Global Mobile Communication Antenna Market 2017-2021

January 09, 2017
This market research report identifies suppliers like Comba Telecom, Kathrein-Werke, Laird, and Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) to be the key vendors in the global mobile communication antenna market. It also presents a detailed segmentation of the global market by product (BTS, smart antenna, and LDS) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global mobile communication antenna market

Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global mobile communication antenna market to grow steadily at a CAGR of above 10% by 2021. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for network capacity to access connected services. According to this market study, it is observed that there is a continuous preference for faster mobile broadband communication to experience seamless integrity of connected devices. Internet connectivity is an important access channel to support and enable communications over the large-scale internet of things (IoT) devices. The advent of high-speed 4G long-term evolution (LTE) wireless networks has helped support high-bandwidth M2M applications. The roll-out of 4G LTE machine communication (LTE-M) and LTE in unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U) and 5G networks is expected to facilitate faster transmission and higher volumes of data in the smart ecosystem over the next few years.

One of the latest trends gaining traction in this market is the development of complementary technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). Software-defined networking (SDN) enables new revenue streams to telecom operators by re-examining network architectures, introducing virtualization and providing intelligence solutions. SDN and network functions virtualization (NFV) enables more flexibility and seamless integration with infrastructure layers. NFV leverages advancements in server virtualization and enterprise IT virtualization; whereas, SDN allows logical centralization of control functions.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

Established players with better technical and financial resources are intensifying competition by developing products that can make the competitors' products obsolete and non-competitive even before they are launched or before the R&D and commercialization costs have been recovered. This competitive scenario has given rise to a number of mergers and acquisitions in the market space. For instance, Communication Components acquired BLiNQ Networks to improve its existing solutions for wireless operator’s deployment of small cells, which is the fastest growing segment of the base station market.

Leading vendors in the market are -

  • Comba Telecom
  • Kathrein-Werke
  • Laird
  • Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC)

Other prominent vendors in the mobile communication antenna market include ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies), American Tower Corporation (ATC), Communication Components Inc. (CCI), Cobham Wireless, CommScope, Corning, Dali Wireless, DeltaNode Wireless Technology (Bird Technologies), Ethertronics, SOLiD, Westell, and Zinwave (Acquired by McWane).

Segmentation by product type and analysis of the mobile communication antenna market

  • BTS
  • LDS
  • Smart antenna

During 2016, the smart antenna segment dominated the mobile communication antenna market and accounted for a major part of the overall market share. A smart antenna is a wireless communication network equipment that transmits signals from multiple terminals in an intelligent manner to improve the performance of the wireless communication system.  It is used to increase signal coverage, eliminate interfering signals, and improve transmission efficiency. Smart antennas find application in acoustic signal processing, radio astronomy, and LTE or wideband code division multiplexing access W-CDMA technologies. The increasing demand for faster and reliable data transfer in dynamic communication systems with complex computational power has compelled the vendors to integrate smart antennas in their current network infrastructure.

Geographical segmentation and analysis of the mobile communication antenna market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

In this market study, analysts have estimated the Americas to dominate the mobile communication antenna market during the forecast period. The major factor responsible for this dominance is the demand for the high-speed broadband access network. Also, the advent of several online applications and social media has pressurized the telecom operators to provide high-quality services. This has led telecom operators to expand wireless networks to meet the rising customer demand and implement power-efficient solutions to reduce power usage. Increased penetration of Internet-enabled devices, growth in mobile data traffic, and availability of faster Internet connections drive the market growth of communication antennas in the Americas.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global mobile communication antenna market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global mobile communication antenna market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global mobile communication antenna market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global mobile communication antenna market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global mobile communication antenna market?

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