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LTE Antenna Design Shapes the Performance of Your Network

The mobile cellular network antenna has been the unsung hero of the mobile cellular revolution. The spotlight is often cast onto the latest and greatest smartphones and the advent of 4G LTE to speed up the data connections for end users wishing to access the Internet, their Facebook profile, WhatsApp instant messenger friends and family, download their favorite MTV Katy Perry music video. And yet the mobile operator’s antenna plays an essential role in the whole experience.

This report analyzes the key market trends shaping the LTE antenna market, sector panel antennas, MIMO, ultrawide band antennas, multi-band antennas, active antennas, interference control strategies, and side-by-side design considerations.

The report also provides mobile operator case studies: antenna vendor profiles, vendor matrix, market share Analysis, and antenna shipment forecast.

 

Table of Contents

  • 1. OVERVIEW OF THE LTE ANTENNA MARKET
    • 1.1. Key Market Trends
    • 1.2. Antenna Market Dynamics
      • 1.2.1. Shaping the LTE Antenna Market
      • 1.2.2. LTE Antenna Market Forecast
  • 2. CUTTING EDGE REQUIREMENTS FOR LTE ANTENNA DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
    • 2.1. Delivering Network Performance
      • 2.1.1. Multi-path Interference
      • 2.1.2. Interference Control
      • 2.1.3. Side-by-side Design
      • 2.1.4. MIMO Capabilities
      • 2.1.5. Ultrawide-band Performance
    • 2.2. Key Antenna Design Form Factors
      • 2.2.1. Tilt Antennas
      • 2.2.2. Passive Inter-modulation (PIM) Minimization
      • 2.2.3. The Value of Active Antenna Systems
      • 2.2.4. Multi-band Capabilities
      • 2.2.5. Multi-band Challenge
  • 3. LTE ANTENNA DESIGN AND INSTALLATION CASE STUDIES
    • 3.1. Vodafone
    • 3.2. Orange Group
    • 3.3. Zain Group
    • 3.4. Optimus
  • 4. LTE ANTENNA COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENT
    • 4.1. Market Share Analysis
    • 4.2. Competitive Profiles
      • 4.2.1. Kathrein
      • 4.2.2. CommScope (Andrew)
      • 4.2.3. Huawei
      • 4.2.4. Radio Frequency Systems
      • 4.2.5. Amphenol
      • 4.2.6. Comba Telecom
    • 4.3. Vendor Matrix
  • 5. STRATEGIC RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS

Tables

  1. More Than 38 LTE Spectrum Bands Allocated

Charts

  1. Capital Expenditure per Subscription, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. LTE-capable Antenna Shipments by Band Configuration, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2018
  3. LTE-capable Antenna Shipments by Spectrum Band Combination, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2019
  4. LTE Antenna Sales Value Market Share Analysis, World Market: 2012 versus 2013

Figures

  1. Evolution of Antenna Dipole Design
  2. Innovation versus Implementation Vendor Matrix