Increase in mobile data use by consumers and
businesses will fuel growth in wireless point-to-point radios, according to Strategy
Wireless point-to-point radios, used to backhaul mobile data, will grow
from nearly 1.4 million in 2010 to more than 2 million in 2015. This growth in
demand will account for $300 million of GaAs device revenue in 2015.
Asia-Pacific region will account for slightly more than 50 percent of wireless
point-to-point radio shipments over this
period. There will be strong growth for point-to-point radios above 60 GHz, but
this segment will account for less than 3 percent of the total radio volume.
volume of point-to-point radio shipments will occur in the 10-20 GHz frequency
range, accounting for nearly 46 percent of shipments over the forecast period.
tremendous increase in mobile data consumption is rippling through many market
segments,” said Eric Higham, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and
Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. As operators deploy more base
stations to handle the data increase, wireless point-to-point radios are
becoming a very attractive option to backhaul the data from the edge to the
core of the network.”
the frequency and performance requirements of wireless point-to-point radios,
Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) will continue to play a key role in this market