EJL Wireless Research Announces 2nd Edition of Industry Leading Global RF Feeder Cable Market Analysis

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Global Feeder Cable Market Declined 13.6% in Shipment Volumes in 2011 with largest segment now 1/2" diameter cables. Commscope remains #1 ranked supplier in revenues

Aluminum cable product shipments picked up share overall in 2011 due to emerging markets demand and higher copper pricing” said founder and President, Earl Lum.

EJL Wireless Research is announcing the second edition of its global RF feeder cable market analysis titled "Global BTS Transmission Feeder Cable Analysis and Forecast, 2012-2016." The RF feeder cable is the primary solution that interfaces the traditional tower bottom macro cell BTS cabinet to the BTS antenna.

“The market dropped 13.6% year over year in total volumes (measured in km of cables) in 2011. The 1/2” diameter feeder cable segment replaced the 7/8" diameter segment as the largest in shipment volumes in 2011 however the 1 1/4” or greater diameter feeder cable segment remained the largest in revenues in 2011. Aluminum cable product shipments picked up share overall in 2011 due to emerging markets demand and higher copper pricing” said founder and President, Earl Lum.

Weak end market demand in Asia Pacific (China), Latin America and Africa offset strong demand in India in 2011.

“We estimate a net 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. We see a potential growth year in 2013 due to a stronger decline in 2012 than in 2011 as demand is being pushed out. While RF 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 LLC is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 19 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street covering 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, http://www.ejldefense.com or our weblog at http://ejlwireless.wordpress.com.

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