Overall spending on HetNet infrastructure is expected to reach $46 Billion and investments on Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN) Infrastructure are expected to exceed $6 Billion by 2020, according to a new report from SNS Research. Cloud RAN technology concentrates the processing of the RAN segment of a mobile network in one or more, centralized data centers connected to remote radio heads. The architecture can result in significant cost savings for wireless carriers with a well-built fiber footprint.
Spanning over 451 pages and 262 figures, “The HetNet Bible (Small Cells and Carrier WiFi) – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts: 2013 – 2020 – With an Evaluation of DAS & Cloud RAN” report from SNS Research presents an in-depth assessment of the global small cells (including backhaul) and carrier WiFi market, together with an evaluation of the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN) technology.
In addition to covering the technology, business case, the challenges, standardization initiatives, the industry’s roadmap, value chain analysis, deployment case studies, vendor service/product strategies and strategic recommendations, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for the market from 2013 till 2020, including individual revenue and shipment projections of small cells, carrier WiFi, small cell backhaul, SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service), DAS, Cloud RAN, Self-Organizing Network (SON) and mobile data services across six geographical regions.
Historical figures are also provided for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The report comes with an associated XLS datasheet covering quantitative data from all figures presented within the report.
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