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

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

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. SNS Research estimates 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. Supplemented further by DAS and Cloud RAN investments, the HetNet sector is attracting considerable attention from both established vendors as well as startups which solely focus on the market.

Spanning over 842 pages, "The 2G, 3G and 4G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 – 2020 – with an Evaluation of WiFi and WiMAX"report package encompasses two comprehensive reports from covering both the conventional 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network infrastructure market as well as the HetNet market:

• The Wireless Network Infrastructure Bible: 2014 – 2020 - Macrocell RAN, Small Cells, RRH, DAS, Cloud RAN, Carrier WiFi, Mobile Core & Backhaul
• The HetNet Bible (Small Cells and Carrier WiFi) - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts: 2013 – 2020 – With an Evaluation of DAS & Cloud RAN

This report package provides an in-depth assessment of the 2G, 3G and 4G wireless network infrastructure market and also explores the HetNet and the mobile backhaul markets. Besides analyzing the key market drivers, challenges, regional CapEx commitments and vendor strategies, the report package also presents revenue and unit shipment forecasts for the wireless network infrastructure, small cell, WiFi offload, DAS, cloud RAN and the mobile backhaul markets from 2014 to 2020 at a regional as well as a global scale. Historical figures and vendor shares are also provided for 2010 till 2013.

The report package comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the two reports.

Topics Covered:

The report package covers the following topics:
• 2G (GSM and CDMA) technology and market trends
• 3G (W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and CDMA-2000) technology and market trends
• 4G (LTE, WiMAX) technology and market trends
• Core network equipment market trends
• Mobile backhaul equipment and market trends
• WiFi offload, small cell, DAS, cloud RAN and HetNet technology and market trends
• Market drivers for wireless network infrastructure investments
• Challenges to the wireless network infrastructure ecosystem
• Vendor profiles and strategies
• Global and regional market analysis and forecasts
• SWOT analysis of the wireless network infrastructure market

Key Questions Answered:

The report package provides answers to the following key questions:
• 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?
• What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
• How will the market shape for small cell infrastructure such as DAS, femtocells, picocells, microcells and other "HetNet" deployments?
• 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?
• 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?
• 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?
Chapter 1: Introduction
Executive Summary

Topics Covered
Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation
Key Questions Answered
Key Findings
Target Audience
Companies & Organizations Mentioned
Chapter 2: An Overview of Wireless Network Infrastructure
What is the Wireless Network Infrastructure Market?
Macrocell RAN Market for 2G/3G/4G
HetNet RAN Market for 2G/3G/4G
Mobile Core
Mobile Backhaul
Chapter 3: Market Drivers, Barriers & Risks
Market Drivers
Barriers & Risks
Key Strategic Options for Operators
Business Case for Investments in New and Existing Technologies
Chapter 4: Mobile Network CapEx Review
Global Mobile Network CapEx
Regional Split
Top 10 Operators
Asia Pacific Mobile Network CapEx
Eastern Europe Mobile Network CapEx
Latin & Central America Mobile Network CapEx

Middle East & Africa Mobile Network CapEx
North America Mobile Network CapEx
Western Europe Mobile Network CapEx
Chapter 5: Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue Review
Global Mobile Network Subscriptions
Global Mobile Network Service Revenue
Segmentation by Technology
GSM Subscriptions & Service Revenue
iDEN Subscriptions & Service Revenue
CDMA Subscriptions & Service Revenue
W-CDMA/HSPA Subscriptions & Service Revenue
TD-SCDMA Subscriptions & Service Revenue
FDD LTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue
TD-LTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue
WiMAX Subscriptions & Service Revenue
Regional Split
Service Split
Asia Pacific Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue
Eastern Europe Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue
Latin & Central America Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue

Middle East & Africa Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue
North America Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue
Western Europe Mobile Network Subscriptions & Service Revenue
Chapter 6: Industry Roadmap & Value Chain
Industry Roadmap
Value Chain
Embedded Technology Ecosystem
RAN Ecosystem
Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem
Mobile Core Ecosystem
Connectivity Ecosystem
SON Ecosystem
SDN & NFV Ecosystem
Chapter 7: Expert Opinion – Interview Transcripts
Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN)
Chapter 8: Vendor Landscape

Nokia Solutions & Networks (NSN)
Vendor Outlook
Vendor Ranking
Chapter 9: Global Market Analysis & Forecasts
Market Definition
Decomposing the Global Wireless Network Infrastructure Market
Macrocell RAN & Mobile Core
Macrocell RAN Submarket
Mobile Core Submarket
Home Location Register (HLR) Submarket
Mobile Switching Subsystem (MSS) Submarket
Small Cell RAN Submarket
Carrier WiFi Submarket
Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Submarket
Remote Radio Head (RRH) Submarket
Macrocell Backhaul Submarket
Small Cell Backhaul Submarket

Chapter 10: Regional Market Analysis & Forecasts
Asia Pacific
Eastern Europe
Latin & Central America
Middle East & Africa
North America
Western Europe
Chapter 11: Prospects of the 5G Market
5G Standardization and Research Initiatives
How much is being Invested in 5G R&D?
5G Requirements
Vertical Industries to Play a Key Role
SDN Capabilities Considered Inherit for 5G
Spectrum Aggregation is a Necessity
Authorized Shared Access (ASA)
Will 5G be a New Air Interface?
5G Demonstrations

Chapter 12: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations
Enterprise RAN Deployments Gain Traction
Is Mobile Network Virtualization a Threat to the Wireless Network Infrastructure Market?
Wireless Incumbents Could Face Cloud Rivals: Thanks to SDN & NFV
Spectrum: Driving Continued Acquisitions by Incumbent Operators
LTE-A: Upgrades for Capacity & Coverage Boosts
China's TDD Spectrum Allocation: Starting an Era of Large-Scale TD-LTE Deployments
Smart Cities: Wireless Infrastructure Vendors to Lead the Way
Standardization Driving RAN & WiFi Integration
Vendors Bringing LTE-Broadcast into Focus
Vendor Specific HetNet Offerings: Disrupting Traditional Network Architectures
Operators Will Strive for Agility
SWOT Analysis
Strategic Recommendations

Chapter 1: Introduction
Executive Summary
Topics Covered
Key Questions Answered
Key Findings

Target Audience
Companies Mentioned
Chapter 2: An Overview of Small Cells & Carrier WiFi
An Evolving Heterogeneous Networking Ecosystem
Small Cells
Carrier WiFi
The Business Case: What is Driving the Small Cells and Carrier WiFi Market?
Challenges & Inhibitors to the Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Ecosystem
Alternative Options for Offloading Mobile Network Coverage and Capacity
Chapter 3: Integration & Offloading Technology
Integrating Small Cells into the Mobile Network
WiFi: The Evolution from an Ethernet Extension to Wireless Carrier Integration
Enabling Technologies for WiFi and Cellular RAN Interoperability
Small Cell and Mobile Core Offloading Technologies
WiFi and Cellular RAN Integration: Commercial Implementations to Address the HetNet Challenge
Chapter 4: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain
Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Industry Roadmap: 2010 - 2020
Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Value Chain
Embedded Technology Ecosystem
HetNet RAN Ecosystem
Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem
Core Network Ecosystem
Connectivity Ecosystem
SON Ecosystem
Vendor Landscape: Consolidation & Acquisitions Lead the Way
Chapter 5: Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Deployment Models

Small Cell Deployment Models
Carrier WiFi Deployment Models
Chapter 6: Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Vertical Markets
Higher Education
Large Enterprises
Public Sector
Public Safety and Defence
Chapter 7: Small Cell Backhaul
Small Cell Backhaul Technology
Requirements for Small Cell Backhaul
Key Issues
Chapter 8: Standardization & Regulatory Initiatives
Small Cell Forum
Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA)
WiFi Alliance

HetNet Forum
Broadband Forum
WiMAX Forum
Prominent Collaborations
Chapter 9: Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Deployments
Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) Case Studies
Carrier WiFi
Small Cell Deployments
Case Studies
Chapter 10: 'Pure-Play' and Specialist Small Cell Vendors
Alpha Networks
Anvaya Networks
Askey Computer Corporation

Hay Systems Limited (HSL)
Juni Global
Minieum Networks
PureWave Networks
SK Telesys
TEKTELIC Communications
Ubiquisys (Acquired by Cisco)
Chapter 11: Distributed Antenna System (DAS) & Repeater Solution Providers
Axell Wireless
Axis Teknologies
BTI Wireless
Cellular Specialities, Inc. (CSI) – Acquired by Goodman Networks
Comba Telecom
Communication Components Inc. (CCI)

ExteNet Systems
InnerWireless (Acquired by Black Box)
MobileAccess (Acquired by Corning)
NextG Networks (Acquired by Crown Castle)
CellO (Optiway and Cellvine)
Powerwave Technologies
RF Window
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
SOLiD Technologies
Shyam Telecom
TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics Connectivity)
Ubidyne GmBH
Wilson Electronics
Chapter 12: Carrier WiFi Focused Vendors
Alvarion (Wavion)

Aruba Networks
BelAir Networks (Acquired by Ericsson)
Edgewater Wireless
GoNet Systems
Option N.V.
Ruckus Wireless
Motorola Solutions
Chapter 13: Cloud RAN Solution Providers
ADLINK Technology
Intel Corporation
Chapter 14: HetNet Focussed SON Solution Providers
Aircom International
AirHop Communications

Eden Rock Communications
Infovista (Mentum)
Intucell Systems (Acquired by Cisco)
JDSU (Arieso)
Reverb Networks
Chapter 15: Wireless Network (Macrocell, Core) Infrastructure Vendors
Datang Telecom
Nokia Siemens Networks

Chapter 16: Chipset, Software and Component Vendors
Coherent Logix
Freescale Semiconductor
Maxim Integrated
Mindspeed Technologies
Nomor Research
Public Wireless
SAI Technology

Tata Elxsi
Texas Instruments
Chapter 17: Technology Providers
Acme Packet (Acquired by Oracle)
Accuris Networks
Agilent Technologies
Applied Communication Sciences
Aptilo Networks
Advanced Wireless Technology Group (AWTG)
Birdstep Technology ASA
BSG Wireless
EDX Wireless
Front Porch

Green Packet
Kineto Wireless
Nash Technologies
Smith Micro Software
Syniverse Technologies
Chapter 18: WiFi Network Providers
Boingo Wireless
BSkyB (The Cloud)
Devicescape Software
Fon Wireless
Quadriga Worldwide
Towerstream Corporation
Chapter 19: Small Cell Backhaul Solution Providers
Athena Wireless Communications
Aviat Networks
BridgeWave Communications
BLiNQ Networks

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
Cambium Networks
E-Band Communications
FastBack Networks
Intracom Telecom
LightPoint Communications
Sub10 Systems
Tarana Wireless
Chapter 20: Market Analysis and Forecasts
The Global Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Small Cell Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2013 – 2020

The Global Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Small Cells Backhaul Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud RAN) Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Self-Organizing Network (SON) Market: 2013 – 2020
The Global Mobile Network Data Service Market: 2013 – 2020
North America Market: 2013 – 2020
Asia Pacific Market: 2013 – 2020
Western Europe Market: 2013 – 2020
Eastern Europe Market: 2013 – 2020
Middle East & Africa Market: 2013 – 2020
Latin & Central America Market: 2013 – 2020
Chapter 21: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations
The Formula for Success: Selecting the Right Combination of Small Cell Form Factors
SON Integration is Key
Network Visibility & OAM
Addressing Network Security: IPsec
Small Cells, WiFi Cloud RAN or DAS: Which Implementation will lead HetNet Deployments?
Rise of the Non-Macro Vendors
Strategic Recommendations

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