Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
Driven by the growing surge for mobile broadband, carriers worldwide are heavily investing in 3G and LTE infrastructure updates. Consequently the traditional macro cell based wireless network infrastructure market is expected to grow by nearly 8% between 2012 and 2013, representing a $53 Billion market worldwide with almost 1.6 Million annual macro cell base station shipments.
However, Mind Commerce's new research indicates a decline in macro cell spending. This decline is based on an anticipated reduction in 2G and 3G infrastructure spending coupled with a growing carrier focus towards small cell and carrier WiFi deployments. Forecasts point towards a market’s size reduction to $50 Billion by the end of 2017 with LTE accounting for as much as 36% of all infrastructure spending at that time. Our research is based on carrier interviews, proprietary forecasting, and evaluation of current and anticipated trending.
Due to their associated savings in both CAPEX and OPEX, together with higher throughout rates, carriers will heavily invest in WiFi and small cell deployments over the next five years, with annual spending expected to reach $9 Billion by the end of 2017.
The “Wireless Networks Infrastructure Market (2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX, WiFi): 2012 - 2017” report provides an in-depth assessment of the wireless network infrastructure market, including technology, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, carrier and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment (forecasts) of the macro cell based wireless network infrastructure market from 2010 to 2017. The report also presents forecasts for the carrier WiFi and small cells market which will have a major impact of future wireless network infrastructure spending.