The transfer of large amount of data from one place to another involves the usage of wire for physical connectivity; however, the management of such wires has become quite the tedious job and hence the replacement with wireless technology. Although, wire connected networks had the merit of greater bandwidth, the stretching of wire over a long distance is very complicated. Data packets can be sent at the speed of 1 Mbps to 2 Gbps to a distance of approximately fifty miles, when data transfer is done through wireless backhaul technology. Cell operators have played a vital role in commercializing this market. The necessity of wireless backhaul technology is quintessential with growing demands for data connectivity worldwide.
Market value of wireless and mobile backhaul equipment:
Asia stands tall in the wireless and mobile backhaul equipment market, as market analysts have reported the high revenue yield from the countries in it. The global market value of this industry has soared high than expected with growing demands in tele communications sector. Recently in the Mergers and Acquisitions (M &A) market analysis, it was reported that the tele communications sector had the largest leap with higher revenue yield. This was apparently after the advent of wireless technology in the market scene. The Cumulative Average Growth Rate (CAGR) has increased manifold in the recent years and is said to reach a new high in the impending years. Cellular backhaul, broadband connectivity backhaul, building-to-building connectivity and video surveillance backhaul are the categories of applications for the mobile backhaul equipments. The key players in the market include TDM & ATM, microwave, pseudo wire, free space optics, satellite and All-IP RAN; however microwave has the highest market value, since most of the cell site backhauling is majorly done through them in various regions. TDM and ATM are the second largest players in the market. Most of the US based network operators and other international operators employ the usage of TDM hinged back hauling for voice governed connectivity wherein fixed bandwidth per call is a pre requisite. There are two types of configurations on the basis of which wireless networking works. They are point to point (PTP) and point to multi point (PTM) configurations.
The market trend curve is of upward fashion due to market driving factors like rapid economical growth of developing countries and the pervasive awareness created amongst people regarding internet and communication technologies.
The advent of wireless technology has proven to be an essentially market driven expeditious growth for technology sector in the past few years and is expected to grow more in the upcoming years.