GPON Market Size By Component (Product [Optical Line Terminal (OLT), Optical Network Terminal (ONT)], Service [Professional Service, Managed Service]), By Technology (2.5 GPON, XG-PON, XGS-PON, NG-PON2), By Application (Fiber to the Home (FTTH), Other FTTX, Mobile Backhaul), By End Use (Residential, Business [IT & Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Government]), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 - 2024

Published Date: Nov 2018  |  Report ID: GMI2954  |  Authors: Ankita Bhutani, Preeti Wadhwani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 280   |   Base Year: 2017

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

GPON Market size surpassed USD 8 billion in 2017 and is set to grow at a CAGR of over 9% from 2018 to 2024.

GPON Market

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The GPON market is projected to exhibit an accelerated growth between 2018 and 2024 as it provides end-users with the ability to consolidate several services onto a single network, thereby reducing capital costs while increasing the bandwidth availability. It delivers a customizable and high-capacity fiber network for various IP-based services. These solutions are rapidly being deployed globally in optical access networks to achieve cost-effective speed upgrades and flexible fiber deployments.


GPONs offer less costly connections than a standard Ethernet. By using a single fiber cable to serve up to 32 users, the need for hardware decreases. This reduces the cost and space necessary to host larger amounts of hardware to support the network. Also, the technology implementation involves fewer electrical and moving parts than in the standard network. This lowers the risk of downtime that might affect the productivity of administrators and network consumers. GPON fiber is a fraction of the size of traditional copper cables, thereby utilizing less space to run the cabling through a structure. These features make GPON a preferred choice for CSPs for deploying HTTP networks.

GPON Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2017 Market Size in 2017: 8 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2013 to 2017 Forecast Period: 2018 to 2024
Forecast Period 2018 to 2024 CAGR: 9% 2024 Value Projection: 16 Billion (USD)
Pages: 280 Tables, Charts & Figures: 574
Geographies covered (25): U.S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, India, Singapore, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, Iran
Segments covered: Component, Technology, Application, End Use and Region
Companies covered (20): ADTRAN, Inc., Allied Telesis, Alphion Corporation, AT&T Inc., Broadcom Inc., Calix Corporation, Cisco, Inc., DASAN Zhone Solutions, Ericsson, FiberHome, Hitachi, Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Iskratel, NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Tellabs, Inc., Verizon Wireless, ZTE Corporation, Zyxel Communications Corp.
Growth Drivers:
  • Growing adoption of GPON for mobile backhaul
  • Growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications
  • Demand for high-speed broadband to support industrial IoT
  • Growing deployment of GPON in healthcare networks
  • Critical utility of fiber optic networks in smart cities
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Evolving standards
  • High installation and operational costs

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GPON Market, By Component

The ONT component segment in GPON market held a share of around 30% in 2017 as it is considered an essential hardware device installed at the user’s premise, which converts optical signals to electric signals that are forwarded to residential and business users. OLTs act as a demarcation point of the GPON service and are connected to the OLT through the PON. The growing number of users availing voice and data services through fixed broadband networks will fuel the ONT market growth over the forecast period.

U.S. GPON Market By Product

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Managed service segment in the GPON market is projected to exhibit an excellent growth with a CAGR of over 11% between 2018 and 2024. The growing IT infrastructure of CSPs and the rising requirement among enterprises to manage and secure their networks is estimated to be one of the major factors driving the market growth.

GPON Market, By Technology

The 2.5 GPON segment held a major market share of over 60% in the technology market in 2017 as it is a traditionally preferred technology to deliver fiber-based fixed broadband connectivity.  The technology is projected to maintain a dominant share throughout the forecast timeline due to an extensive support infrastructure and huge investments made by the major CSPs in the technology. Another factor accelerating the 2.5 GPON market growth is the increased shipments of compatible ONTs for accommodating the growing number of subscribers on existing networks.

GPON Market, By Application

The FTTH segment in the GPON market is estimated to hold the major share of over 40% in 2024 due to an increasing household broadband penetration along with the growing demand for modern services such as triple-play and on-demand digital entertainment. A rise in the adoption of fiber connections and the need for improved internet infrastructure to satisfy bandwidth requirements will propel the market growth. Rapid industrialization taking place in the developing countries also opens up new growth opportunities for the telecom sector to provide high-speed internet to commercial users. As FTTH networks deliver high bandwidth capabilities, network and service providers are exploring the next-generation value-added services capable of generating new revenue streams.

GPON Market, By End Use

The business-level adoption in the GPON market is projected to witness the highest growth rate of over 10% from 2018 to 2024. As enterprise networks are undergoing disruptive changes due to the growing use of enterprise-level business applications, they are using a Passive Optical LAN (POL) based on GPON technology to reduce the total cost of ownership during the transition. Among business segments, the deployment of next-generation broadband connectivity technologies is experiencing a speedy uptake across the BFSI sector. To stay profitable and to grow in the new-age digital economy, banks are switching to the high-speed broadband networks to maintain the consistency of their service delivery. The next-generation GPON technologies such as XGS-PON and NG-PON2 are being deployed by banking and financial organizations to provide a robust broadband connectivity to efficiently serve their customers with real-time engagement for various types of financial services.

South Korea GPON Market By Business users

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GPON Market, By Region

North America GPON market is projected to hold a majority market share of over 20% by 2024. The market growth is attributed to factors such as the huge deployment of the FTTH networks to deliver high-speed internet services including video conferencing and VoD. The region also has the huge concentration of major networks and service providers that are investing heavily in the installation of next-generation GPON architectures. Major investments from the government and private sectors for the early commercialization of 5G networks are expected to generate an additional demand for next-generation GPON technologies enabling advanced mobile backhaul networks.

Competitive Market Share

The competition in the GPON market is characterized by large-scale investments in 5G networks to meet high bandwidth and low latency demands. For instance, in March 2016, Verizon invested USD 5 billion to advance its networks to provide clients with improved coverage and fast speeds. The company also focused on deploying new small cell sites and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) in locations across the U.S. To support the vast amount of data transferred over networks through internet applications, next-generation GPON technologies are expected to witness a significant demand over the forecast timeline. Broadband service providers focus on innovating their broadband offerings by providing high-bandwidth connectivity to their customers at competitive prices. They are modernizing their networks to offer innovative services to their customers and to gain more market share.

Some of the major players operating in the GPON market are ADTRAN, Alphion, AT&T, Broadcom, Calix, Cisco, DASAN Zhone, Ericsson, FiberHome, Hitachi, Huawei, Iskratel, NEC, Nokia, NXP, Semiconductors, Tellabs, Verizon, ZTE, and Zyxel.

Industry Background  

The growing demand for next-generation networking technologies to satisfy bandwidth requirements across various enterprise networks has increased the market growth for the GPON technology.  A massive adoption of the PON technology by the businesses & residential users and the huge investments in testing 5G-ready networks will fuel the demand for XGS-PON and NG-PON2 technologies over the forecast timeline. The NG-PON2 networks offer a high downstream bandwidth as they combine multiple wavelengths to support bandwidth-intensive applications in residential and business applications. Several benefits associated with the deployment of these networks make them preferable networking modalities among CSPs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

North America market is projected to hold a market share of over 20% by 2024 owing to factors like mass-scale deployment of the FTTH networks to deliver high-speed internet services.
The 2.5 GPON segment dominates the market revenue share and is predicted to expand at substantial CAGR during the forecast period as it is a traditionally preferred technology to deliver fiber-based fixed broadband connectivity.
The FTTH sector is projected to hold the major share of over 40% by 2024 owing to growing demand for modern services like on-demand and triple-play digital entertainment and increasing household broadband penetration.
Some of the major players in the market are ADTRAN, Alphion, AT&T, Broadcom, Calix, Cisco, DASAN Zhone, Ericsson, FiberHome, Hitachi, Huawei, Iskratel, NEC, Nokia, NXP, Semiconductors, Tellabs, Verizon, ZTE, and Zyxel.

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