Research and Markets: Mobile Fronthaul Optics Report 2014 - $1 Billion Opportunity or Flash in the Pan?

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vtvb4c/mobile_fronthaul) has announced the addition of the "Mobile Fronthaul Optics - $1 Billion Opportunity or Flash in the Pan?" report to their offering.

Mobile fronthaul is a new and fast growing network segment that is driven by the deployment of high capacity 4G mobile networks. This report describes the $500+ million mobile fronthaul market opportunity for optical components, focusing on where, when, and why optics are being used. It provides a five-year forecast of transceiver shipments, prices, and revenues, broken down by speeds, reaches, and colors. Current and future fronthaul architectures, service provider deployment strategies and trends, component requirements, products sold today, and the products which will be needed for future fronthaul systems are discussed. Leading vendors of fronthaul equipment and components are profiled, and historical transceiver shipment data is included, along with a visual guide to mobile fronthaul networking equipment.

Key Topics Covered:

Abstract

Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Optics in Mobile Networks

  • Mobile network architecture
  • The backhaul capacity crunch and service provider response
  • 4G rollouts are driving the next phase of mobile traffic growth
  • Mobile networks are evolving to meet mobile broadband traffic growth
  • DAS
  • Small cells
  • Het-nets
  • C-RAN
  • Mobile fronthaul defined
  • CPRI enables physical separation of base station functions
  • Fronthaul requires multiple technical solutions
  • Point-to-point fronthaul is used by some early adopters
  • WDM fronthaul has also been used by some early adopters
  • Microwave-based fronthaul is a complement, not a competitor to optical fronthaul
  • Additional solutions are being considered

Chapter 2: Fronthaul adoption by service providers

  • LTE deployments are driving mobile fronthaul demand today
  • Some operators deploy LTE in two stages
  • Other operators are deploying LTE all-at-once'
  • LTE and optical fronthaul deployments still have some years to go
  • Mobile broadband indoors - the next big thing?

Chapter 3: Transceivers for optical fronthaul

  • CPRI and transceiver requirements
  • Today's fronthaul optics are mainly 850 nm and 1310 nm colorless
  • Use of colored optics likely to grow over time
  • 2020 - The end of distinct fronthaul optics'?

Chapter 4: The wireless optics transceiver market

  • Parsing wireless' into fronthaul and backhaul segments
  • Mobile Fronthaul Optics - November 2014
  • Recent trends revealed by quarterly data
  • Vendors shipped more than 3.5 million transceivers in 2Q14
  • Product mix is dominated by 10 km reach products
  • 10G devices are increasing as a percent of the market
  • Revenues still growing despite steady price declines

Chapter 5: Optical Fronthaul and Backhaul Forecasts

  • Fronthaul forecast model
  • Backhaul forecast model
  • The Mobile Fronthaul Forecast
  • The total addressable market for optical fronthaul is nearly $5 billion
  • Annual growth trend in shipments and revenues
  • How will the product mix change over time?
  • Product mix shifts to higher speeds over time
  • Colored optics increase over time
  • Short reach optics increase over time
  • Forecast uncertainty
  • Forecast dashboard' included in spreadsheet

Chapter 6: Leading wireless transceiver vendors

  • Accelink
  • Avago Technologies
  • Binoptics
  • Eoptolink
  • Finisar
  • GigaLight
  • Hisense Broadband
  • HG Genuine (HGG)
  • InnoLight
  • JDSU
  • OE Solutions
  • Oplink
  • Source Photonics

Appendix: A Visual Guide to Mobile 4G Networks

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Contacts

Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Telecommunications and Networks