Uptake of Massive MIMO and 5G NR added fuel to the growth in the global RAN market that began in the second half of 2018.
Huawei Technologies and Samsung Electronics recorded the largest overall RAN revenue share gains. The report did not reveal details about Ericsson, Nokia and ZTE. The growth of Huawei in the RAN market is despite its challenging business conditions.
North America and the Asia Pacific regions are projected to lead the RAN market in 2019.
Massive MIMO transceiver shipments expected to eclipse 20 million in 2019.
The mobile infrastructure RAN spending grew across China, U.S., and Korea to address data traffic growth, low-band LTE coverage expansions, and initial 5G NR deployments.
“5G NR Massive MIMO shipments developed at a faster pace, while the price points for these 5G NR Massive MIMO systems are trending at lower levels,” Stefan Pongratz, senior director of the Dell’Oro Group, said.