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Continued robust growth forecast for cellular base stations

A booming subscriber base and new technology are propelling the market for cellular base station equipment to new h...


July 18, 2007  


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A booming subscriber base and new technology are propelling the market for cellular base station equipment to new heights, reports In-Stat.

Cellular markets in emerging economies such as China and India continue to expand and require additional infrastructure to increase areas of service, the high-tech market research firm says.

“In addition to the sheer number of cellular base stations required to provide coverage to the planet, cellular technology is always
evolving, requiring cellular operators to shutdown their old networks and build new networks, sometimes from scratch,” says Allen Nogee, an In-Stat analyst.

By 2011, In-Stat forecasts that the total number of cellular base stations will exceed 3.1 million, up from 1.8 million in 2006.