Global Macrocell RRU/AAU Unit Market Analysis and Forecast, 2021-2025, 4th Edition

Published byEJL Wireless Research
Publication DateApril 2021
Total Pages80
Total Exhibits43
Total Tables52
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This report provides a comprehensive analysis for the global remote radio unit
(RRU) and active antenna unit (AAU) markets. This report covers the global
market share for 2019 and 2020 shipments as well as a forecast for 2021-2025.

The report covers the following wireless air interfaces:
2G GSM/EDGE BTS
3G UMTS/CDMA NodeB
4G LTE/LTE-Advanced eNodeB
4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro eNodeB
4.9G LTE-Advanced Pro Massive MIMO eNodeB
5G New Radio Massive MIMO gNodeB

There is NO vendor market share information in this edition and future editions of this report.

Features
2019 and 2020 Shipments by Region
2019 and 2020 Shipments by Frequency Cluster
2019 and 2020 Shipments by Air Interface
2021-2025 Forecast by Region
2021-2025 Forecast by Air Interface
2021-2025 Forecast by Frequency Cluster

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY …….. 4
Changes for this edition and future editions of EJL Wireless Research market forecast reports ……… 5
2020 Review: Uncertainty of COVID-19 coupled with multiple export bans on Huawei Technologies = Delays …… 5
RRU/AAU Forecast 2021-2025…….. 6
Demand Drivers for Our Forecast …… 8
Summary ……… 9
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY …… 11
4.9G Frequency Clusters ?Massive MIMO …. 14
5G NR Frequency Clusters ? Non-Massive MIMO …… 15
5G NR Frequency Clusters ? Massive MIMO …. 15
CHAPTER 1: OVERALL MARKET PERFORMANCE….. 16
1.1 2019 Review: Huawei Technologies BIS Entity Ban overshadows market rebounds in Europe and Asia …….. 16
1.2 2020 Review: A year of COVID-19, more Huawei bans, RAN/Core swap outs, and China 5G …….. 19
1.3 RRU/AAU Forecast 2021-2025 ……. 23
1.4 Demand Drivers for Our Forecast …… 24
CHAPTER 2: 5G NR MASSIVE MIMO/MMWAVE AAUS … 29
2.1 5G NR Massive MIMO AAU Market Share ….. 31
2.2 5G NR Massive MIMO AAU Forecast 2021-2025 ….. 34
CHAPTER 3: NON MASSIVE MIMO 4G/5G NR RRUS …. 40
CHAPTER 4: NON MASSIVE MIMO 2G/3G RRUS… 44
CHAPTER 5: MULTI-BAND RRUS….. 46
CHAPTER 6: GEOGRAPHICAL MARKET ANALYSIS…… 49
China and India Drive 2019 Demand; COVID-19 + China/U.S. Impact 2020 …. 49
2021-2025 Forecast …….. 51
6.1 North America …….. 52
6.2 Latin America/Caribbean …… 60
6.3 Europe ……… 62
6.4 Africa …….. 65
6.5 The Middle East …… 67
6.6 Asia Pacific ……… 69
6.7 Japan …….. 71
6.8 South Korea ……. 73
6.9 China …….. 74
6.10 India ……. 77

TABLES
Table 1: Global Non-Massive MIMO RRU Market Share by Air Interface/Frequency Cluster, 2018-2019
(Units) ………. 17
Table 2: Global Massive MIMO AAU Market Share by Air Interface/Frequency Cluster, 2018-2019 (Units) 17
Table 3: Global RRU Non-Massive MIMO Market Share by Air Interface/Frequency Cluster, 2019-2020
(Units) ………. 20
Table 4: Global AAU Massive MIMO Market Share by Air Interface/Frequency Cluster, 2019-2020 (Units) 21
Table 5: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by MIMO/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (Units) ….. 26
Table 6: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by MIMO/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) .. 26
Table 7: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by MIMO/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% YoY Growth) …. 26
Table 8: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by xTyR Configuration, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 27
Table 9: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by xTyR Configuration, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) …. 27
Table 10: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by xTyR Configuration, 2021-2025 (% YoY Growth) …. 28
Table 11: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2018-2019 (Units) … 31
Table 12: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2019-2020 (Units) … 31
Table 13: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (Units) … 34 Table 14: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) ………. 34 Table 15: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Growth YoY) ………. 34 Table 16: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025
(Units) ………. 36
Table 17: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025
(% Market Share) ……… 36
Table 18: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025
(% Growth YoY) ……… 36
Table 19: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (Units) … 37 Table 20: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) … 37 Table 21: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% Growth YoY) .. 37 Table 22: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (Units) .. 38
Table 23: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) …. 38
Table 24: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% Growth YoY) ………. 38
Table 25: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Shipments by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2018-2019 (Units) … 40
Table 26: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Shipments by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2019-2020 (Units) … 41
Table 27: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 ….. 43
Table 28: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) .. 43
Table 29: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Growth YoY) .. 43
Table 30: Global 2G/3G RRU Shipments, 2018-2019 (Units)….. 44
Table 31: Global 2G/3G RRU Shipments, 2019-2020 (Units)….. 44
Table 32: Global 2G/3G RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 …. 45
Table 33: Global 2G/3G RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) …. 45
Table 34: Global 2G/3G RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (% Growth YoY) …. 45
Table 35: Global 4G/5G NR FDD Multi-Band RRU Forecast, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 48
Table 36: Global 4G/5G NR FDD Multi-Band RRU Forecast, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) … 48
Table 37: Global 4G/5G NR FDD Multi-Band RRU Forecast, 2021-2025 (% YoY Growth) … 48
Table 38: Global RRU/AAU Shipments by Region, 2018-2019 (Units) ….. 49
Table 39: Global RRU/AAU Shipments by Region, 2019-2020 (Units) ….. 49
Table 40: Global RRU/AAU Shipment Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (Units) ….. 51
Table 41: Global RRU/AAU Shipment Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% Market Share) .. 51
Table 42: Global RRU/AAU Shipment Forecast by Region, 2021-2025 (% YoY Growth) …. 51
Table 43: U.S. C-Band Auction 107 Top 5 Total Gross Bids by Bidder …. 53
Table 44: U.S. C-Band Auction 107 Top 5 Total Licenses Won by Bidder …… 53
Table 45: U.S. 28GHz Auction 101 Top 5 Total Gross Bids by Bidder ….. 54
Table 46: U.S. 28GHz Auction 101 Top 6 Bidders by Licenses Won ….. 54
Table 47: U.S. 24GHz Auction 102 Top 7 Total Gross Bids by Bidder ….. 55
Table 48: U.S. 24GHz Auction 102 Top 7 Bidders by Licenses Won ….. 55
Table 49: U.S. 37/39/47GHz Auction 103 Top 7 Total Gross Bids by Bidder ….. 56
Table 50: U.S. 37/39/47GHz Auction 103 Top 6 Licenses Won by Frequency/Block … 56
Table 51: U.S. Auction 105 Top 6 Total Gross Bids by Bidder …. 57
Table 52: U.S. Auction 105 Top/Notable Bidders by Licenses Won …… 58


EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1: Historical Global RRU/AAU Shipments, 2010-2020 (Units) …. 4
Exhibit 2: Global RRU/AAU Forecast 2021-2025, (% YoY Growth) ….. 7
Exhibit 3: Global RRU/AAU Shipments, 2018-2019 (Units) ……. 16
Exhibit 4: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Band, 2019 (% Market Share) .. 18
Exhibit 5: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Technology Generation, 2019 (% Market Share) …. 18
Exhibit 6: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Air Interface, 2018-2019 (Units) ….. 19
Exhibit 7: Global RRU/AAU Shipments, 2019-2020 (Units) ……. 20
Exhibit 8: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Band, 2019 (% Market Share) .. 21
Exhibit 9: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Technology Generation, 2020 (% Market Share) …. 22
Exhibit 10: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Air Interface, 2019-2020 (Units) … 22
Exhibit 11: Global RRU/AAU Forecast 2021-2025, (% YoY Growth) …. 24
Exhibit 12: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by MIMO/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (Units) .. 26
Exhibit 13: Global RRU/AAU Forecast by xTyR Configuration, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 28
Exhibit 14: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2019 (Units) …. 32
Exhibit 15: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2020 (Units) …. 32
Exhibit 16: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2018 vs. 2019 (Units)… 33
Exhibit 17: Global 5G NR AAU Market Share by Frequency Cluster, 2019 vs. 2020 (Units)… 33
Exhibit 18: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (Units) . 35 Exhibit 19: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025
(Units) ………. 36
Exhibit 20: Global 5G NR AAU Massive MIMO <6GHz Forecast by Geographical Regions, 2021-2025 (Units) ………. 39 Exhibit 21: Global 5G NR AAU Massive Antenna Element >6GHz Forecast by Geographical Regions, 2021-
2025 (Units) ……….. 39
Exhibit 22: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Shipments by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2018-2019 (Units) …. 40
Exhibit 23: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Shipments by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2019-2020 (Units) …. 41
Exhibit 24: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Shipments by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2020 (Units) … 42
Exhibit 25: Global 4G/5G NR RRU Forecast by Duplex/Frequency Cluster, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 42
Exhibit 26: Global 2G/3G RRU Shipment Forecast, 2021-2025 (Units) …… 45
Exhibit 27: Global 4G/5G NR FDD Multi-Band RRU Forecast, 2021-2025 (Units) ….. 48
Exhibit 28: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Region, 2019 (% Market Share) … 50
Exhibit 29: Global RRU/AAU Market Share by Region, 2020 (% Market Share) … 50
Exhibit 30: North America RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …… 52
Exhibit 31: C Band Frequency/Block Band Plan …….. 53
Exhibit 32: CBRS Band Plan ………. 57
Exhibit 33: Canadian 3.5GHz Band Plan …… 59
Exhibit 34: Latin America RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 60
Exhibit 35: Europe RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 62
Exhibit 36: Africa RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …… 66
Exhibit 37: The Middle East RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 67
Exhibit 38: Rest of Asia Pacific RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) … 69
Exhibit 39: Japanese Mobile Operator CAPEX, FY15-FY21e ……. 71
Exhibit 40: Korean Mobile Operator CAPEX, FY14-FY21e ……. 73
Exhibit 41: China Mobile CAPEX 2018-2021e …….. 74
Exhibit 42: China RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …… 76
Exhibit 43: India RRU/AAU Forecast by Type, 2021-2025 (Units) …. 78