EJL Wireless Research Reports U.S. State Legislation Laws Classify Small/Micro Cells as Permitted Use

Legislation Preempts Local Government Control over Utility Poles

Potential Legal Battles Regarding Local Rights-of-Way

 

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San Francisco, CA November 8, 2018: EJL Wireless Research is excited to announce the third report in its small cells research track. The “United States State Level Small Wireless Facilities Legislative Analysis, 2018 1st Edition.” The report analyzes small wireless facility (SWF) and micro wireless facility (MWF) laws in States that have passed or are in the process of passing laws allowing wireless service providers and neutral host tower companies to gain right-of-way (ROW) access to utility poles. The report compliments the recently published “U.S. Federal Communications Commission Small Wireless Facilities Legislative Analysis, 2018 1st Edition.Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports U.S. State Legislation Laws Classify Small/Micro Cells as Permitted Use

EJL Wireless Research Reports FCC Regulations Pave Way Forward for U.S. Outdoor Small Cells

FCC in a flurry of activity to execute 5G FAST Plan

Results of Report & Orders Preempt State/Local Government Right of Way Jurisdiction

San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2018: Since the beginning of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission has issued five Report & Orders and three Declaratory Rulings relating to the streamlining of small wireless facilities (small cells) as part of its 5G FAST plan to speed up the Federal, State, and local government review process. This has been hampered by local moratoria, National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)/ National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) reviews, excessive non-recurring and recurring fees, in-kind services, and lengthy permit application review periods. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports FCC Regulations Pave Way Forward for U.S. Outdoor Small Cells

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Shipments Up 7% in 2017

Antenna revenues surged 69% in 2017 due to sAIA and MM-ARS products

MM-ARS market to reach USD $70 billion by 2022

San Francisco, CA July 16, 2018:  Global macrocell BTS antenna shipments increased 7% in 2017 despite weakness in China and India, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2022 10th Edition.” “Initial shipments of FDD/TDD antennas, coupled with growth in FDD antennas, sAIA products, and MM-ARS products supported the growth. Antenna revenues surged due to the mix shift towards higher port count passive products as well as increased shipments of sAIA and MM-ARS solutions,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that macrocell BTS antenna shipments will decline by 10% in 2018 due to the shift towards higher port count passive antennas and continued weakness in China and India, offsetting initial 5G MM-ARS shipments in South Korea and the United States. However commercial deployments of 5G MM-ARS solutions will drive revenues up 234% in 2018.

EJL Wireless Research estimates that the Top 3 macrocell BTS antenna suppliers for units controlled 57% of total antenna shipments in 2017 while Top 3 macrocell BTS antenna suppliers for revenues captured 68% market share. The Top 3 antenna suppliers in unit shipment volumes were Huawei Technologies, Comba Telecom, and CommScope while the Top 3 antenna suppliers in revenues were Huawei Technologies, CommScope, and Kathrein. Chinese antenna suppliers captured 63% of shipments and 61% of revenues in 2017. Huawei Technologies was again the largest macrocell BTS antenna supplier in 2017 in terms of both units and revenues.

For currently overloaded LTE macrocell sites, EJL Wireless Research believes that the use of sector splitting with multi-beam antennas to add capacity may be the most economical option for mobile operators compared with the deployment of small cells to support ever increasing data usage from mobile subscribers. The potential to transform network capacity from a traditional three sector macrocell architecture to four, five, or more sectors per frequency band is on the near horizon.

“LTE-Advanced Pro services using 4×4 MIMO across multiple frequency bands, coupled with the strategy to consolidate all passive antenna ports onto a single panel per sector to support a “1+1” configuration are driving mobile network antenna upgrades using FDD and FDD/TDD antennas supporting 14-24 ports,” says Lum. The potential for a new class of antenna products, active (massive MIMO)/passive antenna radio systems (AP-ARS), is on the horizon as some mobile operators will not be able to deploy a “1+1” configuration on their macro sites and will be forced to deploy a ”1+0” configuration to support 5G NR services.

EJL Wireless Research forecasts global macro BTS antenna revenues to reach a record USD $74 billion by 2022 as massive MIMO antenna radio systems (MM-ARS) for LTE-Advanced Pro and 5G services will represent USD $70 billion of the total.

“We remain skeptical about the return on investment and capacity gains of 64T64R TDD MM-ARS solutions being 100% of 5G NR networks. We forecast a tiered approach to 5G NR deployments with the majority of products being 32T32R TDD MM-ARS and using the 64T64R TDD MM-ARS for very high capacity sites,” says Lum.

 

About EJL Wireless Research
EJL Wireless Research provides proprietary, accurate and cutting-edge market analysis and consulting services on the wireless technology ecosystem.  The firm’s wireless infrastructure research focuses on vertical elements of the wireless ecosystem including telecommunication standards evolution, global and regional regulatory issues, spectrum availability, mobile operators, and mobile infrastructure equipment vendors.  In addition, the firm provides analysis across horizontal technology suppliers including RF semiconductor materials, RF semiconductor/components, and RF subsystems. Our goal is to provide our clients with critical market analysis and information.

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EJL Wireless Research is managed by Earl Lum. Mr. Lum has 25 years of experience within the wireless industry including 8 years as an Equity Research Analyst on Wall Street. The company is headquartered in Half Moon Bay, CA. For more information about EJL Wireless Research, please visit the company’s website at www.ejlwireless.com.

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell TRx Shipments Up 24% in 2017

Massive MIMO driving radio transceiver market towards 500 million units by 2022

Outlook bullish for 2018 with 113% growth due to 5G NR deployments

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Salem, NH April 19, 2018:  Shipments of macrocell radio transceivers (TRx) for remote radio units (RRU) and massive MIMO antenna radio systems (MM-ARS) supporting 2G, 3G, 4G, 4,5G, 4,9G, and 5G NR were up 24% in 2017, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell Radio Transceiver (TRx) Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2022 14th Edition.” Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell TRx Shipments Up 24% in 2017

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Up 19% in 2017

4T4R RRUs up 100% as Massive MIMO continues to accelerate; Huawei #1 overall and in all categories of LTE

Despite NB-IoT upgrades in China, outlook negative for 2018

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Salem, NH April 9, 2018:  Shipments of remote radio units (RRU) and antenna radio systems (ARS) were up 19% in 2017, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2022 2nd Edition.” “China’s 800/900MHz NB-IoT upgrades, coupled with growth in India and Europe offset weakness in North America and Asia in 2017,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the macrocell RRU/ARS market will see an 18% decline in shipments in 2018 due to continued lower CAPEX spending in China, operator consolidation in India, as well as softness in Asia Pacific. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Up 19% in 2017

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BBU Shipments Flat in 2017

5G NR gNodeBs and LTE massive MIMO eNodeBs to ramp in 2018

Ericsson moves up to the top of the market in 2017

Salem, NH, March 28, 2017:  Shipments of digital baseband units (BBU) increased by 1% in 2017 to another year of record shipments, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell BBU Market Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2022 14th Edition.” “We believe that 5G gNodeBs will grow to 48% of overall volumes by 2022,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the macrocell BBU market will see an 11% decline in shipments in 2018 due to lower CAPEX spending in China and softness in India. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BBU Shipments Flat in 2017

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Fronthaul OTRX Module Shipments Decline 8% in 2016

2016 revenues drop to USD $377 million

25G and 100G modules ready to support 4.9G/5G massive MIMO deployments

Salem, NH, January 26, 2018:  Shipments of fronthaul optical transceiver (OTRX) modules declined 8% in 2016, reflecting the overall trend of remote radio unit (RRU) shipments, according to the inaugural report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Fronthaul Optical Transceiver (OTRX) Modules Market Analysis Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Fronthaul OTRX Module Shipments Decline 8% in 2016

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Drop by 8% in 2016

Demand in 2017 to remain weak and outlook remains choppy due to Chinese LTE party hangover

4T4R RRUs capture 37% share by 2021 with 64T64R ARSs exceeding 25% of total shipments by 2021

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Salem, NH October 9, 2017: Shipments of remote radio units (RRU) and antenna radio systems (ARS) dropped by 8% in 2016, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Market Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2021 1st Edition.” “We are excited to finally introduce the third product in our series of research reports focused on the macro cell market. The RRU/ARS report complements our existing radio transceiver (TRx), digital baseband unit (BBU), and base station antenna research,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the macrocell RRU/ARS market will see a 14% decline in shipments in 2017 due to lower CAPEX spending in China and Asia Pacific as well as softness in other regions. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Drop by 8% in 2016

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Shipments Down in 2016

Macrocell BTS antenna shipments dropped 15% while revenues dropped 5% in 2016;

Passive antenna shipments shifting to higher port count (8+) while 5G massive MIMO begins in 2018

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Salem, NH, December 19th, 2017:  Global macrocell BTS antenna shipments dropped by 15% in 2016 as the slowdown in China and slower CAPEX spending impacted investments in coverage and capacity mobile network upgrades, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Market Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2021 9th Edition.” “The continued decline of shipments in the TDD market, coupled with softness in FDD products that was impacted by demand weakness and the shift to higher port count products, resulted in the overall market decline. Revenues were down 5% due to the mix shift towards higher port count products, offsetting the drop in shipments of legacy lower priced 2-port and 4-port antennas,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the macrocell BTS antenna market will see a recovery with 11% growth in shipments during 2017 due to a temporary demand increase in China for NB-IoT networks and sight growth in India, offsetting weakness in North America and Europe. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell BTS Antenna Shipments Down in 2016

EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Drop by 8% in 2016

Demand in 2017 to remain weak and outlook remains choppy due to Chinese LTE party hangover

4T4R RRUs capture 37% share by 2021 with 64T64R ARSs exceeding 25% of total shipments by 2021

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Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Market Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2021

Salem, NH October 9, 2017:  Shipments of remote radio units (RRU) and antenna radio systems (ARS) dropped by 8% in 2016, according to the latest report from EJL Wireless Research titled “Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Market Analysis and Forecast, 2017-2021 1st Edition.” “We are excited to finally introduce the third product in our series of research reports focused on the macro cell market. The RRU/ARS report complements our existing radio transceiver (TRx), digital baseband unit (BBU), and base station antenna research,” says founder and President, Earl Lum. EJL Wireless Research is forecasting that the macrocell RRU/ARS market will see a 14% decline in shipments in 2017 due to lower CAPEX spending in China and Asia Pacific as well as softness in other regions. Continue reading EJL Wireless Research Reports Global Macrocell RRU/ARS Shipments Drop by 8% in 2016