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

"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." - Michael Howard, Co-founder and Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research (Graphic: Infonetics Research)

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CAMPBELL, Calif.--()--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.

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

Release Summary

Excerpts from Infonetics' market share / forecast report, which ranks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies growth areas, and analyzes equipment, connections, cell sites, and service charges.

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