The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul

Release Date: November 2017
Number of Pages: 943
Number of Tables and Figures: 370

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 resource pooling, multi-cell coordination, network extensibility and energy efficiency.

Despite a rapid and persistent decline in standalone macrocell RAN infrastructure spending, SNS Research estimates that the wireless network infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2017 and 2020. Driven by investments in HetNet infrastructure and 5G NR (New Radio) rollouts – beginning in 2019, the market is expected to be worth $56 Billion in annual spending by 2020, up from $53 Billion in 2017.

The “Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2017 – 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 2017 till 2030. The forecasts cover 11 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:
  • Despite a rapid and persistent decline in standalone macrocell RAN infrastructure spending, SNS Research estimates that the wireless network infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2017 and 2020. 
  • Driven by investments in HetNet infrastructure and 5G NR rollouts – beginning in 2019, the market is expected to be worth $56 Billion in annual spending by 2020, up from $53 Billion in 2017.
  • By the end of 2020, C-RAN, small cells, DAS and carrier Wi-Fi, together with their fronthaul and backhaul segments, will account for more than 45% of all wireless network infrastructure spending.
  • With LTE availability increasing worldwide and ongoing upgrades to deliver multi-hundred Megabit and Gigabit-grade services, we estimate that LTE, LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro networks will generate more than $950 Billion in annual service revenue by 2020.
  • New market players are beginning to emerge as mobile operators accelerate their transition to virtualized network infrastructure. For example, Mavenir Systems' merger with C-RAN specialist Ranzure Networks and its subsequent acquisition of Brocade's virtualized mobile core business, has positioned the company as an end-to-end provider of 5G-ready mobile network solutions.

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 LTE-Advanced Pro, VoLTE, LTE Broadcast, Cloud RAN, unlicensed and shared access small cells, and 5G NR
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Profiles and strategies of over 550 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 2017 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • Standalone Macrocell RAN
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 2G & 3G
      • LTE FDD
      • TD-LTE
      • WiMAX
      • 5G NR (New Radio)
  • Mobile Core
    • Technology Segmentation
      • 3G Packet Core
      • HLR (Home Location Register)
      • MSS (Mobile Switching Subsystem)
      • LTE EPC (Evolved Packet Core)
      • WiMAX Mobile Core
      • 5G NextGen 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 NR
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • RAN Architecture Segmentation
      • Standalone
      • C-RAN
    • 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 NR
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Cell Size Segmentation
      • Small Cells
      • Macrocells
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • BBUs (Baseband Units)
      • RRHs (Remote Radio Heads)
  • C-RAN Fronthaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • Dedicated Fiber
      • WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
      • OTN (Optical Transport Network)
      • PON (Passive Optical Network)
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
      • G.Fast & Others
  • 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 (Third Generation Partnership Project)
3Roam
4ipnet
4RF
6Harmonics
6WIND
AAS (Amphenol Antenna Solutions)
ABB
Accedian Networks
Accelink Technologies Corporation
Accelleran
Accuris Networks
Accuver
Ace Technologies Corporation
AceAxis
ACOME
Actelis Networks
Actiontec Electronics
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
Airgain
AirHop Communications
Air-Lynx
Airrays
Airspan Networks
AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation)
Akoustis Technologies
ALAXALA Networks Corporation
ALBEDO Telecom
Albis-Elcon
ALCOMA
Alepo
Allied Data Technologies
Allied Telesis
Allot Communications
Alpha Networks
Alpha Technologies
Alpha Wireless
Alphabet
Altai Technologies
Altiostar Networks
Altran
Alvarion Technologies
Amarisoft
Amdocs
América Móvil Group
American Tower Corporation
Anertai Communications
Anokiwave
Anritsu Corporation
APRESIA Systems
Aptilo Networks
Aquantia Corporation
Arcadyan Technology Corporation
Argela
Aricent
ARM Holdings
Arqiva
ARRIS International
Artemis Networks
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artiza Networks
Aruba Networks
Aselan
Askey Computer Corporation
ASOCS
Astellia
ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
AT&T
ATDI
Athonet
AttoCore
Autelan
Avanti Communications Group
Aviat Networks
AVM (AVM Computersysteme Vertriebs)
Azcom Technology
Baicells Technologies
BandwidthX
BATS (Broadband Antenna Tracking Systems)
Benetel
Bharti Airtel Group
Bird Technologies
Black Box Corporation
Blu Wireless Technology
Blue Danube Systems
BlueWaveTel
BluWan
Boomsense/Bangxun Technology
BoostEdge
BridgeWave Communications
Broadcom
Brocade Communications Systems
Browan Communications
BSG Wireless
BTI Wireless
C Squared Systems
CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
Cadence Design Systems
Calix
Cambium Networks
Cambridge Consultants
Canoga Perkins Corporation
Carlson Wireless Technologies
Carnegie Technologies
CarrierComm
Casa Systems
Cavium
CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
CCI (Communication Components, Inc.)
CCI Systems
CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)
CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
CeedTec
Cellcomm Solutions
CellMax Technologies
CellMining
Cellnex Telecom
Cellwize Wireless Technologies
cellXica
CelPlan Technologies
Celtro
Ceragon Networks
CEVA
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Cielo Networks
Ciena Corporation
Cirpack
Cisco Systems
Clavister
Cloudstreet
CND (Core Network Dynamics)
Cobham Wireless
Cohere Technologies
Coherent Logix
Collinear Networks
Collision Communications
Comba Telecom
Comcores
CommAgility
CommScope
Comtech EF Data Corporation
Comtech Korea
Comtrend Corporation
Connect Tech
Contela
Corecess
Coriant
Corning
Creanord
Crown Castle International Corporation
CS Corporation
D2 Technologies
Dali Wireless
DASAN Zhone Solutions
Datang Mobile
Dell Technologies
Delta Electronics
DENGYO (Nihon Dengyo Kosaku)
Dialogic
DigitalGlobe
Direct Beam
D-Link Corporation
DragonWave-X
Druid Software
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
DYNE TECH
Eahison Communication
eASIC Corporation
E-Band Communications
EBlink
ECI Telecom
Edgewater Wireless Systems
EDX Wireless
EION Wireless
Ekinops
ELUON Corporation
ELVA-1
ENENSYS Technologies
Eoptolink Technology
Ercom
Ericsson
Ethernity Networks
Ethertronics
ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Eutelsat  Communications
Exalt Wireless
EXFO
Expeto Wireless
Expway
ExteNet Systems
Extreme Networks
Facebook
Fairwaves
Faraday Technology Corporation
FastBack Networks
Federated Wireless
FiberHome Technologies
FibroLan
Filtronic
Finisar Corporation
Firetide
Flash Networks
Flex Logix Technologies
Forsk
Fortinet
Foshan Anderson Communication Equipment
Foxcom
Foxconn Interconnect Technology
Fraunhofer FOKUS  (Institute for Open Communication Systems)
Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute)
Frog Cellsat
FRTek
Fujian Helios Technologies
Fujian Sunnada Network Technology
Fujitsu
Furukawa Electric Group
Furuno Electric
Galgus
Galtronics Corporation
Gamma Nu
Gemtek Technology
GENBAND
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Genmix Technology
GenXComm
GigaLight
GIKO GROUP
Gilat Satellite Networks
GlobalFoundries
Globalstar
GoNet Systems
Goodman Networks
Google
GRENTECH
Guangzhou Iplook Technologies
GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
Handlink Technologies
Hansen Technology
Harris Corporation
HCL Technologies
Hefei Maniron Electronic and Technology
HFR
Hilinks Technology
Hisense
HISPASAT Group
Hitachi
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Huahuan
Huawei
HUBER+SUHNER
Hughes Network Systems
HXI
IBM Corporation
iBwave Solutions
IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
IDY Corporation
IM Technology
Imec International
Impower Technology
InCoax
Infineon Technologies
Infinera
InfiNet Wireless
InfoVista
Inmarsat
Innertron
InnoLight Technology
InnoWireless
Intel Corporation
Intelsat
InterDigital
Intracom Telecom
IP Light
ip.access
IPITEK
iPosi
ISCO International
Iskratel
IS-Wireless
Italtel
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
Jiangsu Hengxin Technology
Jiangsu Zhengkai Electronics Technology
JMA Wireless
JQL Electronics
JRC (Japan Radio Company)
Juni Global
Juniper Networks
Kaelus
Kathrein-Werke KG
KDDI
Keima
KEYMILE
Keysight Technologies
Kisan Telecom
Kleos
KMW
Koonsys Radiocommunications
Kumu Networks
Kyrio
Lattice Semiconductor
LCR Embedded Systems
Lemko Corporation
LG Uplus
LGS Innovations
Ligado Networks
LightPointe Communications
LigoWave
Lime Microsystems
Lindsay Broadband
Linker Networks
Linksys
Loea Corporation
LS telcom
Lumentum
Luminate Wireless
LuxCarta
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings
Maja Systems
Mathworks
Maven Wireless
Mavenir Systems
MAX4G
Maxim Integrated
MaxLinear
Mellanox Technologies
MER Group
Metaswitch Networks
Microlab
Microsemi Corporation
Microwave Networks
Mimosa Networks
MIMOtech
MitraStar Technology Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mobiveil
Mojo Networks
Molex
Mosaik
Moseley Associates
MP Antenna
MRV Communications
MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
MTI Wireless Edge
Multiwave Sensors
N.A.T.
Nash Technologies
NBN Co
NEC Corporation
Netas
NETGEAR
Netonomics
NETSCOUT Systems
New Postcom Equipment
NewNet Mobile Communications
Nexcomm Systems
Nextivity
NexxCom Wireless
NI (National Instruments)
Node-H
Nokia Networks
Nomadix
Nomor Research
NTT DoCoMo
NuRAN Wireless
NXP Semiconductors
Oceus Networks
Octasic
OE Solutions
OFS
Omnitron Systems
Omoco
One2many
OneAccess Networks
OneWeb
OpenCell
Openet
Optulink
Oracle Communications
Oracle Corporation
Orange
OZC (Optical Zonu Corporation)
P.I. Works
Panasonic Corporation
Panda Electronics Group
Panorama Antennas
Parallel Wireless
Patton Electronics
PCTEL
Peraso Technologies
PHAZR
Phluido
Plasma Antennas
Pletronics
PMN (Private Mobile Networks)
Polaris Networks
Polewall
Polystar
Positron
Potevio
PRISMA Telecom Testing
Procera Networks
Proxim Wireless Corporation
Pulse Electronics
pureLiFi
Qorvo
Qualcomm
Quanta Computer
Qucell
Quintel
Qulsar
Quortus
Qwilt
RACOM
RAD Data Communications
RADCOM
Radio Gigabit
Radisys Corporation
RADWIN
Raisecom
Rakon
Range Networks
Ranplan Wireless Network Design
Raycap
Red Hat
RED Technologies
Redline Communications
REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks
RF DSP
RF MORECOM KOREA
RF Window
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
Rivada Networks
Rohde & Schwarz
Rosenberger
R-TRON
Ruckus Wireless
SAF Tehnika
Sagemcom
Saguna Networks
SAI Technology
Samji Electronics
Samsung Electronics
Sarokal Test Systems
SAT (Smart Antenna Technologies)
Senao Networks
Seontech
SerComm Corporation
SES
Sevis Systems
SevOne
Shared Access
Shenzhen Huaptec
Shyam Networks
Shyam Telecom
SIAE Microelettronica
Siklu Communication
Silicon Labs (Silicon Laboratories)
Singtel
SIRADEL
SiRRAN Communications
Sistelbanda
SITRONICS
Sivers IMA
SK Telecom
SK Telesys
Skybird Electronic Science & Technology
SkyFiber
Skyworks Solutions
SmartSky Networks
SMC Networks
Smith Micro Software
SoftBank Corporation
Softil
Solectek Corporation
SOLiD
Sonus Networks
Sooktha
Source Photonics
Space Data Corporation
Spark New Zealand
Spectronite
SpiderCloud Wireless
Spirent Communications
Sprint Corporation
SRS (Software Radio Systems)
Star Microwave
Star Solutions
Starry
STMicroelectronics
Straight Path Communications
Sumitomo Electric Industries
Sunwave Solutions
Suzhou Hexagon Communication Technologies
Syniverse Technologies
Tarana Wireless
Tata Elxsi
Tech Mahindra
Technicolor
Tecom
Tecore Networks
TEKTELIC Communications
Telco Systems
Telefónica Group
Telenor Group
Telkomsel
Tellabs
Tellion
Tellumat
Telnet Redes Inteligentes
Telrad Networks
Telsey
Telstra
Telum
TEOCO Corporation
TESSCO Technologies
Thuraya Telecommunications Company
TI (Texas Instruments)
Tieto Corporation
Tilgin
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
T-Mobile USA
TP-LINK Technologies
Trango Systems
Transition Networks
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
Trópico
TruConnect Technologies
TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)
TTP (The Technology Partnership)
Tulinx
Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquoss
U-blox
UTStarcom
Vanu
Vasona Networks
Vectron International
Vencore Labs
VEON
Verizon Communications
Vertical Bridge
ViaSat
Viavi Solutions
Virtuosys
VMware
VNC (Virtual Network Communications)
VNL (Vihaan Networks Limited)
Vodafone Group
VT iDirect
Vubiq Networks
Wave1
Wavesight
Westell Technologies
Wevercomm
Wilson Electronics
WiPro
Wireless Telecom Group
WiSig Networks
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
WTL (World Telecom Labs)
Wuhan Fingu Electronic Technology
Wuhan Gewei Electronic Technologies
Wytec International
XAVi Technologies Corporation
XCellAir
Xelic
xG Technology
Xilinx
Yamaha Corporation
Z-Com
Zinwave
ZTE
Zyxel Communications Corporation

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