According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global wireless backhaul Market – by type, by network topology, and by regions: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2018-2028”, the market was valued at US$ 5,323.3 Million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a moderate growth rate of 13.1% by the year 2028. Increasing number of mobile subscribers, increased usage of small cells, the success of 4G and 5G, and the requirement for low total cost of ownership are expected to drive the market growth during forecast period.

The wireless communication and network infrastructure responsible for carrying communication data from end-users or nodes to the central network or infrastructure, and vice versa, is known as wireless backhaul. It is the wireless communication infrastructure that connects small networks to the primary or backbone network. Microwaves and satellite communication infrastructure are used to create and implement wireless backhaul systems. Wireless backhaul systems transfer Internet, voice, and video data from consumer sites to the principal Internet or communication backbone. Residential and business Internet and telephonic communication are included in the data from consumer sites.

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A wireless backhaul system connects/transports this data to a Tier 1 Internet service provider or a central telecom exchange. When the primary link is down, wireless backhaul is used as a backup communication channel. In the case of cellular networks, this is a common method of connecting a radio access network (RAN) endpoint (for example, a base station, eNodeB / eNB, or gNodeB / gNB) to the core of the cellular network, without the need for fiber optics. It is used when a high-speed cable connection to telecommunications sites (typically fiber optic) is not available, when rapid deployment is required, and when a cost-effective solution is required.

The global wireless backhaul market is fragmented based on type, network topology, and regions. On the basis of type, the wireless backhaul market is segmented into equipment and services. The equipment segment is further divided into microwave, millimeter wave, d-band, v-band, and testing and measurement. The services segment in further segmented into designing and consulting, integration and deployment, and support and maintenance. In terms of network topology, the global wireless backhaul market is bifurcated into point to point configuration (PTM) and points to multipoint configuration (PTM). Based on regions the global Wireless backhaul market has been fragmented into Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.

The wireless backhaul market is projected to witness a slight increase in Year-on-year growth for 2020 as compared to for previous year 2019. Regulatory Bodies Anticipated to Play a Key Role in Boosting the Market is supporting growth of the market in 2020. The wireless backhaul market is growing at a significant pace due to growing smartphone industry expected to fuel the market.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Rajas Shirwalkar, “The global wireless backhaul market is anticipated to witness significant growth during forecast period 2021-2028. The wireless backhaul market is registering growth opportunities across the globe, owing to the increasing number of mobile subscribers, increased usage of small cells, the success of 4G and 5G, and the requirement for low total cost of ownership.”

The first quarter of 2020 was an unforeseen turning point for the wireless backhaul market. Supply chains were disturbed by COVID-19 outbreaks in major regions, thus reducing the demand for various products, due to uncertainty in the global economy. Certain discrepancies in production and supply chain created mild disruptions across some areas in the supply chain of the wireless backhaul market. However, after second quadrant due to increasing product demand for industries has boosted market growth in 2020.

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • The players including Fujitsu Ltd, Analog Devices, Inc., Ltd, Intracom Telecom, Nokia, ZTE Corporation, Broadcom, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA S.p.A., NEC Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co., Redline Communications, Proxim Wireless, MaxLinear, Ceragon, CBNG, DRAGONWAVE, Aviat Networks, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., and Texas Instruments hold significant share of global Wireless backhaul market in year 2020.
  • North America held a significant share of the market in 2020 and is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR during the forecast period due to growing demand for chemical and biological coveralls for military activities.
  • In terms of type, the services held a considerable share of the market in 2020 and is projected to account for a substantial share of the market during the forecast period owing to growing demand growing demand for chemicals from end-use industries.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2020

US$ 5,323.3 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2028)

13.1 %

Historical Data

2018, & 2019

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2028

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Type, By Network Topology

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Aviat Networks, Inc., CBNG, Ceragon , DRAGONWAVE, Fujitsu Ltd, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Intracom Telecom, Nokia, Broadcom, Redline Communications, SIAE MICROELETTRONICA S.p.A., NEC Corporation, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, ZTE Corporation, Proxim Wireless, MaxLinear, Analog Devices, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc., and Texas Instruments

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Report customization available on request

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Manufacturers, raw material suppliers, and distributors
  • Demand Side: State / local government, telecom operators, private companies, and others.
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, and other regulatory bodies.