Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell Market 2014-2018
- ID: 2726340
- December 2013
- Region: Global
- 75 Pages
The analysts forecast the Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell market to grow at a CAGR of 185 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing densification of the subscribers' base. The Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell market has also been witnessing the increasing adoption of Hotspot 2.0 standard. However, the interference issues could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and EMEA regions; it also covers the Global Wi-Fi-Enabled Small Cell market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
The key vendors dominating this market space are Airvana LLC, Cisco Systems Inc., Ericsson, Ruckus Wireless Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are 4ipnet Inc., Airspan Networks Inc., Alpha Networks Inc., Alvarion Ltd. (Wavion), Anvaya Networks, Argela Technologies, Askey Computer Corp., Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc., EION Wireless, Contela Inc., Gemtek Technologies Co. Ltd., GoNet Systems Ltd., Handlink Technologies Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Hay Systems Ltd., Ip.access Ltd., Juni Global, Powerwave Technologies Inc., PureWave Networks Inc., RFNet Technologies Pte Ltd., Ruckus Wireless Inc., SK telesys Inc., SpiderCloud Wireless Inc., Tektelic Communications, Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc., and Ubiquiti Networks Inc.
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
06. Traffic Offloading Options for Mobile Operators
07. Wi-Fi Business Case for Operators
07.1 Carrier-grade Wi-Fi Requirements
08. Market Landscape
08.1 Market Overview
08.2 Market Size and Forecast
08.3 Global Small Cell Market 2013-2018
08.4 Five Forces Analysis
09. Geographical Segmentation
09.1 Global Wi-Fi Enabled Small Cell Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018
10. Buying Criteria
11. Market Growth Drivers
12. Drivers and their Impact
13. Market Challenges
14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
15. Market Trends
16. Trends and their Impact
17. Vendor Landscape
17.1 Competitive Scenario
17.1.1 Key News
17.2 Market Share Analysis 2013
18. Key Vendor Analysis
18.1 Airvana LLC
18.2 Cisco Systems Inc.
18.4 Ruckus Wireless Inc.
18.5 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
18.5.1 Business Overview
18.5.2 Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
18.5.3 Key Information
18.5.4 SWOT Analysis
19. Other Reports in this Series
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Carrier Wi-Fi Market: Evolution
Exhibit 3: Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Requirements
Exhibit 4: Global Wi-Fi Enabled Small Cell Market: Scope of Report
Exhibit 5: Global Wi-Fi Enabled Small Cell Market 2013-2018 (units in million)
Exhibit 6: Global Small Cell Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 7: Global Wi-Fi Enabled Small Cell Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 8: Cost of per-GB RAN with 3G Macro as Reference
Exhibit 9: Global Mobile Data Usage by Location 2013-2018
Exhibit 10: Proportion of Data Usage 2016
Exhibit 11: Wi-Fi Chipset Shipments 2013-2018 (units in billion)
Exhibit 12: Mobile Broadband Penetration by Geography 2012
Exhibit 13: VoWi-Fi Benefits
Exhibit 14: Fixed Mobile Convergence
Exhibit 15: Cisco Systems Inc.: Offerings
Exhibit 16: Ericsson AB: Business Segmentation
Exhibit 17: Ericsson AB: Geographical Presence
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “The key purpose of all non-macrocell solutions in a telecom network is to address the inexorable demand for coverage and capacity. Such solutions include small cells, Wi-Fi, DAS, and the emerging CRAN. While the first three solutions have been in the market for a while, the CRAN is a relatively new architecture which, like DAS, concentrates the processing of the RAN of a mobile network in one or more centralized network nodes. These different components are adding to the heterogeneity of the telecom networks around the world. Nowadays, Wi-Fi and small cells are among the most popular solutions for data offloading. As technology continues to evolve, the demand for anytime, anywhere communication is expected to increase steadily. In particular, smartphones are among the most widely used data supported devices at present. In fact, it is projected that by 2016, smartphones will account for more than 67 percent of mobile data traffic. As technologies are evolving, so are the networks that support them. Additionally, the coverage of the macrocell can be improved with the inclusion of a distributed antenna system and CRAN. During the forecast period, there will be huge capital flow for the adoption of small cells, Wi-Fi, DAS, and CRAN infrastructures.”
According to the report, the growth of the Global Wi-Fi-enabled Small Cell market is driven by many factors, one of which is the continuous demand for better network coverage. To sustain in a competitive business environment, telecom operators are striving to provide better network accessibility to mobile subscribers. In this regard, small cells and Wi-Fi solutions enable operators to efficiently provide coverage to the high-end consumers without investing exorbitantly in the network.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges in this market is the interference among small cells, macrocells, and Wi-Fi. The biggest advantage of Wi-Fi networks is that they work in an unlicensed spectrum, thus helping operators reduce their costs. On the other hand, as the unlicensed spectrum is available to all operators and users, both macrocell and small cell networks share the same frequency bands for signal transmission. This results in interference and unwanted noise in the telecom network, which leads to a decline in quality of service and hence user experience. Therefore, telecom operators refrain from adopting Wi-Fi-enabled small cell networks.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.
- 4ipnet Inc.
- Airspan Networks Inc.
- Airvana LLC
- Alpha Networks Inc.
- Alvarion Ltd. (Wavion)
- Anvaya Networks
- Argela Technologies
- Askey Computer Corp.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Contela Inc.
- Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc.
- EION Wireless
- Gemtek Technologies Co. Ltd.
- GoNet Systems Ltd.
- Handlink Technologies Inc.
- Hay Systems Ltd.
- Hewlett-Packard Co.
- Ip.access Ltd.
- Juni Global
- Powerwave Technologies Inc.
- PureWave Networks Inc.
- RFNet Technologies Pte Ltd.
- Ruckus Wireless Inc.
- Ruckus Wireless Inc.
- Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
- SK telesys Inc.
- SpiderCloud Wireless Inc.
- Tektelic Communications
- Tranzeo Wireless Technologies Inc.
- Ubiquiti Networks Inc.