Global Active Optical Cable Market Size Projected to Exhibit Strong Growth 2030

The global active optical cable market is set to experience robust growth with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of over 25% from 2023 to 2030, according to a recent market analysis report.

Market Highlights

  • The global active optical cable market exceeded a valuation of nearly $1.5 billion in 2019.
  • The market is expected to maintain a strong growth trajectory, with a projected CAGR of over 25% during the period from 2023 to 2030.
  • The increasing demand for high-speed data centers, driven by rising internet traffic due to video streaming, video conferencing, online gaming, and social networking, is a significant factor contributing to the growth of the active optical cable market.

Key Drivers

  • Data Center Deployments: The growing demand for data centers, characterized by the need for low-power consumption, easy installation, and high-speed data transmission, is a major driver for the active optical cable market. These cables are crucial in supporting high-performance computers, networking, storage, and more.
  • Digital Signage: The market is also benefiting from the demand for active optical cables in digital signage applications. These cables are being adopted as alternatives to traditional copper and fiber optic cables in various industries, opening up new growth opportunities.

Growth Opportunities

  • Consumer Electronics Industry: The adoption of active optical cables in the consumer electronics sector is on the rise due to their virtualized connections and high-speed storage applications. The demand for lightweight and smaller cables is particularly significant in consumer electronics, driving market growth.
  • High-Performance Computing: Active optical cables are finding increased usage in high-performance computing (HPC) systems and equipment. As industries like aerospace, finance, genomics, and oil and gas rely on HPC for simulations and data analysis, the demand for these cables is growing.

COVID-19 Impact

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has had both direct and indirect impacts on the global economy, including the active optical cable market. Disruptions in manufacturing, supply chains, and business operations have slowed down growth. However, as the situation improves and industries recover, the market is expected to regain momentum.


  • Production and Installation Costs: High manufacturing and implementation costs of active optical cables pose a challenge to market growth. The use of expensive active components raises the manufacturing prices of these cables, affecting their adoption in some sectors.

Competitive Landscape

  • Key players in the global active optical cable market include Avago Technologies Ltd, Finisar Corporation, TE Connectivity Ltd, Molex Incorporated, 3M Company, and more.

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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