Wireless Network Infrastructure Sector to Remain Relatively Flat to 2020, States New Signals and Systems Telecom Report Available at MarketPublishers.09 Nov 2016 • by Natalie Aster
LONDON – The scope of wireless network infrastructure is expanding as cellular service providers boost their investments in heterogeneous network (HetNet) infrastructure like small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and carrier Wi-Fi to get a handle on expanding capacity and coverage requirements.
Furthermore, cellular operators set mind on shifting towards a cloud-RAN (or centralised RAN, C-RAN) architecture, which centralises baseband functionality to be shared across a vast number of distributed radio nodes. In contrast with stand-alone clusters of base stations, C-RAN offers considerable performance and economic advantages such as baseband pooling, improved coordination between cells, virtualisation, network’s extensibility and efficient energy use.
Owing to a decrease in expenditure on macrocell RAN infrastructure, the market for wireless network infrastructure is forecast to remain relatively unchanged through to 2020, with annual investments surpassing the USD 61 billion mark. Furthermore, a significant shift is projected in investments towards small cells, C-RAN, DAS and carrier Wi-Fi infrastructure. By 2020-end, these four submarkets, along with the backhaul and fronthaul segments, are forecast to capture more than 50% of all wireless network infrastructure spend.
New market research report “Wireless Network Infrastructure Forecasts: 2016 – 2030” drawn up by Signals and Systems Telecom provides detailed market size and forecast figures for investments in the wireless network infrastructure domain through to 2030. The study covers 9 individual submarkets and 6 geographic regions. Historical figures are also presented for 2015, along with vendor market share data.
Submarkets discussed comprise: small cells, macrocell RAN, RRH, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN, DAS, mobile core, fronthaul & backhaul.
More new cutting-edge reports elaborated by the publisher are available at Signals and Systems Telecom page.