Connector Industry Reports

5G Infrastructure

Report Number: M-980-20
Price: $5135.00
Publication Date: September 2020

Table of Contents

  • About this Report
Chapter 1 – Background
  • Key Technical Attribute of 5G and Why They Are Important
  • How 5G is being Implemented
  • Seven Major Telecom Organizations Which Lead Development of New Mobile Telecom Standards
  • 3GPP Market Representation Partners
  • The Foundational Need for a Strong 4G-LTE Infrastructure
  • Mobile Subscriptions by Technology (billions)
  • 5G Will Enable Significant Growth in IoT Applications
Chapter 2 – Executive Summary
  • How the Major Trends Related to 5G will Impact the Connector Market
  • Major Background Issues and Trends
  • Total market Includes: Server, Storage, Network, Rack, Power, Peripheral, and Other Revenue
  • 2020 Total Market Value
  • 2023 Total Market Value
  • Projections from the Open Networking Forum
  • Equipment Vendors
  • Connector TAM for Open Source Hardware as a Percent of Active Rack-based Infrastructure Equipment
  • 2020 Total TAM
  • 2023 Total TAM
  • Overall
  • Focus on Broadband Access Equipment
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Chapter 3
  • 2020-2025 Global Connector Revenue Trends for Key Radio Equipment Sets
  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5 Fixed Broadband Access Networks
  • Chapter 6 Transport and Transmissions
Chapter 3 – Fronthaul Infrastructure
  • From the Cell Station Antenna to the BBU or Distributed Unit
  • Introduction
  • The BBU has been Redefined to Increase Deployment Flexibility
  • Hardware Overview and Key Terminology
  • Large Radio Antenna
  • RRU
  • BBU
  • Needed Spectrum will Define Hardware Deployment
  • Trends in Cell Tower Architecture – The Long View
  • How 5G is Impacting Connector use in Passive Antenna and RRUs
  • The RF I/O Panel and the Key Trends in Passive Antenna Packaging
  • Increased Miniaturization
  • Multi-band RRU Use is Growing
  • Hub Implementations
  • From Passive to Hybrid to Advanced Active Antenna Systems
  • Beam Steering Technologies for Passive Antenna
  • Simple Active Antenna Units
  • Active Antenna Systems using M-MIMO Technology
  • Advanced Active Integrated Antenna Systems
  • Connector Trends in Advanced Antenna Systems
  • Small Cell Mobile Radio Networks
  • Small Cell Antenna Enclosures
  • RRU and BBU integration in Small Cells
  • The Fronthaul Challenge
  • Summary
  • Key Connector Trends
  • Global Connector Revenue Projections by Antenna Type
Chapter 4 – Backhaul Infrastructure
  • From the DU or BBU through the Central Office
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 4 Focuses on Key Changes from the BBU (DU & CU) through the Central Office/Core
  • The Changing Position of the BBU
  • The Three Basic Types of RAN Architecture
  • 4G and 5G Equipment Mix-and-Match Scenarios
  • 5G-Stand-Alone Provides Critical Operator Control and Needed Efficiency
  • 5G Specifications Build off Telco Drive for White Box Standards
  • Upstream Content Providers are Key Partners for Mobile and Fixed Access Providers
  • “OTT” Gaming and VR/AR Content Needs More Bandwidth & Reduced Latencies
  • Service Operators Work with Datacom Special Interest Group to Promote White Box Solutions
  • Primary Connector Interfaces in Backhaul Network
  • Background
  • Next-Gen Pluggable Form-Factors
  • Smaller Size Fiber Optic Interfaces
  • Summary Comments on Hardware Trends
Chapter 5 – Fixed Access Infrastructure
  • From the Central Office to the Edge of the Subscriber Property
  • Fixed Wireless Access Introduction
  • Access Equipment in the Central Office
  • PON Network Evolution
  • Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) Access Networks
  • Distributed Access Architecture (DAA)
  • Will the Remote Access Node Become a Point of Network Convergence?
  • Enter the Generic Access Platform (GAP)
  • Summary HFC Equipment Trends
  • Connector Market Implications
  • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)
  • Introduction
  • The Unique Challenges FWA Faces
  • Wi-Fi and NexGenTV
  • Summary Comments – Broadband Access
Appendix 1 – Acronyms, Key Terms, and Definitions
Appendix 2 – Key Special Interest Groups and Standards Organizations
Appendix 3 – 4G-LTE, 5G Non-Standalone, and 5G Standalone – Partial 5G Upgrade Scenarios as Defined in the 3Gpp Release 15 Specs
Appendix 4 – CPRI, eCPRI, and Radio over Ethernet

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