PTP microwave market to experience consolidation despite continued growth

Sales of point-to-point microwave equipment keeps climbing but consolidation looms for the market's suppliers, according to a fresh report from Visant Strategies. "PTP radio revenues grew 8 percent in 2011 from 2010 due mainly to continued upgrades to mobile backhaul networks," said Visant's Larry Swasey. "Data demand in leading wireless nations is key, but mobile operators in emerging markets are also opting to upgrade backhaul links at least at key aggregation points for future data demand." Nonetheless, competitive pressure in the mobile infrastructure market will drive additional divestment of PTP product lines by base station vendors in the coming years, the firm said. These lines could be absorbed by existing independent PTP vendors. Visant expects to see overall PTP microwave market growth of 6 percent in 2012. See this release for more insights on the market.

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