Small Cells Mean Big Business for Backhaul Test Vendors
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 17 Pages
|スモールセルはバックホールテストベンダーにとってのビッグビジネス Small Cells Mean Big Business for Backhaul Test Vendors|
|出版日: 2014年05月31日||ページ情報: 英文 17 Pages||
With some experts predicting the wireless test equipment market to reach $4.8 billion by 2018, it's of little surprise that one of the fastest growing verticals is found in testing and monitoring of backhaul.
Backhaul has been an important facet of mobile network architects since Ethernet was introduced, specifically because of the timing in the inherently asynchronous protocol. Without the testing that ensures timing, user experience degrades and calls are dropped because they're not switched properly from one tower to the next.
With the advent of small cells, the need for testing increases incrementally. While the past problems primarily focused on synchronization between neighboring macrocells, the implementation of small cells now requires operators to deal with handoffs between small cells that operate underneath macrocells in virtually the same locations.
Mobile network evolution to Long Term Evolution (LTE) typically begins with macrocell expansion, followed by small cell in-fill. It is predicted that small cell proliferation will drive a tremendous growth in backhaul service activation and monitoring over the next 24 months and beyond. As it is today, most backhaul providers are finding real-time performance monitoring and service level assurance (SLA) a challenge.
Over the coming two years, mobile backhaul test and measurement will steadily increase in size and importance as end-user demand for data bandwidth continues to grow exponentially. It also will be driven as the realities of spectrum as a finite resource are realized. Finally, wireless backhaul will remain a bottleneck, thus creating a strong need for dynamic optimization.
As all of these factors converge in the marketplace, mobile backhaul will emerge as a dynamic market force for both vendors and operators.
‘Small Cells Mean Big Business for Backhaul Test Vendors’ examines the test and measurement market for backhaul, analyzing how and where backhaul is being used, as well as areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. It discusses drivers and challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18 to 24 months.
Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:
Drivers for Mobile Backhaul Test & Measurement, 2014-2016
Percentages indicate estimated size of total backhaul test and measurement spending
Source: Heavy Reading Mobile Network Insider, based on supplier estimates
Several factors are driving demand in the backhaul test and measurement industry, as shown in the following excerpt. Increasing backhaul while reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) will remain strong for another two to five years. This will be driven by mobile video and LTE growth, where the customer experience is increasingly important to reduce churn. At the same time, continued investments in different regional markets need to be justified to control TCO.
Companies analyzed in this report include: Accedian Networks Inc.; CENX Inc.; Cyan Inc. (NYSE: CYNI); InfoVista S.A.; JDS Uniphase Corp. (Nasdaq: JDSU); Monolith Software Inc.; RAD Data Communications, a division of RAD Group; and SevOne Inc.