Ethernet cable is one of the most prevalent types of network cables used in local area networks (LANs). It connects and transmits broadband signals between a modem, router, computer, and other wired internet-enabled devices. This technology is used in more than 80% of LAN-connected PCs and workstations, as it serves as a reliable solution to provide real-time data and status updates to ensure constant information availability and instant data transfer.
Ethernet cables offer several benefits such as high speed, lower latency, and guaranteed bandwidth to every connected device along with reliability and higher security for data as compared with other networking technologies, which fuel their adoption, thereby driving the growth of the market. However, high installation cost and limited availability impede the market growth. On the contrary, technological advancements in the Ethernet cables sector to increase the internet speed and rise in demand for power over Ethernet (PoE) technology are expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities for the market.
The major companies profiled in the Ethernet cable market report include Belden Inc., Southwire Company LLC, Nexans, SAB Bröckskes GmbH & Co. KG, Siemon, Schneider Electric, Anixter Inc., Siemens AG, Hitachi, Ltd., Prysmian Group, and others.
The Ethernet cable market is segmented based on type, application, and region. On the basis of type, the market is bifurcated into copper and fiber optic cables. The copper cable segment if is further classified into CAT3, CAT5, CAT5E, CAT6, CAT6A, CAT7, and CAT8. The fiber optic cable segment is subdivided into the single-mode module and multimode module. The applications covered in the study include industrial, broadcast, enterprise, IT & network security, and others. Region wise, the market is studied across regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.