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Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2012 - 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

 

Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2012 - 2017

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Driven by the growing surge for mobile broadband, carriers worldwide are investing in WiFi and small cell infrastructure as an economically efficient solution to expand network capacity and coverage.

Not only do WiFi and small cells deployments minimize network planning, redesign and real estate costs, they also allow carriers to avoid or minimize new frequency allocation costs. Small cells, in many cases, can utilize the same frequency spectrum that carriers have allocated for macro cell deployment, while WiFi access points utilize unlicensed spectrum.

The associated savings in both CAPEX and OPEX, together with higher throughout rates make WiFi and small cell deployments make WiFi and small cells a necessity for Carriers worldwide. Mind commerce, thus expects that Carrier WiFi and small cells infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of nearly 37% over the next five years eventually accounting for nearly USD 9 Billion in revenues by the end of 2017. Nonetheless, the market still faces a number of serious challenges including but not limited to interference management, optimization and backhaul.

This report provides an in-depth assessment of the Carrier WiFi and small cells market, including business models, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2012 to 2017.

 

The report covers the following topics:

 

-Business Case for Carrier WiFi and Small Cells: An assessment of the business case for carrier WiFi and small cells.

-Technology Analysis: Evaluation of the underlying technology supporting carrier WiFi and small cell solutions

-Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments: Analysis of major Carrier WiFi and small cell solution deployments by carriers worldwide

-Carrier & Vendor Strategies: Analysis of carriers and vendors positioning to capitalize on Carrier WiFi and small cell opportunities

-Market Analysis and Forecasts: A global and regional assessment of the market size (unit shipments and revenues) and forecasts for the carrier WiFi and small cells market from 2012 to 2016

-Industry Value Chain: Analysis of the Carrier WiFi and small cells value chain with indicative revenue assessments of key market players across the value chain and predictions about the economic model evolution

-Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap 2012 - 2017: Analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2012 to 2017

 

Key Questions Answered:

 

-How many LTE enabled small cells will ship in 2017?

-What are carrier WiFi and small cells and why are they important?

-What are carrier's attitudes towards WiFi and small cell solutions?

-How much will the carrier WiFi and small cell markets be worth in 2017?

-How much CAPEX can carriers save by deploying WiFi and small cell solutions?

-Which vendors are leading the market and what are the key strategies for vendors?

-What will be the regional outlook for revenue in the carrier WiFi and small cells market?

-How is the industry's value chain structured for WiFi and small cells infrastructure and services?

-What benefits do small cells and WiFi bring to network operators and the ecosystem as a whole?

 

Target Audience:

 

-Investment Firms

-Application Developers

-Mobile Device Vendors

-Mobile Network Carriers

-Service Bureau Companies

-WiFi Infrastructure Vendors

-Wireless Infrastructure Vendors

-Small Cell Infrastructure Vendors

-Telecom Managed Service Providers

 

Key Findings:

 

-The carrier WiFi and small cells infrastructure market will grow at CAGR of 37% over next five years, accounting for nearly USD 9 Billion in revenues by the end of 2017.

 

-The carrier WiFi market alone is expected to account for nearly USD 5 Billion in global revenues worldwide by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 33 % between 2012 and 2017.

 

-The small cells market is expected to account for nearly USD 4 Billion in global revenues worldwide by 2017, growing at a CAGR of nearly 40 % between 2012 and 2017

 

-The continued demand for mobile broadband services will play a critical role in maintaining the Carrier WiFi and small cell market's growth, amid a growing demand of convergent, intelligent and vendor agnostic small cell platforms by Carriers.

 

-Fixed line carriers are capitalizing on their infrastructure investments to offer Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS). Mind Commerce expects Fixed line carriers to form an integral part of the industry's value chain representing as much as 20% of the revenue share.

 

Companies in Report:

 

ADTRAN

Airvana

Alcatel-Lucent

Aptilo Networks

Argela

Aruba Networks

AT&T Mobility

AudioCodes

BelAir Networks

Bouygues Telecom

British Telecom

BSNL

China Mobile

China Telecom

China Unicom

Chunghwa Telecom

Cisco

Claro (America Movil)

Clearwire

Colt Telecom

Comcast

Contela

Cox Communications

CSL Hong Kong

Devicescape

Eircom

Ericsson

Everything Everywhere

Genband

HTC Corporation

Huawei

Hutchison 3 Group

ip.access

iPass

Juniper Networks

KDDI

Kineto Wireless

Korea Telecom

KPN

LG Electronics

LG Uplus

Maxis

MegaFon

MetroPCS

Motorola Mobility

Motorola Solutions

Movilnet Venezuela

Movistar

MTS Russia

NEC

Nokia Siemens Networks

NTT DoCoMo

Oi Brazil

Optus (Australia)

Orange (France Telecom)

Orascom

PLTD (Smart Communications Philippines)

Portugal Telecom

PT Telkom

Qualcomm

Reliance Communications

Research in Motion

Rogers Canada

Ruckus Wireless

Samsung Group

SFR

SK telecom

Softbank

Sprint

Swisscom Mobile

Tata Teleservices

Tele2 Sweden

Telecom Italia Mobile

Telefónica Moviles

Telefónica O2

Telenor Group

TeliaSonera

Telstra

Telus Mobility Canada

Tim Brasil

T-Mobile Austria

T-Mobile Czech Republic

T-Mobile Europe

T-Mobile USA

Turkcell

Ubee-AirWalk

Ubiquisys

US.Cellular

Verizon Wireless

Vimpelcom

Virgin Media

Vodafone Essar

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Italy

Vodafone UK

Wind (Italy)

Wi-tribe (Pakistan)

Yota (Russia)

Zain Bahrain

Zain Kuwait

Zain Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

Table of Contents:

 

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 10

1.1 Executive Summary 10

1.2 Topics Covered 11

1.3 Key Findings 12

1.4 Key Questions Answered 13

1.5 Target Audience 14

1.6 Companies Mentioned 15

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology 20

2.1 The Evolution Towards Heterogeneous Networks 20

2.2 What is Carrier WiFi 22

2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi 22

2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions 24

2.3 What are Small Cells 25

2.3.1 Femtocells 26

2.3.2 Picocells 27

2.3.3 Microcells 27

2.3.4 Metrocells 27

2.4 Towards a Convergent Small Cell Architecture 28

2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios 29

2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments: 29

2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments: 29

2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments: 30

2.5.4 Rural Deployments: 30

2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization Initiatives 31

2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum 31

2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group 33

2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot 35

3 Chapter 3: The Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Market 36

3.1 Key Market Drivers 36

3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband 36

3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction 37

3.1.3 Higher Throughput per Cell 38

3.1.4 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment 38

3.2 Market Barriers & Challenges 39

3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty 39

3.2.2 Security Considerations 39

3.2.3 Interference Management 40

3.2.4 Mobility Management 40

3.2.5 Self Organisation 41

3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges 41

3.2.7 Alternative Solutions 42

3.3 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 44

3.4 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2012 - 2017 46

3.4.1 2010 – 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells 46

3.4.2 2013 – 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading 47

3.4.3 2015 – 2017: The HetNets Era – Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Small Cells and Carrier WiFi 47

3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Key Trends 48

3.5.1 Integration of DAS 48

3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS) 49

3.5.3 Self Organizing Networks (SON) 50

4 Chapter 4: Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments 52

4.1 AT&T Mobility 57

4.2 Eircom 57

4.3 KDDI 58

4.4 Korea Telecom 60

4.5 SK Telecom 60

4.6 Optus Australia 61

4.7 SFR France 61

4.8 Sprint 62

4.9 Reliance Communications 63

4.10 Softbank Japan 63

4.11 Telefonica O2 UK 64

4.12 T-Mobile 64

4.13 Tim Brasil 65

4.14 U.S Cellular 66

4.15 Verizon Wireless 66

4.16 Vodafone 66

4.17 Zain Bahrain 67

4.18 Zain Saudi Arabia 67

5 Chapter 5: Vendor Landscape 68

5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix 68

5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy 72

5.2.1 ADTRAN 72

5.2.2 Argela 73

5.2.3 Airvana 74

5.2.4 Aptilo Networks 74

5.2.5 Aruba Networks 75

5.2.6 Alcatel-Lucent 76

5.2.7 Cisco 77

5.2.8 Contela 78

5.2.9 Devicescape 79

5.2.10 Ericsson 80

5.2.11 Huawei 81

5.2.12 Ip.access 82

5.2.13 Juniper Networks 83

5.2.14 Kineto Wireless 84

5.2.15 Motorola Solutions 85

5.2.16 NEC 86

5.2.17 Nokia Siemens Networks 87

5.2.18 Ruckus Wireless 88

5.2.19 Samsung 89

5.2.20 Ubee-AirWalk 90

5.2.21 Ubiquisys 91

6 Chapter 6: Market Analysis & Forecasts 92

6.1 The Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2012 - 2017 92

6.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017 92

6.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 94

6.1.3 WiFi Offload vs Standard WiFi Access Points: 2012 - 2017 96

6.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2012 - 2017 100

6.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017 102

6.2.1 Asia Pacific 102

6.2.2 Eastern Europe 104

6.2.3 Latin & Central America 106

6.2.4 Middle East & Africa 108

6.2.5 North America 110

6.2.6 Western Europe 112

6.3 The Global Small Cell Market: 2012 - 2017 114

6.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017 114

6.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2012 – 2017 116

6.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017 118

6.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017 119

6.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017 120

6.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2012 – 2017 121

6.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2012 - 2017 123

6.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017 125

6.4.1 Asia Pacific 125

6.4.2 Eastern Europe 127

6.4.3 Latin & Central America 129

6.4.4 Middle East & Africa 131

6.4.5 North America 133

6.4.6 Western Europe 135

 

List of Tables

 

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012 69

Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012 71

 

List of Figures

 

Figure 1: The HetNets Concept 21

Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network 23

Figure 3: Illustration of Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network 25

Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios 28

Figure 5: Small Cell Forum's Scope of Work 33

Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 44

Figure 7: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2012 - 2017 46

Figure 8: The Self Organizing Networks (SON) Concept 50

Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Strategy Vision 59

Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 92

Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 93

Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 94

Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 95

Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 96

Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 97

Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 97

Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 98

Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 99

Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 99

Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 100

Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 101

Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 102

Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 103

Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 104

Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 105

Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 106

Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 107

Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 108

Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 109

Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 110

Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 111

Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 112

Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 113

Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 114

Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 115

Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 116

Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 117

Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 118

Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 118

Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 119

Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 119

Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 120

Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 120

Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 121

Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 122

Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 123

Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 124

Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 125

Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 126

Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 127

Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 128

Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 129

Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 130

Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 131

Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 132

Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 133

Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 134

Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2012 – 2017 (Thousands of Units) 135

Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2012 – 2017 (USD Millions) 136

 

 

 

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