The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul

Release Date: March 2016
Number of Pages: 612
Number of Tables and Figures: 347

Synopsis: The term “Wireless Network Infrastructure” has conventionally been associated with macrocell RAN (Radio Access Network) and mobile core segments of mobile operator networks. However, the scope of the term is expanding as mobile operators increase their investments in Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure such as small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), to cope with increasing capacity and coverage requirements.

In addition, mobile operators are keen to shift towards a C-RAN (Centralized RAN) architecture, which centralizes baseband functionality to be shared across a large number of distributed radio nodes. In comparison to standalone clusters of base stations, C-RAN provides significant performance and economic benefits such as baseband pooling, enhanced coordination between cells, virtualization, network extensibility and energy efficiency.

Due to a decline in macrocell RAN infrastructure spending, SNS Research estimates that the wireless network infrastructure market will remain relatively flat through 2020, with annual investments of over $61 Billion. We also expect a significant shift in investments towards small cells, C-RAN, DAS and carrier Wi-Fi infrastructure. By 2020, these four submarkets, together with their fronthaul and backhaul segments, will account for over 50% of all wireless network infrastructure spending.

The “Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2016 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul” report presents an in-depth assessment of the wireless network infrastructure ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, investment trends, mobile operator revenue potential, regional CapEx commitments, network rollout strategies, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and vendor market share. The report also presents forecasts for wireless network infrastructure investments from 2016 till 2030. The forecasts cover 9 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.


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Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • Due to a decline in macrocell RAN infrastructure spending, SNS Research estimates that the wireless network infrastructure market will remain relatively flat through 2020, with annual investments of over $61 Billion.
  • SNS Research expects a significant shift in investments towards small cells, C-RAN, DAS and carrier Wi-Fi infrastructure. By 2020, these four submarkets, together with their fronthaul and backhaul segments, will account for over 50% of all wireless network infrastructure spending.
  • Small cell and C-RAN solutions are beginning to converge as small cell OEMs seek to capitalize on the benefits of centralized coordination for in-building and enterprise coverage.
  • Driven by ongoing large scale deployments, we estimate that LTE networks will generate nearly $800 Billion in annual service revenue by 2020.
  • Vendors are increasing their focus on profit margins. Many are already cutting staff, embracing operational excellence, evolving their new business models, acquiring niche businesses and expanding their managed services offerings.
  • New CapEx commitment avenues such as HetNet infrastructure and virtualization will continue to usher industry restructuring, and market consolidation.

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • Up-to-date coverage of market dynamics allowing wireless network infrastructure vendors to analyze opportunities and challenges of selling to mobile operators in different regional markets
  • Analysis of demand and supply of wireless network infrastructure including forecasts of investment trends, technology requirements and deployment strategies for antenna, RAN, mobile core, backhaul and fronthaul deployments
  • Review of mobile operator CapEx commitments, subscriptions, traffic projections and service revenue, by technology and region
  • Market outlook for key technologies including TD-LTE, LTE-Advanced, VoLTE, RCS, LTE broadcast, unlicensed LTE small cells and 5G
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Profiles and strategies of over 350 ecosystem players including wireless network infrastructure vendors and enabling technology providers
  • Vendor market share for macrocell RAN, small cells, C-RAN, DAS, carrier Wi-Fi, mobile core, backhaul and fronthaul
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • Macrocell RAN
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 2G & 3G
      • LTE FDD
      • TD-LTE
      • WiMAX
  • Mobile Core
    • Technology Segmentation
      • 3G Packet Core
      • HLR (Home Location Register)
      • MSS (Mobile Switching Subsystem)
      • LTE EPC (Evolved Packet Core)
      • WiMAX Mobile Core
      • 5G Mobile Core
  • Macrocell Backhaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave & Millimeter Wave
      • Satellite
      • WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
      • PON (Passive Optical Network)
      • Others
  • Small Cells
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 2G & 3G
      • LTE
      • 5G
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Use Case Segmentation
      • Residential
      • Enterprise
      • Urban
      • Rural & Suburban
    • Cell Size Segmentation
      • Femtocells
      • Picocells
      • Microcells
  • Small Cell Backhaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • DSL
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
      • Satellite
      • Fiber & Others
  • Carrier Wi-Fi
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • Access Points
      • Access Point Controllers
    • Integration Approach Segmentation
      • Standalone Wi-Fi Hotspots
      • Managed Wi-Fi Offload
  • C-RAN
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 3G & LTE
      • 5G
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • BBUs (Baseband Units)
      • RRHs (Remote Radio Heads)
  • C-RAN Fronthaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • Dedicated Fiber
      • WDM
      • OTN (Optical Transport Network)
      • PON
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
  • DAS
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G wireless network infrastructure opportunity?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • Which submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • How will the market shape for small cell, C-RAN, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS deployments?
  • How much service revenue will be generated by mobile operator networks?
  • When will 2G and 3G infrastructure spending diminish?
  • What is the outlook for LTE and 5G infrastructure investments?
  • What are the future prospects of millimeter wave technology for backhaul, fronthaul and RAN deployments?
  • Who are the key vendors in the market, what is their market share and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should wireless network infrastructure vendors and mobile operators adopt to remain competitive?

List of Companies & Organizations Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
3Roam
4ipnet
4RF
6WIND
ABB
Ablaze Wireless
Absolute Analysis
Accedian Networks
Accelink Technologies
Accelleran
Accuris Networks
AceAxis
Actelis Networks
Actiontec
Actus Networks
Adax
ADB
ADI (Analog Devices Inc.)
ADLINK Technology
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
ADTRAN
ADVA Optical Networking
Advantech
Advantech Wireless
Aerohive Networks
Affarii Technologies
Affirmed Networks
AirHop Communications
Airspan Networks
Airvana
AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices)
ALAXALA Networks
Albis Technologies
Alcatel-Lucent
ALCOMA
Allied Data Technologies
Allied Telesis
Allot Communications
Alpha Networks
Altiostar Networks
Alvarion Technologies
Amarisoft
Amdocs
American Tower Corporation
Anritsu Corporation
Aptilo Networks
Aquantia
Arcadyan Technology Corporation
Argela
Aricent
ARItel
ARM Holdings
Arqiva
Arris
Artemis Networks
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artiza Networks
Aruba Networks
Askey Computer Corporation
ASOCS
Astellia
ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
AT&T Mobility
Athena Wireless Communications
Athonet
Autelan
Avago Technologies
Avanti Communications
Aviat Networks
AVM
Axis Teknologies
Axxcelera Broadband Wireless (Moseley Associates)
Azcom Technology
BandwidthX
Benetel
Bharti Airtel
Birdstep Technology
Black Box Corporation
BLiNQ Networks
Blu Wireless Technology
BluWan
BridgeWave Communications
Broadcom Corporation
Brocade Communications Systems
Browan Communications
BSG Wireless
BTI Systems
BTI Wireless
CableFree Solutions
Cadence Design Systems
Calix
Cambium Networks
Canoga Perkins
Carlson Wireless Technologies
Casa Systems
Cavium
CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
CCI (Communication Components Inc.)
CCI (Competitive Companies, Inc.)
CCI (Crown Castle International)
CCI Systems
CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
CeedTec
Cellwize
Celtro
Ceragon
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Cielo Networks
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems
Cobham Wireless
Coherent Logix
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings
Comcores ApS
CommAgility
CommScope
Comtrend
Contela
Corecess
Coriant
Corning
CS Corporation
D2 Technologies
Dali Wireless
DASAN Networks
Datang Mobile
Dell
DeltaNode (Bird Technologies)
Direct Beam
D-Link Corporation
Dongwon T&I
DragonWave
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
eASIC Corporation
E-Band Communications (Moseley Associates)
EBlink
ECI Telecom
Edgewater Wireless Systems
EDX Wireless
EION Wireless
Elva-1
Eoptolink Technology
ERCOM
Ericsson
Ethertronics
Exalt Communications
EXFO
ExteNet Systems
Extreme Networks
Faraday Technology Corporation
FastBack Networks
Federated Wireless
Femtel (Suzhou Femtel Communications)
Fiberhome Technologies
FibroLan
Finisar Corporation
Firetide
Fortinet
Foxcom
Front Porch
Fujitsu
Galtronics
Gemtek Technology Company
GENBAND
Genmix Technology
GigaLight (Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Company)
Gilat Satellite Networks
GlobalFoundaries
GoNet Systems
Goodman Networks
Google
GrenTech (China GrenTech Corporation)
GSMA
GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
Handlink Technologies
HFR
HG Genuine
Hisense (Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technology)
Hitachi
HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Huahuan
Huawei
Hughes Network Systems
HXI
iDirect
IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
IMEC International
Infinera
InfoVista
InnoLight Technology Corporation
Intel Corporation
InterDigital
Intracom Telecom
ip.access
IPITEK
iPosi
Iskratel
ITU (
International Telecommunications Union)
Ixia
JMA Wireless
JRC (Japan Radio Company)
Juni Global
Juniper Networks
Kathrein-Werke KG
KDDI
KEYMILE
Keysight Technologies
Kisan Telecom
KMW
KT Corporation
Kumu Networks
Lattice Semiconductor
Lemko
LG Uplus
LGS Innovations
LightPointe Communications
Lime Microsystems
Loea Corporation
Lumentum
Macom (M/A-COM Technology Solutions)
MAX4G
Maxim Integrated
Megafon
Mellanox Technologies
MER-CellO Wireless Solutions
Meru Networks
Microlab (Wireless Telecom Group)
Microsemi Corporation
Microwave Networks
MIMOtech
Mitel Networks Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mobiveil
Molex
Movistar Venezuela
MRV Communications
MTI Mobile
MTS (Mobile TeleSystems)
Nash Technologies
NEC Corporation
NETGEAR
Netgem
NetScout Systems
New Postcom Equipment Company
NewNet Communication Technologies
Nexcomm Systems
Nexius
Nextivity
NexxComm Wireless
Node-H
Nokia Networks
Nomadix
Nomor Research
NTT DoCoMo
Nutaq
NXP Semiconductors
Oceus Networks
Octasic
OE Solutions
Omnitron Systems
OneAccess Networks
Optulink
Orange
P.I. Works
Panasonic Corporation
Panda Electronics (Nanjing Panda Electronics Company)
Parallel Wireless
Pletronics
PMC-Sierra
Polaris Networks
Polewall
Positron
Potevio (China Potevio Company)
Procera Networks
Proxim Wireless Corporation
Public Wireless
QEOS
Qualcomm
Quanta Computer
Qucell
Qulsar
Quortus
Qwilt
RACOM
RAD Data Communications
RADCOM
Radisys Corporation
RADWIN
Rakon
Red Hat
Redline Communications
Reverb Networks
RF DSP
RF Window
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
Rosenberger
Ro-Timak Technology
Ruckus Wireless
SAF Tehnika
Sagemcom
Saguna Networks
SAI Technology
Samji Electronics Company
Samsung Electronics
Sarokal Test Systems
Senao Networks
SerComm Corporation
SIAE Microelectronics (SIAE Microelectronica)
Siklu
Silicon Labs
Sistelbanda
SK Telecom
SK Telesys
SkyFiber
Small Cell Forum
SMC Networks
Smith Micro Software
SoftBank Corporation
Solectek
SOLiD (SOLiD Technologies)
Source Photonics
SpectrumMax
SpiderCloud Wireless
Sprint Corporation
Star Microwave
Star Solutions
Sumitomo Electric Industries
Sunnada (Fujian Sunnada Communication Company)
Sunwave Communications
Syniverse Technologies
Taqua
Tarana Wireless
Tata Elxsi
Tecom
TEKTELIC Communications
Telco Systems
Telenor Group
Telkomsel
Tellion
Tellumat
Telrad Networks
Telsey
Telum
TEOCO Corporation
TESSCO Technologies
TI (Texas Instruments)
Tilgin
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
TIM Brazil
T-Mobile USA
TP-LINK Technologies
Trango Systems
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
Tulinx
Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquoss
U-blox
UTStarcom
Vectron International
Verizon Wireless
Viavi Solutions
Vivo
Vodafone Group
VPIsystems
Vubiq Networks
Wave1
Wavesight
WeFi
Westell Technologies
Wi-Fi Alliance
WiPro
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
Xavi Technologies
XCellAir
Xelic
Xilinx
Yamaha Corporation
Z-Com (ZDC Wireless)
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Zhone Technologies
Zinwave
ZTE
ZyXEL

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