LTE Basestation Antenna Deployments Accelerate as the 4G Network Builds Out

2Q 2015 | Research Report Report | RR-LTEA-15 | 21 pages | 5 charts | 1 figure | PDF

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Table of Contents

  • 1. OVERVIEW OF THE LTE MARKET
    • 1.1. LTE Drives 4G Growth
    • 1.2. Country-level Traffic Analysis
    • 1.3. Mobile Data Traffic Strains the Network
  • 2. LTE BASE STATION ANTENNAS
    • 2.1. LTE Base Station Antenna Drivers
      • 2.1.1. General MIMO (Diversity) Operation
      • 2.1.2. Multi-band Operation
        • 2.1.2.1. Spectrum Drivers
        • 2.1.2.2. LTE on 700 MHz
      • 2.1.3. Antenna / Network Topology Issues
      • 2.1.4. Modern LTE Antenna Design
  • 3. LTE ANTENNA REQUIREMENTS
    • 3.1. Requirements for Good System Performance
      • 3.1.1. Good Multi-path Performance
      • 3.1.2. Interference Control
      • 3.1.3. LTE Antenna Topology
      • 3.1.4. LTE MIMO Operation
      • 3.1.5. Wide-band Performance
      • 3.1.6. Passive Inter-modulation Minimization
    • 3.2. Types of LTE Antennas
      • 3.2.1. Tilt Antennas
        • 3.2.1.1. Simplifying Operation
      • 3.2.2. Active Antennas
        • 3.2.2.1. Smart Antennas
        • 3.2.2.2. Direction of the Active Antenna Market
      • 3.2.3. Remote Radio Heads
      • 3.2.4. Integrated Antennas
      • 3.2.5. Multi-band Antennas and Operation
        • 3.2.5.1. The Multi-band Challenge
  • 4. LTE VENDOR COMPETITIVE ASSESSMENT
    • 4.1. Market Share Analysis
    • 4.2. Competitive Profiles
      • 4.2.1. Amphenol
      • 4.2.2. CommScope
      • 4.2.3. Huawei Technologies
      • 4.2.4. Kathrein
    • 4.3. Vendor Matrix
  • 5. CONCLUSIONS AND STRATEGIC OBSERVATIONS
  • 6. LINKS TO RELATED RESEARCH
  • 7. TABLE OF CONTENTS

Charts

  1. 2G, 3G, and 4G Annual Mobile Subscriptions by Technology, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2020
  2. Mobile Network Data Traffic by Traffic Type, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2019
  3. LTE-capable Antenna Shipments by Spectrum Band Combination, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2019
  4. LTE Antenna Market Share Analysis, 2013 versus 2014
  5. Innovation versus Implementation Vendor Matrix

Figures

  1. Evolution of Antenna Dipole Design


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