5G Active Antenna Unit (AAU) Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Architecture (Antenna Unit (AU), Radio Unit (RU)), By Band (Sub-6 GHz, MmWave), By Deployment (Urban, Rural), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028
- Published : Apr 2023
- Report Code : KSI061615187
- Pages : 145
The global 5G AAU market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 22.43% to reach US$27.994 billion by 2028, from US$8.313 billion in 2022.
- Growing Investments and Partnerships in Massive MIMO
Massive MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output), also known as mMIMO, is a core component of both 5G and 4G/LTE networks. mMIMO combines the radio and antenna into a single active antenna unit, as a result, the performance is improved drastically. The device has a significant number of antenna components, such as 16, 32, 64, or 96. This makes it possible to direct the transmitted signal or beam toward the user, minimizing interference from nearby users and enhancing total performance. Furthermore, in comparison to conventional macrocell technologies, it offers considerably higher data rates per user, greater cell capacity (simultaneous users), and possibly increased cell range.
Consequently, active business initiatives such as investments, expansion of product offerings, and partnerships can be witnessed owing to their increased benefits. For instance,
- In September 2018, in order to support its research and development (R&D) of 5G technology, Nokia revealed that it had received funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) worth €500 million. The loan was secured by the European Fund for Strategic Investments. (EFSI). Furthermore, prior to a 5G deployment that was planned for the first half of 2019, the firm also made progress by being the first to demonstrate a 5G New Radio (5G NR) connection using Massive Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (Massive MIMO) technology across 2.5GHz spectrum.
- In February 2021, Ericsson announced the launch of three new radios in its Massive MIMO portfolio. The mid-band ma-MIMO 5G radios from Ericsson's Antenna-Integrated Radio (AIR) portfolio are said to offer users a full-featured network experience while tripling capacity. Additionally, passive cooling is included with these portable radios to lower maintenance costs.
Increasing Data Traffic
Increasing sector throughput rates were witnessed owing to the progression from 3G to 5G, and due to this, the base station antenna has become responsible for transmitting traffic to the airwaves. For active antennas to achieve data speed performance in terms of ultra-precise beamforming, capacity expansion, and individual end-user throughput, massive Multi-Input Multi-Output (MIMO) active antennas are particularly important.
This has been demonstrated by the rollout of 5G mobile networks in the 3.5 GHz band (C-band). In addition to enhancing signal coverage, three-dimensional (3D) beamforming, which can produce high gain and steerable beams, also lowers costs because the subarray needs less electricity and less expensive high-power amplifiers. Global mobile data traffic is expected to hit 324 EB/month by 2028, according to Ericsson. As data traffic increases exponentially, active antennas will emerge as an increasingly important tool for Communication Service Providers (CSPs).
China Unicom Beijing announced the commercialization of Huawei's brand-new 64T64R MetaAAU in a pilot urban residential area in Tongzhou District. The region witnesses huge demand for 5G services. The rollout of 64T64R MetaAAU resulted in a significant increase in user-perceived rates.
Nokia announced that it had been awarded a ten-year extension to its current nationwide 5G network contract with Singapore's Antina Pte. Ltd. ("Antina"), a joint venture between mobile network operators M1 and StarHub. For complete 5G coverage, Nokia will offer its AirScale array, which includes massive MIMO antennas and remote radio heads.
The global 5G AAU market consists of some major countries that have been undertaking various measures to secure their 5G network. Consequently, many nations have undertaken various measures, which have complemented the overall market growth. For instance:
Some of the leading players in the market include Huawei, and ZTE, among others. The product offerings of the major corporation include the following:
Huawei’s 64T64R MetaAAU
The extremely large antenna array (ELAA) that MetaAAU provides allows for 384 antenna elements, which is twice as many as a typical AAU (192). To enhance integration and coverage, ELAA is used in conjunction with an ultra-light integrated array and signal direct injection feeding (SDIF).MetaAAU enhances coverage by 3 dB and 6 dB, as well as user experience measures by 30% and 60%, when compared to traditional 64T64R AAU and 32T32R AAU, respectively.
AirScale Massive MIMO radios
The 32TRX and 64TRX products for the TDD 4G and 5G mid-bands, which enable extremely bandwidth multi-band applications, as well as the dual-band 16TRX for FDD bands, are all part of the AirScale Massive MIMO radio portfolio. For all kinds of deployment scenarios, from dense-urban capacity to wide-area coverage, each lightweight design makes it simple to implement high-energy efficiency and high-performance beamforming solutions.
The global 5G AAU market has been analyzed through the following segments:
- By Architecture
- Antenna Unit (AU)
- Radio Unit (RU)
- By Band
- Sub-6 GHz
- By Deployment
- By Geography
- United States
- Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
1.1. Market Overview
1.2. Market Definition
1.3. Market Segmentation
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2.1. Research Data
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
3.1. Research Highlights
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Bandwidth Availability
4.4. Number of Users
5. GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS/POLICIES
6. 5G ACTIVE ANTENNA UNIT (AAU) MARKET, BY ARCHITECTURE
6.2. Antenna Unit (AU)
6.3. Radio Unit (RU)
7. 5G ACTIVE ANTENNA UNIT (AAU) MARKET, BY BAND
7.2. Sub-6 GHz
8. 5G ACTIVE ANTENNA UNIT (AAU) MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT
9. 5G ACTIVE ANTENNA UNIT (AAU) MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY
9.2.1. United States
9.3. Europe, Middle East and Africa
9.4. Asia Pacific
9.4.3. South Korea
10. RECENT DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENTS
11. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT AND ANALYSIS
11.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
11.2. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix
12. COMPANY PROFILES
12.1. Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
12.2. ZTE Corporation
12.6. Abside Networks, Inc
12.7. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
12.8. Nokia Corporation
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Abside Networks, Inc
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
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