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Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Type (Cloud RAN & Centralized RAN), By Application (Telecommunications, Networking, and Others), By solutions (Active WDM, Semi-Passive WDM, Passive WDM and Optical Broadcast Network) and Regional Forecast, 2024-2032

Region :Global | Report ID: FBI100385 | Status : Ongoing



According to Ericsson mobility report 2017, 54% of all mobile backhaul and fronthaul spending was for wireless equipment during 2016-17, as compared to fiber optic-based equipment which was 41%. Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul market can be segmented into two types in which Fronthaul establishes the connection between the mobile tower radio and mobile network control backbone. Backhaul is used to generate a link between the cellular base station and the core wired network.

Further, mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul system builds an interface that can support several functions between antenna and packet core. This solution would help to deliver features such as flexibility, reliability, reconfiguration, etc., and to provide software defined transport architecture. Huge investment is done by key players in R&D sector, for the development of wireless backhaul & fronthaul solutions.

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The growth of network technology in the advanced stages along with the focus on the integration of Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul services with 4G or long term evolution advanced (LTE-A) and 5G transport network is anticipated to drive the growth in the mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul market at a considerably fast rate. For instance, in February 2019, Cisco has merged with Sprint Corporation, an American telecommunications company. This partnership with an aim to deploy new routing technology to support growing Fronthaul and Backhaul network traffic as it launched mobile 5G service in nine cities of US.

Furthermore, the development of technologies such as Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Cloud RAN (CRAN) is expected to drive the overall growth of mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul market in the forecast period. The factor that is expected to inhibit the growth of the market is the interoperability and hardware configuration of the system. Furthermore, expensive setup and installed cost of the software is expected to adverse the growth of this market in the forecast period.


Some of the major companies that are present in the global are Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, NEC Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Cisco, Broadcom Inc., Nokia Networks, ZTE Corporation., Omnitron Systems Technology, Inc., Infinera Corporation among others.




By Type

·         Cloud RAN

·         Centralized RAN

By Applications

·         Telecommunications

·         Networking

·         Others

By solutions

·         Active WDM

·         Semi-Passive WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)

·         Passive WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)

·         Optical Broadcast Network

By Geography

·         North America (the USA and Canada)

·         Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Rest of Europe)

·         Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)

·         Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America)

·         Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and Rest of the Middle East & Africa)


The global mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America is expected to hold the largest market share in terms of market revenue for Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul market in the forecast period owing to the presence of large solution providers and market players in this region. Moreover, the advantages of the fast adoption of 4G and 5G network technology are increasing the implementation of Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul solutions. Furthermore, Europe followed by APAC are the two largest markets for mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul at present, and these regions are expected to account for a large part of the market in the forecast period as well.


  • February 2018: HCL Technologies (HCL), an IT services company, launched a fully configurable, high-throughput backhaul modem running on Xilinx All Programmable Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC devices. This solution is launched, with an aim to provide 5G access to enable telecom OEMs to meet the stringent requirements of next-generation networks.

  • February 2017: Infinera, a technology provider company, has launched new Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul solutions for optical transport applications that would support light term evolution advanced (LTE –A) or 4G and 5G wireless network. The company has developed this solution to support the low latency, synchronization accuracy, configuration flexibility, and multiplexing techniques that Infinera believes mobile networks will require.

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  • 2023
  • 2019-2022

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