In C-RAN, the mobile communication functions are turned into Virtual Machines (VMs) to be implemented on general-purpose servers and integrated within the cloud. C-RAN also provides various features such as: It is basically a virtual base station/Software-Defined Radio Access Network (SD-RAN) that uses the basic concept of virtualized functions to deliver new networks. It has a software-based configuration, hence it can be collaborated with key innovators to build enhanced networking functions. It lays a foundation for the 5G network structure. To support the increasing demand for mobile data traffic, mobile network operators need to implement new solutions, which would maintain the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) at a reasonable level.
The vendors are placed into 4 categories based on their performance in each criterion: “Visionary Leaders,” “Innovators,” “Dynamic Differentiators,” and “Emerging Companies.” The players evaluated include Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Cisco Systems, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Altiostar, NEC Corporation, ZTE Corporation, Ericsson AB, Fujitsu, Intel Corporation, Aritza Networks, Radisys Corporation, Xillinx Inc., Mavenir Systems, ASOCS Ltd., Texas Instruments Inc., Anritsu, Commscope, Infinera Corporation, EXFO Inc., Amphenol Corporation, Viavi Solutions Inc., 6Wind, Airspan Networks, and Dali Wireless. The analysis was carried out based on specific parameters and the scores were assigned accordingly.
Vendors who fall into this category receive high scores for most of the evaluation criterion. The vendors in this MicroQuadrant have a strong and established product portfolio, and a very strong market presence. They provide mature and reputable C-RAN services that cater to a wide range of verticals, globally. They also have strong business strategies. The visionary leaders in the C-RAN market include Nokia Corporation, Ericsson AB, ZTE Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and NEC Corporation.
Innovators in the MicroQuadrant are vendors that have demonstrated substantial product innovations as compared to their competitors. They have very focused product portfolios. However, they do not have very strong growth strategies for their overall business. Innovators in the C-RAN market include Radisys Corporation, Mavenir Systems, ASOCS Ltd., Commscope, and 6Wind.
They are established vendors with very strong business strategies. However, they are low in their product portfolios. They generally focus on a specific type of technology related to the product. The vendors included in this MicroQuadrant have a good customer base and are providers of software and services catering to the other technologies as well. The dynamic differentiators in the C-RAN market include Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Fujitsu, and Altiostar.
They are vendors with niche product offerings, who are starting to gain their recognition in the market. They do not have very strong business strategies as compared to the other established vendors. They might be new entrants in the market and require some more time before getting a significant traction. The emerging players in the C-RAN market include Intel Corporation, Aritza Networks, Texas Instruments Inc., Anritsu, Infinera Corporation, EXFO Inc., Amphenol Corporation, Viavi Solutions Inc., Airspan Networks, and Dali Wireless.
Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
TechnologiesCentralization Technology | Virtualization Technology | Hybrid Technology |
Solutions OfferedCloud Public Radio Interface - Radio Frequency Analyzer | Cloud-Based Test Management Tool | Optical time domain reflectometer technology (ODTR) |
ServicesConsulting | Maintenance and support | Training | Planning and Implementation |
Fronthaul Bandwidth Provisions Solutions OfferedDedicated Fiber | Microwave | Passive Optical Network (PON) | Optical Transport Network | Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) | CPRI | Transport Data Management, Visualization, and Analytics |
Product Features and Functionality
Functionalities gap in the solution
Virtualization TechnologyArchitecture Of Virtualization Technology | Flexran |
Delivery Mode for Client LocationFull Time Equivalent | Subscription / Licensing | Per User / Device Basis |
Centralization TechnologyLayer-3 Cloud Radio Access Network | Layer-2 Cloud Radio Access Network |
Support and Services
Client Redressal Protocol
Channel for Delivery of Support ServicesOn-Site Support | Remote Support |
Product Differentiation and Impact on Customer Value
Direct Presence - North America
Direct Presence - Europe
Direct Presence - Asia-Pacific
Direct Presence - Middle East and Africa
Direct Presence - Latin America
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Business Expansion Strategy
Partner EcosystemComponent Manufacturers | suppliers | System integrators | Consultants | Value added resellers(VAR) | Others please specify |
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