Timothy Munks

Timothy Munks

Timothy Munks, a principal research analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on data center optics, metro and core optical networks and optical component markets.

His career has encompassed both R&D and commercial activities in business development, product line management and OEM sales. Mr. Munks joined IHS Markit in 2018 with more than 25 years of work experience in optical networking technology and optical component markets. Previously, he worked for Acacia Communications, NeoPhotonics and Lumentum/JDSU. He started his career performing research and development with a focus on fundamental component technology, including tunable lasers, laser wavelength stabilization for DWDM, high speed modulators, DSP’s and 100G optical transceivers. His original R&D efforts resulted in 14 US and 6 international patents. Mr. Munks holds an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) from the University of Illinois, United States.


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ICP Data Center Network Optical Components 2019-25 Forecast

Internet content providers (ICPs) represent the largest target market for datacom optical components suppliers.

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ICP Data Center Networks’ Optical Components Market & Technology Analysis - 2020

Internet content providers (ICPs) such as Alibaba, Amazon, Baidu, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are the most important driving force behind the datacom market.

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Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard - 2020

The Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top optical network equipment vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.

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