Rethink Technology Research Ltd
RAN Research – Virtualization
Module 1: Cloud-RAN deployments and key trends 2014-2019
This report is a Cloud RAN market forecast by Caroline Gabriel.
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Cloud-RAN or virtualized RAN (vRAN) is in its infancy and there are many different approaches and definitions, but by 2019 it will be an increasingly significant way to deploy wireless networks.
This module, the Cloud RAN market forecast, forecasts the adoption of the main virtualized RAN architectures, such as base station hotels, server-based C-RAN, and small cell virtualization. It provides a five-year Clpoud RAN market forecast, with regional breakdown, of deployment of master sites (servers and hotels), cell sites and virtualized small cells. These are also broken down by frequency band combinations, air interface and TDD/FDD.
The different architectural approaches are forecast, with full definitions in the commentary along with details of the assumptions and key trends. Also included are analyses of fronthaul links and capex costs.
Written by Caroline Gabriel, the surveys and Research used to produce this report where conducted in the Autumn months of 2015