Market Studies

Fibre and Access Technologies in Western Europe, 10th edition, Set of Five Volumes


Volume 1: Networks and Environment of UK, France, Germany and Italy
Volume 2
: Optical Components usage in Western Europe
Volume 3
: Network Environments in smaller Western European Countries
Volume 4: DWDM
Volume 5: xDSL

$9500 - Set of Five Volumes


This Edition from Electronics International sees some major changes and expasion in the volumes, and will include information on such topics as: DWDM, 10 Gbit/s TDM, xDSL, Regulation, Pan-European Neworks, Media invovement by carriers and SDH / DWDM deplyment by carrier. Here you can read about such companies as BT, France Telecom, Vebacom,, Global One, Kirch, Cable and Wireless, Alcatel, Siemens, Hermes, Worldcom/MFS, Ericsson, Kirch, Canal Plus andmany others. Their investment plans, their regulatory environments, their foreign ventures and the competition they face domestically, are all documented in these volumes:

This five volume report, covering approximately 1000 pages, is now in its eighth annual edition. The main targets for analysis are:

1. Networks and Environment in U.K., France, Germany and Italy
2. Optical Component usage in western Europe
3. Network Environment in the smaller European Countries
4. WDM

Through these five elements a total picture is built of the European market, its market drivers (both regulatory and technical), its internal technological transmission achievements (particularly with regard to fiber optic transmission) and the comparisons that can be made between Western Europe and the rest of the world. A thorough understanding of Western European carriers and manufacturers expansion into the worldwide marketplace, while their own domestic markets are under threat of competition, is also provided.

Aimed primarily at carriers wishing to understand either the total European picture or specifics of another territory, or at companies manufacturing transmission systems or subsystems, this report is the most comprehensive study on its subject and offers four volumes, complete with fully substantiated market forecasts for less than the price of studies which cover just one of these subjects.

Previous editions have found regular purchasers throughout the world, with over 100 companies regularly subscribing to it. This edition will again be published in five stages and is available on a subscription basis.

Volume 1 and 3: The Western European Network

Though the European marketplace is according to many analysts a stagnating one, it is in fact a primary testbed of all kinds of political, unilateral regulatory and technological revolutions, as can be seen in the many differing solutions tried out, as well as the fact that in tandem with each carrier’s situation, there is the question of how individual countries respond to the EU and its laws.


  • How the European Situation Differs from the US
  • The Alternative Carriers, e.g., Sita, Thyssen, MFS and many others
  • The “Global Carrier” Business, e.g., Concert, Unisource among others
  • Mobile Satellite Companies - A Threat?

    (All forecasts in this volume run from 1994-2000)

    Volume 2: Western European Manufacturing and Optical Component Markets

    One of the major ways that manufacturing capabilities can be estimated is by looking at the optoelectronic components bought. This report was the first to undertake this exercise, and it continues to offer not only the numbers (with a significant number of splits) but also offers some explanations as to why certain situations and market fluctuations occur. This edition expands the country coverage and component coverage.

    The countries covered are:

  • UK
  • Switzerland
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Turkey
  • Israel

    The countries cover the following components by unit and revenue:

  • Sub-34 Mbps lasers
  • 34 Mbps lasers
  • 155 Mbps lasers
  • 155 Mbps integrated modules
  • 622 Mbps integrated modules
  • 2.5 Gbps lasers
  • 2.5 Gbps lasers used for WDM systems
  • Analog DFBs
  • 980 nm pump lasers
  • 1480 nm pump lasers
    (offers the splits where appropriate of cooled or uncooled devices and wavelength).

    It also covers:

    • Pin diodes
    • PinFets
    • InGaAs APDs

    (Forecasts run from 1994-2000).

    Volume 3: Wireless in the Loop

    Strange as it may be to include such a volume in a report that focuses on fiber optic transmission as the most ubiquitous of all transmission mediums employed, the long term objective of servicing individual consumers with fiber direct to the home continues to be elusive, largely because of the continued emergence of newer technologies, of which WLL is a minor but growing member.

    The explosion in available technologies for mobile phone systems around the world has created support for a secondary market in fixes systems which are inherently cheaper for a number of specialized applications.

    • Areas with difficult topology
    • Areas both of very high and very low density
    • Areas where wayleaves for cable or fiber are difficult to obtain
    • Situations where a fast financial return is necessary
    • Situations where fast deployment is essential
    • Situations of uncertain demand, where small increments of capacity may need to be added as and when required

    A surprising feature of this market is that so far few standardized solutions have yet emerged and most of the existing applications are relatively customized solutions; whether this is due to the early state of the market with a number of different solutions fighting for dominance, or whether it is an essential feature of the applications is one of the themes of this report.

    Some of the chapter headings are as follows:

  • Global WLL trials and commercial applications
  • Applications for WLL
  • Competition with WLL
  • Vendors
  • WLL strategies
  • WLL technology
  • Market size

    Volume 4: Eastern Europe

    Countries covered are:

  • Baltic States
  • Czech Republic
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Bulgaria
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Ukraine
  • plus some minor territories

    The systematic collapse of Eastern European economies under the influence of political confusion, demilitarization, etc., has now bottomed out in most countries and the next few years will see a rate of growth considerably higher than that in Western Europe. At the same time, the under-provision of telecom systems for the general public is about to be reversed.

    This significant historical under-provisioning of telecommunications to the general public in Eastern European countries, due to a combination of weak technology and other factors by the military and other state institutions, has meant that telecommunications - as a percentage of GDP - in these countries has tended to be below what would normally be expected from the “ITU Curve.” It is assumed that a number of factors will combine from now on to provide very high growth rates in Eastern European telecommunications in the next few years.

    1. Eastern European recovery GDP growth rates overall are likely to be about 2% per annum higher than those in the West.
    2. Almost all Eastern European governments have identified the telecom sector as a high priority investment.
    3. The classic pattern which has developed of inviting Western operators as technical managers of Eastern European PTTs is providing an accelerated process of technical catch up for the region, as well as stable levels of investment, fully justified on a long term view.
    4. Since the telecom infrastructure and regulation of services is within the control of the government of these countries, decisions about them are much more easily made than for other sectors of the economy. As a result, change can happen faster.
    5. The recent shift in perception among developing countries to the realization that advanced telecommunications facilities can be a major factor in the generation of economic success rather than just a consequence of them.
    6. Western banks have looked very favorably on investment in eastern telecoms for political as well as commercial reasons.

    The report will include:

    • Overview
    • An outlook of how Western European manufacturers and carriers view Eastern Europe.

    Each country section will include items on:

    Economic and political overview
    Developments in industrial structure and privatization
    Telecom policy and regulation
    Joint ventures
    Fixed line installations
    Transmission equipment deployment
    The use of satellites
    Structure of local telecoms manufacturing industry

    Comprehensively supported by graphical data including fixed line installations, fiber optic terminals and ADMs deployed, by data rate, the rate at which imported equipment does/does not get displaced by domestic manufacture or low-level, low-tech assembly plants, etc., this section of the report will be invaluable for any company wishing to re-focus on Eastern Europe as part of the whole European picture.

    (All forecasts run from 1995-2005).

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