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