“Distributed Antenna System ( DAS ) Market is projected to grow from USD 8.7 billion in 2021 to USD 12.7 billion by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% during the forecast period. The growing mobile data traffic is providing growth for DAS. Moreover, rising demand for high defined coverage; growing need for strong and reliable cellular connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT); growing need for enhancing spectrum efficiency; and increasing construction of buildings based on modern and sustainable concepts plays a key role in driving the growth of the DAS market.
Some of the prominent key players are: CommScope (US),Corning (US),PBE Axell (UK),Comba Telecom Systems (Hong Kong),
SOLiD Technologies (South Korea),American Tower (US),AT&T (US),Boingo Wireless (US),Dali Wireless (US),Zinwave (US),Whoop Wireless (US),Bird Technologies (US),HUBER+SUHNER (Switzerland),JMA Wireless (US),Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF) (US),Galtronics (Canada),Connectivity Wireless (US),Betacom (US).JMA Wireless (US), Connectivity Wireless (US), Whoop Wireless (US), ExteNet Systems (US), Betacom (US), Harris Communications (US), FiberSpan (US), QMC Telecom (Brazil), VeriDAS (US), and Airplux Technologies (China) are few startup and SMEs companies that cater the DAS market.
DAS services to hold the largest size of DAS market during the forecast period
The distributed antenna system (DAS) market for services accounted for the largest share in 2020. It is further expected to dominate the market during the forecast period, growing at a higher CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Installation services contribute significantly to the overall growth of the DAS market. Both DAS manufacturers and DAS integrators offer installation services. Installation services include the installation of the DAS management pack as well as the addition of DAS services. Using a DAS management pack, the DAS cluster components are installed on the same machine on which the server is installed. Further, the installation requires dealing with several cables and complex connections, which requires expert skills and tools. As a result, it is the most expensive component of DAS services.
Market for VHF/UFH frequency DAS expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period
The VHF/UFH segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. VHF/UHF includes 700/800/900 MHz frequency bands used for the public safety spectrum in various countries. Radios operate in frequency bands ranging from VHF to 900 MHz. Lower frequencies are used for public safety radiocontrast with cellular frequencies; the cellular frequencies range from 700 MHz to 2150 MHz and higher. Government bodies are increasing investments in DAS applications in these frequency bands as they are highly emphasizing deploying separate public safety and commercial DASs. VHF-based radio is widely used for communication on boats and among marine personnel, fire departments, and transportation authorities. It is vital equipment to have on board because it allows contacting other department members in the event of an emergency. For instance, in the US, VHF is used for two-way radio communication by agencies such as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
North America expected to dominate the Distributed Antenna System market during the forecast period
North America is expected to be the largest DAS market during the forecast period. It is one of the technologically advanced regions in the world. According to GSMA Mobility Report 2021, North America will account for 219 million 5G connections by the end of 2025, and by 2025, 51% of the cellular networks in the region will be connected with 5G network. In addition to a large number of subscribers owning more than one connected device, increasing automation in various sectors, growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT), rising number of cellular M2M connections, and surging demand for on-demand video services would also drive the growth of the DAS market in the region. The North American market is one of the few that is focusing on both LTE-M and NB-IoT development simultaneously. For instance, Verizon (US) is a mobile IoT
solution provider that offers commercial cellular networks in North America, is focused on LTE-M and NB-IoT. Moreover, the growth of the market is also attributed to the presence of key DAS providers such as CommScope (US), Corning (US), and Comba Telecom Systems (US) in the region. The aim of these players to quickly deploy 5G in the region to give better connectivity to the customers and businesses would drive the demand for DAS components and services for providing seamless network connectivity while simultaneously supporting multiple carriers. For instance, in January 2018, AT&T (US) announced its plan to introduce a mobile 5G service by late 2018.