HetNet, 5G NR Spending to Hit $56B in 2020
By The Editors of AGL
- December 5, 2017
Despite the decline in standalone macrocell RAN infrastructure spending, the wireless network infrastructure market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2 percent between 2017 and 2020, according to a new report by SNS Research.
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, according to “The Wireless Network Infrastructure Ecosystem: 2017 – 2030 – Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, C-RAN, RRH, DAS, Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile Core, Backhaul & Fronthaul.”
Other conclusions provided by the report are:
- 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.
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