Mobile Broadband to Drive Backhaul Market to $9 Billion by 2015, According to Dell'Oro Group

Routers and Switches Expected to Constitute 30% of Mobile Backhaul Market

Aug 03, 2011, 09:00 ET from Dell'Oro Group

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released market forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Mobile Backhaul market revenues are expected to approach $9 billion by 2015.  This updated report tracks two key market segments: Transport, which includes microwave and optical equipment, and Routers and Switches, which includes cell site devices, carrier Ethernet switches, and service provider edge routers.

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"We're at the initial stage of the mobile broadband wave with only a few LTE deployments underway. As radio access networks across the globe get upgraded to newer mobile radio technologies like 4G LTE, availability of sufficient backhaul capacity will be a key enabler to customer experience. Our latest report indicates high-capacity optical and microwave deployments will have to maintain a growth curve to deliver the requisite backhaul capacity through 2015," said Jimmy Yu, Sr. Director of Optical and Microwave research at Dell'Oro Group.

Furthermore, "Our research has found that operators around the world are concerned with the rate of mobile traffic growth and are transitioning to Internet Protocol (IP) technologies to build a more efficient and scalable backhaul network. Our latest report forecasts the demand for IP-based routers and switches will continue to grow through 2015, almost doubling the market size of the Router and Switches segment in the five-year forecast period," said Shin Umeda, Vice President of Routers research at Dell'Oro Group.

About the Report

Dell'Oro Group's Mobile Backhaul 5-year forecast offers a comprehensive overview of market trends and forecasts, including tables covering manufacturers' revenue, backhaul links, and average selling price forecasts for the Mobile Backhaul Transport and Mobile Backhaul Routers & Switches segments.  The report also includes tables on worldwide and regional cellular subscribers and cell sites.  To purchase this report, please contact Emily Kendall, call +1.650.622.9400 x223 or email Emily@DellOro.com.

About Dell'Oro Group

As the trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, Dell'Oro Group provides in-depth, objective research and analysis that enable component manufacturers, equipment vendors, and investment firms to make fact-based, strategic decisions.  For more information, contact Dell'Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.DellOro.com.

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