EJL Wireless Research Announces First Report in New Series of Research Reports Focused on BTS Transmission Lines

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Global Feeder Cable Market Declined 29.4% in Shipment Volumes in 2010 as Copper Outer Conductor Cables Remain Preferred Solution. Feeder Cable Demand Under Pressure as Solution is Replaced by Fiber Optic Cables

EJL Wireless Research is announcing the first report within its new and proprietary series of research reports focused on the RF transmission lines market that connects wireless macro cell base stations (BTS) and the BTS antennas. The first report focuses on the global feeder cable market which is the primary solution that interfaces the macro cell BTS to the BTS antenna.

“The market dropped 29.4% year over year in total volumes (measured in km of cables) in 2010. The 7/8” diameter feeder cable segment was the largest in shipment volumes in 2010 however the 1 ¼” or greater diameter feeder cable segment was the largest in revenues in 2010. While aluminum cable product shipments tend to increase as the price of raw copper increases, mobile operators continue to rely on and prefer copper outer conductor feeder cables” said founder and President, Earl Lum.

Weak end market demand in Asia Pacific (China and India) and Africa offset strong demand in North America in 2010.

“We estimate a continual decline in BTS feeder cable shipments over the next five years as migration to tower top RRU BTS site architectures will force the replacement of coaxial feeder cables with fiber optic cables. While cables will still be required for the transmission line connection from the RRU port to the antenna port, the much shorter lengths will alter the economic viability of the feeder cable market,” says Lum.

The report is currently available for purchase and information can be downloaded at http://www.ejlwireless.com.

About EJL Wireless Research
EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem and defense and aerospace industries. The firm's wireless infrastructure research division focuses on all vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including mobile subscribers, mobile operators, mobile handsets, mobile infrastructure and mobile content. In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, subsystems and OEMs. Similarly, the defense and aerospace division focuses it efforts on the ecosystem supporting UAV and airborne platforms and subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with mission critical market analysis and information.

EJL Wireless Research believes it has a corporate responsibility, both local and international, in giving back to the community. Please visit our website for more information about the charitable organizations it supports at: http://www.ejlwireless.com/corporate_responsibility.html.

EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 18 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street cover the global wireless industry. The company is headquartered in Salem, NH. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s websites at http://www.ejlwireless.com or http://www.ejldefense.com.


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