According to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, the source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries, the point-to-point microwave transmission equipment market is forecast to reach $4.5 billion by 2018, following two recent years of market contraction in 2012 and 2013.
Mobile Experts has released a new forecast for Active Antenna Systems (AAS), including new information about how beamsteering technology will be adopted in mobile networks. In Active Antenna Systems 2013, Mobile Experts calculates the cost per bit delivered to illustrate the cost/benefit ratio inherent in AAS technology, and applies guidance from more than 20 operators to understand situations where active antenna systems will be used.
Mobile Experts released a new five-year forecast for Distributed Antenna Systems. The Mobile Experts forecast projects rapid growth for DAS deployment, with the number of DAS nodes deployed doubling between 2013 and 2016. More than 50% of DAS networks will include small cells and Wi-Fi by 2018.
The global BTS antenna shipments increased by 1.2% in 2012, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2012-2017 5th Edition.” “The slight increase in 2012 was partly due to the multi-band upgrades in North America and in Western Europe due to the LTE network launches.
The LPKF Group announced that based on preliminary figures it achieved year-on-year revenue growth of 39% to EUR 70 million in the first half of 2013. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) after six months are expected to come in at EUR 15 million, which would represent an EBIT margin of 22%.
The emerging market for Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to grow a remarkable factor of 18 during the next 10 years, energized by demand from power supplies, photovoltaic (PV) inverters and industrial motor drives.
While the femtocell market struggled in the first half of 2012, the market has bounced back in the second half of the year. ABI Research’s latest femtocell forecast update suggests that 2012 ended up with shipments reaching slightly above 2 million units. The shipments in the second half more than doubled from the first half, making up for some of the lost momentum.