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インターモーダルの観点から見たワイヤレスバックホール市場

Wireless Backhaul Market from an Intermodal Perspective

発行 Maravedis, Inc. 商品コード 272295
出版日 ページ情報 英文 103 Pages
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インターモーダルの観点から見たワイヤレスバックホール市場 Wireless Backhaul Market from an Intermodal Perspective
出版日: 2013年04月01日 ページ情報: 英文 103 Pages
概要

2012年のPtPマイクロ波バックホール市場額は、2011年から約3%減少し、45億8,000万米ドルとなりました。同市場は、多くの地域でLTEネットワークの導入が控えめとなり、マクロセルバックホール市場が横ばいとなることから、2013年から2015年においても変化は見られないでしょう。ワイヤレスマクロセル市場は、2014年から2016年にかけて収益の増加が見られますが、セルラーネットワーク導入におけるスモールセルの重要性が増すため成長を維持することが出来ないと見られ、2017年には15%の減少、2018年も引き続き低迷が予測されています。ワイヤレスメトロセルバックホール市場は、2017年に37億3000万米ドルの収益を生み出し、マクロセルバックホールの減少を相殺する見込みです。

当レポートでは、世界のワイヤレスバックホール市場について調査し、PtPマイクロ波・ミリ波、PmPマイクロ波、NLOSバックホール、およびモバイルバックホール(マクロセルバックホール・メトロセルバックホール)市場の分析を提供しており、主要企業のプロファイル・SWOT分析をまとめ、概略以下の構成でお届けします。

第1章 エグゼクティブサマリー

第2章 主な調査結果

第3章 PtPマイクロ波・ミリ波市場

  • ベンダー市場のシェア
  • 分析:地域別
  • 分析:周波数帯
  • 分析:TDMトラフィックサポート
  • 分析:機器構成

第4章 PmPマイクロ波市場

  • ベンダー市場のシェア
  • 分析:地域別
  • 分析:周波数帯

第5章 NLOSバックホール市場

第6章 モバイルバックホール予測

  • マクロセルバックホール
    • 調査手法
    • 世界の予測
  • メトロセルバックホール
    • 調査手法
    • アフリカ
    • アジア太平洋地域
    • 中米・ラテンアメリカ
    • CIS
    • 欧州
    • 中東
    • 北米
    • 世界の予測

第7章 ベンダーの競合ポジショニング

  • メトロセルバックホール
    • アンテナ技術
    • 無線フォームファクター
    • 周波数帯
    • ルーティング機能
  • フロントホール
  • ラストマイル
  • アグリゲーションノード
  • トランキング

第8章 ベンダーのプロファイル・SWOT分析

第9章 用語集

第10章 Maravedis-Rethinkについて

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目次

Abstract

Executive Summary

The Intermodal Perspective

The term cellular backhaul refers to the part of a cellular network that connects base station sites to each other and with the core network. Formerly considered just an ancillary part of the radio access network, the need to cope with increasing wireless data traffic has refocused attention on backhaul as a strategic network segment. Besides wireline, several wireless technologies can be used for cellular backhaul, including point-to-point (PtP) microwave, point-to-multipoint (PmP) microwave, non-line of sight (NLOS) and millimeter wave. As a consequence, a combined analysis of all of them is needed to analyze in depth the main backhaul trends worldwide. However, a complete analysis requires going beyond the wireless backhaul market itself and including complementary markets (such as fixed broadband, Carrier Ethernet networks and RAN), customers (mobile operators), suppliers (component vendors) and regulators.

With the the advent of outdoor public small cell (metrocell) deployment, existing synergies between all the forces mentioned above are further strengthened, making a global wireless backhaul analysis more necessary than ever. Thanks to its exclusive focus on telecom infrastructure, Maravedis-Rethink's Intermodal Perspective takes into account all these aspects to produce an unbiased assessment on the evolution of wireless backhaul. The present report thus covers all the wireless backhaul technologies available (PtP/PmP microwave, millimeter wave and NLOS), analyzes 17 of the top wireless backhaul market vendors representing all wireless technologies, and offers a backhaul forecast based on the analysis of the top 37 international mobile operator groups.

The stagnation of the wireless macrocell backhaul market

In 2012, the PtP microwave backhaul market was US$4.58 billion, down roughly 3% from 2011. The outlook for this market is not expected to change in 2013, 2014 and 2015, when the macrocell backhaul market will remain flat due to the cautious deployment of LTE networks in many regions. The intensification of wide-area LTE build-out activity from 2014 will explode in 2016, leading to a sudden 38% year-over-year wireless macrocell backhaul revenue increase. However, growth cannot be maintained in the face of the increasing importance of small cells in the deployment of cellular networks. The wireless macrocell market is projected thus to decrease 15% in 2017, followed by subsequent stagnation in 2018.

In 2012, Huawei confirmed its place among the top microwave vendors, leading the wireless macrocell backhaul market with almost 20% of the total market revenue. Huawei was closely followed by Ericsson, with slightly more than 19% of the total revenues. NEC came third, although at some distance from the top, with almost 14% of the total annual revenue.

Following the same trend as microwave, the millimeter wave market slightly decreased in 2012 to US$75.81 million revenues, 2.8% below 2011 revenues. E-band (70 - 80 GHz) radio represented 70% of total millimeter wave market revenue, while the remaining 30% corresponded to V-band (60 GHz) radios. In terms of radio shipments, the split between E-band and V-band was 75% - 25% as a result of the lower average selling price offered by Siklu, the leading E-band vendor.

In spite of being the only wireless backhaul market to grow in 2012, the PmP microwave market experienced a scant 7% increase in revenue over 2011, reaching US$57.37 million. The ranking was dominated by Cambridge Broadband, followed by Intracom Telecom, Bluwan and JRC.

Although the proposed use of NLOS technologies for backhaul is not new, the market for licensed NLOS radios capable of backhauling LTE metrocells is still in a very preliminary stage. Most of the early entrants such as Airspan, Taqua and Blinq Networks still do not provide enough capacity for LTE backhaul applications, while the latest players to arrive, Tarana Wireless and Fastback Networks, are still on trial process.

Metrocells revitalize the wireless backhaul market

The wireless metrocell backhaul market, gathering US$3.73 billion revenue in 2017, will offset the macrocell backhaul decline. Global growth in the wireless backhaul market will take place despite projecting that up to 69% of the total metrocells deployed worldwide in the 2013-2018 timeframe

will be backhauled with wireline technologies. Predominance of wireline metrocell backhaul will be driven by the need for converged fixed-mobile carriers to leverage costly investments in FTTx before spending money in dedicated metrocell backhaul networks.

The role of the different wireless technologies within the metrocell backhaul market is projected to change considerably with respect to the macrocell status quo. Millimeter wave and PmP microwave technologies, which served niche markets in the past, will gather 57% and 22% of the total wireless metrocell backhaul revenue in the 2013-2018 timeframe. As a result of the scarcity and fragmentation of the sub-6GHz licensed spectrum, and global regulatory uncertainty driven by the U.S., the NLOS backhaul market will be the smallest segment (8%). PtP microwave will become an in-between technology in those geographies where regulation for millimeter wave and PmP microwave is unfavorable or uncertain.

The importance of regional breakdown in a globalized world

Consideration of detailed regional trends in the backhaul space is fundamental to understand the evolution of the backhaul market in the coming years. In fact, some of the clues to the final backhaul mix in the metrocell deployment can be envisioned by analyzing today's market. Mobile operators in Africa, for example, the leading region in the PmP microwave market in 2012, are expected to continue trusting PmP technology to backhaul as much as 49% of the metrocells deployed in the 2013-2018 timeframe.

Another region which has been traditionally aggregated into the unhelpfully broad EMEA conglomerate is CIS. This region is showing a fast uptake of millimeter wave technology, being the second largest market for this technology in 2012 (26% of the total revenue) after Europe (39%). Millimeter wave is expected to be just a few percentage points behind wireline technologies in metrocell units backhauled during the 2013-2018 timeframe in the region.

Relevant product features are completely different in the metrocell backhaul market

Antenna technology, radio form factor, spectrum availability and routing capabilities are the four key parameters that will make the difference in the metrocell backhaul space. Antenna technology is a key feature to enable fast deployment of metrocell backhaul radios. Form factor proposals include nature-inspired designs and unusual features with the sole objective of making metrocell backhaul radios practically unnoticeable to the average pedestrian. Spectrum bands that avoid interaction between the operator and the telecom regulator are the perfect complement to self-configuration capabilities. Finally, the more complex topology in comparison the macrocell backhaul will probably be managed with routing functionality, although its concrete implementation varies among vendors.

Remarkable differences appear when analyzing the parameters above in the wireless macrocell backhaul market, where antennas are some sort of commodity, spectrum choices are strongly determined by the link length, and TDM to packet evolution still gathers more attention than the implementation of routing capabilities.

Cost optimization and capacity upgrades drive innovation in the wireless macrocell backhaul market

After the commoditization of 256-QAM support in the last few years, vendors have turned back to increasing modulation complexity to further improve backhaul capacity. However, most microwave vendors are facing challenges in supporting higher modulation levels with their current hardware platforms. Several different approaches are being followed by vendors depending on the equipment component where each has found its bottleneck.

In the trunking segment, competition among vendors to minimize total cost of ownership has ended the kingdom of indoor configurations. Split-mount and even all-outdoor configurations are now supported for long-haul applications by several vendors.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Questions Answered by This Report

1. Executive Summary

2. Key Findings

3. PtP Microwave and Millimeter Wave Markets 2012

  • 3.1 Vendor Market Shares
  • 3.2 Analysis by Region
  • 3.3 Analysis by Frequency Band
  • 3.4 Analysis by TDM Traffic Support
  • 3.5 Analysis by equipment configuration

4. PmP Microwave Market 2012

  • 4.1 Vendor Market Shares
  • 4.2 Analysis by Region
  • 4.3 Analysis by Frequency Band

5. NLOS Backhaul Market in 2012

6. Mobile Backhaul Forecast 2013-2018

  • 6.1 Macrocell backhaul
    • 6.1.1 Methodology
    • 6.1.2 Worldwide forecast
  • 6.2 Metrocell backhaul
    • 6.2.1 Methodology
    • 6.2.2 Africa
    • 6.2.3 APAC
    • 6.2.4 CALA
    • 6.2.5 CIS
    • 6.2.6 Europe
    • 6.2.7 Middle East
    • 6.2.8 North America
    • 6.2.9 Worldwide forecast

7. Vendor Competitive Positioning

  • 7.1 Metrocell backhaul
    • 7.1.1 Antenna technology
    • 7.1.2 Radio form factor
    • 7.1.3 Frequency band
    • 7.1.4 Routing functionality
  • 7.2 Fronthaul
  • 7.3 Last mile
  • 7.4 Aggregation node
  • 7.5 Trunking

8. Vendor Profiles and SWOT analysis

  • 8.1 Alcatel-Lucent
    • 8.1.1 Company
    • 8.1.2 Product line
    • 8.1.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.2 Aviat Networks
    • 8.2.1 Company
    • 8.2.2 Product line
    • 8.2.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.3 Bluwan
    • 8.3.1 Company
    • 8.3.2 Product line
    • 8.3.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.4 BridgeWave Communications
    • 8.4.1 Company
    • 8.4.2 Product line
    • 8.4.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.5 Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
    • 8.5.1 Company
    • 8.5.2 Product line
    • 8.5.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.6 Cambridge Communication Systems (CCS)
    • 8.6.1 Company
    • 8.6.2 Product line
    • 8.6.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.7 Ceragon Networks
    • 8.7.1 Company
    • 8.7.2 Product line
    • 8.7.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.8 DragonWave
    • 8.8.1 Company
    • 8.8.2 Product line
    • 8.8.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.9 E-Band Communications
    • 8.9.1 Company
    • 8.9.2 Product line
    • 8.9.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.10 Ericsson
    • 8.10.1 Company
    • 8.10.2 Product line
    • 8.10.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.11 Exalt Communications
    • 8.11.1 Company
    • 8.11.2 Product line
    • 8.11.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.12 Fastback Networks
    • 8.12.1 Company
    • 8.12.2 Product line
    • 8.12.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.13 Huawei
    • 8.13.1 Company
    • 8.13.2 Product line
    • 8.13.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.14 Intracom Telecom
    • 8.14.1 Company
    • 8.14.2 Product line
    • 8.14.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.15 NEC
    • 8.15.1 Company
    • 8.15.2 Product line
    • 8.15.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.16 Siklu
    • 8.16.1 Company
    • 8.16.2 Product line
    • 8.16.3 SWOT Analysis
  • 8.17 Sub10 Systems
    • 8.17.1 Company
    • 8.17.2 Product line
    • 8.17.3 SWOT Analysis

9. Acronyms

10. About Maravedis-Rethink

List of Figures

  • Figure 1 PtP microwave market share by revenue 2012
  • Figure 2 E-band market share by units sold 2012
  • Figure 3 V-band market share by units sold 2012
  • Figure 4 PtP microwave equipment revenue by region 2012
  • Figure 5 Millimeter wave equipment revenue by region 2012
  • Figure 6 PtP microwave unit sales by frequency (low bands) 2012
  • Figure 7 PtP microwave unit sales by frequency (mid bands) 2012
  • Figure 8 PtP microwave unit sales by frequency (high bands) 2012
  • Figure 9 Millimeter wave unit sales by frequency 2012
  • Figure 10 PtP wireless backhaul unit sales by TDM support 2012
  • Figure 11 PtP wireless backhaul unit sales by configuration 2012
  • Figure 12 PmP microwave equipment revenue by region 2012
  • Figure 13 PmP microwave equipment revenue by frequency 2012
  • Figure 14 Wireless vs wireline macrocell backhaul by region 2013-2018 (% cell sites)
  • Figure 15 PtP wireless macrocell backhaul unit sales 2013-2018
  • Figure 16 FTTx street cabinet from BT in the UK
  • Figure 17 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type Africa 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 18 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type APAC 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 19 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type CALA 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 20 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type CIS 2013-2018 (BS type)
  • Figure 21 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type Europe 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 22 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type Middle East 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 23 Metrocell shipments by backhaul type North America 2013-2018 (BS units)
  • Figure 24 Worldwide metrocell shipments by backhaul type 2013-2018
  • Figure 25 Evolution of average selling price per radio and technology (2013-2018)
  • Figure 26 Macro+Metro wireless backhaul market size 2013-2018 (US$ million)
  • Figure 27 Alcatel-Lucent 7705 SAR-W small cell gateway
  • Figure 28 Alcatel-Lucent 9500 MPR base, XPIC module and 256QAM module
  • Figure 29 Aviat Networks WTM 3300 and new OBU
  • Figure 30 Bluwan LinkFusion hub IDU
  • Figure 31 Bluwan LinkFusion hub ODU and terminal unit
  • Figure 32 Integrated-antenna BridgeWave Flex4G, detail of interfaces and 2+0 configuration
  • Figure 33 CBNL VectaStar Metro Release 1 and 2
  • Figure 34 Cambridge Communication Systems PmP node and network
  • Figure 35 Ceragon FibeAir IP-20C
  • Figure 36 DragonWave Avenue Link and Avenue Link Lite
  • Figure 37 E-Band Communications E-Link Mini
  • Figure 38 Ericsson MINILINK PT3060
  • Figure 39 Exalt NodeX long range solution
  • Figure 40 Fastback Networks radio and controller
  • Figure 41 Huawei super-flat microwave and V-band radios
  • Figure 42 Intracom StreetNode terminal and 90° hub
  • Figure 43 NEC iPASOLINK compact ODU and iPASOLINK EX
  • Figure 44 Siklu Etherhaul - 600T
  • Figure 45 Sub10 Systems Liberator V-series and E-1000

List of Tables

  • Table 1 PtP Microwave market evolution 2011-2012
  • Table 2 Metrocell backhaul antenna technology comparison
  • Table 3 Metrocell backhaul form factor comparison
  • Table 4 Metrocell backhaul frequency band comparison
  • Table 5 Metrocell traffic routing solution comparison
  • Table 6 Fronthaul market overview
  • Table 7 Last-mile market overview
  • Table 8 Support for high-level modulations in the microwave market
  • Table 9 Trunking market overview
  • Table 10 Alcatel-Lucent wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 11 Alcatel-Lucent SWOT analysis
  • Table 12 Aviat Networks wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 13 Aviat Networks SWOT analysis
  • Table 14 Bluwan wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 15 Bluwan SWOT analysis
  • Table 16 BridgeWave wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 17 BridgeWave SWOT analysis
  • Table 18 CBNL wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 19 CBNL SWOT analysis
  • Table 20 Cambridge Communication Systems wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 21 Cambridge Communication Systems SWOT analysis
  • Table 22 Ceragon wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 23 Ceragon SWOT analysis
  • Table 24 DragonWave wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 25 DragonWave SWOT analysis
  • Table 26 E-Band Communications wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 27 E-Band Communications SWOT Analysis
  • Table 28 Ericsson wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 29 Ericsson SWOT Analysis
  • Table 30 Exalt wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 31 Exalt SWOT analysis.
  • Table 32 Fastback Networks wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 33 Fastback Networks SWOT analysis
  • Table 34 Huawei wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 35 Huawei SWOT analysis
  • Table 36 Intracom Telecom wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 37 Intracom Telecom SWOT analysis
  • Table 38 NEC wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 39 NEC SWOT analysis
  • Table 40 Siklu wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 41 Siklu SWOT analysis
  • Table 42 Sub10 Systems wireless backhaul product offering
  • Table 43 Sub10 Systems SWOT analysis
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