Deployment of HetNets will Drive RAN Optimization Market to Hit $6.3B in 2020 - ABI Research

4 February 2016
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Deployment of HetNets will Drive RAN Optimization Market to Hit $6.3B in 2020 - ABI Research Image Credit: Ranplan

With the radio access network (RAN) optimization solutions estimated to have closed out 2015 at more than US$4 billion in total revenue, ABI Research anticipates this market to reach $6.3 billion in 2020, driven by the wide adoption of the technology in developing markets, notably Latin America.

Though ABI Research predicts significant network optimization market revenue to come from developed regions, the firm forecasts the growth of new RAN optimization solutions in developing markets to grow at a faster rate. North America will experience the largest growth within the forecast period but Latin America and Asia will follow closely behind. 

ABI expects that traditional optimization solutions, such as RF and KPI optimization and performance management, will start to decline in 2017 and will be replaced by more automated solutions, such as automatic cell planning and self-organizing network.

Lian Jye Su, Research Analyst at ABI Research
The introduction of small cells, picocells and femtocells, as well as distribution antenna system and C-RAN, leaves MNOs with an increasingly dynamic and complex heterogeneous network. As MNOs can ill afford to maintain a highly complex network without a large pool of engineers, this is an opportunity for smart, automatic network optimization solutions to help mobile operators reduce CAPEX and OPEX.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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