Forecast: In-building wireless market could reach $9B by 2020

The market for in-building wireless equipment and deployments will more than double the current market by 2020, reports ABI Research.

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ABI Research's latest In-Building Wireless market data forecasts that North America will drive the overall market, while Europe and Asia-Pacific will pick up the pace during 2016. The market for in-building wireless equipment and deployments will more than double the current market by 2020, states the firm's latest research. “While the Asia-Pacific region accounts for just one-fifth of the total market, we forecast it to be the fastest growing region and to represent over 25% of the market by 2020,” adds Nick Marshall, Research Director at ABI Research.

According to the new market data, North America will continue to be the region with maximum DAS spend, with sports venues, transportation, and healthcare remaining the verticals which attract the most DAS investment, and shopping malls and hospitality coming in a close second place. Together, ABI says that these verticals in North America account for just under half of DAS spending. In the new report, North America is followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe, respectively, for market size.

ABI's Marshall adds, “China dominates the activity in the Asia-Pacific region, and we believe that while capex today is targeted to TD-LTE and 4G macro deployments, in-building wireless deployments will turn the corner in 2016, when the market returns to growth and active DAS systems are deployed for better data coverage.”

According to the new report, the leading companies in this market include CommScope, TE Connectivity, Axell Wireless, Corning, JMA Wireless, Dali Wireless, Zinwave, Goodman Networks, Wireless Telecom Group, and SOLiD. All are forecast to benefit from DAS spending. Component types included in the forecast include cabling, repeaters, antennas, active and passive DAS head ends, remotes, and DAS trays. Learn more about the report.

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