With more data being created and circulated than ever before, Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) technology is emerging to serve the demand for higher data rates and lower latency, acting as an alternative or complementary to RF.
The last few years have seen increased optical activity as network operators look to new technologies as an emerging alternative to RF. Optical is expected to address challenges of the RF comms ecosystem, especially around data rates, link availability, reliability and security.
The last few years have seen increased optical activity as network operators look to new technologies as an emerging alternative to RF.
“The market for laser communication terminals (LCTs) rests strongly on the deployment of Non-GEO HTS mega-constellations, particularly if terminal prices come down,” stated NSR, adding that demand of nearly 11,000 units is expected from these constellation operators by 2029.
NSR’s Optical Satellite Communications, 2nd Edition report, released today, projects a $3.8 billion cumulative revenue opportunity until 2029 for space-based laser communications.