LightCounting – The name alone is what sets us apart and what defines us as a company. Fifteen years ago, LightCounting began with an analyst team focused on research for high speed interconnects for the datacom, telecom, and consumer communications markets. From that time our research team has grown to cover the whole supply chain from optical and semiconductor components, to modules and sub-systems. We have been defining and refining the market intelligence mix ever since, to offer our clients a unique perspective on the industry landscape ahead and a clear roadmap to navigate it with.

So what goes in to the market intelligence?
Of course there’s data, and there’s market research, but there is also market analysis, competitive intelligence, product intelligence and, most importantly, the expertise to combine these elements in an expert synthesis of guiding data.

Let’s take you through the crucial ingredients. Our analyst team has broad industry experience in optical components, optical systems, communication semiconductors, and network design, deployment and operation. Members of the team have raised millions of dollars in corporate and venture capital, taken companies from startup through IPOs and lead M&A activities. Our team has extensive executive-level operational experience at leading companies such as: Broadcom, Coriant, Fujitsu, Intel, TE Connectivity, as well as previous industry and financial analyst experience with Dataquest, Gartner Group, IDC and RHK. We have been defining and refining the market intelligence mix ever since, to offer our clients a unique perspective on the telecom and datacom landscape ahead and a clear roadmap to navigate it with.

What is our approach to market research?

LightCounting sorts through the noise and "boils the ocean" down to the important actionable information. We confirm our analysis by communicating directly with suppliers and buyers at all levels of the "food chain" to create a 360 degree view of the products and end markets. We scour industry and government data, which our analysts then integrate into meaningful sizing models and future value forecasts for variables within the sector. Is the market growing? Is it in decline? Where is it heading next? With this thorough market research approach, we find the answers to guide your long term planning. Market intelligence stretches further than market research and analysis.

We have the product intelligence you need
Product intelligence adds micro-level relevance to the macro context of our market analysis, bringing our clients real-world examples of the launches and goods that are driving the numbers. Through competitive intelligence we keep our clients abreast of their rivals’ strategies, changes in industry standards, to give them the understanding they need to choose the right response to gain or maintain that crucial competitive edge. From company, brand and product strategies to communications and performance benchmarking, we analyze the competitive landscape of hundreds of distances, form factors and data rates.

The value to our clients is when we pull them all together. We have a dedicated account team and client servicing staff that work together to provide our clients with understanding as well as knowledge. That means they don’t just know what’s happening now, they understand what’s coming next and how they need to react to keep their businesses growing.

That’s our market intelligence. That’s how it helps our clients grow.