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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.
Mobile Experts has released updated base station and transceiver forecasts, which indicate a major disruption in the market for China Mobile TD-LTE production. RF semiconductor suppliers are ramping up production which corresponds with delivery of 207,000 TD-LTE base stations. However, despite widespread media reports that 200,000 base stations will be deployed during 2013, industry semiconductor suppliers indicate that production and deployment limitations will stretch deliveries over a period of roughly 18 months.
Mobile Experts released a 180-page market study, which provides detailed analysis of the market for RF components in handsets, tablets, PCs, and M2M modems.
Mobile Experts has released a new Carrier Wi-Fi Report, illustrating the convergence of Wi-Fi networks with mobile and cable networks to create a heterogeneous network (Hetnet).
Mobile Experts has released a new Small Cell Market Forecast, predicting more than 5 million metrocells shipped in 2017.
A new forecast predicts dramatic growth in the semiconductor market supporting small cells, from $90 million in 2012 to more than $650 million in 2017. In particular, semiconductors supporting carrier-grade small cells (excluding consumer and enterprise femtocells) will ramp from practically zero revenue in 2012 to a staggering $500 million in 2017.
Mobile Experts released a report that predicts a new future for base station semiconductors. In particular, the number of base station transceivers will grow to more than 17 million per year by 2017. Increasing bandwidth requirements, MIMO, and carrier aggregation will drive growth in key semiconductor components. The new report, "Semiconductors for Macro Transceivers and RRH," gives a detailed analysis of these trends.
A new forecast published today indicates that multi-mode, multi-band handsets and MIMO will drive staggering growth in the number of RF components shipped for mobile devices. By 2017, annual sales of 3 billion mobile devices will drive almost 20 billion different bands and operating modes.
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