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Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C27.310 | Sep 2016

Peak performance: Strong investment from the public and private sectors supports growth

IBISWorld’s Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Brand-Rex Ltd Brand-Rex Ltd market share
CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd CommScope Connectivity UK Ltd market share
Prysmian Group Prysmian Group market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£557m
Annual Growth 12-17
1.8%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
1,938
Businesses
36
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17, supported by heavy investment in superfast broadband networks by telecommunications companies. Investments made by the government have also supported growth. Meanwhile, demand from other downstream industries, such as TV broadcasters, has broadly improved over the past five years, further supporting growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Optical fibres are strands of optically pure glass as thin as a human hair. These glass fibres can carry digital information over long distances. Optical fibre carries much more information than conventional copper wire and is generally not subject to electromagnetic interference, meaning the signal does not need to be retransmitted.

Fibre-optic cable contains one or more fibre-optic fibres. Each fibre in the cable usually has multiple protective and strengthening layers made of materials like rubber, plastic and Kevlar. These fibres are then inserted into a protective tube. For example, copper tubing may be used to protect cables in underwater environments. The three types of fibre-optic cables commonly used are single-mode, multi-mode and plastic.

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What is the Fibre-Optic Cable Manufacturing Industry?

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.

Industry Products
Single-mode optical cableMulti-mode optical cablePlastic optical fibre cable
 
Industry Activities
single-mode optical cablesmulti-mode optical cables plastic optical fibre cables


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