Direct Attach Cable market to global analysis and forecasting by 2026


 In 2017, the global Direct Attach Cable market is estimated at US$1.18 billion and is expected to reach US$14.4 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 36.71% in the forecast period.


Demand for Direct Attach Cable is increasing as manufacturers invest more in the global Direct Attach Cable market. Manufacturers invest in the market to meet the demand for high-bandwidth applications, high-density applications and low power consumption are expected to meet the demand for active optical cable (AOC) and Direct Attach Cable (DAC). The adoption of Direct Attach Cable market is increasing, and data storage may improve market growth.


Data center operators use Direct Attach Cable market components for data storage because they provide cost savings and energy saving advantages. In addition, AOC acts as the main transmission medium of data center and high performance computing (HPC) center to ensure the flexibility and stability of data transmission.


DAC cables can be used to connect switches to routers and/or servers. They are becoming more and more popular in the network industry, because the price difference is very large compared with conventional optical devices, and RJ-4510G is not widely used.


The growing demand for the next generation of high-speed pluggable products is driving the growth of the market in the forecast period. Pluggable products can operate under the highest conditions, such as high temperature data centers. These next-generation cables are used to support the ultra-fast speed required by a very large-scale industry. The increasing use of active optical cables in consumer electronics products such as 4K TV and digital signs is expected to boost market growth during the forecast period.


However, the high cost associated with the establishment of optical cable networks, as well as the expensive raw materials and high cost of optical fibers used to manufacture optical cables, have hindered the growth of the market. In addition, the ongoing R&D activities managed by manufacturers to assemble the next generation of AOC and transceivers to meet the development needs of data centers are an expensive process that delays market growth during the forecast period.


In 2017, due to the increasing bandwidth demand for high-performance computing centers and the soaring construction of data centers, AOC sector occupies a huge market share and is expected to dominate in the forecast period. AOC is also used for very large-scale builders and storage subsystems, which run 10G or 25G from overhead switches to subsystems.


It is expected that the Cx4 and CXP segments will grow steadily in the forecast period. In 2017, QSFP occupied the largest market share. Pluggable products can operate even under extreme conditions, such as high-temperature data centers. Other parts, including consumer electronics products such as 4K TV, are expected to grow substantially in the forecast period.


North America is expected to dominate the global market in the forecasting period, mainly due to the soaring demand for higher bandwidth speeds from high-performance computing centers and the continued growth of data centers.


Global Direct Attach Cable Market, by Product Type

• Direct Attach Copper Cables

• Passive

• Active

• Active Optical Cables


Global Direct Attach Cable Market, by Form Factor




• CX4



Global Direct Attach Cable Market, by End-user

•  Networking

• Telecommunications

• Data Storage

• High-Performance Computing (HPC) Centers

• Others


Global Direct Attach Cable Market, by Region

• North America

• Europe

• Asia-Pacific

• Middle East & Africa

• South America

Key Players operating in the Global Direct Attach Cable Market

• Arista Networks, Inc.

• Cisco Systems, Inc.

• Juniper Networks

• Molex, LLC

• Nexans

• Panduit

• ProLabs Ltd

• Solid Optics

• 3M

• Finisar Corporation

• Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Co., Ltd

• Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd

• TE Connectivity Ltd

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