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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 15, 2015 –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 RAN market is expected to decline at a CAGR of -2% between 2015 and 2019, while the cumulative RAN infrastructure market during the five-year forecast period is expected to be $11 B lower than the comparative five-year period (2010 through 2014).

“It is of some concern that we are still five years away from the first commercial 5G networks and worldwide LTE POP coverage is nearly 50 percent, whereas 3G coverage was less than 15 percent ten years ago, five years before the first 4G deployments materialized. Nevertheless, we remain optimistic about the continued positive impact of LTE. We believe that the long multi-band, multi-carrier, multi-layer, multi-feature, multi-application LTE roadmap will ensure steady LTE investments, even after the initial 4G peak coverage phase, to ensure a smooth transition toward VoLTE, LTE-A, and eventually 5G,” said Stefan Pongratz, RAN analyst at Dell’Oro Group.

“The depth of the LTE roadmap will stimulate strong recurring upgrade/capacity business and even so if the total market does not generate significant topline growth, there should be room to improve margins as capacity and upgrades constitute a greater portion of total revenues,” continued Pongratz.

Other Report highlights:

  • Total LTE market—macro and small cell—expected to double between 2013 and 2019
  • Total Small Cell market—including distributed radio systems—expected to grow more than ten-fold between 2014 and 2019.

Dell’Oro Group’s Mobile RAN 5-Year Forecast Report offers a complete overview of the Mobile RAN industry, macro and non-residential 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 contact Matt Dear at +1.650.622.9400 x233 or email


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