Global Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market: Snapshot

C-RAN (Cloud RAN or Centralized RAN) is the centralized baseband processing of many cells. C-RAN offer improved performance with their ability to coordinate between cells and are cost efficient too as a result of pooling resources. Lower total-cost-of-ownership (TCO), enhanced spectral efficiency, operational expenditure (OPEX), and convenient 4G and 5G accessibility has increased the penetration of C-RAN and the market for the same is flourishing. According to the analysts of this business intelligence report, the demand in the global cloud radio access network market will expand at a formidable CAGR of 10.9% during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025. Swelling up from its evaluated worth of US$814.8 mn in 2017, the opportunities in the global cloud radio access network market is estimated to translate into a revenue of US$1,870.8 mn by 2025.

On the back of growing ubiquity of smartphones, the benefits offered by C-RAN are the primary drivers of the market for the same. In the near future, to meet escalating network demand as a result of radically increasing data consumption, vendors are expected to replace the conventional RAN architecture with cloud-RAN in the near future. On the other hand, governance and the requirements to follow security standards are a few restraints obstructing the C-RAN market from flourishing.

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Remote Radio Units In-demand Component Segment

In terms of component, the cloud radio access network market has been segmented into infrastructure, solution, and services. The infrastructure segment is further sub-segmented into remote radio units, baseband units, fronthaul, and others, whereas the services segment has been bifurcated into network services, custom services, system integration services, and others. Among these, the remote radio units segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing adoption of C-RAN to connect remote radio heads as it reduces the cost of network operations. Application-wise, the C-RAN market has been categorized into targeted outdoor urban areas, large public venues, high-density urban areas, and suburban and rural areas. Among these, the targeted outdoor urban areas segment is anticipated to grow prominently in the near future owing to the benefits such as improved performance efficiency, enhancement of existing infrastructure, and reduction of costs. Targeted outdoor urban areas segment is projected to grow at 11.1% CAGR over the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.

Asia Pacific Emerging as Highly Lucrative Region

In 2016, North America provided for the highest market share in terms of demand in the global cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market, closely followed by Asia Pacific. Telecom operators in North America are primarily focusing on offering various advanced technology solutions to the consumers. The U.S. continues to provide for the most prominent chunk of demand from North America, which is a reflection of rapid advancements in networking technology in order to enhance the infrastructure. In the country, the service segment is expected to grow at the strongest CAGR during the forecast period. Multiple C-RAN solutions and services providers from Europe are offering advanced cloud radio access networking solutions. The Europe C-RAN market is expected to grow at CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period. According to the estimates, the U.K. contributed for the highest share of demand from Europe in 2016 owing to the rapid adoption of 5G technology and growth in the investment in telecom industry.

On the other hand, emerging economies in Asia pacific are growing rapidly in terms of GDP. Cloud radio access network market in Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at an above-average CAGR of 11.4% during the forecast period. The growing adoption of advanced networking technologies such as LTE and 5G across countries such as China, India, and Japan are expected to drive the Asia Pacific cloud RAN market. China is the most lucrative country in the Asia Pacific region due to the growing demand for mobile communication services at a reasonable costs.

Cisco Systems, Inc., Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Ericsson AB, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Actix International Limited, Hitachi Data Systems Ltd., Telco Systems, Aricent Inc., Ceragon Networks Ltd., ZTE Corporation, and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. are some of the key players in the global cloud radio access network market.

Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Overview

The Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market (Component – Infrastructure (Remote Radio Units, Baseband Units, Fronthaul, Others), Solution, Service (Consulting Services, Design and deployment, Maintenance and support, Others), Application - Targeted Outdoor Urban Areas, Large Public Venues, High-density Urban Areas, Suburban and Rural Areas) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2017 – 2025, report provides analysis of the cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market for the period 2015–2025, wherein the years from 2017 to 2025 is the forecast period and 2016 is considered as the base year. Data for 2015 has been included as historical information. The report covers all the trends and technologies playing a major role in the cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market growth over the forecast period. It highlights the drivers, restraints and opportunities expected to influence the market growth during this period. The study provides a holistic perspective on the market’s growth in terms of revenue (in US$ Mn) across different geographical regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa and South America. Report highlights the key trends affecting the market on a global scale. Furthermore, region wise prominent countries/regions covered in the report include - The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., India, China, Japan, GCC, South Africa and Brazil.

Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Key Research Aspects

The market overview section of the report demonstrates the market dynamics such as the drivers, restraints, opportunities, trends that is expected to influence the current nature and future status of this market. Key indicators mentioned in the report provides a robust view about the vital factors that led to the strong adoption of cloud radio access network (C-RAN) solutions around the globe. The key indicators also provide significance of the factors which are capable of changing the market scenario. These indicators are expected to define the market position during the forecast period. An attractiveness analysis has also been provided for every segment in the report, in order to provide a thorough understanding of the overall scenario of cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market. Moreover, the report provides an overview of various strategies adopted by the key players present in the market in company profile section. The report also includes key industry developments covering significant advances made by leading market players over the period of time.

Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Segmentations

The report segments the market on the basis of component, application and region. In terms of Component, the global cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market has been divided into infrastructure, solution and service. In terms of infrastructure, the global cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market can further be segmented as remote radio units, baseband units, fronthaul and others. In terms of service, the global cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market can further be segmented as consulting services, design and deployment, maintenance and support and others.  On the basis of application, the global cloud radio access network (C-RAN) Market is segmented into targeted outdoor urban areas, large public venues, high-density urban areas, suburban and rural areas

Global Cloud Radio Access Network Market: Competitive Landscape

The report also highlights the competitive landscape of the global Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market, thereby positioning all the major players according to their presence in different regions of the world and recent key developments initiated by them in the cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market. The comprehensive cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market estimates are the result of our in-depth secondary research, primary interviews, and in-house expert panel reviews. These market estimates have been analyzed by taking into account the impact of different political, social, economic, technological, and legal factors along with the current market dynamics affecting cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market growth.

This report provides all the essential information required to understand the key developments in cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market, growth trend of each segment and strategy of each company that helps them to efficiently compete in the market. Also, the report provides insights related to trends and its impact on the market. Furthermore, Porter’s Five Forces analysis explains the factors which are currently affecting the cloud radio access network (C-RAN) market.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., Ericsson AB, Actix International Limited, Telco Systems, Hitachi Data Systems Ltd., Aricent Inc., Ceragon Networks Ltd., Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., ZTE Corporation and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. are some of the major players operating within the Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market profiled in this study. Details such as financials, SWOT analysis, business strategies, recent developments, and other such strategic information pertaining to these players have been duly provided as part of company profiling.

Global Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market

By Component

  • Infrastructure
    • Remote Radio Units
    • Baseband Units
    • Fronthaul
    • Others
  • Solution
  • Service
    • Consulting Services
    • Design and deployment
    • Maintenance and support
    • Others

By Application

  • Targeted Outdoor Urban Areas
  • Large Public Venues
  • High-density Urban Areas
  • Suburban and Rural Areas

By Region

  • North America
    • The U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of South America
.