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Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market by Technology (Centralization and Virtualization), Component (Solutions and Services), Deployment Venue, and Region (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and Latin America) - Global Forecast to 2022

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2017
Report Code: TC 1455

 

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The Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market is expected to witness potential growth in the years to come, due to the growing industry need for ensuring compliance with corporate and government regulations. Reduction in charges related to Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX), and convenient 4G and 5G accessibility are considered to the major factors driving the growth of the C-RAN market. The global Cloud RAN market size was valued at USD 681.6 Million in 2017, and it is projected to reach USD 1,132.3 Million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7%. The forecast period is 2017–2022.

The objective of the study is to define, describe, and forecast the global Cloud RAN market on the basis of technologies (centralization technology and virtualization technology), services (consulting, planning and implementation, maintenance and support, and training), deployment venues (large public venues, targeted outdoor urban areas, high-density urban areas, and suburban and rural areas), components (solutions and services), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America). The report also aims at providing detailed information about the major factors influencing the growth of the C-RAN market (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges).

The research methodology used to estimate and forecast the global Cloud RAN market size began with the capturing of data on the key vendor revenues through secondary research by referring to sources that included annual reports, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Factiva, Bloomberg, and press releases. Vendor offerings were also taken into consideration to determine the market segmentations. The bottom-up procedure was employed to arrive at the overall market size from the revenues of the key market players. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market was split into several segments and subsegments, which were then verified through primary research by conducting extensive interviews with key individuals, such as Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), Vice Presidents (VPs), directors, and executives. The data triangulation and market breakdown procedures were employed to complete the overall market engineering process and arrive at the exact statistics for all segments and subsegments. The breakdown of the profiles of the primary participants is depicted in the figure given below:

Cloud Radio Access Network (CLOUD RAN) Market

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The major vendors in the Cloud RAN market are Nokia Corporation (Finland), Cisco Systems, Inc. (US), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea), ZTE Corporation (China), Altiostar (US), Ericsson AB (Sweden), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China), NEC Corporation (Japan), Fujitsu (Japan), Intel Corporation (US), Mavenir (US), and ASOCS Ltd. (Israel).

Target Audience

  • Telecom operators
  • Information Technology (IT) service providers
  • Network operators
  • Standardization bodies
  • Government councils
  • Infrastructure architects
  • Enterprise data center professionals
  • Communication equipment providers
  • Research organizations
  • Investors and venture capitalists

Scope of the Report

The research report segments the Cloud RAN market into the following segments and subsegments:

By Technology

  • Centralization Technology
  • Virtualization Technology

By Component

  • Solutions
  • Services
  • Consulting
  • Planning and implementation
  • Maintenance and support
  • Training

By Deployment Venue

  • Large public venues
  • Targeted outdoor urban areas
  • High-density urban areas
  • Suburban and rural areas

By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • MEA
  • Latin America

Available Customizations

With the given market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations as per the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Product Analysis

  • Product matrix which gives a detailed comparison of product portfolio of each company

Geographic Analysis

  • Further breakdown of the APAC Cloud RAN market
  • Further breakdown of the North American C-RAN market
  • Further breakdown of the MEA C-RAN market
  • Further breakdown of the European C-RAN market
  • Further breakdown of the Latin American C-RAN market

Company Information

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players (Up to 5)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
    1.4 Years Considered for the Study
    1.5 Currency
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 18)
    2.1 Introduction
           2.1.1 Research Data
           2.1.2 Secondary Data
           2.1.3 Primary Data
                    2.1.3.1 Breakdown of Primaries
                    2.1.3.2 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
    2.3 Research Assumptions and Limitations
           2.3.1 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 25)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 29)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the Cloud Radio Access Network Market
    4.2 Cloud Radio Access Network Market, By Technology
    4.3 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region
    4.4 Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market, By Region and Deployment Venue

5 Cloud RAN Market Overview and Industry Trends (Page No. - 31)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Drivers
                    5.2.1.1 4g and 5g Access
                    5.2.1.2 Energy Efficiency and Power Cost Reduction
           5.2.2 Restraints
                    5.2.2.1 Governance and Security Standards
           5.2.3 Opportunities
                    5.2.3.1 Increased Adoption of Cloud Technology
                    5.2.3.2 Innovative Service Offerings From Telecom Operators
           5.2.4 Challenges
                    5.2.4.1 High Fronthaul Capacities Needed
                    5.2.4.2 Bbu Cooperation and Cell Clustering
    5.3 Industry Trends
           5.3.1 Technology Evolution
           5.3.2 Difference Between Centralization and Virtualization Technologies
           5.3.3 Backhaul vs Fronthaul
           5.3.4 Fronthaul Transmission Protocol
                    5.3.4.1 Cpri
                               5.3.4.1.1 Dedicated Fiber
                               5.3.4.1.2 Microwave
                               5.3.4.1.3 Passive Optical Network (PON)
                               5.3.4.1.4 Optical Transport Network
                               5.3.4.1.5 Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
                    5.3.4.2 Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (Obsai)

6 Cloud Radio Access Network Market Analysis, By Technology (Page No. - 37)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Centralization Technology
           6.2.1 Layer-3 Cloud Radio Access Network
           6.2.2 Layer-2 Cloud Radio Access Network
    6.3 Virtualization Technology
           6.3.1 Architecture of Virtualization Technology
           6.3.2 Flexran

7 Cloud Radio Access Network Market Analysis, By Component (Page No. - 44)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Solutions
           7.2.1 Cloud Public Radio Interface - Radio Frequency Analyzer
           7.2.2 Cloud-Based Test Management Tool
           7.2.3 Optical Time Domain Reflectometer Technology (OTDR)-Based Testing Module
    7.3 Services
           7.3.1 Consulting
           7.3.2 Planning and Implementation
           7.3.3 Maintenance and Support
           7.3.4 Training

8 Cloud Radio Access Network Market Analysis, By Deployment Venue (Page No. - 54)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Large Public Venues
    8.3 Targeted Outdoor Urban Areas
    8.4 High-Density Urban Areas
    8.5 Suburban and Rural Areas

9 Geographic Analysis (Page No. - 61)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 Centralization Technology
           9.2.2 Virtualization Technology
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Centralization Technology
           9.3.2 Virtualization Technology
    9.4 Asia Pacific
           9.4.1 Centralization Technology
           9.4.2 Virtualization Technology
    9.5 Middle East and Africa
           9.5.1 Centralization Technology
           9.5.2 Virtualization Technology
    9.6 Latin America
           9.6.1 Centralization Technology
           9.6.2 Virtualization Technology

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 84)
     10.1 Microquadrant Overview
             10.1.1 Visionary Leaders
             10.1.2 Innovators
             10.1.3 Dynamic Diffrentiators
             10.1.4 Emerging Companies
     10.2 Competitive Benchmarking
             10.2.1 Business Strategy Excellence Adopted in the Cloud RAN Market (25 Players)
             10.2.2 Strength of Product Portfolio Adopted in the Cloud Radio Access Network Market (25 Players)

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 89)
(Business Overview, Strength of Product Portfolio, Business Strategy Excellence, Recent Developments)*
     11.1 Nokia Corporation
     11.2 Cisco Systems, Inc.
     11.3 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
     11.4 ZTE Corporation
     11.5 Altiostar
     11.6 Ericsson AB
     11.7 NEC Corporation
     11.8 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
     11.9 Fujitsu
     11.10 Intel Corporation
     11.11 Mavenir Systems
     11.12 Asocs Ltd.

*Details on Business Overview, Strength of Product Portfolio, Business Strategy Excellence, Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 122)
     12.1 Industry Excerpts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details


List of Tables (68 Tables)

Table 1 United States Dollar Exchange Rate, 2014–2016
Table 2 Global Cloud RAN Market Size and Growth Rate (USD Million, Y-O-Y %)
Table 3 Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 4 Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015-2022 (USD Million)
Table 5 Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 6 Centralization Technology: Cloud RAN Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 7 Centralization Technology: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 8 Virtualization Technology: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 9 Virtualization Technology: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 10 Cloud RAN Market Size, By Component, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 11 Solutions: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 12 Solutions: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 13 Services: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 14 Services: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 15 Consulting Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 16 Consulting Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 17 Planning and Implementation Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 18 Planning and Implementation Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 19 Maintenance and Support Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 20 Maintenance and Support Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 21 Training Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 22 Training Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 23 Cloud RAN Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 24 Large Public Venues: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 25 Large Public Venues: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 26 Targeted Outdoor Urban Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 27 Targeted Outdoor Urban Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 28 High-Density Urban Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 29 High-Density Urban Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 30 Suburban and Rural Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 31 Suburban and Rural Areas: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 32 Cloud RAN Market Size, By Region, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 33 North America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 34 North America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 35 North America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 36 North America: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, (2015–2022) (USD Million)
Table 37 North America: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 38 North America: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 39 North America: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 40 Europe: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 42 Europe: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 43 Europe: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 44 Europe: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 45 Europe: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 46 Europe: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 47 Asia Pacific: Cloud RAN Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 48 Asia Pacific: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 49 Asia Pacific: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 50 Asia Pacific: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 51 Asia Pacific: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 52 Asia Pacific: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 53 Asia Pacific: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 54 Middle East and Africa: Cloud RAN Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 55 Middle East and Africa: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 56 Middle East and Africa: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 57 Middle East and Africa: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 58 Middle East and Africa: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 59 Middle East and Africa: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 60 Middle East and Africa: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 61 Latin America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Technology, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 62 Latin America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 63 Latin America: Cloud Radio Access Network Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 64 Latin America: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 65 Latin America: Centralization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 66 Latin America: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Service Type, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 67 Latin America: Virtualization Technology Market Size, By Deployment Venue, 2015–2022 (USD Million)
Table 68 Market Ranking for the Cloud Radio Access Network Market,2017


List of Figures (40 Figures)

Figure 1 Cloud RAN Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation Level, and Region
Figure 4 Data Triangulation
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 7 Virtualization Technology is Expected to Lead the Market in Terms of Technology Aspects
Figure 8 Large Public Venues Segment is Expected to Have A Larger Market Size in the Virtualization Technology
Figure 9 Regional Market Analysis
Figure 10 Reduction in Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure is are Expected to Drive the Growth of the Cloud Radio Access Network Market
Figure 11 Virtualization Technology Segment is Expected to Grow at A Higher CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 North America is Expected to Have the Highest CAGR in the Cloud Radio Access Network Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 Large Public Venues and North America are Estimated to Hold the Largest Market Shares in 2017
Figure 14 Market Dynamics: Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges
Figure 15 Technology and Network Connectivity Evolution
Figure 16 Centralization vs Virtualization Technologies
Figure 17 Backhaul vs Fronthaul
Figure 18 Cloud Radio Access Network Market, By Technology: Segmentation Breakdown
Figure 19 Virtualization Technology is Expected to Have A Higher CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 20 Evolution of the Centralization Technology
Figure 21 Architecture of Virtualization Technology
Figure 22 Cloud RAN Market, By Component: Segmentation Breakdown
Figure 23 Centralization Technology, By Service Type
Figure 24 Virtualization Technology, By Service Type
Figure 25 Cloud Radio Access Market, By Deployment Venue: Segmentation Breakdown
Figure 26 Large Public Venues Segment is Expected to Have the Largest Market Size During the Forecast Period
Figure 27 North America is Expected to Grow at the Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period
Figure 28 North America and Europe are Expected to Attract Huge Investments During the Forecast Period
Figure 29 North America: Market Snapshot
Figure 30 Europe: Market Snapshot
Figure 31 Cloud Radio Access Network (Global) Cloud Radio Access Network (Global) Competitive Leadership Mapping (2017)
Figure 32 Nokia Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 33 Cisco Systems, Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 34 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd: Company Snapshot
Figure 35 ZTE Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 36 Ericsson AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 37 NEC Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 38 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 39 Fujitsu: Company Snapshot
Figure 40 Intel Corporation: Company Snapshot

The Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market is expected to grow from USD 681.6 Million in 2017 to USD 1,132.3 Million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.7%. The main driving factors for the market are 4G and 5G accessibility, and rapid Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) and Operational Expenditure (OPEX) reduction.

The C-RAN technology is gaining prominence, due to growing technological advancement in wireless and optical communication systems. It uses a low-cost transmission module for the transmission of data between the Base Band Unit (BBU) and Remote Radio Head (RRH). Furthermore, the data center networking technology enables latent free, low cost, and highly scalable networking modules in the BBU pool. The real-time virtualization technology through cloud computing allows dynamic resource allocation to support multi-vendor environments.

In the services segment, service providers play a crucial role in transforming new-age enterprises, which are constantly challenged by disruptive forces and innovations in the market. The services segment in the Cloud RAN market is expected to witness improved growth rate in the coming years, due to increased adoption of growing technologies.

On the basis of deployment venues, the large public venues segment is expected to have the largest market share along with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Large public venues mainly comprise stadiums, malls, and event spaces. Deploying C-RAN for such locations becomes a mandate, as the fronthaul systems installed at these locations are designed to cater to limited users, but during events, these locations are flooded with large numbers of users.

On the basis of regions, the global Cloud RAN market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America. North America is expected to be the largest revenue-generating region. This is mainly because in the developed economies of the US and Canada, there is a high focus on innovations obtained from Research and Development (R&D). These regions have the most competitive and rapidly changing C-RAN market. The region is also expected to be the fastest-growing region in the C-RAN market. North America has a high Long Term Evolution (LTE) subscriber base. Therefore, the demand for high-quality mobile services is high in this region, but as the availability of fiber highly impacts C-RAN deployments, operators are expected to increase their spending on fiber in the future.

Cloud Radio Access Network (CLOUD RAN) Market

The varying structures of regulatory policies which are different from country to another, limited resources, and inadequate awareness within organizations are acting as the obstacles hindering the growth of the C-RAN market.

The major C-RAN vendors are Nokia Corporation (Finland), Cisco Systems, Inc. (US), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (South Korea), ZTE Corporation (China), Altiostar (US), Ericsson AB (Sweden), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (China), NEC Corporation (Japan), Fujitsu (Japan), Intel Corporation (US), Mavenir (US), and ASOCS Ltd. (Israel).

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