Microwave Transmission and Mobile Backhaul Markets Forecast to Reverse Course in 2019, According to Dell’Oro Group

Sales Growth to be Driven by 5G Mobile and Small Cells

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the trusted source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT industries, the Microwave Transmission and Mobile Backhaul markets are expected to continue contracting for another two years before reversing direction in 2019, at which time these markets will return to growth. Market expansion is expected to be driven by the expanding use of outdoor small cells and the ramp of large 5G mobile radio deployments.

“It will likely continue to be a difficult environment for mobile backhaul equipment sales for the next two years,” stated Jimmy Yu, Vice President at Dell’Oro Group. “However, we do see light at the end of the tunnel. If we are correct and the mobile backhaul market resumes growth in 2019, we think the market revenue can rise to at least $5.5 billion by 2021,” Yu added.

Highlights from the Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul 5-Year Forecast Report:

  • Due to the nature of small cell deployments and the capacity requirements of 5G mobile radios, fiber and copper will drive a higher share of backhaul links in the future. 
  • Small Cell backhaul equipment using fiber, copper, or wireless technologies is forecast to be a $1.6 B market by 2021.
  • The Microwave Transmission market is forecasted to reach $3.8 B by 2021. Mobile backhaul will drive approximately 70 percent of this revenue.

About the Report
The Dell’Oro Group Microwave Transmission & Mobile Backhaul 5-Year Forecast Report offers complete, in-depth coverage with tables covering manufacturers’ revenue, radio transceivers, and average selling prices. The report tracks mobile backhaul by cell type (macro and small cell) and technology (wireless and fiber/copper). The microwave transmission tables forecast point-to-point TDM, Packet and Hybrid Microwave as well as full indoor and full outdoor unit configurations. To purchase this report, contact Matt Dear at +1 650 622 9400 x223, or email at Matt@DellOro.com.

About Dell’Oro Group
Dell’Oro Group is a market research firm that specializes in strategic competitive analysis in the telecommunications, networks, and data center IT markets. Our firm provides in-depth quantitative data and qualitative analysis to facilitate critical, fact-based business decisions. For more information, contact Dell’Oro Group at +1.650.622.9400 or visit www.delloro.com.


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