Infonetics: Mobile Backhaul Market Passes $8 Billion, Driven by HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE Deployments

  Infonetics: Mobile Backhaul Market Passes $8 Billion, Driven by HSPA/HSPA+
  and LTE Deployments

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- April 10, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest
Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services  market share and forecast
report, which ranks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies market
growth areas, and provides analysis of equipment, connections, cell sites, and
service charges.

ANALYST NOTE

“While its revenue growth rate is slowing, macrocell mobile backhaul equipment
remains a huge market, with annual spending up in the $8 to $9 billion range
over the next years. Just a few years ago in 2009, the market was worth under
$5 billion,” notes Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and
co-founder of Infonetics Research.

Howard adds: “When we add to the picture small cell backhaul equipment (which
we track in another report), which we believe will total a cumulative $5
billion over 5 years, it becomes clear that the backhaul market is massive.
The key drivers are the ongoing HSPA/HSPA+ onslaught across the 3GPP world and
growing LTE deployments by 3GPP2 players. If you don’t have packet backhaul,
there’s no way to handle HSPA and HSPA+. Ethernet and microwave backhaul
spending are fueling the whole market.”

MACROCELL MOBILE BACKHAUL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *The global macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market rose 7% in 2012 from
    2011, to over $8 billion
  *Microwave, the largest spending segment in 2012, is on an upward
    trajectory even as fiber increases, growing to 56% of mobile backhaul
    revenue by 2017
  *Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent are in a virtual tie for the Ethernet access
    device/gateway and Ethernet router revenue market share lead; meanwhile,
    Ericsson is #1 in mobile backhaul microwave equipment
  *Subscribers are growing fast: mobile broadband subscribers are expected to
    outnumber fixed broadband subscribers by a factor of 3 by 2014

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual macrocell mobile backhaul report provides worldwide and
regional market share, market size, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and
trends for macrocell mobile backhaul equipment, connections, installed cell
sites, and service charges by technology. Companies tracked: Accedian,
Actelis, ADTRAN, ADVA, Alcatel-Lucent, Aviat Networks, BridgeWave, Canoga
Perkins, Celtro, Ceragon, Ciena, Cisco, DragonWave, ECI Telecom, Ericsson,
FibroLAN, Huawei, Intracom, IPITEK, Juniper, MRV, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks,
Overture, Positron, RAD, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Telrad, Thomson, ZTE, and 
others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Mobile Backhaul and Microwave research brief:
    http://bit.ly/XmQOHU
  *Millimeter wave market set to double in 2013, fueled by LTE backhaul, led
    by BridgeWave
  *Small cell market forecast to hit $2.7 billion by 2017
  *LTE market nearly doubling in 2013
  *Microwave equipment market forecast to hit $5.2 billion in 2017;
    Alcatel-Lucent gains in Q4
  *Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges
  *Outdoor small cell backhaul a 5-year $5 billion opportunity
  *Operators spending $5.6B over 5 years on Ethernet access devices; ADVA
    takes top spot

UPCOMING MARKET SHARE / SIZE / FORECAST REPORTS & SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Ethernet Access Devices (EADs)
  *Carrier Ethernet Equipment
  *Core and Edge Router/CES Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey
  *Microwave Equipment - 1Q13 Edition
  *Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN Services
  *Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for or to
sponsor Infonetics events.

  *Diameter Signaling Control: Managing Mobile Broadband Growth (Apr. 11:
    Register)
  *Routing vs. Ethernet for LTE Backhaul (Sponsorships available)
  *Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (View on demand)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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

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

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

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 at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Michael Howard, +1-408-583-3351
Co-Founder and Principal Analyst, Carrier Networks
michael@infonetics.com
Twitter: @MichaelVHoward
 
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