Telecom Millimeter Wave (MMW) Technology Market Report

Telecom Millimeter Wave (MMW) Technology Market Analysis By Frequency Band (V-Band, E-Band, Other Frequency Bands), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, RoW), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Nov, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: GVR-2-68038-227-3
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 50

Industry Insights

The global Telecom Millimeter Wave (MMW) Technology market size was estimated to be USD 206.9 million in 2016. The increasing research & development activities pertaining to the MMW technology and the constantly growing demand for bandwidth-intensive applications are anticipated to propel the market growth.

The demand for bandwidth-intensive applications, arising particularly from consumer electronic products and mobile devices, such as smartphones and wearable electronics, is necessitating the need for high-bandwidth and high-speed internet across the telecom sector. Data-intensive services, such as video streaming, video conferencing, media exchange over the internet, and high-speed online gaming, are expected to boost the demand for high-bandwidth, which is further expected to drive the adoption of the MMW technology.

U.S. Telecom MMW technology market

Furthermore, the next generation of wireless communication is at its beginning with the approaching time. The telecom sector is assessing several technologies, including millimeter wave, for verifying the frequencies used for deploying 5G. Millimeter wave is anticipated to be the key enabler for deploying 5G using 5G fixed wireless. Technical requirements, such as peak data rate (above 10 Gbps), 1 msec latency rate, cell edge data rate of 100 Mbps, and so on, of 5G, are expected to be the factors predicted to propel the adoption of the MMW technology in the telecom sector.

A broader adjoining bandwidth, available above 24 GHz, is required to meet data throughput requirements. The millimeter wave delivers data at the rate of multi-gigabit per second, as proved by various research and lab trials. Additionally, the competitive environment is encouraging implementation of the latest innovative approaches, such as MMW and sub-6 GHz spectrum, in downlink and the uplink, respectively. These innovative approaches eliminate the need for power-hungry MMW transmitters in 5G devices, thus, lowering costs and power consumption.

The support and momentum required for millimeter wave technology to allow 5G use cases help overcome the barriers and challenges in the application of technology. Service providers, chipset manufacturers, network infrastructure vendors, and stakeholders are making collaborated efforts to overcome the challenges associated with high-frequency MMW technology.

Frequency Band Insights

Based on frequency bands, the global Telecom MMW technology market is segmented into V-band, E-band, and other millimeter wave frequency bands. The V-band frequencies range from 40 GHz to 70 GHz and the millimeter waves of these bands are particularly used in military & defense applications. Additionally, the V-band frequencies are extensively used in radar & satellite communication.

Telecom MMW technology market

The market for E-band frequency applications is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast duration. E-band frequencies have applications such as backhaul networking and solutions, E-bands enable gigabit-per-second data rates, and so on  in the telecom sector. 

The global telecommunication industry is witnessing significant growth and is likely to continue to do so at a rapid pace, owing to the rising demand for consumer electronics, smart education, smart home, automation industry, and so on. Therefore, the E-band frequency segment in the telecom MMW industry is projected to intensify notably over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Based on regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America & MEA regions. The North American region accounted for the largest market size in 2016, owing to the increased adoption of modern technologies.

Countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, are one of the prominent and early adopters of advanced technologies in every industry vertical. Thus, the demand for the MMW technology in different applications, in the telecom sector, is increasing. Additionally, the demand for Carrier Ethernet services in the region’s metro areas is anticipated to drive the overall regional market.

However, the Asia Pacific and South America & MEA regions are anticipated to witness notable growth over the forecast period. The Asia Pacific region is poised to register the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

This rapid growth of the technology in the region can be accredited to the developments and advancements being carried out in its telecom infrastructures. Furthermore, the installation of new telecom equipment, based on the millimeter wave technology, is further expected to propel the growth of the regional market.

Competitive Insights

The service providers in the telecom industry are focusing on improving the technology to meet the demands of bandwidth applications and high-speed internet requirements arising from bandwidth-intensive applications. The major competitors in the MMW technology market are Aviat Networks, Inc., Siklu Communication Ltd., E-band Communications LLC, Keysight Technologies, Sage Millimeter, Inc., and Bridgewave Communications, Inc.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2017 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and South America, and MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, France, Japan, China, and India

Report coverage

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

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the telecom millimeter wave technology market based on frequency bands and regions:

  • Frequency Band Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • V-Band

    • E-Band

    • Other Frequency Bands

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific (APAC)

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • South America and Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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