US Mobile Backhaul 2013-2017 Report

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Dublin, Sept. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "US Mobile Backhaul 2013: Broadband Wireless Realized" report to their offering.

US Mobile Backhaul 2013: Broadband Wireless Realized, assesses and details the market for United States mobile wireless backhaul services and products through 2017.

The report provides data and analysis that capture the current and expected future trends in the mobile backhaul services market. In doing so it provides substantial scrutiny of key drivers such as network technology, subscriber trends, economic conditions and mobile and backhaul carrier dynamics.

Key supporting data points are quantified through 2017 including mobile subscribers, 3.5G/4G subscribers, total and data ARPU, mobile base station deployments, subscribers per base station and base station deployments by generation. Also enumerated are deployments of outdoor distributed antenna systems (DASs), base station sites, average base station deployments per site and mobile wireless network switch deployments.

Metrics specific to backhaul are also emphasized. Tables are provided through 2017 that quantify backhaul lines by capacity, physical technology and transport mode. Backhaul capacity used per cell site and capacity per switch are segmented as well.

US wireless operator total network operating and backhaul operating expenditures are quantified and articulated per subscriber. Current and projected backhaul market share by the type of carrier (RBOC/ILEC, MSO and CLEC) is included. Total tower rental revenues are provided in total and by per deployed base station.

Key Topics Covered:

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Current Market Conditions

  • 2.1 Weak Economy
  • 2.2 Wireless Carriers continue to post Strong Results
  • 2.3 Fiber Moves Forward but Second Stage of Build Out is Real Challenge
  • 2.4 Network use is Concentrated
  • 2.5 Wireless Network Upgrades Continue Unabated
  • 2.6 Middle of Network is Still a Backhaul Challenge
  • 2.7 Traditional Solutions Reign
  • 2.8 LTE Successful while Mobile WiMAX Falls Flat
  • 2.9 HSPA+ will be utilized for Years in US Market

3.0 Backhaul Through 2017

  • 3.1 Backhaul Capacity per Base Station Technology and Future Capacity Needs
  • 3.2 The Fourth Generation Impact on Mobile Backhaul
  • 3.3 Are Femtocells Part of a Solution?
  • 3.4 Migration to IP, Mixed Traffic Remains
  • 3.5 Flatter Network also Drives Backhaul Needs
  • 3.6 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)

4.0 Backhaul Technologies, an Analysis

  • 4.1 Copper Technology (T1, DSL)
  • 4.2 Fiber
  • 4.3 Hybrid Fiber Coax
  • 4.4 Point-to-Point Microwave
  • 4.5 Upper Millimeter Microwave
  • 4.6 WiMAX and Other Point-to-Multipoint Systems in Backhaul
  • 4.7 Unlicensed Wireless Technologies
  • 4.8 Free Space Optics
  • 4.9 Satellite

5.0 Figures and Market Drivers

  • 5.1 US Mobile Subscribers
  • 5.2 3.5 and 4G Subscribers
  • 5.3 Data and Voice ARPU as Share of Overall ARPU through 2017
  • 5.4 Cumulative Deployed Base Stations 2008 to 2015
  • 5.5 Deployments and Shipments, Base Stations by Technology (2/2.5G, 3G, 3.5G/4G)
  • 5.6 Deployment of Outdoor DAS Nodes
  • 5.7 Cell Site Deployments and Average Base Stations per Site
  • 5.8 Deployments of Switching Apparatus
  • 5.9 Base Stations by Backhaul Capacity
  • 5.10 Base Stations Served by Fiber
  • 5.11 BSC/RNC and MSC Links by Capacity
  • 5.12 Base Station Sites by Total Backhaul Capacity
  • 5.13 Backhaul by Wireless and Wireline Technologies
  • 5.14 Backhaul by Fiber, Copper, Coax, Microwave, Free Space Optics and Others Backhaul
  • 5.15 Ethernet vs. TDM/Mixed-Services Backhaul Links
  • 5.16 Total Operating Expenses for US Mobile Carriers/Expense per Subscriber
  • 5.17 Network Operating Expenses for the US Operator/Expense per Subscriber
  • 5.18 Mobile Network Backhaul Expenditures/Expense per Subscriber
  • 5.19 Edge of Network Backhaul Expenses for the US Operator/Expense per BTS
  • 5.20 Backhaul Market Share by Carrier Type (RBOC/ILEC, Cable, CLEC)
  • 5.21 Annual Tower Rental Revenues and Average Annual Tower Fee per BTS

Companies Mentioned

  • AT&T Wireless
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Verizon Wireless

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