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The Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Forecast Spreadsheet: 2015–20 is our annual forecast for mobile backhaul and fronthaul equipment.


  • The widespread transition to LTE is driving unprecedented growth in data traffic on mobile networks around the world. This traffic growth in turn puts tremendous pressure on backhaul networks, which require capacity upgrades to maintain acceptable service levels.
  • Backhaul and fronthaul equipment sales will offer important revenue opportunities to telecom hardware equipment makers in the next five years. This forecast quantifies that opportunity and shows the breakdown by region and technology.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes mobile backhaul and fronthaul forecasts segmented by region.
  • Further splits projections for mobile backhaul by fiber, copper, and wireless segments and for mobile fronthaul by fiber and wireless segments.
  • Includes forecast breakdown of mobile backhaul spending by technology.

Key questions answered

  • Which regions will experience the highest growth in backhaul and fronthaul equipment sales in the next five years?
  • In which regions or countries is fiber the preferred backhaul medium? Where is microwave preferred?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Forecast Spreadsheet: 2015–20

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