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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 25, 2017 – According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, E/V band systems are forecast to be a bright spot for the Microwave Transmission market, expected to rise at a 15 percent compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2021. The overall Microwave Transmission market is forecast to be relatively flat with a one percent CAGR.

“Demand growth for microwave transmission equipment will be challenged during the next five years,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We anticipate a number of positive areas such as rising demand for E/V band systems, higher deployment levels in India, and increasing use of smaller full outdoor units. However, we don’t think these areas of growth will be enough to offset the underlying decline in mobile backhaul over the next couple years. Absolute market growth is expected to occur when operators begin to upgrade their backhaul links to accommodate 5G sometime near 2019 using equipment such as E/V band millimeter wave systems,” Yu added.

Highlights from Mobile Backhaul Transport & Microwave Transmission 5-Year Forecast Report:

  • Mobile backhaul will drive approximately 70 percent of the Microwave Transmission market revenue during the next five years.
  • Full outdoor unit radio transceiver shipments are forecast to grow at a 16 percent CAGR.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Mobile Backhaul Transport & Microwave Transmission 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete, in-depth coverage with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, radio transceivers, and average selling prices. The report tracks mobile backhaul by cell type (macro and small cell) and technology (wireless and fiber/copper). The microwave transmission tables forecast point-to-point TDM, Packet and Hybrid Microwave as well as full indoor and full outdoor unit configurations. To purchase this report, contact Matt Dear at +1 650 622 9400 x223, or email at


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