Market and Technology Trends

RF for Radio Access Network (RAN) 2023

By Yole Intelligence

Indian 5G deployments are feeding big expectations for the RFFE market in 2023, expected to reach $4.2B.


Key Features

  • 2023-2028 forecast for base station (massive MIMO and RRH), radio units, RF lines and RF front-End components (Munits, $M).
  • 2023-2028 forecast for Sub-6 GHz small cells and mmWave radio units, RF lines and RF Front-End components (Munits, $M).
  • 2023-2028 wafer forecast (GaN, LDMOS, GaAs, SiGe, RFSOI…).
  • Market trends for telecom infrastructure, energy consumption, 5G monetization, 5G advanced and 6G.
  • Overview of the telecom infrastructure supply chain, including OEM and device makers with RAN and RF Front-End market share.

What’s new? 

  • Macro BTS forecast and small cell forecast are now independent for system and RF component levels.
  • Focus on PA for small cells and beamformers.
  • 5G mmWave status on a large scale (Smartphone, Infra, FWA, IoT)

Product objectives

  • Provide volume forecasts for Macro / Micro BTS, Sub-6GHz Small cell and mmWave radio units.
  • Provide market metrics and forecast for RF Front-End components of each systems.
  • Provide wafer forecast for RF Front-End components.
  • Analyze the drivers and challenges for telecom infrastructure with a focus on 5G mmWave penetration status.
  • Provide the 5G advanced and 6G roadmap with key evolutions and challenges
  • Present main technological trends.
  • Oversee the main players across the Radio Access Network market and RF Front-End supply chain.
  • Provide RAN market shares and details on RF Front-End market shares.
  • Analyze how the business models and supply-chains are evolving.

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