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C-RAN (集中型無線接取網路)的生態系統:2017-2030年 機會·課題·策略·預測

The C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

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C-RAN (集中型無線接取網路)的生態系統:2017-2030年 機會·課題·策略·預測 The C-RAN (Centralized Radio Access Network) Ecosystem: 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts
出版日期: 2017年07月17日 內容資訊: 英文 430 Pages
簡介

全球C-RAN架構網路的投資規模預測在2017年末將達到約90億美元。投資規模也將更進一步從2017年到2021年以約24%1的年複合成長率成長。

本報告提供C-RAN (集中型無線接取網路)的生態系統相關資料,提供賦能技術,主要趨勢,市場促進要素,課題,標準化,法規環境,發展模式,業者的案例研究,機會,未來發展藍圖,價值鏈,生態系統企業及策略等詳細調查分析。

第1章 簡介

第2章 C-RAN概要

  • C-RAN是什麼?
  • RAN架構的競爭
  • C-RAN的主要結構要素
  • 基頻功能區分方法
  • Fronthaul介面選擇 & 技術
  • 從vRAN (虛擬化RAN) :C-RAN轉換到雲端RAN
  • 市場成長的促進要素
  • 市場障礙

第3章 標準化·規定·協同舉措

  • 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
  • 寬頻論壇
  • CPRI舉措
  • ETSI (歐洲電訊標準化機構)
  • IEEE (美國電子電機工程師學會)
  • ITU (國際電信聯盟)
  • MEF (都會乙太網路論壇)
  • NGMN聯盟 (下一代行動網路聯盟)
  • ONF (Open Networking Foundation) & ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab)
  • OSA (OpenAirInterface Software Alliance)
  • SCF (小型基地台論壇)
  • TIP (Telecom Infra Project)
  • xRAN Consortium

第4章 C-RAN的開發模式 & 案例研究

  • 開發模式
    • 本地化
    • 企業
    • 高度集中化
    • 虛擬化
  • 手機業者的案例研究
    • America Movil Group
    • AT&T
    • BT Group
    • China Mobile
    • China Telecom
    • China Unicom
    • KDDI Corporation
    • KPN
    • KT Corporation
    • LG Uplus
    • MegaFon
    • NTT Dokomo
    • Orange
    • SK Telecom
    • SoftBank Group & Sprint Corporation
    • Telefonica Group
    • Telenor Group
    • Telus Corporation
    • TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
    • Verizon Communications
    • Vodafone Group
    • Zain Group

第5章 產業藍圖 & 價值鏈

  • 產業藍圖
  • 價值鏈
    • 賦能技術供應商
    • 無線設備供應商
    • RAN供應商
    • Fronthaul網路供應商
    • 手機業者
    • 檢驗,檢測及效能專業公司

第6章 主要企業

第7章 市場分析·預測

  • 全球C-RAN投資展望
  • 區分:各無線介面技術
    • 3G & LTE網路
    • 5G NR (New Radio)
  • 區分:各網絡架構
    • 非虛擬化C-RAN
    • vRAN/雲端RAN
  • 區分:各子市場
    • RRH (遠端無線電站)
    • RRH的區分:無線介面技術
    • RRH的區分:發展模式
    • RRH的區分:電池單元不同尺寸
    • BBU (基頻單位)
    • BBU的區分:無線介面技術
    • Fronthaul
    • Fronthaul的區分:傳輸網路技術
  • 區分:各地區
    • RRH
    • BBU
    • Fronthaul
  • 亞太地區
  • 東歐
  • 南美·中美
  • 中東·非洲
  • 北美
  • 西歐

第8章 結論·策略建議

  • 市場有望成長的理由為何?
  • 產業的競爭情形:收購,聯盟及整合
  • 5G NR (New Radio) 升級設立基礎
  • 與MEC (行動網路邊界運算) 的整合
  • 用戶中心RAN架構的轉變
  • RANdisuagurigeshon:小型基地台及C-RAN之間的境界曖昧
  • 企業RAN平台的登場
  • 雲端RAN的展望
  • RANaaS (RAN即服務) :C-RAN的未來預測
  • ineburinguRANslicing
  • C-RAN的成本節省潛力是什麼?
  • 哪個子市場將領導市場?
  • 策略建議
  • C-RAN解決方案供應商
  • 手機業者

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目錄

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.

SNS Research estimates 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.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Table of Contents

Chapter 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

Chapter 2: An Overview of C-RAN

  • 2.1. What is C-RAN?
    • 2.1.1. Decoupling the Base Station
    • 2.1.2. Brief History
  • 2.2. Competing RAN Architectures
    • 2.2.1. Traditional Macrocells
    • 2.2.2. Small Cells
    • 2.2.3. DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems)
  • 2.3. Key Architectural Components for C-RAN
    • 2.3.1. RRH (Remote Radio Head)
    • 2.3.2. BBU (Baseband Unit)
    • 2.3.3. Fronthaul
  • 2.4. Baseband Functional Split Approaches
    • 2.4.1. Fully Centralized Baseband Processing: PHY-RF Split
    • 2.4.2. Partially Centralized Functional Splits
      • 2.4.2.1. Intra-PHY Split
      • 2.4.2.2. MAC-PHY Split
      • 2.4.2.3. Intra-MAC Split
      • 2.4.2.4. RLC-MAC Split
      • 2.4.2.5. Intra-RLC Split
      • 2.4.2.6. PDCP-RLC Split
      • 2.4.2.7. RRC-PDCP Split
  • 2.5. Fronthaul Interface Options & Technologies
    • 2.5.1. Interface Options
      • 2.5.1.1. CPRI (Common Public Radio Interface)
      • 2.5.1.2. OBSAI (Open Base Station Architecture Initiative)
      • 2.5.1.3. ORI (Open Radio Interface)
      • 2.5.1.4. Ethernet
    • 2.5.2. Transport Networking Technologies
      • 2.5.2.1. Dedicated Fiber (Dark Fiber)
      • 2.5.2.2. WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
      • 2.5.2.3. PON (Passive Optical Network)
      • 2.5.2.4. OTN (Optical Transport Network)
      • 2.5.2.5. Ethernet
      • 2.5.2.6. G.Fast
      • 2.5.2.7. Microwave
      • 2.5.2.8. Millimeter Wave
  • 2.6. vRAN (Virtualized RAN): Transforming C-RAN to Cloud RAN
    • 2.6.1. Leveraging Commodity Technologies
    • 2.6.2. Moving RAN to the Cloud
  • 2.7. Market Growth Drivers
    • 2.7.1. Capacity & Coverage Improvement: Addressing the Mobile Data Traffic Tsunami
    • 2.7.2. Towards Greener RANs: Cost Efficiency & Energy Savings
    • 2.7.3. Agile & Flexible Network Architecture
    • 2.7.4. Enhanced Support for Advanced RAN Coordination Features
    • 2.7.5. The Benefits of Virtualization
    • 2.7.6. Bringing Intelligence to the Edge: MEC (Mobile Edge Computing)
    • 2.7.7. Impact of 5G Rollouts
  • 2.8. Market Barriers
    • 2.8.1. Fronthaul Investments
    • 2.8.2. Virtualization Challenges
    • 2.8.3. Vendor Proprietary Functional Splits
    • 2.8.4. Migration From Legacy Architectures

Chapter 3: Standardization, Regulatory & Collaborative Initiatives

  • 3.1. 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
    • 3.1.1. Complementary Features to Support C-RAN
    • 3.1.2. Functional Splits for C-RAN Implementation in 5G Networks
  • 3.2. Broadband Forum
    • 3.2.1. TR-069 for Radio Unit Management
  • 3.3. CPRI Initiative
    • 3.3.1. CPRI Releases 1.4 to 7.0 for 3G & LTE Fronthaul
    • 3.3.2. eCPRI for 5G Fronthaul
  • 3.4. ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
    • 3.4.1. ORI for Fronthaul
    • 3.4.2. NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) for Cloud RAN
    • 3.4.3. MEC (Multi-Access Edge Computing)
    • 3.4.4. Millimeter Wave Transmission for Fronthaul & Other Work
  • 3.5. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
    • 3.5.1. IEEE 802.1CM: TSN (Time-Sensitive Networking) for Fronthaul
    • 3.5.2. IEEE P1904.3: Standard for RoE (Radio over Ethernet) Encapsulations and Mappings
    • 3.5.3. IEEE 1914: NGFI (Next Generation Fronthaul Interface) Working Group
    • 3.5.4. Other Standards & Work Groups
  • 3.6. ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
    • 3.6.1. FG IMT-2020 (Focus Group on IMT-2020)
  • 3.7. MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)
    • 3.7.1. Ethernet Transport for Small Cells & C-RAN
  • 3.8. NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
    • 3.8.1. P-CRAN (Project Centralized RAN)
    • 3.8.2. RAN Evolution Project
    • 3.8.3. 5G Work Program & Other Work
  • 3.9. ONF (Open Networking Foundation) & ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab)
    • 3.9.1. CORD (Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter)
    • 3.9.2. M-CORD (M-Central Office Re-Architected as a Datacenter)
  • 3.10. OSA (OpenAirInterface Software Alliance)
    • 3.10.1. LTE vRAN Implementation
  • 3.11. SCF (Small Cell Forum)
    • 3.11.1. Release 8: Small Cell Virtualization
    • 3.11.2. Release 9: Network Densification and Evolution to 5G
  • 3.12. TIP (Telecom Infra Project)
    • 3.12.1. OpenCellular - Wireless Access Design Platform
    • 3.12.2. Solutions Integration - Unbundled RAN Architecture
    • 3.12.3. vRAN Fronthaul
    • 3.12.4. Open Optical Packet Transport & Other Projects
  • 3.13. xRAN Consortium
    • 3.13.1. Standardization for Software-Based RAN

Chapter 4: C-RAN Deployment Models & Case Studies

  • 4.1. Deployment Models
    • 4.1.1. Localized
    • 4.1.2. Enterprise & Indoor
    • 4.1.3. Highly Centralized
    • 4.1.4. Virtualized & Cloud RAN
  • 4.2. Mobile Operator Case Studies
    • 4.2.1. América Móvil Group
    • 4.2.2. AT&T
    • 4.2.3. BT Group
    • 4.2.4. China Mobile
    • 4.2.5. China Telecom
    • 4.2.6. China Unicom
    • 4.2.7. KDDI Corporation
    • 4.2.8. KPN
    • 4.2.9. KT Corporation
    • 4.2.10. LG Uplus
    • 4.2.11. MegaFon
    • 4.2.12. NTT DoCoMo
    • 4.2.13. Orange
    • 4.2.14. SK Telecom
    • 4.2.15. SoftBank Group & Sprint Corporation
    • 4.2.16. Telefónica Group
    • 4.2.17. Telenor Group
    • 4.2.18. Telus Corporation
    • 4.2.19. TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
    • 4.2.20. Verizon Communications
    • 4.2.21. Vodafone Group
    • 4.2.22. Zain Group

Chapter 5: Industry Roadmap & Value Chain

  • 5.1. Industry Roadmap
    • 5.1.1. 2017 - 2020: Gaining Worldwide Traction
    • 5.1.2. 2020 - 2025: The Cloud RAN Era - Moving Towards RAN Virtualization
    • 5.1.3. 2025 - 2030: Continued Investments with 5G Network Rollouts
  • 5.2. Value Chain
    • 5.2.1. Enabling Technology Providers
    • 5.2.2. Radio Equipment Suppliers
    • 5.2.3. RAN Vendors
    • 5.2.4. Fronthaul Network Equipment Vendors
    • 5.2.5. Mobile Operators
    • 5.2.6. Test, Measurement & Performance Specialists

Chapter 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
  • 6.220. 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
  • 6.230. ZTE

Chapter 7: Market Analysis & Forecasts

  • 7.1. Global Outlook for C-RAN Investments
  • 7.2. Segmentation by Air Interface Technology
    • 7.2.1. 3G & LTE
    • 7.2.2. 5G NR (New Radio)
  • 7.3. Segmentation by Network Architecture
    • 7.3.1. Non-Virtualized C-RAN
    • 7.3.2. vRAN/Cloud RAN
  • 7.4. Segmentation by Submarket
    • 7.4.1. RRHs
    • 7.4.2. RRH Segmentation by Air Interface Technology
      • 7.4.2.1. 3G & LTE
      • 7.4.2.2. 5G NR
    • 7.4.3. RRH Segmentation by Deployment Model
      • 7.4.3.1. Indoor
      • 7.4.3.2. Outdoor
    • 7.4.4. RRH Segmentation by Cell Size
      • 7.4.4.1. Small Cells
      • 7.4.4.2. Macrocells
    • 7.4.5. BBUs
    • 7.4.6. BBU Segmentation by Air Interface Technology
      • 7.4.6.1. 3G & LTE
      • 7.4.6.2. 5G NR
    • 7.4.7. Fronthaul
    • 7.4.8. Fronthaul Segmentation by Transport Network Technology
      • 7.4.8.1. Dedicated Fiber
      • 7.4.8.2. WDM
      • 7.4.8.3. OTN & PON
      • 7.4.8.4. Ethernet
      • 7.4.8.5. Microwave
      • 7.4.8.6. Millimeter Wave
      • 7.4.8.7. G.Fast & Others
  • 7.5. Segmentation by Region
    • 7.5.1. RRHs
    • 7.5.2. BBUs
    • 7.5.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.6. Asia Pacific
    • 7.6.1. RRHs
    • 7.6.2. BBUs
    • 7.6.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.7. Eastern Europe
    • 7.7.1. RRHs
    • 7.7.2. BBUs
    • 7.7.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.8. Latin & Central America
    • 7.8.1. RRHs
    • 7.8.2. BBUs
    • 7.8.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.9. Middle East & Africa
    • 7.9.1. RRHs
    • 7.9.2. BBUs
    • 7.9.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.10. North America
    • 7.10.1. RRHs
    • 7.10.2. BBUs
    • 7.10.3. Fronthaul
  • 7.11. Western Europe
    • 7.11.1. RRHs
    • 7.11.2. BBUs
    • 7.11.3. Fronthaul

Chapter 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
  • 8.14.1. C-RAN Solution Providers
  • 8.14.2. Mobile Operators

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: C-RAN Architecture
  • Figure 2: Key Characteristics of Small Cells
  • Figure 3: Key RRH & BBU Functions
  • Figure 4: RAN Functional Split Options
  • Figure 5: Examples of Maximum Required Bitrate on a Fronthaul Link for Possible PHY-RF Split
  • Figure 6: Performance Comparison of RAN Functional Split Options
  • Figure 7: CPRI Protocol Layers
  • Figure 8: vRAN Architecture
  • Figure 9: Cloud RAN Concept
  • Figure 10: Annual Global Throughput of Mobile Network Data Traffic by Region: 2017 - 2030 (Exabytes)
  • Figure 11: ETSI NFV Architecture
  • Figure 12: M-CORD Focus Areas
  • Figure 13: Small Cell Forum's Release Publication Process
  • Figure 14: nFAPI Interfaces
  • Figure 15: Localized C-RAN Deployment Model
  • Figure 16: Enterprise C-RAN Deployment Model
  • Figure 17: China Mobile's Cloud RAN Vision
  • Figure 18: NTT DoCoMo's Advanced C-RAN Architecture
  • Figure 19: Orange's Vision of C-RAN Fronthaul Implementation
  • Figure 20: SK Telecom's SDRAN (Software Defined RAN) Architecture
  • Figure 21: SoftBank's Virtualized Small Cell Trial
  • Figure 22: C-RAN Industry Roadmap
  • Figure 23: C-RAN Value Chain
  • Figure 24: Global C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 25: Global C-RAN RRH & BBU Revenue by Air Interface Technology: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 26: Global C-RAN RRH & BBU Revenue in 3G & LTE Networks: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 27: Global C-RAN RRH & BBU Revenue in 5G NR Networks: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 28: Global C-RAN RRH & BBU Revenue by Network Architecture: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 29: Global Non-Virtualized C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 30: Global vRAN/Cloud RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 31: Global C-RAN Revenue by Submarket: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 32: Global RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 33: Global RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 34: Global RRH Unit Shipments by Air Interface Technology: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 35: Global RRH Unit Shipment Revenue by Air Interface Technology: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 36: Global 3G & LTE RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 37: Global 3G & LTE RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 38: Global 5G NR RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 39: Global 5G NR RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 40: Global RRH Unit Shipments by Deployment Model: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 41: Global RRH Unit Shipment Revenue by Deployment Model: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 42: Global Indoor RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 43: Global Indoor RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 44: Global Outdoor RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 45: Global Outdoor RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 46: Global RRH Unit Shipments by Cell Size: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 47: Global RRH Unit Shipment Revenue by Cell Size: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 48: Global Small Cell RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 49: Global Small Cell RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 50: Global Macrocell RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 51: Global Macrocell RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 52: Global C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 53: Global C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 54: Global C-RAN BBU Shipments by Air Interface Technology: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 55: Global C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue by Air Interface Technology: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 56: Global 3G & LTE C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 57: Global 3G & LTE C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 58: Global 5G NR C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2019 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 59: Global 5G NR C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2019 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 60: Global Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 61: Global Fronthaul Revenue by Transport Network Technology: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 62: Global Dedicated Fiber Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 63: Global WDM Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 64: Global OTN & PON Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 65: Global Ethernet Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 66: Global Microwave Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 67: Global Millimeter Wave Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 68: Global G.Fast & Other Technologies Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 69: C-RAN Revenue by Region: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 70: RRH Unit Shipments by Region: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 71: RRH Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 72: C-RAN BBU Shipments by Region: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 73: C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue by Region: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 74: Fronthaul Revenue by Region: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 75: Asia Pacific C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 76: Asia Pacific RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 77: Asia Pacific RRH (Remote Radio Head) Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 78: Asia Pacific C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 79: Asia Pacific C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 80: Asia Pacific Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 81: Eastern Europe C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 82: Eastern Europe RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 83: Eastern Europe RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 84: Eastern Europe C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 85: Eastern Europe C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 86: Eastern Europe Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 87: Latin & Central America C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 88: Latin & Central America RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 89: Latin & Central America RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 90: Latin & Central America C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 91: Latin & Central America C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 92: Latin & Central America Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 93: Middle East & Africa C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 94: Middle East & Africa RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 95: Middle East & Africa RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 96: Middle East & Africa C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 97: Middle East & Africa C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 98: Middle East & Africa Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 99: North America C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 100: North America RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 101: North America RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 102: North America C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 103: North America C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 104: North America Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 105: Western Europe C-RAN Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 106: Western Europe RRH Unit Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 107: Western Europe RRH Unit Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 108: Western Europe C-RAN BBU Shipments: 2017 - 2030 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 109: Western Europe C-RAN BBU Shipment Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 110: Western Europe Fronthaul Revenue: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 111: Global Enterprise RAN Investments: 2017 - 2030 ($ Million)
  • Figure 112: Distribution of C-RAN Investments by Network Architecture: 2020 (%)
  • Figure 113: Conceptual Architecture for Network Slicing in Mobile Networks
  • Figure 114: TCO Comparison Between Conventional RAN, C-RAN and Cloud RAN Architectures ($ per GB)
  • Figure 115: Global C-RAN Spending Breakdown by Submarket: 2020 (%)
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