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Structured Cabling Market

Structured Cabling Market Size, Share Report Analysis By Solution (Structured Cabling Hardware, Structured Cabling Software Services), By Vertical (IT & Telecom, Industrial, Transportation & Logistics) & Regional Forecast, 2021-2031

Analysis of Structured Cabling market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Structured Cabling Market Outlook

Structured cabling is well-known for its set of exclusive properties such as power reducing capacity, lower maintenance cost, and enhanced level of flexibility, besides others. While rising adoption of 5G technology is paving lucrative growth opportunities for structured cabling manufacturers, the exponentially growing IT & telecommunication industry is projected to further fuel sales over the coming years, according to Fact.MR analysis.

Additionally, rapidly evolving industrial and commercial sectors will bolster growth of structured cabling manufacturers, creating ample opportunities across the world. Fact.MR’s report also provides an exhaustive overview of the market growth analysis of structured cabling, along with its drivers, restrains, and potential during the forecast period (2021 and 2031). It also gives a detailed region-wise analysis, where North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific lead as far as demand is concerned.

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Will Future Structured Cabling Demand Outshine Historical Trends?

Structured cabling has gained popularity across a diverse range of industries, starting from telecommunication to logistics. While growing demand for higher network bandwidth witnessed across a plethora of applications has pushed the demand-supply curve of structured cabling upward, increasing inclination towards newer technologies instead of copper cables has further catalyzed growth.

Technological advancements in the structured cabling market are expected to aid market growth in a big way. According to Fact.MR, the global structured cabling market expanded at over 5.5% CAGR over the past years of 2016 to 2020.

Future prospects of suppliers and manufacturers look highly progressive. Steady expansion of industries such as IT & telecommunication, commercial, industrial, and others indicate wider scope for key players. With 5G technology gaining rapid traction, potential of 5G structured cabling systems is forecast to rise significantly over the coming years. According to the report by Fact.MR, the global structured cabling market is set to expand at over 7% CAGR through 2031.

How are Structured Cabling Manufacturers Benefitting from Rising Demand from IoT?

Structured cabling is widely used in Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial and commercial sectors. With fast-paced growth of both these sectors, manufactures are witnessing surge in demand for structured cabling.

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC’s) Worldwide Internet of Things Spending Guide published in March, 2020, Europe is responsible for 23% of global IoT spending, which is expected to grow steadily to reach at EUR 891 billion in 2022. As stated by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in India, IoT spending is growing steadily, and predicted to reach US$ 1.1 Bn by 2025.

As the industrial sector is expanding fast, demand for IoT-based structured cabling is skyrocketing, creating ample of opportunities for manufacturers. According to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), in the United States, private goods-producing industries increased 47.2%, private services-producing industries increased 35.1%, and government increased 10.1%, while 21 of 22 industry groups contributed to the third-quarter increase in real GDP in 2020.

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How is Proliferation of Data Centers Boosting Demand for Structured Cabling?

While fast-paced growth of the data center industry is fuelling sales of structured cabling, emergence of modular data centers is further stimulating utilization of superior networking capabilities provided by structured cabling.

According to the European Commission (EC), a flurry of smart data center projects have taken place in Europe in recent years, such as FIT4Green, GAMES, CoolEmAll, and others. In a report published in February 2020, EC stated that, data centers and the telecommunication sector account for a significant environmental footprint, and should become climate neutral by 2030. This statement also refers to the huge growth scope of the data center industry.

The North America Data Center Trends Report 2018 published by CBRE stated that, the primary data center market in North America added 322 MW of new capacity in 2018, and had a construction pipeline of more than 500 MW. As per the report, global data center and cloud IP traffic since 2016 is forecast to triple by 2021 at a CAGR of 25%. The report also revealed that, with enormous growth of data consumption driven by big-data analytics, 5G, gaming, and streaming services, wholesale data centers will remain positively impacted, thereby surging the need for structured cabling.

What are the Key Challenges Faced by Structured Cabling Suppliers?

While structured cabling manufacturers are witnessing higher demand, there are a few restraints that they are working on hard in order to excel further. Structured cables are not particularly ideal for smaller server rooms, as it is meant to function more appropriately when the solution is scaled for broader infrastructural requirements.

As structured cabling is designed for universal applications, it is often not efficient enough to fulfil highly-specific IT infrastructure requirements. Despite having a few cons, structured cabling manufactures are anticipated to experience exponentially-growing demand over the coming years.

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Country-Wise Analysis

How is the Telecommunication Sector in the U.S. Fuelling Consumption of Structured Cabling?

Being the leading country of the world’s largest structured cabling market North America, the United States holds high potential for the manufacturers. The highly developed telecommunication industry coupled with growing demand for hardware structured cabling solutions is propelling growth in the United States. According to The World Bank, overall industry growth in the United States, including IT, was 3.2% from 2015 to 2018.

According to the United States Telecommunication Organization, in the United States, per capita investment on telecommunication was US$ 265 in 2015, and is increasing steadily, while fixed broadband is still outpacing household growth and approaching 85 percent penetration since 2018. These statistics represent the growth scope offered by the United States structured cabling market.

What’s Keeping Canada’s Structured Cabling Industry in the Limelight?

Canada is another lucrative market for structured cabling, and is in the spotlight for manufacturers owing to rise in demand from the telecommunication and industrial sectors. As stated in the Canada Communications Monitoring Report 2019, published by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, total Canadian telecommunications revenue reached US$ 53.1 billion in 2018, growing at 5.5% CAGR over the past five years, while revenue in mobile, fixed Internet, and others has contributed significantly. As per the Canada Industrial Production Index Growth (CEIC) data, though Canada industrial production fell 6.2% year to year in March, 2020, it is likely to spring back to the form to expand further over the coming years.

Why are Structured Cabling Manufacturers Eyeing the U.K.?

The United Kingdom is the leading market across Europe, which is the second-largest market for structured cabling in the world. Fast expansion of the IT, telecom, and commercial sectors is creating lucrative scope for structured cabling manufacturers in the U.K.

As per the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, the European Union (EU), being U.K.’s major trading partner, was accountable for 45% of U.K.’s exports and 53% of U.K.’s imports of goods and services in 2014, while the U.K. accounts for 16% of EU exports.

Furthermore, growing adoption of IoT is aiding growth in the U.K. As stated in the United Kingdom Connected Nations Report, the number of IoT connections in identified sectors of the U.K. is predicted to grow from around 13 million in 2016 to over 150 million by 2024.

Is Germany’s Structured Cabling Market Set for Impressive Growth?

Germany has emerged as another lucrative country for structured cabling manufacturers. Rising number of data centers and highly developed industrial & commercial sectors have kept Germany at the forefront since the past decade.

According to the Germany Data Centre 2020 report by CBRE, in Germany, 92% of people over the age of 10 use the internet on a daily basis, while nearly 65.8 million smart phones are owned by German households. The Government of Germany recently announced around EUR 50 billion investment in total for expanding 5G infrastructure and for digitalizing public administration. This is projected to be one of the main factors driving demand for structured cabling in Germany.

What Makes France a Lucrative Region for Structured Cabling?

France is one of the key regions in Europe for structured cabling, and is growing steadily, paving new paths for key manufacturers. According to the Government’s Privacy Shield Framework, the French mobile market is one of the top performing ones in Western Europe, while another prominent industry in the French telecommunications market is the broadband industry.

As per the report, there were approximately 75.5 million mobile subscriptions in France in 2017, and the number of users of 4G networks grew in one year by nearly 10 million to 31.9 million by 31st December, 2016. With rising adoption of 5G network technology, France’s telecom industry is expected to gain further momentum, which, in turn, is expected to fuel the sales of structured cabling in the country.

What’s Keeping Italy Structured Cabling Market in the Spotlight?

Backed by highly developed IT & telecom, commercial, and industrial sectors, Italy is worth the attention of structured cabling manufacturers. According to a report published by the Export Government of Italy in 2019, Italy is the world’s 8th largest economy with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of US$ 2.18 trillion in 2018, while it is the 19th largest market for United States exports that totaled approximately US$ 23.2 billion, and the 4th largest market in Europe. This signifies high potential of Italy’s commercial sector, and hence, ample opportunities to be explored by structured cabling manufacturers.

Furthermore, merger of various telecom industries is strengthening the telecom sector in Italy. According to the European Commission (EC), Vivendi’s acquisition of Telecom Italia has been approved, subject to conditions. Telecom Italia is an Italian company providing voice and data services through mobile and fixed technologies, digital content services, and IT services to enterprises, while Vivendi is a French company that controls a group of companies active in music, TV, cinema, video sharing, and games businesses. This will definitely widen the growth scope for structured cabling in the years to come.

As stated in a report published by the European Commission (EC) in 2020, the Italian strategy for next generation access network is aimed at developing a high-speed access network to maximize the take-up of an infrastructure able to guarantee services of 100 Mbps for at least 85% of households in 2020. Italy adopted a national state aid scheme to support ultra-broadband in areas where market failure is present. Such initiatives are forecast to further catalyze growth in demand for structured cabling in Italy.

Why is Structured Cabling Demand Rising in Spain?

Rising number of telecom operators coupled with highly developed industrial sectors such as energy, power, oil, and others have been aiding growth in Spain since the past decade. Unprecedented demand for developing data centers is further fuelling sales. The Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced in 2019 that it will open cloud data centers in Spain in late 2022 or early 2023. As per its announcement, the new AWS Spain region will include three availability zones at launch, and it will be AWS’s seventh region in Europe. This will increase the need for cloud-based structured cabling systems and services.

As per data revealed by the National Statistical Institute, Spain industrial production index average year-to-year growth rate has been 2.3% from January 1962 to September 2020. Though data reached a record low of -34% in April 2020, it is on its way to recovery, and expected to exhibit steady growth over the coming years. Overall, Spain is set to sustain its position in creating new opportunities for structured cabling installations over the coming years.

Japan Structured Cabling Market to Exhibit Hegemony?

Backed by growing number of telecom operators and proliferation of data centers, Japan is highly potential in terms of sales and revenues for the structured cabling industry. According to the Japan Data Center Council (JDCC), the service level of a data center assumed at tier I level is 99.67% or above, while the same for tier II, tier III, and tier IV are respectively 99.75% or above, 99.98% or above, and 99.99% or above, respectively.

Additionally, the Government of Japan, the three main mobile services providers, and Rakuten mobile announced their initiative to launch next-generation 5G cellular data services in 2020. As a part of this initiative, NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, Softbank, and Rakuten Mobile were allocated 5G spectrum by Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC). Such initiatives are expected to propel consumption of structured cabling in Japan over the coming years.

Why is China the Focal Point for Structured Cabling?

China, being in epicenter of the fast-growing APEJ (Asia Pacific Excluding Japan) market, is highly sought-after for the sales of structured cabling. While a surge in demand from the telecom industry is boosting growth in China, the highly developed industrial sector is further spurring sales. According to IDC, in 2018, Chinese mobile subscribers reached 1.57 billion, which is the largest single mobile communication market in the world.

As per the China Industrial Production Index Growth Rate Report published by CEIC, China’s industrial production grew at 7% year-on-year (YoY) in November, following an increase of 6.9% YoY in the previous month. These statistics imply growing opportunities for structured cabling manufacturers in China.

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Category-wise Insights

What Makes Hardware Structured Cabling Solutions Top the Pecking Order?

Presently, hardware structured cabling materials and solutions is the leading segment in terms of solutions, and is expected to sustain its strong position over the coming years. Various hardware structured cabling solutions such as copper structured cables, fiber structured cables, patch panels, and cross connects, and others are highly efficient in providing complete infrastructural solutions, which operates as the backbone and circulatory system of networks in a diverse range of verticals. Due to their universal application in a wide range of segments, starting from IT to logistics, hardware structured cabling solutions are the first preference for manufacturers and users, alike.

Software and services such as installation & consultation, managed services, and others are expected to remain other key structured cabling systems.

What Makes the IT & Telecommunication Sector a Dominant Vertical for Structured Cabling?

Currently, the IT & telecommunication industry is the dominating sector, owing to its exponential growth since the past decade. According to Fact.MR, global telecom industry growth is fast-paced, and is expected to surpass US$ 2,500 billion by 2030.

Commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation & logistics will remain other key verticals throughout the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

With the competition getting fiercer, key players in the global structured cabling market are focusing on launching more diverse cabling solutions in order to attract permanent customers.

For instance,

  • Corning Incorporated launched its new extensive range of structured cabling such as EDGE8® Corning’s Fiber Optics Structured Cabling Solutions, RocketRibbon™Data Center Interconnect solutions, and others, in 2020.
  • Panduit Corp. launched its new broad range of structured cabling solutions, such as IndustrialNet™ Copper Cabling Solutions, Opti-Core IndustrialNet™ PCF Fiber Optic Cabling Solutions, and others, in 2020.
  • The Siemen Company launched its new range of Fiber Optic Monitoring Solutions in 2020.

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report

Report Scope



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Market Analysis

USD Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Oceania

Key Countries Covered

  • US
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand, Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • GCC Countries
  • Turkey
  • Northern Africa
  • South Africa

Key Segments Covered

  • Solution
  • Vertical
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Corning Incorporated
  • CommScope Holding Company
  • Inc., Nexans S.A., Legrand SA
  • Datwyler Cabling Solutions AG
  • Panduit Corp.
  • The Siemon Company
  • Schneider Electric SE
  • ABB Ltd., Nutmeg Technologies
  • Superior Essex Inc.
  • Belden Inc.
  • Furukwa Electric Co. Ltd.
  • Hubnetix Corporation
  • Tri-City Electric Co.

Report Coverage

  • Market Forecasts
  • Brand Share Analysis
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Market Segmentation

  • Solution

    • Hardware (Copper Cables, Fiber Cables, Racks and Cabinets, Patch Panels and Cross Connects
    • Software Services (Installation & Consultation, Managed Services, Maintenance & Support)
  • Vertical

    • IT & Telecom (Telecom Operators, Data Centers, Others)
    • Commercial
    • Industrial (Discrete & Process Manufacturing, Energy & Power, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Others)
    • Residential
    • Transportation & Logistics Others
  • Region

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia 
    • Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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Structured Cabling Market
  • FACT1030MR
  • Nov-2021
  • Technology
  • 170 Pages
  • 316 Tables
  • 107 Figures

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The global structured cabling market is expected to expand at over 7% CAGR (value) during the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

Some of the top companies operating in the global structured cabling market are Belden Inc., Tri-City Electric Co., Panduit Corp., The Siemon Company, and others.

Presently, hardware structured cabling solutions account for the highest, sales and are expected to sustain this position over the coming years.

The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and China, besides a few others, are lucrative markets for structured cabling.

Currently, IT & telecom is the leading vertical for structured cabling, and is expected to bolster manufacturers’ growth throughout the forecast period.

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