Microwave transmission market to cross $6 billion by 2015


The point-to-point microwave transmission market is
forecast to exceed $6 billion by 2015 as demand for mobile backhaul will drive
radio transceiver shipments to reach nearly 3 million units, according to
Dell’Oro Group.  


The largest market for microwave equipment is expected to
be the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, where approximately half of
market revenues during the forecast period will come from.  


The transition away from TDM is underway, driving a
strong demand for Ethernet based microwave links for mobile backhaul,” said
Jimmy Yu, Sr. director of Microwave Transmission research, Dell’Oro Group.


We’re forecasting Ethernet based hybrid and packet links
to grow at an average annual rate of 20 percent a year until transceiver
shipments reach 3 million units in 2015.  We think this growth will be
driven by a mobile network upgrade to 4G radio technologies that consume 4 to 5
times the backhaul capacity of 3G, and the proliferation of new entrants
building cell sites to deliver mobile broadband services,” Yu added.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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