Third-party software for cellular base stations to grow by $1 bln by 2010

The market opportunity for third-party software written for cellular base stations and other infrastructure will increase by about $1 bln dollars by the middle of 2010, according to ABI Research. In the past, over 95% of the base station bill of materials was hardware, but now they use off-the-shelf hardware and 10% to 20% software.