Mobile network optimisation market worth almost $3 billion by 2015

17 February 2012 |


The mobile network optimisation market, including 2G/3G optimisation and 4G SON software, is forecast to grow to almost $3 billion by 2015, according to a report by Infonetics Research.

Global SON software revenue is forecast to grow at an 84% CAGR from 2010 to 2015, and 2G/3G optimisation software revenue is predicted to grow at 4%.

2G and 3G optimisation software makes up the majority of the mobile network optimisation market, and SON software is experiencing the fastest growth, driven by growing LTE network rollouts. Since the restructuring of China’s telecommunications industry in 2008, Asia-Pacific has become the largest market for mobile network optimisation and SON.

The report found that 78% of mobile subscribers are on 2G networks, with the rest on 3G, and with 4G networks only just getting started. Since the restructuring of China’s telecommunications industry in 2008, Asia-Pacific has become the largest market for mobile network optimisation and SON. The report tracks Tier 1 mobile infrastructure vendors including: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE, in addition to a range of specialist vendors.