Telecom Lead America: The global mobile backhaul
testing market earned revenues of $357.5 million in 2011 and expected to
increase to $954.4 million by 2018, at a compound annual growth rate of 15.1
percent, according to Frost & Sullivan.
The growth of mobile backhaul market is being supported
by rapid deployments of LTE network across the globe. The market is moving from
time domain multiplexing (TDM) to new architectures such as Internet protocol
(IP) and Ethernet.
The report suggests that there is a need to understand
the overall mobile network while upgrading the existing infrastructure of both
the LTE networks and existing 3G networks.
Furthermore, mobile operators need improved
infrastructure to support traffic, original equipment manufacturer (OEM)
protocols, and detect failures quickly.
“As the industry transitions to more packed data,
service assurance and quality will become increasingly crucial; thus testing
will be vital to enhance customer experience. Leading companies educate service
providers about technologies with scenarios testing, the need to upgrade their
backhauls and address performance issues,” said Frost & Sullivan
Senior Research Analyst Mariano Kimbara.
Testing companies are also rolling out certification
programs to ensure consistency for telecom-network standards. These
certifications have homogenous network devices that work together, enabling a
more scalable implementation of OEM technologies across the networks.
Mobile backhaul test equipment market to grow at CAGR of
12% in 2011-2014
Earlier, TechNavio predicted that the global mobile
backhaul test equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 12.1 percent over
2011-2014. Key vendors dominating this market space include Ixia, Spirent,
EXFO, and JDSU.