DAS (distributed antenna system) market growth in N. America and Brazil offsets China slowdown
Campbell, CALIFORNIA, May 1, 2014—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest DAS Equipment report, which tracks and forecasts distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment units and revenue by geographic region and category (in-building, outdoor, LTE, multistandard).
DAS ANALYST NOTE
"China Mobile's shift to TD-LTE again slowed the overall distributed antenna system (DAS) market. At a time when all other major regions were growing significantly, DAS revenue in Asia Pacific declined a steep 12% in 2013," notes Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research.
"But," continues Téral, "We believe DAS has reached the bottom in China, and there are several DAS projects in various countries that are sustaining the market. Brazil's largest mobile operators—Vivo, Claro, Oi, TIM, and Nextel—have formed a consortium that's building DAS in the soccer stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup in June. And in the U.S., the next wave of DAS installations will be combined with small cell deployments for LTE capacity upgrades. This wave just started last year with a few thousands picocells at AT&T and even fewer microcells and remote radio heads at Verizon Wireless. In both cases, DAS will fill whatever gaps small cells do not address and, therefore, will be complementary."
DAS EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS
- Typical DAS contracts for hardware only (hubs, nodes, remote radio heads, antennas, etc.) now range from $5 to $10 million, compared to just $1 million a few years ago
Worldwide distributed antenna system (DAS) revenue reached $2 billion in 2013, up 2% over 2012, with a total of 1.2 million DAS nodes shipped
- Growth was driven by North America, where revenue grew 10% year-over-year
- 3 of the 4 DAS market share leaders—CommScope, Corning Mobile, and TE Connectivity—are based in the U.S.
- The global DAS market is forecast by Infonetics to grow at a 3% CAGR from 2013 to 2018, when it will top $2.3 billion, and node unit shipments will pass the 2-million mark
DAS EQUIPMENT REPORT SYNOPSIS
Infonetics' biannual DAS equipment report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2018, analysis, and trends for distributed antenna system (DAS) equipment. The report tracks DAS node units and DAS revenue by category (in-building, outdoor, LTE, multistandard) and includes a Mobile Operator DAS Strategies Tracker.
The report tracks equipment made by Axell Wireless, Comba Telecom Systems Holdings, CommScope, Corning Mobile Access, Ericsson, JMA Wireless, Kathrein-Werke KG, Optiway, SOLiD Technologies, TE Connectivity, Zinwave, and many others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.