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The wireless market accounted of over 45% of the total telecoms CAPEX (Capital Expenditure) in 2012. This figure will further increase in the coming years as spending are directed away from the fixed infrastructure towards the wireless technologies such as LTE (Long Term Evolution) that increases the data speed and reduces the cost per mega bits of data for the service providers. Our research suggests that the overall mobile operators infrastructure CAPEX increased 8% in 2012 led by Asia and North America, and will increase by 7.2% in 2013 with all key regions contributing to the growth. LTE, 3G and WiFi offload equipment revenue share will rise while the market for WiMAX will continue to shrink. Given the market dynamics, Visiongain believes that the LTE equipment revenues will increase at CAGR of 13% while the WCDMA RAN market will contract by -5%. Overall 3G, WiMAX and LTE equipment revenues will grow at 3% CAGR over the report's forecast period.

The report contains 103 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the wireless infrastructure market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2013-2018 in terms of value (US$) for the global wireless infrastructure CAPEX, as well as for vendor revenues from 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi offload and WiMAX. In addition, six regional markets are forecast and analysed by Visiongain over the period 2013-2018. The report also provides profiles of 17 leading vendors operating within the market and key developments in the operator landscape.

Unique Selling Points

• You will gain an understanding of the Wi-Fi offload, 3G, HSPA+ and LTE, the key technologies that are shaping the market. Through this report you will learn how the market will evolve over the next five years, with detailed global sales forecasts from 2013 to 2018.
• You will receive regional sales forecasts for the following regional markets across the globe for 2013-2018, and gain insight into the specific market drivers and restraints in each of these regions.
- Western Europe
- Central and Eastern Europe
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Middle East
- Africa
- Central and Latin America
- Rest of the world
• The forecasts and analysis are underpinned by extensive expert consultation. Transcripts of two original interviews are included within the report with expert insight from:
- Proxim Wireless; a wireless backhaul vendor;
- Infinet Wireless: a wireless backhaul vendor;
• You will be able to study over 103 tables, charts and graphs quantifying the WiFi, WiMAX, LTE, HSPA and 3G markets in detail over the period 2013-2018.
• You will gain knowledge of who the leading players are within this marketplace.
• You will receive a SWOT analysis for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the wireless infrastructure market from 2013 onwards.
• You will be able to compare the WiMAX and LTE, 3G and HSPA, 3G and LTE technologies as well as discover how WiFi offload is being applied to solve the capacity/coverage issues faced by mobile operators.
• Read our analysis of which technology is likely to prevail.
• Over 200 companies mentioned, analysed and discussed across the report.
• Over 17 key wireless infrastructure vendors are discussed and analysed.
• Recommendations for the mobile network operators and the infrastructure vendors.
• Strategic options for key vendors are discussed in detail.


The report has been compiled by combining information obtained from a very wide and rich mixture of primary and secondary research sources, producing a broad industry overview. Visiongain sought opinions from leading figures in the wireless market to underpin the analysis of market drivers and restraints.

The study draws on a diverse range of official corporate and governmental announcements, media reports, policy documents, industry sta

Table Of Contents

The Wireless Infrastructure Market 2013-2018: Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G, HSPA+ and LTE
Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Global Market Overview
1.2 Infrastructure Market Developments
1.3 Benefits of This Report
1.4 Report Structure
1.5 Who is the Report For?
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Drivers and Restraints for the Wireless Infrastructure Market
1.7.1 Drivers
1.7.2 Restraints
1.8 Global Market Forecast 2013-2018
1.9 Submarket Forecasts 2013-2018
1.10 Important Findings of the Report

2. Introduction to the Wireless Infrastructure Market
2.1 Wireless Infrastructure: Backbone of Wireless Networks
2.2 The Wireless Infrastructure Market Definition
2.3 Macro Environment Analysis
2.3.1 PEST Analysis
2.4 Wireless Industry and Sector Analysis
2.5 Operators Investment Highlights
2.5.1 Operator Landscape Flexible and Scalable Infrastructure End-to-End Solutions for Next Generation Networks Mobile Broadband High on the Agenda Larger Operators Prefer Tier 1 Vendors Smaller Operators want Economical Solutions Optimized Solutions to maximise ROI
2.5.2 Wireless Market Landscape The Wireless Market Continue to grow in Size Visiongain's Forecast for Broadband Subscribers Growth Smartphone Will Continue to Grow in Popularity Data Traffic Growth Will Pose Increasing Challenges Mobile Applications and Related Ecosystem Will Continue to Grow Summary of Market Developments
2.6 Sector Challenges
2.6.1 Reduction in CAPEX to Sales Ratio
2.6.2 RAN Sharing Will Reduces the Overall Market Size
2.6.3 Not Enough Investment in Capacity
2.7 Global Operator Highlights 2013-2018

3. Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G, HSPA+ and LTE: Key Technology and Infrastructure Assessment
3.1 Wi-Fi
3.1.1 Wi-Fi Infrastructure and Market Developments
3.1.2 Operators who are Embracing Wi-Fi
3.1.3 Wi-Fi Market Appraisal
3.1.4 Wi-Fi Market Forecast and Potential
3.1.5 Key Vendors in the Wi-Fi Market
3.1.6 WiFi Revenue Share by Region
3.1.7 Wi-Fi Summary
3.2 WiMAX
3.2.1 WIMAX Infrastructure and Market Developments
3.2.2 Operators who are Deploying WiMAX
3.2.3 WiMAX Market Appraisal
3.2.4 WiMAX Market Forecast and Potential
3.2.5 WiMAX Vendors
3.2.6 WIMAX Summary
3.3 3G and HSPA+
3.3.1 3G and HSPA+ Infrastructure and Market Developments
3.3.2 Operators who are deploying 3G and HSPA+
3.3.3 3G and HSPA+ Market Appraisal
3.3.4 3G and HSPA RAN and Core Market Forecast and Potential
3.3.5 3G/HSPA Summary
3.4 LTE
3.4.1 LTE Infrastructure and Market Developments Key Market Highlights
3.4.2 LTE Advanced
3.4.3 LTE Market Appraisal
3.4.4 Payback from LTE
3.4.5 LTE Market Forecast and Potential
3.4.6 LTE Infrastructure Vendors
3.5 Importance of Backhaul in Next Generation Networks
3.5.1 Backhaul Market Forecast and Potential
3.5.2 Backhaul Vendors Ethernet Mobile Backhaul Microwave Vendors Backhaul Vendors and their Market Share
3.6 Conclusion

4. Global Wireless Infrastructure Market Forecast 2013-2018
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Operator CAPEX Spending Drives Vendor Revenues
4.1.2 Global Fixed and Wireless CAPEX Forecast
4.1.3 Global Wireless CAPEX Forecast
4.1.4 Equipment and Non-Equipment Wireless CAPEX
4.2 CAPEX Breakdown by Technology
4.3 Global RAN and Mobile Core Markets for WIMAX, LTE WiFi offload and WCDMA
4.4 Global WiFi Offload Markets and Regional Revenues

5. Regional Wireless Infrastructure Forecast 2013-2018
5.1 Regional Economic Uncertainty and its Impact on Operator Spending
5.2 Regional Analysis
5.2.1 North American Wireless Infrastructure Market 2013-2018 North American Operators and CAPEX North American Operator Strategies North American LTE Market Analysis North American WiMAX Market

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