REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 15, 2014 –According to a newly published forecast report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) LTE equipment market for both macro and small cell radios will witness tremendous growth over the next five years, with LTE RAN revenue levels expected to outdo the RAN revenue peaks of GSM in 2007 and WCDMA in 2011.
“The momentum around LTE coverage build-outs and subscriber adoption is stronger than anything we have experienced with previous mobile technologies,” said Stefan Pongratz, Analyst of Dell’Oro Groups RAN and Small Cell Programs. “The pace of the LTE radio deployments during the coverage phase and the variety of band combinations available for LTE is enabling service providers to deploy radios in multiple bands optimized for coverage and capacity. This is driving investments to remain high even after the initial LTE coverage phase,” continued Pongratz.
Other 5-Year Forecast Report highlights:
- Total RAN market—macro and small cell—to grow for a second consecutive year in 2014 and decline at a low single-digit CAGR between 2014 and 2018.
- Macro investments to remain strong throughout the forecast period with more than 1 M macro (RRU, antenna integrated radio, active antenna system) radios shipping in 2018 configured using both distributed and centralized baseband architectures.
- LTE-TDD to account for nearly 40% of LTE RF carrier shipments in the forecast period.
Dell’Oro Group’s quarterly market share report reveals the top 4 vendors in the LTE RAN market on a revenue basis in the first quarter 2014 were Ericsson, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nokia.
Dell’Oro Group’s Mobile Radio Access Network 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Mobile RAN industry, macro and service provider small cells, with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, transceivers or RF carrier shipments, unit shipments for base station controllers, and base transceiver stations for LTE FDD/LTE TDD/WCDMA/GSM/CDMA/WiMAX. To purchase this report, please call Julie Learmond-Criqui at +1.650.622.9400 x244 or email Julie@DellOro.com.
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