REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug. 14, 2012 /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 which includes Transport and Routers & Switches is forecast to reach $9 billion by 2016.
"Demand for mobile backhaul is growing at a healthy pace as operators deploy additional cellular sites and upgrade to an all IP network," said Jimmy Yu, Vice President of Mobile Backhaul Market Research at Dell'Oro Group. "Since mobile radios are carrying more packet data than voice circuits and an even greater amount in the future, we anticipate operators will continue to evolve their backhaul networks to increase throughput and efficiency with routers & switches at cell sites and network edge," added Mr. Yu.
Key takeaways from the report:
The transport piece of backhaul is expected to grow at a 2 percent compounded annual growth rate to $6 billion by 2016. Microwave will be used to backhaul over half of the sites.
Router & Switches in backhaul should grow at a 9 percent compounded annual growth rate to nearly $3 billion. Routers & Switch equipment is expected to represent 30 percent of the mobile backhaul market by 2016.
Following the roll out of macro cell sites for coverage, operators will deploy micro and pico cells or small cells for capacity in metro locations. The requirements for small cell backhaul are expected to favor non-line of site solutions.
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 Routers & Switches. The report also includes tables on worldwide and regional cellular subscribers and cell sites. To purchase this report, please contact Jessica Hsueh, call +1.650.622.9400 x222 or email [email protected].
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