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60 GHz Radio and Small Cells Backhaul - Markets and Technologies

  • ID: 2299034
  • Report
  • November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 99 Pages +
  • PracTel Inc
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One of the major trends in current mobile networks developments is an evolution towards small cells technologies. It is expected that in a couple of years small cell structures will prevail; and successfully compete with other types of applicable technologies. Often, an open issue for small cells is backhaul and its cost, which may be a major part of the total network CapEx. It is no wander that the industry pays a lot of attention to develop cost-efficient backhaul solutions.

This report addresses one of the 60 GHz radio applications – backhaul for small cells. It analyses 60 GHz radio characteristics that may be beneficial for such an application and supports findings with market statistics for 60 GHz radio small cell backhaul.

Though 60 GHz radio is not expected to be a major backhaul technology for small cells, it will definitely find the market for such an application. The technology is attractive, providing the high resistance to interference, available unlicensed 7 GHz bandwidth, ability to work in congested conditions, the Gb/s speed of transmission, and other.

This report also assesses markets for small cells and their microwave backhaul. The industries for 60 GHz outdoor radio, small cells and their backhaul are analyzed.

Research Methodology

Considerable research was performed using the Internet. Information from various Web sites was studied and analyzed; evaluation of publicly available marketing and technical publications was also conducted. Telephone conversations and interviews were held with industry analysts, technical experts and executives. In addition to these interviews and primary research, secondary sources were used to develop a more complete mosaic of the market landscape, including industry and trade publications, conferences and seminars.

The overriding objective throughout the work has been to provide valid and relevant information. This has led to a continual review and update of the information content.

Target Audience

This report addresses the 60 GHz radio technology and market analysis for the discussed application. It can be useful for service providers, vendors, network operators and managers, Enterprise IT staff, investors and end users seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the 60 GHz radio opportunities and barriers in the growth of the market for small cells backhaul.

The end users can gain a more thorough understanding of product’s market and capabilities as well as the economics of using these technologies products to improve cost efficiency.
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1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.1.1 Scope

1.2 Regulatory Climate

1.3 Trend – Small Cells Developments

1.4 Goals

1.5 Report Structure

1.6 Research Methodology

1.7 Target Audience

2.0 4G Era

2.1 Transition

2.2 Typical Features

2.3 Growth

2.3.1 Architectures

3.0 60 Ghz Radio

3.1 General

3.2 Spectrum Specifics

3.2.1 Oxygen Absorption

3.3 Antenna Focus

3.4 Radiation Limiting At 60 Ghz

3.5 Combined Effect

3.6 Progress In The Chip Technology For Mmwave

3.6.1 Modulation

3.6.2 Antenna Indoor Behavior Outdoor Behavior

3.7 Wi-Fi And 60 Ghz Radio

3.8 Summary

4.0 60 Ghz Radio – Outdoor Developments

4.1 Details

4.2 Place

4.3 Addressable Market

4.3.1 General

4.3.2 Drivers

4.3.3 Forecast

4.4 Industry








Huber + Suhner

Hxi (Subsidiary Of Renaissance Electronics Corporation)





Sub10 Systems

5.0 Small Cells

5.1 Nomenclature

5.1.1 Group

5.2 General

5.3 Applications

5.4 Benefits And Issues

5.5 Small Cell Industry
















Nokia Siemens Networks




Ruckus Wireless







5.6 Small Cell Market

6.0 Small Cell Backhaul

6.1 Requirements

6.1.1 Challenges

6.2 Types

6.2.1 Small Cell Backhaul Specifics Summary

6.3 60 Ghz Radio – Backhaul Application

6.4 60 Ghz Radio: Small Cell Backhaul - Market

6.5 Ieee Contributions

6.6 Small Cell Backhaul Vendors

Airspan (Integrated Wireless Backhaul)

Alcatel-Lucent (60 Ghz And Other)

Aviat (E-Band)

Blinq (Sub – 6 Ghz)

Cambridge Broadband

Ceragon (Several Solutions)

Dragonwave (Several Solutions)


Lightpointe (60 Ghz And Other)

Nec (60 Ghz)

Radwin (Sub-6 Ghz)

Siklu (E-Band Or 60 Ghz)

Sub10 Systems (60 Ghz; E-Band)

Taqua (Microwave Nlos)

7.0 Conclusions

List of Figures and Tables

Figure 1: Unlicensed Bands

Figure 2: Projection: Mobile Data Traffic Growth – Globally (Petabytes/Month)

Figure 3: 60 Ghz Connections

Figure 4: Attenuation In 60 Ghz Band

Figure 5: Absorption Details

Figure 6: Bands Features Comparison

Figure 7: Tam: Global Sales Of 60 Ghz Radio – Outdoor Applications ($B)

Figure 8: Tam: Global Sales Of 60 Ghz Radio – Outdoor Applications (Units 000)

Figure 9: Macro Vs Small Bs (Mil. Units)

Figure 10: Small Base Stations Pricing

Figure 11: Tam: Small Cell Base Stations Global (Mil. Units)

Figure 12: Tam: Small Cell Base Stations Global ($M)

Figure 13: Tam: Global Microwave Ptp Backhaul Mobile Communications ($B)

Figure 14: Tam: Global 60 Ghz Backhaul Radio ($B)

Table 1: Directivity

Table 2: 60 Ghz Links Characteristics

Table 3: 60 Ghz Link Characteristics

Table 4: Performance Characteristics

Table 5: Classification

Table 6 Base Stations Characteristics

Table 7: Comparison

Table 8: Summary: Backhaul
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- Airlinx

- Airspan
- Airvana

- Alcatel-Lucent

- Athena

- Aviat

- Blinq
- Bridgewave

- Cambridge Broadband

- Cavium

- Ceragon

- Cisco

- Comba

- Comotech

- Contela

- Dragonwave

- E-Band

- Ericsson

- Fujitsu

- Huawai

- Huber + Suhner

- Hxi
- Ip.Access

- Juni

- Lightpointe

- Maxim

- Mimoon

- Mindspeed

- Minieum

- Nec

- Nokia Siemens Networks

- Proxim

- Purewave

- Quortus

- Radisys

- Radwin

- Ruckus Wireless

- Samsung

- Siklu

- Solectek

- Sub10 Systems

- Taqua
- Tektelic

- Ti

- Ubee-Airwalk

- Ubiquisys

- Zte
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