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Radio access networks: worldwide forecast 2021–2026

19 August 2021 | Research

Caroline Gabriel

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (15 slides); Excel | Next-Generation Wireless Networks


"MNO spending in the RAN market will reach USD62.7 billion by 2026 as a result of MNOs deploying 5G networks, improving their non-5G network capacity and coverage and implementing virtual RAN and open RAN."

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This report provides forecasts for mobile network operator (MNO) spending on radio access network (RAN) equipment for 2021–2026. Spending on 5G-compatible RAN will increase at a CAGR of 9.9% as MNOs continue to build out their 5G networks. Non-5G spending will fall at CAGR of –15.8% and some 4G/5G spending will shift to virtual RAN (vRAN) and open RAN.

This report provides:

  • a detailed, 6-year worldwide forecast for spending in the RAN market, split into the following:
    • coverage areas: physical and virtual RAN (vRAN), radio technology (5G and non-5G), sites and antennas
    • two delivery types: product and professional services (PS)
    • eight geographical regions: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP), emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP), Latin America (LATAM), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America (NA), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Western Europe (WE)
  • an examination of the key market drivers and how they will affect spending during the forecast period
  • analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the market
  • a detailed market definition
  • recommendations for MNOs and vendors.

USD7999

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