SOURCE: EJL Wireless Research LLC

EJL Wireless Research LLC

February 24, 2009 09:10 ET

EJL Wireless Research Presents Detailed Analysis and Forecast for Multi-Std Radio Base Station (MSR-BTS) Market

Five Billion Mobile Subscribers and Nearly 450 Million HSPA Subscribers Worldwide by 2012 Will Drive MSR-BTS Adoption

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - With each of the top three mobile infrastructure OEMs introducing multi-standard radio base stations, the wireless industry is looking towards a future where base stations can handle multiple air interface standards in a single, highly efficient module. Ericsson and Huawei have launched their MSR-BTS product lines to support easy upgrade from HSPA to LTE. In addition, Nokia Siemens Networks recently introduced their latest generation Flexi Multiradio BTS that can support GSM, HSPA, I-HSPA and LTE in a single box. Mobile operators will rapidly adopt MSR-BTS technology over the next five years for 3G and 4G networks according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled "Multi-Standard, Multi-Mode, Multi-RAT Base Stations Analysis and Forecast."

"The flexibility of a software-defined radio (SDR) is here and now. The traditional single standard base station architecture is transforming to MSR-BTS technology as the investment and technical needs of the mobile operators shift. We have completed a detailed technical analysis, highlighting opportunities for suppliers to benefit from this migration," said founder and President, Earl Lum.

"The acceleration of the wireless industry towards 3G networks and the introduction of 4G networks by 2010 is causing investment concerns for mobile operators who need to future proof their networks. One solution is the MSR-BTS. MSR-BTS technology will represent over 50% of total base station shipments by 2013," said Lum.

The report includes forecasts for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE base stations and block diagrams of anticipated MSR base station deployment options. In addition, the report includes a detailed analysis of 3GPP and GERAN regulatory changes which will enable simplified RF architectures. The report is currently available for purchase and information can be downloaded at

About EJL Wireless Research

EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem. The firm focuses its research on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 16 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street covering the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA USA. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company's website at

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