Infonetics Research: Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Market Growth Decelerating

"Though it'll be slow growth ahead over the next couple of years for the macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market, this is still a huge market, one for which we expect operators to spend a cumulative $43 billion over the five years from 2013 to 2017," reports Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of 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 report, which ranks mobile backhaul equipment vendors, identifies market growth areas, and provides analysis of equipment, connections, cell sites, and service charges.

ANALYST NOTES

“Though it’ll be slow growth ahead for the macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market, this is still a huge market, one for which we expect operators to spend a cumulative $43 billion over the five years from 2013 to 2017,” notes Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research.

“Looking at the big picture, microwave TDM spending is declining, but the IP packet parts are gaining,” Howard adds. “We look for microwave revenue to dip slightly this year, while Ethernet microwave grows through 2017. IP edge routers will peak this year and then rumble along slightly downhill, with the strongest downward pull from Asia Pacific, countering the worldwide microwave momentum.”

MACROCELL MOBILE BACKHAUL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Infonetics expects global macrocell backhaul equipment revenue to inch to $8.1 billion in 2013, an increase of just 1% from 2012
  • IP/Ethernet is the clear driver of the macrocell backhaul market, performing the heavy lifting for ever-growing mobile bandwidth usage
    • 94% of macrocell backhaul equipment spending in 2013 will be on IP/Ethernet gear
  • Fiber is making up an increasing share of mobile backhaul installed connections, growing to 43% in 2017
  • Ethernet microwave radio is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 36% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2017, the highest of any equipment segment

NFV WEBINAR

Join Infonetics Principal Analyst Michael Howard live on Nov. 14 for Multi-Vendor Service Provisioning for NFV, with a look at actual network functions virtualization deployments: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=701332&s=1&k=9B6C4B81F0FC8D27F774588072ED90A9

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, Ericsson, FibroLan, Huawei, Intracom, Ipitek, Juniper, MRV, NEC, NSN, Overture, Positron, RAD, Siklu, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Telrad, Thomson, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

UPCOMING MARKET FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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

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

EMEA, India, Singapore: 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.

Contacts

PRESS CONTACTS:
Infonetics Research
Michael Howard
Co-founder and Principal Analyst,
Carrier Networks
+1-408-583-3351
michael@infonetics.com
Twitter: @MichaelVHoward
or
Infonetics Research
Richard Webb
Directing Analyst, Microwave and
Carrier WiFi
+44 (0) 1689-851-618 or +1-408-583-3369
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @RichardAWebb

Release Summary

Excerpts from Infonetics' Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services report. Ranks equipment vendors, identifies growth areas, and analyzes equipment, connections, cell sites and service charges

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Contacts

PRESS CONTACTS:
Infonetics Research
Michael Howard
Co-founder and Principal Analyst,
Carrier Networks
+1-408-583-3351
michael@infonetics.com
Twitter: @MichaelVHoward
or
Infonetics Research
Richard Webb
Directing Analyst, Microwave and
Carrier WiFi
+44 (0) 1689-851-618 or +1-408-583-3369
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @RichardAWebb