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Open Base Stations: Cutting the Cost of 3G Networks
A fundamental restructuring of the mobile equipment industry is underway. This report examines how major OEMs and subsystem suppliers are working to drastically reduce the cost of developing and building 3G base stations.

It covers the key manufacturers, RF subsystems suppliers, and baseband silicon vendors with a stake in this critical infrastructure market.
Sample research extracts from the report are shown below:
Table of Contents (0504toc.pdf)
This chart estimates the cost breakdown of a Macro Node B (3G base station):
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Although 3G base station unit volumes are expected to rise substantially over the next four years, the unit price will fall equally fast. This table shows an aggressive forecast for 3G base station price declines:
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Base station OEMs interviewed or featured in this report: Alcatel SA (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA); LM Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERICY); Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU); Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT); Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK); Nortel Networks Ltd. (NYSE/Toronto: NT); Siemens AG (NYSE: SI; Frankfurt: SIE)
RF subsystem suppliers interviewed or featured in this report: Andrew Corp. (Nasdaq: ANDW); Nujira Ltd.; Powerwave Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: PWAV); Remec Inc. (Nasdaq: REMC)
Baseband silicon vendors interviewed or featured in this report: Agere Systems Inc. (NYSE: AGR.A); Altera Corp. (Nasdaq: ALTR); Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI); Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE/Frankfurt: IFX); Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC); Morpho Technologies Inc.; PicoChip Designs Ltd.; Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN); Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX)
Total Pages: 22
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