Optical Access Market to Top $2B in 2005
First-mile connections to multi-tenant office buildings will emerge as a strong growth area, with fiber-connected facilities more than doubling in 2005, according to a study. The industry's services sector will reach $900 million in that time. "Optical Access: Next Generation Technology and Services in the First Mile," from Communications Industry Researchers Inc., says optical buildings will help the optical access systems market top $2 billion in 2005, not including enterprise systems. CIR says the number of American fiber-connected facilities will grow from 21,000 in 2001 to more than 43,000 in 2005.