- Language: English
- 2008 Pages
- Published: October 2012
- Region: Global
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Small Cells Will Play a Very Large Part in Next-Generation Networks: Worldwide Femto, Pico, and Microcell Market Analysis
- Published: July 2010
- Region: Global
- 46 Pages
As operators start to plan and deploy their 4G networks, the way they deploy and the type of infrastructure they deploy will be quite different from what they have used for 3G. This report covers the way operators are deploying their 4G networks and looks at the small cell base stations that are making the deployment of 4G possible, including a new class of base station—the compact base station—which has the capacity of a large base station, but in the form factor of a Wi-Fi access point.
This report contains 5-year forecasts and analysis of femtocells, enterprise femtocells, indoor picocells, outdoor metropolitan picocells, and microcell base stations. A 5-year revenue forecast is also included.
Introduction to Update
Overview of Micro, Pico, and Femtocells, and More
Outdoor Metropolitan Picocell
Compact Base Stations
Related In-Stat Reports
List of Tables
Table 1. Worldwide Annual Small Cell Devices, 2009–2014 (Unit Shipments)
Table 2. Compact Base Station Characteristics
Table 3. Worldwide Annual Femtocell Forecast, 2009–2014 (Units in Millions)
Table 4. Worldwide Annual Femtocell Revenue, 2009–2014 (US$ in Millions)
Table 5. Worldwide Annual Enterprise Femtocell Market, 2009–2014 (Units)
Table 6. Worldwide Annual Enterprise Femtocell Revenue, 2009–2014 (US$ in Millions)
Table 7. Worldwide Indoor Picocell (Operator Installed) Forecast, 2009–2014 (Units)
Table 8. Worldwide Indoor Picocell (Operator Installed) Revenue, 2009–2014 (US$ in Millions)
Table 9. Worldwide Metropolitan Picocell (Carrier Installed), 2009–2014 Forecast (Units)
Table 10. Worldwide Metropolitan Picocell Revenue (Carrier Installed) Forecast, 2009–2014 (US$ in Millions)
Table 11. Worldwide Microcell Base Station Forecast, 2009–2014 (Units)
Table 12. Worldwide Microcell Base Station Revenue Forecast, 2009–2014 (US$ in Millions)
List of Figures
Figure 1. Use of Metropolitan Picocells to Enhance 4G Capacity and Data Speeds
Figure 2. Airwalk EdgePoint PRO Enterprise Femtocell
Figure 3. AT&T Microcell Personal HSPA Base Station
Figure 4. Typical Marine Network Example
Figure 5. FlexWave Base Station System—NanoBTS, Base Station Controller, and MicroBTS
Figure 6. Ericsson’s Femtocell Solution
Figure 7. NanoGSM Picocell and Oyster 3G Femtocell
Figure 8. Ubiquisys ZoneGate Femtocell
Femtocells and Enterprise Femtocells Provide Real Solutions to Wireless Carrier Problems
Femtocells and enterprise femtocells are going to help mobile operators provide indoor coverage to their subscribers, while at the same time, relieve backhaul and infrastructure costs, says In-Stat (www.in-stat.com). Although all segments of the emerging compact base station market, which includes indoor and metropolitan picocells as well as microcells, are expected to show growth, femtocells and enterprise femtocells will have the most significant increase in unit shipments. In-Stat projects annual femtocell shipments will reach 31.8 million by 2014.
“Enterprise femtocells may even save businesses money. If PBX features are incorporated into enterprise femtocells, they could displace many wireless PBX and IP PBX installs, as well as the purchase of wireline phones,” says Allen Nogee, Principal Analyst. “Additionally we expect consumer demand for femtocells to be strong because they allow better in-home cell coverage, which has been especially lacking in the US.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
- Worldwide annual enterprise femtocell revenue CAGR will be 125.7% from 2009-2014.
- Worldwide metropolitan picocell (carrier installed) unit forecast CAGR is projected at 378% from 2009 to 2014
- Microcell base stations will also increase but at a slower CAGR of 14.2% over the same five-year period.
- By 2014, several million metropolitan picocells will be shipped to operators worldwide.
Recent In-Stat research, Small Cells Will Play a Very Large Part in Next-Generation Networks: Worldwide Femto, Pico, and Microcell Market Analysis (#IN1004712GW), covers the worldwide market for femtocells, picocells, and microcells. It includes:
- Examination of femtocell, enterprise femtocell, indoor picocell, outdoor metropolitan picocell and microcell markets including drivers and barriers.
Forecasts of worldwide annual femtocell, picocell, and microcell unit shipments and revenue from 2009–2014.
- Vendor profiles: 2Wire, ADC, Airvana, AirWalk Communications, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, ip.access, Mindspeed, Motorola, Nokia-Siemens Networks, OnAir, picoChip, Samsung, Sprint, Wilson Electronics, and Ubiquisys.
This research is part of In-Stat’s Cellular Infrastructure service, which provides analysis and forecasts of the market for wireless broadband and communication infrastructure equipment and components, including backhaul; macro, micro, pico, and femtocell base stations; and associated semiconductors.
- AirWalk Communications
- Nokia-Siemens Networks
- Wilson Electronics