Mobile Backhaul Network Technologies and Connectivity Market

Mobile Backhaul Network Technologies and Connectivity Market

Bishop and Associates, Date of Publication: Nov 1, 2013
US$3,950.00
BA-P98013

This report discusses the varying technologies being used in mobile backhaul networks, the equipment involved, and the connectivity products needed to support these solutions.

Wireless networking of all types — cellular, LAN, WAN, WiFi, and satellite — is undergoing a period of transition. While it took more than five years for cellular sites to be upgraded from 2G to 3G, it appears that the conversion from 3G to 4G or LTE will be much shorter. In 2011, Verizon claimed that the changeover would happen before the end of 2012. That was a bit optimistic given the current economic conditions, but Verizon, and its largest rival AT&T, have made great strides in installing 4G-LTE. There are many more factors driving this upgrade than there were in play when 3G was being deployed. Smartphones were just coming onto the scene, and the tablet computer had not yet been invented. Now these devices are everywhere and their users want to be connected all the time, which has put a tremendous burden on aging 3G networks.
 
Since the release of the SmartPhone and the tablet, mobile networks have seen an ever-increasing need for better data handling. Thus, we have seen the progression from 2G to 3G and now to 4G-LTE. While all of these new front-end technologies are great, they have pushed the bottleneck into the backhaul network. So now mobile users can connect to the wireless tower quickly, but the data gets stuck in the queue at the base-station, where there may be a Gigabit Ethernet connection handling 100’s (in some cases perhaps 1,000’s) of data requests.
 
Carriers are addressing the need to enhance mobile backhaul networks in several ways, depending on where they are in the world and how many subscribers they cover. Solutions range from pico-cell microwave transmission to Carrier Ethernet-over-fiber.
 
Overall revenue for connectivity products sold into the mobile backhaul market is set to reach nearly $1 billion in 2017, as shown in chart below.
 

Mobile Backhaul Network


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Executive Summary

    Heterogeneous Backhaul Network
    New Backhaul Technologies to Support LTE and 4G
    Equipment and Connectivity for Mobile Backhaul
    Carrier Mobile Network
    Microwave Radio for Mobile Backhaul
    Multi-service Platform for Mobile Backhaul
    Carrier Ethernet Service Switch
    Mobile Backhaul Connectivity Supply and Market Opportunities
    Total Revenue for Mobile Backhaul Market 2013 to 2017
    Total Revenue by Application 2013 to 2017
    Total Fiber and Copper 2013 to 2017
    Total Copper Revenue by Category 2013 to 2017
    Total Revenue RF Connectors and Cables 2013 to 2017
    Conclusions

Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Background
    The Mobile Backhaul Network Market Defined
    Acronyms
    Wireless Network Migration
    How Consumer Behavior Drives the Mobile Network
    Scope and Objectives
    Mobile Backhaul Connectors and Cable Assemblies Covered
    Methodology and Information Sources
    Plan of Report

Chapter 2 – Mobile Backhaul Definitions

    Telecommunications/Data Communications Sector
    Enterprise Network Equipment - Wireless Network Equipment
    Wireline Carrier Network Equipment
    Cable/MSO Network Equipment
    Other Network Equipment
    Wireless Network Equipment
    Wireless Subscriber Equipment
    Cellular/PCS/Other Subscriber Equipment
    Other Wireless Subscriber Equipment
    Wireless Infrastructure Equipment
    Cell Site Apparatus
    Base Transceiver Stations (BTS)
    Base Stations Controllers (BCS)
    MSC Switch
    IP Soft Switches
    Radio Network Controllers (RNC)
    MSC Access
    MSC Media and Signaling Gateways
    Microwave Antennas
    Microwave Couplers/Duplexers
    Microwave Transceivers
    Microwave Power
    WLL Base Station Antenna (BSA)
    WLL Base Station Transceiver (BST)
    WLL Base Station Access
    WLL Residential Transceiver
    WLL Residential Gateway
    Other Wireless Equipment
    Wireline Network Equipment
    SONET/SDH Nodes
    SONET/SDH ADM
    WDM Equipment
    Core Routers
    Edge (Metro) Routers
    Digital Cross Connects
    Circuit Switches
    ATM Switches
    IP Switches & Gateways
    Optical Line Terminals (OLT)
    Optical Network Unit (ONU)
    Digital Loop Carrier (DLC) Equipment
    DSL/ASDL Equipment
    Channel Banks
    Multi-Service Access
    Other Access
    1GbE/10GbE Nodes
    10/100 MbE Nodes
    Outside Plant (OSP) Apparatus
    Other Wireline Equipment
    Telecommunications Equipment Types and Technologies
    Regions of the World

Chapter 3 – Mobile Backhaul Technology and Market Drivers

    Mobile Devices
    Current Network Baseline
    Mobile Network Supply vs. Demand
    The Variations of 3G and 4G Driving Mobile Backhaul Network Evolution
    3G Technologies
    4G Technologies
    Diagram of an LTE Network
    Wi-Max Network
    Evolution from GSM to LTE
    LTE Rollouts to Address Consumer Needs
    4G LTE Global Availability
    4G LTE Worldwide Commercial Network Launches
    4G LTE Global Infrastructure Revenues
    4G LTE Devices
    4G LTE Speeds
    4G LTE Subscriptions
    Consumer 4G Perception
    Addressing the Backhaul Network
    Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Solution Architecture
    Integrated Wireless Backhaul and Wireline Network
    Alcatel-Lucent’s Mobile Network Access Equipment Options
    Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireline Access for Small Cell Backhaul
    Network Equipment and Connectivity
    The Mobile Backhaul Network
    TDM and ATM PWE3 Backhaul with Layer 2 Interworking

Chapter 4 – Mobile Operators and Equipment Manufacturers Perspectives

    Mobile Operators
    America Movil
    Mobile Backhaul Network from Alcatel-Lucent
    AT&T Mobility
    AT&T’s First Cellular Telephone Schematic
    AT&T’s Progression of Mobile Backhaul Networks
    Bharti Airtel
    Japanese Connector Market by End-Use Equip. - Percent of Total by Year & Equip. Sector
    Alcatel-Lucent’s IP/MPLS Mobile Backhaul Solution
    China Mobile
    O2/Telefonica
    Telefonica History
    Verizon Wireless
    Alcatel-Lucent’s End-to-End Mobile Network Solution
    Vodafone
    Vodafone Services Map
    Fixed-only Telephone Providers
    British Telecom
    CenturyLink
    CenturyLink Switched Ethernet Network
    Colt Telecom
    Colt’s Fiber Network
    Colt’s Proposed Mobile Backhaul Model
    Level 3 Communications
    Level 3 Fiber Network
    TeliaSonera International Carrier
    TSIC’s U.S. Network
    TSIC’s European Network
    TSIC’s Asia Network
    Cable Operators (MSOs)
    Comcast
    Comcast Business Backbone/Backhaul Cloud
    Comcast Fiber Network
    Virgin Media Business/Liberty Global
    Mobile Network Equipment Manufacturers
    Adtran, Inc.
    Adtran’s Carrier Solution
    Adtran’s Ethernet over Fiber Solution
    Adtran’s Total Access 5000 Series
    Alcatel-Lucent
    Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Backhaul Infrastructure for Heterogeneous Networks
    Alcatel-Lucent IP/Ethernet Small Cell In-Building Aggregation and Backhaul Solution
    Alcatel-Lucent’s Packet Microwave and IP/MPLS Backhaul
    Ciena
    Ciena’s Carrier Ethernet Architecture for Mobile Backhaul
    Example of Carrier Ethernet for 2G, 3G and 4G Network
    Ciena’s Mobile Backhaul 3900 Series Access Switches for Carrier Ethernet
    Ciena’s Service Delivery Switches for Mobile Backhaul
    Ciena’s Service Aggregation Switches for Mobile Backhaul
    Ciena’s 5100 Aggregation Switches
    Ceragon Networks
    Ceragon’s FibeAir Deployment Options
    Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-10 G-series Integrated Wireless Backhaul Solution
    Scalability of the FibeAir IP-10 Solution
    Cisco Systems
    Cisco Prime for Managing Unified RAN Backhaul
    Cisco’s MWR 2941 Mobile Wireless Router
    LTE/EPC Layer 3VPN Connectivity Options
    DragonWave
    Hybrid Cellular Network Using DragonWave Horizon Products
    DragonWave’s Horizon Quantum Radio and Hub
    Ericsson
    Ericsson’s MINI-LINK SP 110
    Ericsson’s Network Vision
    Ericsson’s SPO 1400 Packet Optical Transport Platform
    Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Huawei CK600-X2-M16 Metro Services Platform
    Tellabs
    Tellabs Smart Service Assurance Framework
    Technology Choices Using Tellabs Solution
    Physical Media Supported by Tellabs Solutions
    Tellabs 8000 Intelligent Network Manager
    Tellabs 8611 SmartRouter

Chapter 5 – Connector Suppliers

    3M
    3M’s Single Mode LC Plug
    3M’s Fiber Terminal
    3M’s Fiber Distribution Unit
    Amphenol
    Cross-section of Amphenol’s Mobile Backhaul Offerings
    Amphenol’s Modular Jack (RJ45)
    SFP Connector and Cage
    Wall-mount Enclosure with Fiber Patch Cords and Adapters
    CommScoper
    Category 6A Patch Cord Cable Assembly
    N-type Connector
    LC Duplex Plug (Cable) Connector
    High Performance Parabolic Shielded Antenna
    Corning Cable Systems
    ONE Wireless Platform System Architecture
    FutureCom S/FTP Category 7 Indoor/Outdoor Cable
    Category 6A Patch Panel Jack
    LC Duplex Adapters
    Corning’s Fiber Patch Cords
    FCI
    SFP DAC,Cage and Board Mount Connectors
    SFP+ Optical Module
    Duplex LC Adapters
    Foxconn (Hon Hai)
    Foxconn’s Modular Jack Board-Mount Connectors
    Category 6 Patch Cords
    SFP+ Cage
    SFP+ PCB Connector
    Hirose Electric
    Category 6 RJ45 Jack and Cable Assembly
    N-type Connectors and Cable Assembly
    Huber+Suhner
    N-type Connectors and Cables
    Fiber-optic Enclosure
    LC-XD Connector
    Q-XCO SFP Connector
    Molex
    Molex’s SFP+ Family
    Molex Premise Networks’ PowerCAT 6A Shielded RJ45 Jack
    LC Solutions
    Sealed SFP Assemblies
    Rosenberger
    Broad Life of RF Products
    Quick-Lock N Connectors
    LC Products
    TE Connectivity
    Shielded Category 6A Solution
    Category 7A Modular Jack
    SFP+ Connectivity Product Family
    N-type Connector
    Duplex LC Plug Connectors
    Telegartner
    Category 6A Patch Cords
    Category 6A RJ45 Shielded Jack
    RF Connectors Including N-type
    Telecommunications Outdoor Connectors (TOC) IP68
    Fiber-optic Distributors and Splice Boxes

Chapter 6 – Market Statistics and Five-Year Forecasts

    Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market 2013 and 2017
    Connectors by Product Type 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    Connectors by Product Type 2012
    Connectors by Product Type 2017
    Cable Assemblies by Product Type 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    Cable Assemblies by Product Type 2012
    Cable Assemblies by Product Type 2017
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Category 5
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Category 5e/6
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Category 6A/7
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – SFP+
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – LC
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Product Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – N-Type
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Media Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Copper Connectors
    Total Copper Connectors 2010 to 2017
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Media Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Copper Cable Assemblies
    Total Copper Assemblies 2010 to 2017
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Media Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Fiber Connectors
    Total Fiber Connectors 2010 to 2017
    2010 to 2017 Connector Sales by Media Type with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR – Fiber Assemblies
    Total Fiber Assemblies 2010 to 2017
    Total Copper versus Fiber Assemblies 2010 to 2017
    Total Copper versus Fiber Connectors 2010 to 2017
    Ethernet Sales by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    Fast/Gigabit Ethernet Sales by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    10-Gigabit Ethernet Sales by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    TDM (E1/T1) by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    Total Copper and Fiber Connectors by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    2012 Copper and Fiber Connectors by Region
    2017 Copper and Fiber Connectors by Region
    Total Copper and Fiber Cable Assemblies by Region 2010 to 2017 with Percent Change and 5-Year CAGR
    2012 Total Copper and Fiber Assemblies by Region
    2017 Total Copper and Fiber Assemblies by Region
    Connectors by Ethernet Data Rate
    Cable Assemblies by Ethernet Data Rate
    Products by Ethernet Data Rate – SFP+ DAC Cable Assemblies
    Products by Ethernet Data Rate – SFP+ 20p PCB Connector
    Products by Ethernet Data Rate – LC Connector and Patch Cord


Date of Publication:
Nov 1, 2013
File Format:
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