The submarine fiber optic cable industry, 2026

Dublin, December 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The report “Submarine Optical Fiber Cables – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” has been added to offer.

Global submarine fiber optic cable market to reach $ 30.8 billion by 2026

The current COVID-19 pandemic has increased the role and importance of telecommunications industry services. Healthcare entities, government agencies, commercial enterprises and even consumers in general have become more dependent on telecommunications services for their various needs in these troubled times.

In early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis resulted in the closure of entire countries and resulted in an unprecedented increase in demand for bandwidth. Working from home, education, communication, socializing, and entertainment all became online activities during the lockdown. Blockages, social distancing and working from home have pushed users to explore new scenarios to maintain business continuity and made internet connection a basic need. As millions of people tune in for entertainment and more, the total number of internet visits has increased by 70%.

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are aggressively expanding their fiber footprint and expanding network capacity over fiber networks as well as wireless networks. Capital expenditures included improving wireless speeds and coverage, supporting system reliability and operational efficiency and effectiveness efforts, and adding homes and businesses directly to the technology. fiber optic. In response to the increased demand for network capacity, the wireless industry has rapidly deployed access points and Wi-Fi services into new spectrums. At the same time, many countries have continued to introduce the 5G network.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, global submarine fiber optic cable market, estimated at US $ 13.3 billion in 2020, is expected to reach revised size of US $ 30.8 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 14.3% during the analysis period. . The Americas market is estimated at US $ 4.5 billion in 2021. Transpacific is expected to reach a projected market size of US $ 4.2 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 16.2% over the period d ‘to analyse. Other notable geographic markets include Intra-Asia and Transatlantic, which are each expected to grow by 10.5% and 17.8% respectively over the period of analysis.

Submarine fiber optic cables dominate international voice and data traffic, largely due to the advantages offered in terms of high reliability, safety and capacity, cost efficiency on major routes. The growing importance of Cloud and Big Data also requires a high level of investment in data centers scattered around the world. For the concepts of cloud and big data to be realized, the telecommunications industry requires strong connectivity between these data centers, thus increasing the importance of submarine fiber optic cables.

The increasing demand for high speed internet due to the increasing internet usage has led to a rapid increase in the demand for higher bandwidth globally. This growing demand for more bandwidth has been one of the major factors in the growth of the submarine fiber optic cable market. Other factors contributing to the growth of the market include the large-scale deployment of cables in the oil and gas industry, the increasing use of smart devices, and the growing connectivity of fiber in developing regions such as Asia and Africa.

Some competitors (total of 119 featured)

  • Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks SAS
  • Ciena Company
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Huawei Marine Networks Co. Limited
  • Infinera Corporation
  • Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
  • NEC Company
  • Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH
  • NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation
  • Orange Navy
  • SB Submarine Systems Co. Ltd.
  • Seaborn Networks LLC
  • TE sub-com
  • Xtera Communications, Inc.

Key topics covered




  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming recession
  • 2020 marked as a year of disruption and transformation
  • Need for internet connectivity amid pandemic increases importance of submarine cable systems
  • An introduction to submarine fiber optic cables
  • Historical development of submarine communication cables
  • Basic structure of submarine communication cable
  • Ownership structure in the submarine cable industry
  • Submarine cable networks: the lifeline of global communications
  • Global Market Outlook and Outlook
  • Chinese-American battle to gain control of the global internet
  • Global Submarine Telecommunications Cable System Capacity: An Overview
  • Average illuminated capacity continues to grow
  • Multiple ownership of submarine telecommunications cable systems on the rise
  • A look at recent submarine telecommunications cable systems
  • Submarine fiber optic cable between Australia and Antarctica to provide reliable communications service
  • MAREA Improvements Create Record Capacity and Data Rates
  • Competetion
  • Recent market activity



  • Optical fiber: the preferred mode of transmission in submarine applications
  • Submarine cabling emerges to meet data transmission needs
  • Increasing use of digital services prompts focus on the need to maintain submarine fiber optic cables
  • The Internet’s Growing Contribution to the Economy Fuels the Need for Underwater Communication Cable Systems
  • Growing demand for high bandwidth applications bodes well for the market
  • Submarine cable systems will benefit from the increase in the number of devices connected to the Internet, requiring an expansion of bandwidth capacity
  • Growing smartphone penetration drives growth in mobile network traffic
  • 5G to further improve mobile Internet traffic
  • Increased Internet Video Consumption to Trigger Deployment of Underwater Fiber Optic Cable Systems
  • Content providers emerge as the main growth drivers in the development of submarine cable systems
  • Data center providers fuel the need for submarine telecommunications cable systems
  • Demand for data centers grows as remote working becomes the new normal
  • Transition to cloud-based services and applications improves bandwidth and capacity, requiring submarine cable systems
  • Growing Deployment of Submarine Fiber Optic Cables in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Unconventional applications offer growth opportunities
  • Create mesh networks for greater reliability and faster connectivity
  • Service providers focus on improving flexibility of submarine cable networks
  • Advances in technology promise faster submarine transmissions
  • SDM: a technology with great potential to increase cable capacity
  • Caltech researchers study submarine cables to detect ocean earthquakes
  • Role of AI in submarine telecom cable systems
  • Infinera and Seaborn Networks Introduce New Submarine Network Services
  • Satellite communications present challenges for fiber optic submarine cable systems
  • Lack of new submarine cable system installations: repairs and upgrades to provide growth opportunities
  • Submarine cables threatened by espionage and natural disasters
  • Measures to protect optical fiber submarine cables
  • Submarine cables are at risk from spy submarines
  • Congestion and political feuds push submarine cable companies to seek alternative routes




  • Total number of profiled companies: 119

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