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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – January 31, 2018 – 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, the Mobile Backhaul Transport market is forecast to return to growth in 2019, driven by ramp of small cells and rollout of 5G mobile radio networks. E/V Band is expected to advance the Microwave Transmission market over the next five years.

“Demand for E/V Band radio transceivers is expected to be a bright spot over the forecast period,” said Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “We forecast shipments to grow at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32 percent for a number of reasons, including: the average price premium for E/V Band systems is now only about 30 percent compared to a High Capacity system; the frequencies used in E/V Band radios are license-free – or light-licensed – in a number of countries, allowing for lower licensing costs than standard microwave frequencies; and future 5G cell sites will require an even higher amount of Backhaul capacity that E/V Band radios can handle,” Yu explained.

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

  • We forecast the Mobile Backhaul Transport market to grow at a five-year CAGR of three percent.
  • Fiber/Copper and Wireless revenues are expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of six percent and one percent, respectively.
  • We expect Fiber/Copper will make up 70 percent of the backhaul links shipped in 2022, due to the relatively high share of Small Cell Backhaul links.

About the Report

The Dell’Oro Group Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul 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


Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets. Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit