REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – March 4, 2015 –According to a newly published forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, C-RAN configured macro and small cell RAN networks will play a significant role in the next five years, helping operators to meet the data needs of the future while ensuring capital intensities remain intact.
“While the C-RAN architecture will to some degree be challenged by the fact that the cost of computing tends to decline at a faster pace than the cost of transporting data, there will still be a viable business case for C-RAN as cell site OPEX remains significant,” said Stefan Pongratz, Analyst with Dell’Oro Group.
Other highlights from the 5-year forecast report include:
- Centralized and Metro C-RAN fronthaul and radio equipment will drive the C-RAN market over the next five years.
- The impact of Cloud-RAN is expected to be muted in the near-term, though the technology carries significant potential in the long-term.
- Small cell configured C-RAN networks to account for a significant portion of total C-RAN spending throughout the forecast period.
The Advanced Research Report: C-RAN (March 2015), includes a five-year unit and revenue forecast for the following segments: C-RAN Radio Access Network (macro and small cells), and Fronthaul.
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