CommScope Tops ABI Research’s DAS Vendor Competitor Assessment, Followed by TE Connectivity and Axell

03 Mar 2014

CommScope reached the top spot in ABI Research’s latest refresh of its DAS Vendor Competitive Assessment and is closely followed by TE Connectivity, Axell, and Corning. With Axell and SOLiD now joining the ranks of the top five DAS vendors since our last assessment, together these top five vendors now account for more than half of the market, according to our estimates.


Axell was our most innovative company thanks to idDAS™ (Intelligent Digital DAS) which represents a significant change in DAS technology and offers DAS owners and operators significant CAPEX savings.

TE Connectivity was our second choice for the most innovative vendor thanks to high scores across all criteria as demonstrated by its recent announcement with Alcatel-Lucent on CPRI interfaces between Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile Ultra-Broadband access portfolio and the TE FlexWave DAS, and its introduction of the FlexWave AIP all pointing to a highly innovative DAS roadmap.

Corning was third in our list of the most innovative DAS vendors for its Small Cell and HetNet support thanks to the CorningONE platform and its MobileAccess portfolio.

In our Implementation category CommScope scored the top result thanks in large part to its global presence and legacy business in North America and a significant European footprint. We believe that CommScope is the DAS market leader in the US and among the leaders in Europe.

TE Connectivity was our second choice in the Implementation category, again driven by market share and geographical penetration.

Our third choice in the Implementation category is Axell which is the largest DAS vendor in Europe and a global leader in public safety and transportation systems and a growing presence in North America. With financial and technical backing from its parent Cobham we expect Axell to continue to challenge for the top spot.

“The DAS equipment market is hyper competitive and since we last published a Competitive Assessment in 2012 there have been several changes to the vendor ecosystem with exits, divestitures and acquisitions,” says Nick Marshall, principal analyst. “Since we expect the North American market for DAS to grow rapidly it becomes the battleground for market share and innovation for modern DAS systems.”

In its latest Competitive Assessment of DAS vendors, ABI Research included Axell, Comba, CommScope, Corning, CSI, Dali, Ericsson, Huawei, Microlab, SOLiD, TE Connectivity and Zinwave. This report is part of ABI Research’s In-Building Wireless Research Service.

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