Active DAS Equipment market to exceed $1 billion by 2013: Says ABI Research

Telecom Lead India: Active DAS (distributed antenna
systems) equipment revenues are expected to go beyond $1 billion by 2013.


According to ABI Research, the global market for
in-building wireless equipment is estimated to reach $2 billion by 2013.


The global revenues for in-building wireless equipment
will have 50 percent contribution of the total revenues from Active DAS.

The other half of in-building wireless equipment market
includes passive DAS, repeaters, cabling, and antennas.

The overall market for in-building wireless, which
includes equipment and service revenues, also known as labor costs, is
estimated to reach $3.6 billion by end 2013.

The Active DAS equipment market has an overall CAGR of 15
percent, with the North American region being the strongest, where the market is
growing at 20 percent annually. Passive DAS equipment revenue on the other hand
is expected to show a modest CAGR of 6 percent in North America.

Aditya Kaul, practice director, mobile networks at ABI
Research said that Active DAS is the fastest growing segment of the market
today, as large public and commercial buildings need highly scalable, flexible,
high-capacity, multi-technology, and multi-operator solutions.

The report suggests that traditional passive DAS and
repeaters will continue to see demand, especially in Asia Pacific and some
parts of Europe because of their cost-effectiveness and operator familiarity.

The market data mainly covers DAS and repeater equipment,
but does account for the impact of small cells on DAS systems.


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