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Analysis of the $9 Billion C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem 2017 - 2030

/EIN News/ -- Dublin, July 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" report from SNS Research has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

Estimates suggest that global investments in C-RAN architecture networks will reach nearly $9 Billion by the end of 2017.

The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 24% between 2017 and 2020. These investments will include spending on RRHs (Remote Radio Heads), BBUs (Baseband Units) and fronthaul transport network equipment.

The C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts report presents an in-depth assessment of the C-RAN ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for C-RAN infrastructure investments from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts cover 3 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

Centralized RAN or C-RAN is an architectural shift in RAN (Radio Access Network) design, where the bulk of baseband processing is centralized and aggregated for a large number of distributed radio nodes. In comparison to standalone clusters of base stations, C-RAN provides significant performance and economic benefits such as baseband pooling, enhanced coordination between cells, virtualization, network extensibility, smaller deployment footprint and reduced power consumption.

Initially popularized by Japanese and South Korean mobile operators, C-RAN technology is beginning to gain momentum worldwide with major tier 1 operators - including Verizon Communications, AT&T, Sprint, China Mobile, Vodafone, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), Orange and Telefónica - seeking to leverage the benefits of centralized baseband processing.

Key Findings

- Expected to reach nearly $9 Billion in global spending by the end of 2017, C-RAN is increasingly becoming the preferred approach to deploy future mobile networks. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 24% between 2017 and 2020.
- Small cells are also beginning to be deployed in a C-RAN architecture to leverage the benefits of resource pooling and multi-cell coordination. This trend is particularly prevalent in the indoor and enterprise segments, with a number of dedicated vendor solutions such as CommScope's OneCell, SpiderCloud's E-RAN, Ericsson's Radio Dot, and Huawei's LampSite.
- Mobile operators are exploring multiple baseband functional split options for C-RAN implementation, as they seek to ease the transition to 5G networks while reducing fronthaul costs.
- By the end of 2020, the author estimates that vRAN/Cloud RAN deployments with virtualized baseband processing will account for nearly 20% of all C-RAN investments.
- The vendor arena is continuing to consolidate with several prominent M&A deals such as Mavenir Systems' recent merger with C-RAN specialist Ranzure Networks, which has positioned the company as an end-to-end provider of 5G-ready mobile network solutions.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Forecast Segmentation
1.4 Key Questions Answered
1.5 Key Findings
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Target Audience
1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned

2 An Overview of C-RAN
2.1 What is C-RAN?
2.2 Competing RAN Architectures
2.3 Key Architectural Components for C-RAN
2.4 Baseband Functional Split Approaches
2.5 Fronthaul Interface Options & Technologies
2.6 vRAN (Virtualized RAN): Transforming C-RAN to Cloud RAN
2.7 Market Growth Drivers
2.8 Market Barriers

3 Standardization, Regulatory & Collaborative Initiatives
3.1 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
3.2 Broadband Forum
3.3 CPRI Initiative
3.4 ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
3.5 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
3.6 ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
3.7 MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)
3.8 NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
3.9 ONF (Open Networking Foundation) & ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab)
3.10 OSA (OpenAirInterface Software Alliance)
3.11 SCF (Small Cell Forum)
3.12 TIP (Telecom Infra Project)
3.13 xRAN Consortium

4 C-RAN Deployment Models & Case Studies
4.1 Deployment Models
4.2 Mobile Operator Case Studies

5 Industry Roadmap & Value Chain
5.1 Industry Roadmap
5.2 Value Chain

6 Key Market Players
6.1 3Roam
6.2 6WIND
6.3 Accelink Technologies Corporation
6.4 Accelleran
6.5 Actelis Networks
6.6 ADLINK Technology
6.7 ADTRAN
6.8 ADVA Optical Networking
6.9 Advantech
6.10 Airspan Networks
6.11 Alpha Networks
6.12 Altiostar Networks
6.13 Amarisoft
6.14 Anritsu Corporation
6.15 APRESIA Systems
6.16 Aquantia Corporation
6.17 Argela
6.18 Aricent
6.19 ARM Holdings
6.20 ARRIS International
6.21 Artemis Networks
6.22 Artesyn Embedded Technologies
6.23 Artiza Networks
6.24 ASOCS
6.25 ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
6.26 Aviat Networks
6.27 Azcom Technology
6.28 Baicells Technologies
6.29 Benetel
6.30 Blu Wireless Technology
6.31 BluWan
6.32 Boomsense/Bangxun Technology
6.33 BridgeWave Communications
6.34 Broadcom
6.35 CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
6.36 Cadence Design Systems
6.37 Calix
6.38 Cambium Networks
6.39 Casa Systems
6.40 Cavium
6.41 CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
6.42 CCI (Communication Components, Inc.)
6.43 CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
6.44 cellXica
6.45 Ceragon Networks
6.46 CEVA
6.47 Ciena Corporation
6.48 Cisco Systems
6.49 Clavister
6.50 Cobham Wireless
6.51 Coherent Logix
6.52 Collision Communications
6.53 Comcores
6.54 CommAgility
6.55 CommScope
6.56 Contela
6.57 Corecess
6.58 Coriant
6.59 Corning
6.60 Dali Wireless
6.61 DASAN Zhone Solutions
6.62 Datang Mobile
6.63 Dell Technologies
6.64 DragonWave
6.65 eASIC Corporation
6.66 E-Band Communications
6.67 EBlink
6.68 ECI Telecom
6.69 Ekinops
6.70 ELVA-1
6.71 Eoptolink Technology
6.72 Ericsson
6.73 Ethernity Networks
6.74 ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
6.75 Exalt Wireless
6.76 EXFO
6.77 ExteNet Systems
6.78 Extreme Networks
6.79 Facebook
6.80 Fairwaves
6.81 Faraday Technology Corporation
6.82 FastBack Networks
6.83 FiberHome Technologies
6.84 FibroLan
6.85 Finisar Corporation
6.86 Flex Logix Technologies
6.87 Foxconn Interconnect Technology
6.88 Fraunhofer FOKUS (Institute for Open Communication Systems)
6.89 Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute)
6.90 Frog Cellsat
6.91 Fujian Sunnada Network Technology
6.92 Fujitsu
6.93 Furukawa Electric Group
6.94 GigaLight
6.95 GlobalFoundaries
6.96 Google
6.97 HCL Technologies
6.98 HFR
6.99 Hisense
6.100 Hitachi
6.101 HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
6.102 Huahuan
6.103 Huawei
6.104 HUBER+SUHNER
6.105 HXI
6.106 IBM Corporation
6.107 IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
6.108 Imec International
6.109 InCoax
6.110 Infineon Technologies
6.111 Infinera
6.112 InfiNet Wireless
6.113 InnoLight Technology
6.114 Intel Corporation
6.115 InterDigital
6.116 Intracom Telecom
6.117 IP Light
6.118 ip.access
6.119 IPITEK
6.120 Iskratel
6.121 IS-Wireless
6.122 ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
6.123 JMA Wireless
6.124 JRC (Japan Radio Company)
6.125 Juni Global
6.126 Kathrein-Werke KG
6.127 KEYMILE
6.128 Keysight Technologies
6.129 Kisan Telecom
6.130 KMW
6.131 Lattice Semiconductor
6.132 LightPointe Communications
6.133 Lindsay Broadband
6.134 Loea Corporation
6.135 Lumentum
6.136 Luminate Wireless
6.137 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings
6.138 Maja Systems
6.139 Maven Wireless
6.140 Mavenir Systems
6.141 MAX4G
6.142 MaxLinear
6.143 Mellanox Technologies
6.144 Microsemi Corporation
6.145 Microwave Networks
6.146 MIMOtech
6.147 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
6.148 Mobiveil
6.149 Molex
6.150 Moseley Associates
6.151 MRV Communications
6.152 MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
6.153 N.A.T.
6.154 Nash Technologies
6.155 NEC Corporation
6.156 Netonomics
6.157 NETSCOUT Systems
6.158 New Postcom Equipment
6.159 Nexcomm Systems
6.160 NexxCom Wireless
6.161 Node-H
6.162 Nokia Networks
6.163 NuRAN Wireless
6.164 NXP Semiconductors
6.165 Octasic
6.166 OE Solutions
6.167 Omnitron Systems
6.168 OneAccess Networks
6.169 Parallel Wireless
6.170 Peraso Technologies
6.171 Phluido
6.172 PMN (Private Mobile Networks)
6.173 Polewall
6.174 Potevio
6.175 Proxim Wireless Corporation
6.176 Qualcomm
6.177 Qucell
6.178 Qwilt
6.179 RACOM
6.180 RAD Data Communications
6.181 Radisys Corporation
6.182 RADWIN
6.183 Raisecom
6.184 Range Networks
6.185 Red Hat
6.186 Redline Communications
6.187 REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks
6.188 Saguna Networks
6.189 SAI Technology
6.190 Samji Electronics
6.191 Samsung Electronics
6.192 Sarokal Test Systems
6.193 SerComm Corporation
6.194 SIAE Microelectronica
6.195 Siklu Communication
6.196 Sistelbanda
6.197 SITRONICS
6.198 SK Telesys
6.199 SkyFiber
6.200 Solectek Corporation
6.201 SOLiD
6.202 Sooktha
6.203 Source Photonics
6.204 Spectronite
6.205 SpiderCloud Wireless
6.206 SRS (Software Radio Systems)
6.207 Star Solutions
6.208 Sumitomo Electric Industries
6.209 Sunwave Solutions
6.210 Tarana Wireless
6.211 Tata Elxsi
6.212 TEKTELIC Communications
6.213 Telco Systems
6.214 Tellabs
6.215 Tellion
6.216 Telrad Networks
6.217 TI (Texas Instruments)
6.218 Trango Systems
6.219 Transition Networks
6.22 Ubiquoss
6.221 UTStarcom
6.222 Vanu
6.223 Viavi Solutions
6.224 VMware
6.225 Vubiq Networks
6.226 Wave1
6.227 WiPro
6.228 Xelic
6.229 Xilinx
6.23 ZTE

7 Market Analysis & Forecasts
7.1 Global Outlook for C-RAN Investments
7.2 Segmentation by Air Interface Technology
7.3 Segmentation by Network Architecture
7.4 Segmentation by Submarket
7.5 Segmentation by Region

8 Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations
8.1 Why is the Market Poised to Grow?
8.2 Competitive Industry Landscape: Acquisitions, Alliances & Consolidation
8.3 Setting the Foundation for 5G NR (New Radio) Upgrades
8.4 Integration with MEC (Mobile Edge Computing)
8.5 Towards a User Centric RAN Architecture
8.6 RAN Disaggregation: Blurring the Lines Between Small Cells and C-RAN
8.7 The Emergence of Enterprise RAN Platforms
8.8 Prospects of Cloud RAN
8.9 RANaaS (RAN-as-a-Service): Envisioning the Future of C-RAN
8.10 Enabling RAN Slicing
8.11 What is the Cost Savings Potential of C-RAN?
8.12 Geographic Outlook: Which Countries Offer the Highest Growth Potential?
8.13 Which Submarket will Lead the Market?
8.14 Strategic Recommendations

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xrszrs/the_cran


                    
                    
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