Global Microduct Market: By Type (Direct Install, Direct Burial, Flame Retardant), Application (FTTX Networks, Backbone Network, Data Center Application, and Others), End-user (Telecommunication, Automotive, Aerospace, and Others) and Region - Market Perspective, Market Intelligence, Comprehensive Analysis, Historical Data, and Forecast for 2023-2032
The global Microduct Market was valued at around USD 1.2 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 2.4 billion by 2032, at a compound annual growth rate of around 8% during the forecast period 2023-2032. The market growth is driven by the increasing demand for efficient communication networks across various industries globally. The evolving trends and advancements in the telecommunications and electronics industries are expected to boost product growth in the forecast period.
Microducts have become a popular choice among engineers and owners as broadband speeds continue to increase and microfiber cables become more widely available. The growing adoption of flame-retardant microducts is driven by the increasing safety regulations imposed by governments and regulatory authorities. The advancements in fiber construction have made micro ducts a more cost-effective and reliable alternative to traditional cabling products, particularly for upgrading aging infrastructure. They can be pre-installed within larger conduits or easily pushed into existing conduits.
The market is also expected to grow due to increasing demand for safer and more cost-effective ducting solutions in the electrical and automotive industries. Additionally, the popularity of flame-retardants in micro ducts and the rising demand for fiber optic cables are expected to drive global market growth in the forecast period.
Key Market Insights of the Global Microduct Market
- Based on type, the flame retardant segment held largest market share
- Based on application, the FTTX Networks segment held the largest market share
- Based on end-user, the telecommunication segment dominated the market
- Based on region, North America held the largest market share
Advancements in Cloud Computing and Communication Networks is Spurring the Market Growth
The global market for micro ducts is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for efficient and reliable communication networks. The proliferation of cloud computing and the growth of data-intensive applications are driving the demand for micro ducts. The growing volume of data generated by websites and mobile apps, as well as the increased focus on delivering customer-centric applications, are among the key drivers of the market.
In addition to this, emerging technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are also driving market growth by increasing the demand for high-speed and reliable communication networks. With the growing adoption of these technologies, the volume of communication traffic has increased rapidly in recent years and is expected to continue to grow in the future.
The increasing demand for cloud computing and communication networks, coupled with the rapid growth of data-intensive applications and the emergence of new technologies, are expected to drive the market growth for microducts in the forecast period. As the world is shifting towards digitalization and connectivity, companies operating in this market should focus on developing innovative solutions and expanding their presence in emerging markets to capitalize on this opportunity.
The increasing number of Data Centers is Driving the Market Growth
The growing need for data transmission capacity in data centers, driven by the proliferation of fiber optic cables, is leading to increased demand for bandwidth and power. This is particularly true for long-distance connections between data centers, which require high-speed data transmission over significant distances. To meet this need, data centers are increasingly turning to high-density optical cable installation technology, particularly for outdoor cable ducts where space is limited. This trend has led to increased adoption of fiber optic telecom cables across the data center industry and is expected to drive demand for microducts in the near future.
Volatility in the Raw Material Prices is Restricting the Market Growth
Over the last few years, the microduct market has been observing volatility in raw material prices, which is caused by supply disruptions, pent-up demand, or significant price peaks and troughs. Over the past few years, the market observed both temporary and long-term supply disruptions that have resulted in a significant price increase. Raw materials such as copper, silicon, and polyethylene, among others, primarily used to manufacture micro ducts, have observed a fluctuation in price which has led to a significant price hike at the consumer’s end.
Based on type segment, the market is segmented as direct install, direct burial, and flame retardant. The direct install type segment is expected to continue dominating the market owing to its easy installation and low-cost benefits over other types of HDPE micro ducts.
Based on application, the microduct market is categorized into FTTX networks, backbone networks, data center applications, and others. The FTTX network segment is expected to generate high revenue due to its increased popularity among household users across diverse geographies.
Based on end-user, the microduct market is segmented as telecommunication, automotive, aerospace, and others. Wherein, the telecommunication segment is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period. In line with this, the market vendors are focusing on ensuring the highest operational parameters. At the same time, they are maintaining a competitive cost for investors and pipeline constructors with a focus on providing high-quality products and a flexible approach to customer supply planning.
In November 2022: Hexatronic Group AB acquired KNET CO., LTD for about USD 63 million. The company has a portfolio of microduct solutions for the telecommunication industry. The acquisition expanded its production plant and would continue to support its existing customers based in North America.
In May 2022: Corning Incorporated expanded its MiniXtend cable portfolio with the release of MiniXtend HD cables for 12 to 72 fibers allowing the use of these microducts for 192 and 288 fibers which is designed for air-assisted installation in microduct systems.
In Decmber 2021: Emtelle acquired Afripipes to expand its geographical reach and improve its capability to assure that its global customers get uninterrupted supply. The acquisition would help the company to broaden its manufacturing capabilities and improve its global supply chain.
North America is Dominating the Market Share Due to the Increased Spending on the Fiber Optic Network
North America is expected to be a major contributor to the growth of the microduct market driven by the presence of a large number of manufacturers, particularly in the U.S., and increasing consumer spending on premium quality components. Additionally, the increasing adoption of safer and regulatory-compliant micro ducts by construction professionals is expected to drive market growth in this region.
The rising consumer spending on optimizing fiber optic networks in these countries is also expected to drive the growth of the micro duct market due to the widespread adoption of FTTH (Fiber to the Home) connectivity.
Asia Pacific is the Fastest Growing Market owing to the Increased Penetration of Fiber Optic Cables
Asia Pacific microduct market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR owing to the increasing demand for high bandwidth applications in countries such as China, India, and developing nations of Southeast Asia. The penetration of fiber optic cables across several end-user industries, such as automotive, telecommunication, aerospace, and others, is anticipated to drive the market further over the estimated timeframe.
Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology has gained immense popularity in recent years owing to the growing use of fiber optics to deliver internet access to customers' homes across several economies as a result of favorable government initiatives.
- Corning Incorporated
- FIBRAIN Sp. z o.o.
- Hebeish Group
- Hexatronic Group
- HYESUNG CABLE & COMMUNICATION INC.
- PPC Broadband, Inc.
- Prysmian S.p.A
The global microduct market is segmented as follows:
- Direct Install
- Direct Burial
- Flame Retardant
- FTTX Networks
- Backbone Network
- Data Center Application
- North America
- The U.S.
- The UK
- Nordic countries
- Benelux Reunion
- The Netherlands
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- Southeast Asia
- Rest of Southeast Asia
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- The Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of the Middle East & Africa
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
Global Microduct Market By Type