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2G, 3G & 4G Wireless Network Infrastructure Revenues to be USD 50 Billion in 2012, Expects Signals and Systems Telecom

02 Nov 2012 • by Natalie Aster

The wireless network infrastructure market is currently in a phase of transition as mobile network operators seek to address an ever growing demand for mobile broadband availability amidst global economic uncertainties. This paradigm shift is bringing new challenges and opportunities to infrastructure vendors.

As operators embrace LTE (Long Term Evolution) and IMS (IP Multi Media Subsystems) technologies, vendors are offering innovative solutions that address the capacity, speed and performance requirements of the future networks. Multi-standard radio base stations that allow operators to future proof their investments have grown in significance over the last year.

In 2011, global 2G (2nd Generation), 3G (3rd Generation) and 4G (4th Generation) wireless infrastructure revenues stood at $45.9 billion. Signals and Systems Telecom estimates that these revenues will increase 8 percent year on year (YOY) reaching $49.7 billion by end of 2012, primarily driven by LTE investments.

However, between 2012 and 2017, the market is expected to shrink to $48.6 billion. Although, the new wave of 4G macro cell Radio Access Network (RAN) and core network investments will not be able to compensate the overall declines in 2G and 3G equipment sales, operators are expected to significantly increase their spending in the evolving small cell and carrier WiFi equipment market. Small cell and WiFi offload equipment will represent a market worth $5.4 billion in 2017. Consequently the small cell and WiFi offload market segment is attracting considerable attention from both established vendors as well as startups that solely focus on the small cell market.

The report “The Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2012 - 2017” provides an in-depth assessment of the 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network infrastructure market, and also explores the small cell and WiFi offload, and the mobile backhaul market. Besides analyzing the key market drivers, challenges, regional CAPEX commitments and vendor strategies, the report also presents revenue and unit shipment forecasts for the market from 2012 to 2017 at a regional as well as a global scale. Historical figures are also provided for 2010 and 2011.

Report Details:

The Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2012 – 2017
Published: November, 2012
Pages: 151
Price: US$ 2.500,00

This report focuses on the global wireless network infrastructure market including the 2G, 3G & 4G wireless networks, small cell, operator Wi-Fi offload and mobile backhaul infrastructure. The report offers up-to-date coverage of the market dynamics allowing network infrastructure suppliers to analyze the opportunities and challenges of selling to operators in different regional markets.

The report also analyzes the demand and supply of related equipments and strategies of the key vendors. Research includes quantitative and qualitative market assessments as well as the forecasts of market trends, technology requirements and deployment strategies.

More information can be found in the report “The Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2012 - 2017” by Signals and Systems Telecom.

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