SOURCE: Research and Markets

Research and Markets

April 04, 2016 08:44 ET

Global Investments on C-RAN Architecture Networks -- Expected to Reach Over $7 Billion by the End of 2016

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - April 04, 2016) -  Research and Markets has announced the addition of SNS Research's new report "The C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2016 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" to their offering.

The report estimates that global investments on C-RAN architecture networks will reach over $7 Billion by the end of 2016. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 20% between 2016 and 2020.

Although Japan and South Korea continue to spearhead commercial C-RAN investments, interest is also growing in other parts of the world. Mobile operators such as China Mobile, Orange, Verizon and Sprint are already investing in the technology.

Key Findings

  • To alleviate stringent fronthaul requirements, an increasing number of C-RAN solutions are now utilizing RRHs with baseband capabilities, allowing some intelligence (primarily Layer 1 and Layer 2) to be distributed among RRHs, with Layer 3 functionality residing at centralized BBUs.
  • The ongoing 5G race is expected to significantly boost C-RAN investments over the coming years. The author estimates that over $1 Billion of all C-RAN architecture network investments will be directed towards 5G networks by the end of 2020.
  • At present, most virtualized Cloud RAN investments are limited to trials and demonstrations. However, by the end of 2020, we expect that virtualized BBUs will account for over 6% of all C-RAN BBU investments.

Companies Mentioned Include:

  • 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
  • 6WIND
  • ADLINK Technology
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • ARM Holdings
  • ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
  • Absolute Analysis
  • Accelink Technologies
  • (150+ Others)

Key Topics Covered:

1: Introduction

2: An Overview of C-RAN

3: Standardization & Regulatory Initiatives

4: C-RAN Deployment Models & Case Studies

5: C-RAN Industry Roadmap & Value Chain

6: Key Market Players

7: Market Analysis & Forecasts

8: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations

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