Telecom Network Infrastructure Market Size worth $100bn by 2026

Telecom Network Infrastructure Market is set to reach USD 100 billion by 2026; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

The telecom network infrastructure market growth is attributed to rising penetration of wireless devices across the world. For instance, according to GSMA, a trade body that represents interest of mobile network operators worldwide, the number of smartphone penetration was 60% of total world’s population in 2018.


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This rapid increase in number of smart devices is putting a huge burden on existing telecom infrastructure; thus, companies operating in the telecom industry are focusing on improving their telecom network infrastructure to meet the rapidly changing demands of cellular users. The rising demand for next generation 5G network is also supporting the market revenue.

Rising cellular penetration in rural areas is fueling the demand for macrocells in telecom network infrastructure market

Macrocell is expected to hold the market share of over 40% by 2026 due to rising number of cellular users in rural areas. The range of macrocells can be affected by the physical obstruction present in its targeted area. The range of the macrocells can also be increased by increasing the efficiency of a transceiver. Major telecom companies operating in the market are partnering with other design & engineering companies to develop LTE macrocell solutions.

For instance, in January 2019, CommAgility, a leading telecom group, partnered with Aricent, a leading digital technology company, to develop LTE eNodeB solutions for networking equipment providers. This partnership helped the company to support the changing requirements of network equipment providers to accelerate the development of 5G network.

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Growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications is supporting the adoption of 4G LTE network

4G/LTE held the telecom network infrastructure market share of over 60% in 2019 due to increase in demand for bandwidth-intensive applications. 4G can provide data speed of 10 Mbps to 1 Gbps that can support high-speed applications such as Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), video chat, mobile TV, HDTV content, IP telephony, and Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB). Major telecom service providers operating in the market are forming strategic partnerships for expansion of their 4G network.

For instance, in April 2019, Smartfren Telecom, a leading telecom service provider in Indonesia, partnered with ZTE Corporation for the expansion of 4G network. This partnership helped the company to offer an enhanced telecom network infrastructure in Indonesia. The improved coverage of 4G LTE network is playing a key role in market.

Browse key industry insights spread across 290 pages with 449 market data tables and 27 figures & charts from the report, “Telecom Network Infrastructure Market Size By Component (Product [Base Stations {Macrocell, Microcell, Picocell, Femtocell}, Infrastructure Components {Routers & Switches, Access Points, Firewalls}], Service [Network Consulting, Integration & Deployment, Support & Maintenance]), By Connectivity Technology (2G, 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G), By End Users (Telecom Operators, Enterprises), Industry Analysis Report, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026” in detail along with the table of contents:

Telecom operators are emphasizing on upgrading their telecom network infrastructure to match the growing demand of their consumers 

The telecom operator segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% through 2026. The telecom operators are continuously upgrading their telecom infrastructure for matching the high-speed data demand of consumers. According to the 2018 press release by Vodafone group, cellular data traffic is expected to grow at more than 60% annually between 2018 to 2022. This has created new opportunities for telecom operators to target customers and increase profitability.

As data services are the leading business segment for majority of telecom providers, expansion and upgrading of telecom network infrastructure is being undertaken at a rapid pace to ensure competitiveness and maintain market share. The major telecom network infrastructure market players are focusing on sharing and leasing the telecom network infrastructure. For instance, in July 2019, Vodafone partnered with O2 to share 5G active equipment on joint network sites across the UK. This partnership helped the company to accelerate the deployment of 5G technology and reduce roll-out costs.

Growing mobile penetration is fueling market growth in the APAC

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period due to rising mobile subscribers in the region.  For instance, according to GSMA, China is one of the largest telecom markets with approximately 1.2 billion mobile subscribers in 2018. The rising number of mobile subscribers in the region is resulting in the demand for more robust telecom network infrastructure by telecom operators; thus, growing mobile subscriber penetration is fueling telecom network infrastructure market value.

The telecom service providers operating in the market are also emphasizing on rapid commercialization of next generation 5G network. For instance, in June 2019, China Mobile, a leading telecom operator in China, announced a USD 4.4 billion investment plan to build 50,000 5G base stations in the country by the end of 2019, to support its ambitious 5G rollout plan in 50 cities. Supportive government initiatives for improvement of the telecom industry in the region are also helping market growth. For instance, in September 2018, the Government of India released the National Digital Communication Policy that aimed at attracting USD 100 billion investment for development of communication infrastructure in the country.

Major market players are focusing on new product launches to gain competitive advantage over other telecom network infrastructure providers

The companies operating in the telecom network infrastructure market are focusing on developing telecom network infrastructure components that support 5G network. For instance, in February 2019, NEC Corporation launched its 5G base station radio units that work across 3.7GHz, 4.5GHz, and 28GHz spectrum bands, covering both sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave 5G deployments. This product launch helped the company to expand its 5G telecom network infrastructure components.

The major players operating in the market are Altiostar Networks, Inc., Altran Technologies, SA, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., Ciena Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., CommScope, Inc., Fortinet, Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Juniper Networks, Inc., NEC Corporation, Nokia Corporation, Inc, Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sierra Wireless, Inc., SonicWall Inc., Sprint Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, and ZTE Corporation.

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