Price pressures represent another area of concern. Due to the increasing price-performance ratio of instruments, test equipment vendors are competing to offer lower prices, while keeping the performance of their products at the highest level. In addition, vendors are offering specialized customer service and technical support to ensure quality of service.
"Due to infrastructure upgrades and the growth in smartphone sales, hand-held test instruments, including OTDR, OLS, OPM and RFTS, are expected to gain more market share going forward," concludes Wei. "Vendors are consistently investing in R&D to keep pace with technological advancements. There will be greater competition from local vendors, especially in the installation and maintenance of FOTE."
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