The 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 – 2020 – with an Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAX

The wireless network infrastructure market is currently in a phase of transition as mobile network operators seek to address increasing mobile traffic demands amidst global economic uncertainties. This paradigm shift is bringing new challenges and opportunities to infrastructure vendors.

In 2013, global 2G, 3G and 4G wireless infrastructure revenues stood at $52 Billion. It is estimated that these revenues, from macrocell Radio Access Network (RAN) and core network investments will remain flat in 2014. However, the market is expected to decline at a CAGR of 2% over the next 6 years, eventually shrinking to $47 Billion by the end of 2020.

Although, the new wave of 4G LTE macrocell Radio Access Network (RAN) and core network investments will not be able to compensate the overall declines in 2G, 3G and WiMAX equipment sales, operators are expected to significantly increase their spending in the evolving HetNet market, which encompasses small cell, carrier WiFi, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and cloud RAN equipment. Small cell and carrier WiFi equipment alone will represent a market worth $4 Billion in 2015.

Key Questions Answered:

  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How will WiFi fit into future network architectures for access and offload?
  • Who are the key vendors in the market, what is their market share and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should be adopted by operators and vendors to remain a dominant market force?
  • When will WiMAX infrastructure spending diminish?
  • What is the global and regional outlook for RAN and core network sub-markets?
  • What is the opportunity for wireless backhaul market, and what new backhaul solutions are evolving?
  • Which 2G, 3G & 4G technology constitutes the highest amount of spending and how will this evolve overtime?
  • How will LTE deployments proceed, and how long will GSM, HSPA and CDMA technologies coexist with LTE?
  • How will the market shape for small cell infrastructure such as DAS, femtocells, picocells, microcells and other ‘HetNet’ deployments?
  • How is the 2G, 3G & 4G infrastructure market evolving by segment and region? What will the market size be in 2017 and at what rate will it grow?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 An Overview of Wireless Network Infrastructure

3 Market Drivers, Barriers & Risks

4 Mobile Network CapEx Review

5 Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue Review

6 Industry Roadmap & Value Chain

7 Expert Opinion – Interview Transcripts

8 Vendor Landscape

9 Global Market Analysis & Forecasts

10 Regional Market Analysis & Forecasts

11 Prospects of the 5G Market

12 Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations

Companies Mentioned:

  • 4ipnet
  • 6WIND
  • A1 Telekom
  • Aalborg University
  • Byers Engineering Company
  • C Spire Wireless
  • C&S
  • DTAC TriNet
  • Du
  • E Plus
  • Fujitsu Siemens
  • Fullerton Engineering Consultants Inc.
  • Galtronics
  • Hypower Inc.
  • Iusacell
  • Juniper
  • LTC
  • MTS
  • Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent)
  • Overture
  • P&T
  • PVT
  • Quadriga Worldwide
  • RWTH Aachen
  • S and R Communications
  • Tyco Electronics Connectivity
  • UTStarcom (Star Solutions)
  • Vainakh Telecom
  • eAccess

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