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Continued Robust Growth Forecast for Cellular Base Stations


A booming subscriber base and new technology are propelling the market for cellular base station equipment to new heights, reports In-Stat ( Cellular markets in emerging economies such as China and India continue to expand and require additional infrastructure to increase areas of service, the high-tech market research firm says.

“In addition to the sheer number of cellular base stations required to provide coverage to the planet, cellular technology is always evolving, requiring cellular operators to shutdown their old networks and build new networks, sometimes from scratch,” says Allen Nogee, In-Stat analyst.

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

By 2011, In-Stat forecasts that the total number of cellular base stations will exceed 3.1 million, up from 1.8 million in 2006.

Cellular demand in China and India will keep sales of GSM base stations strong for many years.

Licenses for TD-SCDMA will be given out in 2008, but shipments of TD-SCDMA base stations will pale in comparison to WCDMA base station shipments.
Recent In-Stat research, Five-Year Worldwide Cellular Base Station Report, 2006 - 2011 (#IN0703618GW), covers the worldwide market for cellular base stations. It provides forecasts for base station units by technology and by region through 2011. It includes analysis of major trends shaping this market.

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This research is part of In-Stat’s Wireless Infrastructure service, which provides comprehensive analysis of the worldwide mobile network infrastructure and component markets. It includes assessments of market trends and emerging technologies in the wireless infrastructure industry, subscriber and subscriber trend reports, and forecasts and coverage for base station equipment, semiconductor content, voice channels, and power amplifiers.


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