After recording a CAGR of -1% between 2008 and 2013, Dell’Oro Group forecasts the combined service provider equipment markets to grow at a CAGR of 2% between 2013 and 2018.
“Since the introduction of the iPhone back in 2007 and subsequent proliferation of smart phones generating data as well as voice traffic, service providers have prioritized building out and improving both their wireless and wireline networks,” said Tam Dell’Oro, President and Founder of Dell’Oro Group. “While we believe carriers will continue to enhance their wireless networks, we anticipate carriers will put more emphasis on backhauling traffic which means improving their wireline networks in the next five years,” added Dell’Oro.
Other 5-year Forecast Report highlights:
- Wireless and Wireline Telecom Markets to grow at a CAGR of 1% and 3%, respectively between 2013 and 2018.
- Microwave, Optical, SP Routers, and Wireless Packet Core to drive the majority of the growth in the forecast period.