Cloud Radio Access Network (C-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. Global Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Market is expected to grow in the forecasted period, in 2017 market size of the Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) was 4.1 billion and in 2025 is expected to reach at growing CAGR value.
The market is expected to see considerable growth over the coming years’ due to the adoption of Centralized-RAN architecture by the mobile operators to address the capacity and coverage problem. The mobile network operators are facing an array of challenges owing to the exponentially growing mobile data, scarcely available network spectrum for expansion along with additional regulatory limits. It is one the innovative new network architecture which attempts to meet such challenges by providing the cooperative solution and centralizing base station function.
The major challenge for implementation of the Centralized RAN is the interface between BBU and RRU. The frequently used interface between BBU and RRU is the CPRI (Common public radio interface) for transferring radio signal and was designed formerly for the advancement of the centralized architecture.
The Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market consists global and regional players including Hitachi Data Systems Ltd., Cisco Systems, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Intel Corporation, Ericsson AB, Agilent Technologies, Inc., Nokia Corporation, Actix International Limited, Telco Systems, Aricent Inc., Ceragon Networks Ltd., ZTE Corporation among others.
The Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market is bifurcated on the basis of component, architecture, network, deployment and region. On the basis of component, the market is classified infrastructure, services and solutions. Further based on architecture the market is classified into virtualized and centralized.
Moreover, based on network, the market is segmented into 3G and LET &5G. Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) Module by region segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa. In 2017, Asia-Pacific is expected to dominate the Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) market due to the rising adoption of advanced networking technologies such as LTE and 5G across countries such as China, India, and Japan.
Market segmented on the basis of architecture:
• Virtualized /Cloud RAN
Market segmented on the basis of component:
• Remote Radio Units
• Baseband Units
• Design and deployment
• Maintenance and support
Market segmented on the basis of network:
• LET & 5G
Market segmented on the basis of deployment:
Market segmented on the basis of region:
• North America
• Rest of Europe
• Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Latin America
• Rest of Latin America
• Middle East and Africa (MEA)
• South Africa
• Saudi Arabia
• Rest of MEA