Forecast: In-building wireless market to hit $8.5B on strength of active DAS deployments
ABI Research expects the market for in-building wireless equipment and deployments to grow to over $8 billion in 2019.
ABI Research expects the market for in-building wireless equipment and deployments to grow to over $8 billion in 2019, up from a forecast $4.4 billion for 2014, representing a 14% compound annual growth rate (CAGR). "Active DAS systems will continue to account for the majority of deployment types with over 60% of the revenue throughout our forecast period," reveals Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research.
According to ABI, North America will continue to be the region with maximum DAS spend, with sports venues and transportation continuing to be the verticals which attract the most DAS investment, while shopping malls, healthcare and hotels/resorts finish in a close second place.
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Together, these verticals in North America account for about two-thirds of DAS spending, says ABI. North America is followed by Asia-Pacific and then Europe (in that order) for market size. “While the Asia-Pacific region today accounts for less than a quarter of the total market, we expect it to grow to more than 25% by 2019 at a CAGR of more than 20%,” adds Marshall.
In its latest “In-Building Wireless” market data, ABI Research forecasts in-building wireless revenue by region, vertical, system type and component type. Component types included in the forecast are cabling, repeaters, antennas, active and passive DAS head ends and remotes and a new category, DAS trays.
Significantly, ABI states that "the DAS trays market will likely track LTE rollouts as DAS operators deploy systems with low PIM [passive intermodulation], and that the low-PIM DAS tray is emerging as a unique class of equipment, and a necessary building block for modern DAS systems."
Learn more about ABI Research’s In-Building Wireless Research Service.