DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of SNS Research's new report "The vRAN (Virtualized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" to their offering.
The 'vRAN (Virtualized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017-2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts' report presents an in-depth assessment of the vRAN ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, collaborative initiatives, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for vRAN investments from 2017 till 2030.
vRAN refers to a RAN (Radio Access Network) implementation where some or all baseband functions are separated from the remote radio unit and run as VNFs (Virtualized Network Functions) on commodity hardware. This approach results in multiple operational benefits including but not limited to TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) reduction, performance gains and scalability. In addition, vRAN enables mobile operators to future-proof their networks for 5G upgrades.
At present, most vRAN investments are focused on virtualized small cells for targeted greenfield deployments, primarily in dense urban, enterprise and public venue environments. By virtualizing small cells, mobile operators can immediately evaluate the benefits of vRAN with no major impact on their larger macrocell RAN footprint. The market for virtualized small cells is expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 130% over the next three year period.
- vRAN investments are expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 125% over the next three year period. By the end of 2020, estimates suggest that vRAN deployments will account for a market worth $2.6 Billion.
- At present, most vRAN investments are focused on virtualized small cells for targeted greenfield deployments and pilot engagements for macrocell coverage.
- Mobile operators are exploring multiple baseband functional split options for vRAN implementation, as they seek to ease the transition to 5G networks while reducing fronthaul costs.
- The ongoing 5G race is expected to significantly boost vRAN investments over the coming years. Estimates suggest that approximately $900 Million of all vRAN investments will be directed towards 5G networks by the end of 2020.
Key Topics Covered:
2: An Overview of vRAN
3: Standardization, Regulatory & Collaborative Initiatives
4: vRAN Deployment Models & Case Studies
5: vRAN Industry Roadmap & Value Chain
6: Key Market Players
7: Market Analysis & Forecasts
8: Expert Opinion - Interview Transcripts
9: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations
- Altiostar Networks
- ARM Holdings
- Cobham Wireless
- HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
- Linux Foundation
- MTI Mobile
- NEC Corporation
- NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
- Nokia Networks
- Nokia Technologies
- Radisys Corporation
- Ranzure Networks
- Red Hat
- Samsung Electronics
- SoftBank Group
- Sumitomo Electric Industries
- Sunnada (Fujian Sunnada Communication Company)
- Sunwave Communications
- Vodafone Hutchison Australia
- Vodafone Italy
- xRAN Consortium
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