In-building wireless gear market to reach $8B in 2019, predicts ABI
The in-building wireless equipment and deployment market is forecast by ABI to increase at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), reaching over $8 billion in 2019, up from an expected $4.4 billion this year.
Sports venues and transportation systems are expected to attract the most investment in distributed antenna systems (DAS), which provide wireless service within a specific area or building. Other venues expected to attract DAS investment are shopping malls, healthcare and hotels and resorts.
In North America, these venues account for about two-thirds of DAS spending. North America is the largest DAS market, followed by Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
"While the Asia-Pacific region today accounts for less than a quarter of the total market, we expect it to grow to more than 25 percent by 2019 at a CAGR of more than 20 percent. Also active DAS systems will continue to account for the majority of deployment types with over 60 percent of the revenue throughout our forecast period," says Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI.
In-building wireless components tracked by ABI include cabling, repeaters, antennas, active and passive DAS head ends and remotes and DAS trays. "The DAS trays market will likely track LTE rollouts as DAS operators deploy systems with low PIM (passive intermodulation), and the low PIM DAS tray is emerging as a unique class of equipment, and a necessary building block for modern DAS systems," explains ABI.
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