Mobile backhaul market to exceed $8 billion by 2015

JANUARY 31, 2011 -- Mobile backhaul market revenues are expected to exceed $8 billion by 2015, according to a new market forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, provider of market information on the networking and telecommunications industries.

JANUARY 31, 2011 -- Mobile backhaul market revenues are expected to exceed $8 billion by 2015, according to a new market forecast report by Dell'Oro Group, provider of market information on the networking and telecommunications industries.

"The huge growth in bandwidth requirements, coupled with the transition to 4G IP-based cellular radio technologies will drive the mobile backhaul market over the next 5 years," says Loren Shalinsky, senior analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "The largest increase in mobile backhaul equipment revenues over the next 5 years will likely come from the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions, as these areas grow their cellular subscriber base, as well as prepare for next-generation cellular network technologies, like HSPA+ and LTE.”

The overall market will grow more than 40 percent in the next 5 years, while revenues for the routers and switches segment will more than double over the same period.

Dell'Oro Group’s new report tracks two key market segments: Transport, which includes microwave transmission and optical transport equipment, and Routers and Switches, which includes cell site devices, carrier Ethernet switches, and service provider edge routers used for IP-based mobile backhaul.

"Our approach in preparing this report included a bottoms up analysis of multiple factors and markets, including mobility infrastructure, carrier Ethernet switches, service provider edge routers, microwave transmission, and optical transport equipment, to name just a few," says Margaret Thum, chief operating officer at Dell'Oro Group.

Dell'Oro Group's mobile backhaul 5-year forecast offers a complete overview of the market with historical data from 2009, according to a company spokesperson. The forecast provides an 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.

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