Discover 5 Top Telecom Startups advancing Optical Communication

Curious about new technological advancements in the telecom industry? Explore our analysis of 240 global optical communication startups & scaleups and learn how their solutions impact your telecom business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the telecom industry. This time, you get to discover five hand-picked optical communication startups.

Out of 240, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Optical Communication Startups

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 240 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights five optical communication startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these five startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 235 startups developing optical communication solutions, get in touch with us.

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Odysseus Space creates Laser Communication Terminals

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
Partner for: Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Communication

Odysseus Space is a Luxembourg-based startup that develops communication technology to provide space prospection data. Its satellite terminal, CYCLOPS-DT, sends data from space to the startup’s ground terminal, CYCLOPS-GT, using laser communication and features a low footprint. This makes CYCLOPS-DT ideal for microsatellite constellations in LEO. At the same time, CYCLOPS-GT is compatible with other major satellite laser communication terminals. The startup is also building an optical ground station network using its ground and satellite terminals to enable high-speed, cost-effective, and license-free communication channels.

Xenesis offers Optical Communications as a Service

Founding Year: 2017
Location: Lisle, US
Funding: USD 20 M
Partner for: Low-Latency Connectivity

US-based startup Xenesis provides optical communications as a service. The startup’s communication service, Xen-Link, leverages a space-based terminal with an optical head module, Xen-Hub, and an optical ground terminal, Xen-Node. Xen-Link also includes an optical amplifier module and an electronics/photonic modem module. Similarly, Xen-Node comprises a high-precision telescope and optical bench as well as an optical amplifier module. This enables mobile network operators and internet service providers (ISPs) to offer low-latency network connectivity at near-zero capital expenditure.

Hangzhou Xinyun Technology develops Optical Communication Devices

Founding Year: 2017
Location: Hangzhou, China
Funding: USD 58 M
Partner for: Optoelectronics Hardware

Hangzhou Xinyun Technology is a Chinese startup that manufactures optical communication devices such as high-speed analog chips and other optoelectronic products. The startup’s product range includes a four-channel 100Gb/s avalanche photodiode (APD) optical device with up to 40km transmission range, a single-channel 25.78Gb/s PIN TO ROSA optical device, and a power supply with temperature control chips. These solutions provide benefits to applications in optical communication networks like 5G telecom data transmission lines and data centers, among others.

Polariton Technologies manufactures Electro-optic Modulators

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Funding: USD 278 000
Partner for: High-Speed Plasmonics Modulators

Swiss startup Polariton Technologies develops a plasmonics modulator technology that performs electron-light coupling at a metal’s surface. Its electro-optic modulators convert data from electricity into optical signals at high speed and are then transmitted over fiber-optic cables. Additionally, the small size and tight confinement of the modulators minimizes the influence of propagation losses of metal-insulator-metal (MIM) waveguiding. The startup’s product thus minimizes signal loss and its ultra-compact footprint decreases capacitances, boosting switching speed.

Hyperion Technologies creates LiFi Transceivers

Founding Year: 2017
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Partner for: LiFi Communication

Turkish startup Hyperion Technologies specializes in the research and development of optical wireless communication technology. The startup’s products include a plug-and-play LiFi transceiver that provides high-speed internet access without needing any extra cabling. Moreover, the device supports data transmission speeds of up to 200 Mbps over wifi and 500 Mbps through LAN. This enables data transmission over long distances without the need for wiring which reduces capital expenses required for commercial data transmission networks.

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Telecom startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on low-latency networks, optical modulators, wireless communication systems, communication satellites, and 5G. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the telecom industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more telecom technologies, simply let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, download our free Telecom Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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