Coaxial cable will remain the dominant transmission medium for the CATV industry over the next 10 years. But fiberoptic systems will increasingly penetrate that market. The CATV cable market is growing at a rapid rate – from $250 million in 1981 to nearly $700 million in the early 1990s. Fiberoptic cable, which represented a $200,000 market in 1981, will grow to $176 million by 1992. And this market is undergoing a segmentation that insures a long period of maturity and profits for the supplier industry structure.

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