OYSTER BAY, NY â€” In-building wireless systems are on the cusp of evolving to become a very high throughput, multi-technology HetNet as it converges LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and 802.11ax, CBRS/OnGo, LAA and MulteFire into a single indoor RAN. This is according to a new report by ABI Research, a technology advisory firm.
Future Wireless Scenarios to Merge Existing Systems
Indoor wireless systems of the future merge the best of distributed antenna systems (DAS), small cells and distributed radio systems for a range of solutions to economically tackle any deployment scenario driving the growth of the in-building wireless equipment market to $11 billion by 2023.
This growth comes with numerous challenges, however. â€œThe challenges of deploying a multi-technology HetNet lie in finding the best architecture, accommodating radio propagation characteristics in multiple frequency bands from sub 1 GHz to millimeter wave, choosing the right transport or fronthaul solution and the best antennas for the deployment scenario,â€ said Nick Marshall, research director at ABI Research.
The new report profiles 23 equipment vendors that are actively innovating in this market including CommScope, Corning, Dali Wireless, Ericsson, Huawei, JMA Wireless, Kathrein, and Nokia. This rich ecosystem includes repeater, DAS, DRS, and small cell vendors.
These findings are from ABI Researchâ€™s “Indoor Wireless to 5G: From DAS to Small Cells” report. This report is part of the companyâ€™s 5G & Mobile Network Infrastructure research service, which includes research, data, and executive foresights.