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October 20, 2014 15:42 ET

Infonetics: Growth Constrained in Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Market Despite Demand for Fiber, Microwave

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - October 20, 2014) - Technology market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services report, which tracks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies market growth areas, and provides analysis of equipment, connections, and cell sites.

ANALYST NOTE

"The macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market continues to be driven by demand for capacity increases to support LTE deployment and 3G network expansion. But there will be few greenfield macro base station deployments and this, combined with increasing pressure on equipment pricing, inhibits revenue growth in the long term," notes Richard Webb, directing analyst for mobile backhaul and small cells at Infonetics Research.

MACROCELL MOBILE BACKHAUL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • The global macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market totaled $8.4 billion in 2013, and Infonetics expects this slow-growing, mature market to reach over $8.5 billion in 2014
  • Microwave is anticipated to comprise 48% of mobile backhaul equipment spending in 2014 and trend downward slightly by 2018, in favor of wired solutions, predominantly fiber-based
  • The ongoing HSPA/HSPA+ onslaught across the 3GPP world and growing LTE deployments are fueling Ethernet macrocell backhaul spending, especially microwave and Ethernet over fiber
  • IP edge router revenue is expected to increase in 2014 and continue to grow through 2018, generating a 2013-2018 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%
  • Infonetics forecasts a cumulative $45 billion to be spent on macrocell mobile backhaul equipment worldwide over the 5 years from 2014 to 2018

ANALYST CONFERENCE CALL FOR CLIENTS

Infonetics clients are invited to join analyst Richard Webb Oct. 24 at 10:00 AM EDT for a mobile backhaul market outlook, live or on-demand at www.infonetics.com/cgp/login.asp?id=813.

MACROCELL MOBILE BACKHAUL REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' biannual macrocell mobile backhaul report provides worldwide and regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for macrocell mobile backhaul equipment, connections, and installed cell sites by technology. The report also includes an Operator Strategies Tracker. Companies tracked: Accedian, Actelis, Adtran, Adva, Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, BridgeWave, Canoga Perkins, Ceragon, Ciena, Cisco, DragonWave, E-band, Ericsson-Redback, FibroLan, Huawei, Intracom, Ipitek, Juniper, MRV, NEC, Overture, RAD, SIAE, Siklu, Sub10 Systems, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Thomson, ZTE, others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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RECENT AND UPCOMING RESEARCH

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INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on-demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • SDN and NFV Roundup of Trials and Deployments (Oct. 23: Attend)
  • Making Mobile Backhaul Flexible with NFV and SDN (View on-demand)
  • The Role of NFV in Mobile Networks (View on-demand)
  • Evolving from Backhaul to Fronthaul (Sponsor)
  • Leveraging NFV for Carrier WiFi Services (Sponsor)

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TO INQUIRE ABOUT RESEARCH, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard larry@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East, Midwest), Lat. America: Scott Coyne scott@infonetics.com +1 408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa, India: Iyassu Soquar iyassu@infonetics.com +44 20 7819 9954

Greater China, S.E. Asia: 大中华区 Jeffrey Song jeffrey@infonetics.com +86 21-3919-8505

Japan 日本 Takashi Kimura, TAK Analytics takashi.kimura@takanalytics.com +81 3-6408-5566

South Korea 대한민국 Doug Moon, MBAP dougm@mbap.co.kr +82 2-3453-9400

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics' About Us slides here.

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Contact Information

  • PRESS CONTACT:
    Richard Webb - Email contact
    Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
    Infonetics Research
    +44 (0) 1689-851-618 or +1-408-583-3369
    Email contact
    Twitter: @RichardAWebb Email contact