEST-GROWING APPLICATION IN VLC MARKET 116
FIGURE 57 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR SMART STORES APPLICATION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 118
FIGURE 58 COMPARISON OF CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION IN THE VLC MARKET, 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 119
FIGURE 59 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 121
FIGURE 60 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY APPLICATION, 2016 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 124
FIGURE 61 COMPARISON OF VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION IN THE VLC MARKET, 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 125
FIGURE 62 COMPARISON OF REGION IN THE VLC MARKET FOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION, 2016 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 126
FIGURE 63 COMPARISON OF REGION IN THE VLC MARKET FOR AVIATION APPLICATION 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 133
FIGURE 64 COMPARISON OF HOSPITAL APPLICATION IN THE VLC MARKET 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 134
FIGURE 65 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR HOSPITAL APPLICATION, 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 136
FIGURE 66 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 140
FIGURE 67 COMPARISON OF REGIONS IN THE VLC MARKET FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT APPLICATION, 2017 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 141
FIGURE 68 COMPARISON OF OTHER APPLICATIONS IN THE VLC MARKET 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 143
FIGURE 69 COMPARISON OF REGION IN THE VLC MARKET FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS 2015 VS. 2020 (USD MILLION) 144
FIGURE 70 GEOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT OF THE VLC MARKET 149
FIGURE 71 VLC MARKET SNAPSHOT OF THE AMERICAS 150
FIGURE 72 VLC MARKET SNAPSHOT OF EUROPE 152
FIGURE 73 VLC MARKET SNAPSHOT OF APAC 153
FIGURE 74 VLC MARKET SNAPSHOT OF ROW 155
FIGURE 75 THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY THE FSO & VLC PLAYERS, BETWEEN JANUARY 2013 AND OCTOBER 2015 157
FIGURE 76 FSO MARKET EVALUATION FRAMEWORK 160
FIGURE 77 BATTLE FOR THE MARKET SHARE 160
FIGURE 78 LIGHTPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 166
FIGURE 79 FSONA NETWORKS CORP.: SWOT ANALYSIS 169
FIGURE 80 CANON INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 170
FIGURE 81 PLAINTREE SYSTEMS INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 172
FIGURE 82 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 182
FIGURE 83 KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.: SWOT ANALYSIS 184
FIGURE 84 GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 185
FIGURE 85 GENERAL ELECTRIC: SWOT ANALYSIS 187
FIGURE 86 ACUITY BRANDS, INC.: SWOT ANALYSIS 189
FIGURE 87 QUALCOMM INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 190
FIGURE 88 PANASONIC CORP.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 192
FIGURE 89 FUJITSU LTD. : COMPANY SNAPSHOT 194
FIGURE 90 RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORP.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 196

 

List of Tables

TABLE 1 LED VS. LASER 41
TABLE 2 RONJA MODELS 42
TABLE 3 IRDA STANDARDS 43
TABLE 4 FSO VS. OTHER COMPETING TECHNOLOGIES 45
TABLE 5 ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF FSO 46
TABLE 6 POWER LOSS IN FSO SYSTEM DUE TO ENVIRONMENTAL INTERFERENCE 50
TABLE 7 RF VERSUS FSO FOR SPACE PROGRAMS 51
TABLE 8 VLC VS. RF TECHNOLOGY 53
TABLE 9 VLC VS. WI-FI 60
TABLE 10 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS WITH THEIR WEIGHTAGE IMPACT 66
TABLE 11 FSO MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 12 TECHNOLOGIES USED BY MOBILE BACKHAUL 75
TABLE 13 CAPACITY OF VARIOUS MOBILE BACKHAUL TECHNOLOGIES 75
TABLE 14 ADVANTAGES OF FSO AS MOBILE CARRIER BACKHAUL 76
TABLE 15 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR MOBILE BACKHAUL APPLICATION, BY REGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 16 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENTERPRISE CONNECTIVITY APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 17 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR DISASTER RECOVERY APPLICATION, BY REGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 18 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE APPLICATION, BY REGION 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 1 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR SATELLITE APPLICATION, BY REGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 20 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR HEALTHCARE APPLICATION, BY REGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 21 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR SECURITY APPLICATION, BYREGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 22 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 23 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 24 FSO MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 25 FSO MARKET SIZE IN THE AMERICAS, BY APPLICATION 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 26 FSO MARKET SIZE IN EUROPE, BY APPLICATION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 94
TABLE 27 FSO MARKET SIZE IN APAC, BY APPLICATION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 28 FSO MARKET SIZE IN ROW, BY APPLICATION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 29 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY COMPONENT, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 30 COMPARISON BETWEEN LED, INCANDESCENT, AND FLUORESCENT LAMPS 101
TABLE 31 CHARACTERISTICS OF PHOSPHORUS LED 102
TABLE 32 CHARACTERISTICS OF RGB LED 103
TABLE 33 CHARACTERISTICS OF RCLED 103
TABLE 34 CHARACTERISTICS OF OLEDS 104
TABLE 35 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LED, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 36 COMPARISON BETWEEN CCD AND CMOS SENSORS 107
TABLE 37 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR PHOTODETECTOR, BY APPLICATION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 38 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR MICROCONTROLLER, BY APPLICATION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 39 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SOFTWARE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 40 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 41 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SMART STORES APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 42 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR SMART STORES APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 43 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 119
TABLE 44 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 45 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR CONSUMER ELECTRONICS APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 46 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR RESIDENTIAL APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 121
TABLE 47 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 122
TABLE 48 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 49 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DEFENSE AND SECURITY APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 50 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 124
TABLE 51 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION BY COMPONENT, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 125
TABLE 52 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE AND TRANSPORTATION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 126
TABLE 53 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 127
TABLE 54 COMPARISON OF POSITION DETECTION WITH VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES 128
TABLE 55 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LOCATION-BASED SERVICE APPLICATION, BYREGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 129
TABLE 56 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS APPLICATION BY REGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 131
TABLE 57 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR AVIATION APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 132
TABLE 58 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR AVIATION APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 133
TABLE 59 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY HOSPITAL APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 134
TABLE 60 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOSPITAL APPLICATION, BY COMPONENT 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 61 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOSPITAL APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 62 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR ASSET TRACKING APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 136
TABLE 63 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR PATIENT TRACKING APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 137
TABLE 64 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DATA MONITORING APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 138
TABLE 65 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION APPLICATION BY COMPONENT, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 139
TABLE 66 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 139
TABLE 67 FSO MARKET SIZE FOR ENGINEERING AND DESIGN APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013–2020 (USD MILLION) 140
TABLE 68 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 141
TABLE 69 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY OTHER APPLICATIONS, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 142
TABLE 70 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY COMPONENT 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 143
TABLE 71 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 144
TABLE 72 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR STREET LIGHTS APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 145
TABLE 73 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR MUSEUMS APPLICATION, BYREGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 146
TABLE 74 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 146
TABLE 75 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR HOTELS AND CASINOS APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 147
TABLE 76 VLC MARKET SIZE FOR LOGISTICS APPLICATION, BY REGION 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 148
TABLE 77 VLC MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 148
TABLE 78 AMERICAS: VLC MARKET SIZE , BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 151
TABLE 79 EUROPE: VLC MARKET SIZE , BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 152
TABLE 80 VLC MARKET SIZE IN APAC, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 154
TABLE 81 VLC MARKET SIZE IN ROW, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2020 (USD MILLION) 156
TABLE 82 MARKET RANKING OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS IN THE FSO MARKET, 2014 158
TABLE 83 MARKET RANKING OF THE TOP 5 PLAYERS IN THE VLC MARKET, 2015 159
TABLE 84 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN FSO MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015 161
TABLE 85 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES IN VLC MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015 162
TABLE 86 ACQUISITIONS, AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS IN FSO MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015 162
TABLE 87 ACQUISITIONS, AGREEMENTS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS IN VLC MARKET, JANUARY 2013 TO OCTOBER 2015 163