Corning tops ABI Research’s DAS vendor competitor assessment

Nov. 10, 2015
Followed only by CommScope and Cobham Wireless in the vendor rankings, Corning took the top spot in ABI Research’s latest refresh of its DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment report.

Corning took the top spot in ABI Research’s latest refresh of its DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment report, followed by CommScope and Cobham Wireless in the vendor rankings. These companies, along with JMA Wireless and Dali Wireless, represent the top five DAS vendors as tabulated by the analyst, accounting for almost two-thirds of the market, according to ABI Research’s estimates.

“The DAS equipment vendor market continues to be hyper-competitive, and since we last published a competitive assessment in 2014, there have been several mergers and acquisitions that changed the competitive landscape,” says Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research. “TE Connectivity’s DAS business was acquired by CommScope, Axell was acquired by Cobham, Zinwave was acquired by McWane, and CSI sold its DAS equipment business to Westell. Since we expect the North American market for DAS to grow rapidly, this region becomes the battleground for market share and innovation for modern DAS systems.”

In the report's "Innovation" category, Dali Wireless beat out its competitors due to its Matrix and RF Router digital DAS technology, which ABI said represents a significant change in DAS technology and offers DAS owners and operators significant CAPEX savings. Corning was ranked second for its Corning ONE platform and scored best in class points for its scalability and support of multiple technologies. Third in the category is Cobham Wireless for its idDAS system. Cobham Wireless scored best in class points for its advanced features and scalability.

In the assessment's "Implementation" category, Corning also took the top spot, thanks in large part to its growing business in North America and a significant European footprint, said ABI. The company also scored highly for its system integration abilities. CommScope ranked second in this category -- the company is now the largest DAS vendor by market share largely due to its acquisition of TE Connectivity’s DAS business, noted the analyst. (Also contributing to CommScope’s ranking is its geographical penetration and system integration abilities.) Cobham Wireless rounded out the top three vendors as a global leader in DAS for public safety and transportation systems.

In this latest refresh of its competitive assessment of DAS vendors, ABI Research assessed 13 companies. The companies included are Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), Bird/DeltaNode, Cobham Wireless, Comba Telecom, CommScope, Corning, Dali Wireless, Fiber-Span, JMA Wireless, Kathrein, SOLiD Technologies, Westell and Zinwave. The report is part of ABI Research’s In-Building Wireless Research Service, which includes research reports, market data, insights and competitive assessments.

Read the full In-Building Wireless, DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment from ABI Research.

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