GVR Report cover Distributed Antenna Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Distributed Antenna Systems Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (Hybrid, Active), By Ownership (Neutral-host, Carrier), By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-768-1
  • Number of Pages: 82
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2014 - 2017
  • Industry: Technology

Report Overview

The global distributed antenna systems market size was valued at USD 6.67 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.4% from 2019 to 2025. Rising need for faster data transmission has fueled the demand for the DAS market. The benefits provided by DAS include efficient data services, fewer coverage holes, and enhanced coverage using less power. Furthermore, the system also aid in improving the cellular capacity of mobile phones, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), security applications, Wi-Fi, and in-building coverage, thereby supporting the growth.

U.S. DAS market

Increasing number of smartphone users has propelled the need for efficient cellular network coverage, which has, in turn, resulted in the proliferation of the market. The capability of these systems to support multiple operators coupled with interconnectivity with other antenna modules is another factor aiding market growth.

Increasing wireless data usage has also led to various challenges associated with coverage and carrier capacity. To overcome this, cellular service providers are focusing on providing cost-effective and advanced services to subscribers using data-intensive applications, such as video and audio streaming. This is expected to drive the deployment of DAS. Additionally, on account of this high data usage, small-cell networks have become essential for providing the requisite capacity and coverage. Service providers are opting for distributed antenna systems to create the small cells they need as part of their outdoor network plans.

Although the technology has been around for more than a decade, the need to meet increasing bandwidth requirements with fewer assets is expected to continue driving innovation in distributed antenna system as well as optical networks industry. The technology not only addresses the need for small cell delivery but also manages efficient small-cell backhaul. Mobile service providers are keen on implementing the latest DAS and fiber technologies to create cost-effective deployments, which is subsequently expected to drive the market over the forecast period.

Technology Insights

The hybrid DAS segment accounted for over 45.0% of the overall market in 2018 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The segment is expected to witness significant growth as it offers efficient data connectivity during the unusual or fluctuating signal problem. Moreover, these systems have minimal design and installation time, which is a primary factor expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period. Hybrid DAS is widely preferred among users because of its enhanced coverage and economical cost compared to other DAS technologies.

The active DAS segment is expected to grow at a substantial rate over the forecast period. The system delivers reliable and consistent signals at every antenna and also supports Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) alarms. However, the high installation and maintenance costs may hamper the growth to an extent.

Application Insights

The public venues and safety segment captured over 25.0% of the overall distributed antenna systems market share in 2018 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR around 15.0% from 2018 to 2025. The consistent rise in the level of construction activities in commercial infrastructure is a key factor affecting the growth. Public venues include conference and convention centers, shopping malls, theaters, and fair grounds, where patrons and employees expect to have a seamless mobile data experience. The use of DAS in this application will result in eradicating poor wireless coverage and enabling higher data output for both customers and employees.

Distributed antenna systems are also witnessing significant adoption in the healthcare sector. Consumers in this sector are highly dependent on efficient data connectivity to perform their daily activities. Doctors or staff require fully-integrated systems to improve their operational efficiency and enhance their productivity. Additionally, distributed antenna systems in the healthcare sector offer enhanced data connectivity to visitors and staff, which aids in eliminating poor wireless coverage between buildings, reduces interference, and maintains improved signal and coverage quality.

Ownership Insights

The neutral-host ownership segment led the market in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR exceeding 14.0% over the forecast period. The neutral-host ownership model provides numerous benefits where the funding is initiated by third-party system integrators. These system integrators, in cooperation with multiple carriers, form a group to install DAS.

Global DAS market

Moreover, the host company obtains exclusive rights to the system, and the end-user receives a multicarrier DAS. The neutral-host ownership provides numerous benefits including improved coverage and quality of service, increased capacity, capital cost reduction, and improved speed to market for service providers.

Meanwhile, the carrier ownership segment is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period, attributed to rising demand for bandwidth in various consumer electronics products. On the other hand, the enterprise ownership segment is anticipated to expand at a moderate CAGR over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

North America captured more than 30.0% of the overall market share in 2018 and is also expected to expand at a considerable CAGR over the forecast period. This growth is attributed to the rising trend of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) along with the development of smart cities. Additionally, increasing use of smartphones and ever-growing wireless traffic are expected to further drive the regional expansion.

Meanwhile, the Asia Pacific DAS market is expected to register at a CAGR exceeding 14.0% over the forecast period. Increasing infrastructural growth in India and China can be accredited to regional growth. Additionally, the rising deployment of 4G/LTE connections along with the substantial presence of DAS providers is further contributing to the growth. Therefore, the deployment of 4G/LTE technologies and infrastructural growth offers numerous opportunities for the deployment of the DAS solution. On the other hand, growth in Europe is majorly driven by increasing public venues and safety, healthcare, and industrial sector.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The companies are making high investments in R&D in an attempt to develop innovative solutions and gain a competitive advantage. Furthermore, various companies are also undertaking mergers and acquisitions to introduce technologically advanced products to gain a competitive edge. In August 2017, CommScope Inc. acquired Cable Devices, Inc., a supplier of fiber optic cables used in video, data, and voice communications. This acquisition was aimed at strengthening the distributed systems product portfolio and enhancing market presence of the former.Some of the prominent players in the distributed antenna systems market include:

  • CommScope Inc.

  • Cobham Plc (Cobham Wireless)

  • Corning Inc.

  • TE Connectivity Ltd.

  • Crown Castle International Corporation

  • Boingo Wireless Inc

  • Comba Telecom Systems Holding

  • Comtech Telecommunications Corp.

  • Westell Technologies Inc.

  • Dali Wireless Inc.

Distributed Antenna Systems Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 7,834.9 million

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 13,788.5 million

Growth Rate

CAGR of 11.4% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, ownership, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Mexico

Key companies profiled

CommScope Inc.; Cobham Plc (Cobham Wireless); Corning Inc.; TE Connectivity Ltd.; Crown Castle International Corporation; Boingo Wireless Inc; Comba Telecom Systems Holding; Comtech Telecommunications Corp.; Westell Technologies Inc.; Dali Wireless Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and analyzes industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global distributed antenna systems (DAS) market report based on technology, ownership, application, and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Active DAS

    • Hybrid DAS

    • Passive DAS

  • Ownership Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Carrier Ownership

    • Neutral-Host Ownership

    • Enterprise Ownership

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Public Venues & Safety

    • Hospitality

    • Airport & Transportation

    • Healthcare

    • Education Sector & Corporate Offices

    • Industrial

    • Other

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • The U.K.

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

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