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Cumulative global radio access network (RAN) revenues are expected to approach a quarter trillion US dollars between 2020 and 2025 to meet the growing demand for 5G, according to a new forecast report from Dell’Oro Group.
“The global upswing that began in the second half of 2018 has become deeper and stronger, propelling the overall RAN market to continue to surprise on the upside,” said Stefan Pongratz, Vice President and analyst with the Dell’Oro Group.
“Even with the market surprising on the upside, we believe that there is room for expansion over the near term as the early adopters continue to roll out 5G at an extraordinary pace, resulting in a more upbeat 5-year outlook relative to our last forecast.”
Dell’Oro Group’s Mobile RAN 5-Year Forecast Report also includes the following highlights:
- 5G NR is largely responsible for the unanticipated RAN spike. Although LTE revenue is basically on track, 5G NR revenue has surged
- Revenues from 5G NR RANs are expected to be in the $150 billion to $200 billion range
- The total number of base stations shipped between 2020 and 2025 is expected to exceed 30 million
- Shipments of macro and small cell transceivers are expected to reach $0.8 billion globally
The Mobile RAN 5-Year Forecast Report from Dell’Oro Group would provide a comprehensive overview of the Mobile RAN industry by region, including North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, China, and the Caribbean and Latin America, with tables detailing manufacturers’ revenue and unit shipments for 5GNR, 5G NR Sub 6 GHz, 5G NR mmW, LTE, WCDMA, and GSM pico, micro, and macro transceiver base stations. Open RAN, Virtualized RAN, Small Cells, and Massive MIMO are all covered in the paper.