$43 Billion to be Spent on Cell Backhaul Gear

According to Infonetics Research, the macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market will see slow, steady growth over the next five years. The research house expects $43.6 billion to be spent on macrocell mobile backhaul equipment from 2012 to 2016, more than half of it for microwave gear.

Globally, the macrocell mobile backhaul equipment market is forecast by Infonetics to grow to $9.7 billion by 2016. Some 94% of all macrocell mobile backhaul equipment spending is on IP/Ethernet gear, with 54% of this on packet-capable microwave. Infonetics expects Ethernet mobile backhaul router revenue to peak in 2015, as the buildout of macrocell mobile backhaul subsides and the focus shifts to small cells.
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