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A remote radio unit (RRU) and remote radio head (RRH) is an RF electrical system for base stations in small outdoor modules. The remote radio unit performs RF functions which include transmitting and receiving data, amplification, and filtering of signals. It also contains various converters such as an analogue to digital converters, digital to analogue converters, and up-down converters. Moreover, a remote radio head (RRH) provides functions such as advanced monitoring and controlling which allows users to optimize the performance from remote and centralized locations. Remote Radio Unit (RRU) is mainly used for applications which include an integrated base station and distributed base station.

Moreover, a common public radio interface or CPRI is the protocol that is used for communication between the baseband unit or BBU and Remote Radio Unit or RRH. Furthermore, RRH is mounted near the antenna to reduce the transmission line losses.

Factors Driving Growth of Global Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Market:

Increasing penetration of smartphone devices and high-speed internet connectivity are some of the major factors expected to drive the growth of the global remote radio unit (RRU) market during the forecast period. An increasing number of devices are creating issues such as increased mobile data traffic and low internet coverage. To tackle these problems, internet service providers (ISP) need to install numerous high speed and capacity stations. These base stations have wide area coverage with a continuously changing supply-demand ratio. Moreover, mobile service providers are facing challenges in improving spectral usage efficiency of mobile networks. Remote radio unit (RRU) also helps in reducing operational and deployment costs.

However, remote radio units installed at higher altitudes such as on top of buildings are at a higher risk of getting damaged by lightning. This is expected to hamper the growth of the global remote radio unit market during the forecast period.

Global Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Market: Regional Insights

On the basis of region, the global remote radio unit (RRU) market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. Moreover, Asia Pacific held a major share in the global remote radio unit (RRU) market in 2018, owing to the presence of a large number of key players in the region, such as Datang Telecom Group, NEC Corporation, ZTE Corporation, and others.

Key Players in Global Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Market:

Key players operating in the market include Datang Telecom Group, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Fujitsu Ltd., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., NEC Corporation, Nokia Networks, Samsung Group and Renesas Electronics Corporation among others.

Moreover, key players in the Remote Radio Unit (RRU) market are focused on product development in order to extend their product offerings and increase their market presence. For instance, in March 2019, ZTE Corporation, a China-based remote radio unit providing company, launched a new generation magic remote radio unit series. This series includes Smallest and Lightest 2T RRU, High Output Power Full Working Bandwidth (FWB) RRU, and High-Performance 4T4R RRU.

Global Remote Radio Unit (RRU) Market: Taxonomy

On the basis of type, the global remote radio unit (RRU) market is segmented into:

  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G
  • 5G
  • Others

 On the basis of application, the global remote radio unit (RRU) market is segmented into:

  • Integrated Base Station
  • Distributed Base Station

On the basis of region, the global remote radio unit (RRU) market is segmented into:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa
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