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Cellular Base Station Designs: From Vertical Integration to Modular Approach

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Actionable Benefits

  • Identify the market trend and the advantages of pursuing a modular-based approach.
  • Looks in detail at the development and deployment timelines and potential challenges.
  • Understand the influence on individual stakeholders and evaluate their business strategies.

Critical Questions Answered

  • What is the modular-based system of a base station?
  • How is a modular base station built? What are pros and cons?
  • Where are different stakeholders activities and what are their business strategies?
  • What are the critical control points to make a better ecosystem?
  • When can this new network deployment approach dominate the telco market?

Research Highlights

  • A detailed description of current network development and deployment focus and the problem of traditional vertical integration approach.
  • Comprehensive analysis of business focus and value proposition of different stakeholders to build a modular-based approach.
  • Market importance of open modular-based approach and deployment forecast.

Who Should Read This?

  • Standardization bodies and policymakers.
  • All tiers mobile network operators and communications service providers.
  • Small or newly established software and hardware vendors.
  • Incumbent vendors and system integrators.
  • RF antenna and chipset semiconductor manufacturers.
  • Application developers and IT service providers.
  • Industrial and manufacturing companies.

Table of Contents

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2. RECOMMENDATIONS

2.1. Mobile Network Operators
2.2. Hardware and Software Vendors
2.3. System Integrators and Incumbent Vendors

3. BASE STATION STRUCTURES AND DEPLOYMENT MODELS

3.1. A Common Base Station Architecture
3.2. Network Virtualization and Modular-Based Base Stations
3.3. Base Station Deployment challenges

4. BASE STATION VALUE CHAIN AND ECOSYSTEM

4.1. Network Operators
4.2. RAN Vendors
4.3. System Integrators
4.4. Traditional Infrastructure Vendors

5. WHITE-BOX RADIO, STANDARDIZATION, AND GEOPOLITICAL CONCERNS

5.1. White-Box Radio
5.2. Standardization and Geopolitical Concerns

6. ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES AND DEPLOYMENT STATUS

6.1. Organization Activities
6.2. Open RAN Development Status Highlights

7. DATA FORECASTS

7.1. Forecast Overview
7.2. Forecast Methodology