Wireless and Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market by Product and Service - Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2025

Report Code : IC06125

Mobile backhaul refers to the connectivity between radio controllers and base stations in cellular systems over different transport media. It plays a crucial role in maintaining network performance and delivering optimal user experience. In a hierarchical telecom network, the backhaul segment of the network consists of intermediate links between the backbone network and the small sub-networks located at the edge of the hierarchical network. Cell phones connected to a single cell tower form a local sub-network. The communication between the cell tower and rest of the world is facilitated through a backhaul connection to the core of the internet service provider’s network. The mobile backhaul capacity needed at every base station is different depending on the population density and target data rates.

With increase in number of data capable devices and high bandwidth applications, there has been a substantial increase in mobile data traffic globally. With many telecom operators providing new broadband data services such as mobile TV, online gaming and ubiquitous computing, the rate of consumption of data has witnessed an unprecedented surge lately. As a result, telecommunication companies are installing smaller cells in order to increase the efficiency of the network and manage the abundant data traffic. This has led to large scale adoption of mobile backhaul equipment to connect these smaller cells to the core network.

The major advantage of wireless and mobile backhaul is elimination of fiber and leased lines resulting in significant cuts in operational costs. Extra network capacity can be added within hours to manage the abundant traffic on the network. Such scalability in response to growing traffic demands is the key value proposition of wireless backhaul technology. Circumnavigating geographic barriers for network expansion has been possible due to the critical applications of wireless and mobile backhaul.

The key driving factors for the wireless and mobile backhaul equipment market are high volume of data generated across present network and increasing use of data capable devices such smartphones along with other smart devices. With rapid digitalization being undertaken in developing countries, the demand for wireless backhaul equipment will further increase in coming years. However, high initial investment required for setting up the backhaul networks can hamper the growth of the wireless and mobile backhaul equipment market to some extent.

The major players in wireless and mobile backhaul equipment market focus on technological advancement to outperform their competitors. Some of the prominent players operating in the  wireless and mobile backhaul equipment market are, Vodacom, Telecom Italia S.p.A., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Avea Communication Services Inc., Singapore Telecommunications Ltd, Tellabs Broadband LLC, Samsung Electronics, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Siemens Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, Ericsson AB, Motorola Mobility LLC. and Sprint Corporation.

Wireless and Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market Segmentation:

By Product:

  • Microwave equipment
  • Sub-6 GHz Equipment
  • Millimeter Equipment
  • Test and Measurement Equipment

By Service:

  • System Integration Services
  • Network Services
  • Professional services

By Region:

  • North America
  • U.S
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • Australia
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Brazil
  • South Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Others

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  • Reference Customers


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  • Epidemiology-based Forecasting Model: This method uses epidemiology data gathered through various publications and from physicians to estimate population of patients, flow of treatment of individual disease and therapies. The data collected through this method includes statics on incidence of disease, population suffering from disease, and treatment population. This method is used to understand:
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  • Repeated use of particular device depending on health and condition of patient
  • Capital-based Forecasting Model: This method of forecasting is based on number of replacements, installed-based and new sales of capital equipment used in various healthcare and diagnostic centers. These three parameters are calculated and forecast is developed. Installation base is calculated as average number of units per facility; while sales for particular year is calculated from number of new and replace units. Secondary data is collected through various supply chain intermediaries and opinion leaders to arrive at installation and sales rate. These techniques help our analysts in validating market and developed market estimates and forecast.

We do forecast on basis of several parameters such as market drivers, market opportunities, industry trends government regulations, raw materials supply and trade dynamics to ensure relevance of forecast with market scenario. With increasing need to granulized information, we used bottom-up methodology for forecasting where we evaluate each regional segment differently and combined all forecast to develop final market forecast.

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