Market Studies
1394 Market and Technology Study
Free Space Optics Report
Published: June 2001

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The marketplace has issued the axiom that the days of the single solution service provider are over. Companies that depended upon one access technology, such as xDSL, have learned that in order to survive they must diversify their access portfolios. Customers must be reached by any means necessary.

Free-Space Optics (FSO) can help ILECs, CLECs, ICPs, and BSPs reach the customer without the prohibitive costs of deploying fiber. FSO can be deployed in a matter of days, there are no reoccurring monthly costs, and no rights of way to negotiate with municipalities or businesses.

Consequently, FSO saves the service provider from contributing to the ILEC’s bank account and from making political contributions to cities and towns. It’s a cost-effective win-win situation for FSO equipment manufacturers and service providers worldwide.

IGIC’s new report, Free-Space Optics: Light by Air takes an in-depth look at the current state of the market, the technology, and the players. It provides a detailed analysis of the competitive landscape, and the current legislation on Capitol Hill that is backed by the Baby Bells and is attempting to eliminate competition in the local loop.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
1.0 Introduction

2.0 Current State of the Market

  • 2.1 CLEC Market Observations
  • 2.2 Current Legislation

3.0 Free-Space Optics Technology Overview

3.1 Free-Space Obstacles

  • 3.2 FSO Versus Fiber

4.0 Market Drivers

4.1 FSO Target Markets and Applications

  • Commercial Building Penetration Forecast, 2006
  • FSO Equipment Manufacturer Opportunities
  • Cell Site Demand Forecast

5.0 Market Forecasts

  • FSO Equipment Revenues in the US
  • FSO Worldwide Equipment Revenues

6.0 Company Profiles

  • 6.1 AirFiber
  • 6.1.2 Canon USA
  • 6.1.3 Cablefree Solutions
  • 6.1.4 fSONA
  • 6.1.5 Laser Wireless, Inc.
  • 6.1.6 LightPointe Communications
  • 6.1.7 Optical Access
  • 6.1.8 OrAccess
  • 6.1.9 Plaintree Systems
  • 6.1.10 Pav Data

6.2 FSO Service Providers

  • 6.2.1 e-xpedient/CAVU
  • 6.2.2 TeraBeam


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