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

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

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 136 Pages
  • Mind Commerce LLC

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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 READ MORE >

1 Chapter 1: Introduction

1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Key Findings
1.4 Key Questions Answered
1.5 Target Audience
1.6 Companies Mentioned

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

2.1 The Evolution Towards Heterogeneous Networks
2.2 What is Carrier WiFi
2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi
2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions
2.3 What are Small Cells
2.3.1 Femtocells
2.3.2 Picocells
2.3.3 Microcells
2.3.4 Metrocells
2.4 Towards a Convergent Small Cell Architecture
2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios
2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments:
2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments:
2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments:
2.5.4 Rural Deployments:
2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization Initiatives
2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum
2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group
2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot

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

3.1 Key Market Drivers
3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband
3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction
3.1.3 Higher Throughput per Cell
3.1.4 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment
3.2 Market Barriers & Challenges
3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty
3.2.2 Security Considerations
3.2.3 Interference Management
3.2.4 Mobility Management
3.2.5 Self Organisation
3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges
3.2.7 Alternative Solutions
3.3 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain
3.4 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2012 - 2017
3.4.1 2010 - 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells
3.4.2 2013 - 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading
3.4.3 2015 - 2017: The HetNets Era - Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Small Cells and Carrier WiFi
3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Key Trends
3.5.1 Integration of DAS
3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS)
3.5.3 Self Organizing Networks (SON)

4 Chapter 4: Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments

4.1 AT&T Mobility
4.2 Eircom
4.3 KDDI
4.4 Korea Telecom
4.5 SK Telecom
4.6 Optus Australia
4.7 SFR France
4.8 Sprint
4.9 Reliance Communications
4.10 Softbank Japan
4.11 Telefonica O2 UK
4.12 T-Mobile
4.13 Tim Brasil
4.14 U.S Cellular
4.15 Verizon Wireless
4.16 Vodafone
4.17 Zain Bahrain
4.18 Zain Saudi Arabia

5 Chapter 5: Vendor Landscape

5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix
5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy
5.2.1 ADTRAN
5.2.2 Argela
5.2.3 Airvana
5.2.4 Aptilo Networks
5.2.5 Aruba Networks
5.2.6 Alcatel-Lucent
5.2.7 Cisco
5.2.8 Contela
5.2.9 Devicescape
5.2.10 Ericsson
5.2.11 Huawei
5.2.12 Ip.access
5.2.13 Juniper Networks
5.2.14 Kineto Wireless
5.2.15 Motorola Solutions
5.2.16 NEC
5.2.17 Nokia Siemens Networks
5.2.18 Ruckus Wireless
5.2.19 Samsung
5.2.20 Ubee-AirWalk
5.2.21 Ubiquisys

6 Chapter 6: Market Analysis & Forecasts

6.1 The Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2012 - 2017
6.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017
6.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017
6.1.3 WiFi Offload vs Standard WiFi Access Points: 2012 - 2017
6.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2012 - 2017
6.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017
6.2.1 Asia Pacific
6.2.2 Eastern Europe
6.2.3 Latin & Central America
6.2.4 Middle East & Africa
6.2.5 North America
6.2.6 Western Europe
6.3 The Global Small Cell Market: 2012 - 2017
6.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017
6.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2012 - 2017
6.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017
6.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017
6.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2012 - 2017
6.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2012 - 2017
6.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2012 - 2017
6.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017
6.4.1 Asia Pacific
6.4.2 Eastern Europe
6.4.3 Latin & Central America
6.4.4 Middle East & Africa
6.4.5 North America
6.4.6 Western Europe

List of Tables

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012
Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012

List of Figures

Figure 1: The HetNets Concept
Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network
Figure 3: Illustration of Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network
Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios
Figure 5: Small Cell Forum's Scope of Work
Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain
Figure 7: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2012 - 2017
Figure 8: The Self Organizing Networks (SON) Concept
Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Strategy Vision
Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)
Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2012 - 2017 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2012 - 2017 (USD Millions)

- 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 Phillipines)
- 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

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