As the mobile industry prepares for the introduction of 5G services, we have seen significant investment in components to implement 5G/LTE macro and small base stations, centralized and cloud radio access networks (C-RANs), remote radio heads (RRH), customer premises equipment (CPE) and handset modems, and Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The latest components support 3GPP Release 13/14 LTE-Advanced Pro with throughput up to 2 Gbit/s and 5G New Radio (NR) with throughput up to 5 Gbit/s. For IoT/machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and Cat-M modems provide cost-effective connectivity and for smart cities and local hotspots, LTE over unlicensed spectrum and 60 GHz links offer attractive alternatives.
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing 5G, LTE and related components for base stations and user devices, including IoT/M2M. It includes not only granular information on the components themselves – of interest to system developers and service providers – but also insights into how the overall market and ecosystem is developing – of interest to a wide audience, including investors.