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Ovum's Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Forecast: 2017–22 projects the global market for fiber-based, copper-based, and microwave/wireless equipment that supports mobile network connectivity by region for the years 2017–22.


  • Cell site densification drives fronthaul growth, at a CAGR of 24% from 2017 to 2022.
  • The adoption of 5G and CRAN drives the mobile backhaul market to grow at a CAGR of 6% from 2017 to 2022.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyze the growth in the fronthaul market across regions and segments.
  • Analyze the impact of 5G on the market.

Key questions answered

  • What regions are growing the fastest in terms of mobile backhaul growth?
  • How important is fiber for supporting fronthaul and cell site densification?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Forecast: 2017–22

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