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The year 2014 was a banner year for wireless infrastructure hardware, especially RF power amplifiers; and prospects look good for growth through 2020, according to ABI Research. The Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, continues to account for the majority of RF power amplifiers sold into the mobile wireless infrastructure segment. According to Research Director Lance Wilson, “For the foreseeable future the Asia-Pacific region, particularly China, will remain the most important region and focus for RF power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure.”
LTE and TD-LTE have become increasingly important factors in this business and will continue to drive growth for the future. “Up until 2014, LTE had not significantly impacted RF power amplifier sales to the degree some would have wished,” says Wilson, “but that has changed now and as 2014 demonstrated, LTE is going to drive RF power sales in the wireless infrastructure space from 2015 onward.” The continuing overall need for wireless data remains an important driver for the overall market for RF power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure.
RF Power Amplifier Equipment for Cellular and Wireless Infrastructure examines how RF power amplifiers are evolving to the changing topologies of modern basestations, remote radio heads, and active antennas. Quantitative forecasts are presented through 2020.
These findings are part of ABI Research’s RF Power End-use Equipment Markets Research.
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