TrendForce notes that the largest concentration of the fiber optics supply chain can be found in China’s Wuhan province, home to Fiberhome, YOFC, and Accelink, among other companies, which together comprise 25% of global optical fiber production capacity. The following analysis shows the results of Taiwan-based TrendForce’s investigations of key component and other downstream high technology industries, under the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, with the latest data as of February 14, 2020.
The recent outbreak of the coronavirus reminded us how fragile the supply chain is for telecom. As it turns out, the Hubei province of China is where much of the world’s optics and lasers are built that are the key component in every device that is used to communicate in a fiber network.
TIA will convene public and private sector leaders at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26, with U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai heading up a panel discussion titled “The need for supply chain security in a 5G connected world.” Panelists will review the global security risks of our current network landscape and highlight both government intervention and industry-led programs that are needed to secure the telecommunications network and supply chain.
In this podcast, TIA’s CEO David Stehlin, shares insights on how 5G promises to transform our lives and our economy by offering expanded network connectivity, speed, and capacity. Insights include: How the advent of 5G will change current network setups; Why 5G’s digital transformation is emerging at this time, and what is needed to ensure its success; the risks to the global supply chain as new technologies are added to networks; and how businesses can take steps to ensure a secure supply chain.
TIA Position Paper:Trust in ICT Supply Chain Security Can Only Come from Global Industry-Driven Standards and Programs
The global telecom network is at a greater risk for #cyberattacks than ever – it threatens to disrupt business & economic growth. Learn how our industry & TIA is responding through industry-driven #ICT supply chain security standards. TIA’s position paper outlines the new landscape of security and economic risks to all those involved in developing and deploying wireless, IoT, 5G, and computer-rich networks.