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Small Cells: Femtocell, Picocell (and Repeaters, DAS and WiFi)

  • ID: 2136050
  • October 2012
  • 98 Pages
  • Mobile Experts

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This report predicts the rise of small cells in mobile networks. This research highlights the technical and economic factors which drive the use of femtocells, picocells, and microcells in various applications, and contrasts these with the use of DAS, repeaters, and relays.

Detailed case studies are examined to illustrate the cost comparisons between macro networks, femto networks, and HetNets incorporating both network elements.

The report includes more than 74 charts and exhibits, including:

A five-year forecast for small cells, including:

Femtocells for residential, enterprise, and carrier-grade applications;

Picocells for indoor and public access applications

Microcells

Distributed Antenna Systems for indoor and outdoor use

Repeaters and Relays

Wi-Fi integration with small cell equipment

This comprehensive forecast is segmented in multiple ways:

- By network architecture type;

- By wireless air interface standard;

- By frequency band;

- By power level;

- By single mode and multimode;

- By region;

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  • Airvana
  • Broadcom
  • DeltaNode Solutions AB
  • Inner Wireless
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Samsung
  • MORE

1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2: MARKET DRIVERS
Mobile Data Demand
Spatial Efficiency Improvement
The Uplink Data Surprise
The Rise of Indoor Solutions
HetNet Economic Comparison
The Collapsing RAN: Lower Cost Through Integration
Economic Case Study: Macro vs Femto to upgrade an existing network
Multi-core Processors are changing the World
Wi-Fi Integration into Small Cells

3: TECHNOLOGY BACKGROUND
HetNet Architecture
Technology Drives the HetNet
Macrocells
Microcells
Picocells (using traditional RAN structure)
Femtocells (Iuh, IMS/SIP, and equivalent)
Indoor Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
Outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (O-DAS)
Repeaters
Relays
Wi-Fi

4: REGIONAL OUTLOOK
North America
Latin America
Europe
China
Asia Pacific (excl. China)
Middle East/Africa

5: EQUIPMENT OUTLOOK
Growth of Small Cells Overall
Microcell Outlook
Picocell Outlook
Femtocell Outlook
Consumer/Residential Femtocell Outlook
Enterprise Femtocell Outlook
Indoor Carrier Femtocell Outlook
Public Access Femtocell Outlook
Alternatives to “Small Cells”: DAS, repeaters, relays
Outdoor DAS Outlook
Indoor DAS Outlook
Repeater Outlook
Relay Outlook
Outlook Segmented by Air Interface Standard
Outlook Segmented by Power Level
Outlook Segmented by Frequency Band
Outlook Segmented by Multimode/Single Mode

6: COMPANY PROFILES
Airvana
Airwalk
Alcatel-Lucent
American Tower Corporation
Argela
Axell
BelAir Networks
Broadcom
Cavium
Cellular Specialties, Inc
Cisco
Comba Telecom
Commscope
Communications Components Inc.
DeltaNode Solutions AB
DesignArt Networks
Ericsson AB
Extenet Systems
Freescale Semiconductor
Huawei Technologies
Inner Wireless
ip.access
Mindspeed
MobileAccess (Corning)
NEC
Netgear
Nokia Siemens Networks
Powerwave Technologies
Public Wireless
Qualcomm
RF Window
RFS Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)
Ruckus Wireless
Samsung
Shyam Telecom
SOLiD Technologies
Texas Instruments
Tyco Electronics (ADC)
Ubiquisys
Wi-Ex
Wilson Electronics
Xilinx
ZTE

7: ACRONYMS

8: METHODOLOGY

CHARTS
Chart 1: Forecasted growth of small cells, 2009 to 201
Chart 2: Mobile Data Covered by Macro Network and Small Cells, 2009 to 201
Chart 3: Growth of Mobile Data Traffic
Chart 4: Indoor Mobile Data Usage Increasing
Chart 5: Forecasted decline of CAPEX and OPEX per GB of data
Chart 6: Forecasted adoption of Wi-Fi into small cells, 2010-2017
Chart 7: SNR limits throughput for LTE
Chart 8: North American forecasted small cell shipments, 2009 to 2017
Chart 9: North American forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 10: North American forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 11: North American DAS vs. Small Cell Deployment, 2010-2017
Chart 12: Latin American forecasted small cell shipments, 2009 to 2017
Chart 13: Latin American forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2016
Chart 14: Latin American forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2016
Chart 15: European forecasted small cell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 16: European forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 17: European forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 18: Chinese forecasted small cell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 19: Chinese forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 20: Chinese forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 21: Asia/Pacific forecasted small cell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 22: Asia/Pacific forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 23: Asia/Pacific forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 24: MEA forecasted small cell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 25: MEA forecasted picocell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 26: MEA forecasted femtocell shipments, by type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 27: Forecasted growth of alternative base stations, log scale, 2009 to 2017
Chart 28: Forecasted growth of base stations, traditional architecture, 2009 to 2017
Chart 29: Forecasted microcell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 30: Forecasted multimode microcell technology adoption, 2009 to 2017
Chart 31: Forecasted microcell shipments, by power level, 2009 to 2017
Chart 32: Forecasted public access picocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 33: Forecasted multimode adoption for public access picocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 34: Forecasted integration of Wi-Fi with public access picocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 35: Forecasted low power picocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 36: Forecasted multimode adoption for low power picocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 37: Forecasted integration of Wi-Fi with low power picocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 38: Forecasted growth of femtocells, by deployment type, 2009 to 2017
Chart 39: Forecasted consumer femtocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 40: Forecasted multimode technology adoption in consumer femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 41: Forecasted integration of Wi-Fi with consumer femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 42: Forecasted enterprise femtocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 43: Forecasted multimode technology adoption in enterprise femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 44: Forecasted Wi-Fi integration with enterprise femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 45: Forecasted indoor carrier femtocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 46: Forecasted multimode technology adoption in indoor carrier femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 47: Forecasted integration of Wi-Fi with indoor carrier femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 48: Forecasted Public Access Femtocell shipments, by region, 2009 to 2017
Chart 49: Forecasted multimode technology adoption in Public Access Femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 50: Forecasted integration of Wi-Fi with Public Access Femtocells, 2009 to 2017
Chart 51: Forecasted alternative radio nodes, by technology, 2009 to 2016
Chart 52: Forecasted O-DAS node shipments, by region, 2009 to 2016
Chart 53: Forecasted I-DAS node shipments, by region, 2009 to 2016
Chart 54: Forecasted repeater deployments by operators, by region, 2009 to 2016
Chart 55: Forecasted repeater deployments by consumers, by region, 2009 to 2016
Chart 56: Forecasted relay shipments, by region, 2009 to 2016
Chart 57: Small Cells segmented by air interface standard, 2009 to 2016
Chart 58: RAN nodes segmented by rated power level, 2009 to 2016
Chart 59: RAN nodes segmented by frequency band, 2009 to 2016
Chart 60: Multimode adoption for various small cells, 2010 to 2017

EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1: Growth of Various Small Cell Market Segments
Exhibit 2: Spatial Efficiency Needed for Higher Capacity
Exhibit 3: Cost per Gbps of Capacity: Macro vs. Small Cells
Exhibit 4: Case Study: Cost Comparison of Macro, Femto and HetNet
Exhibit 5: HetNet Overlay Diagram
Exhibit 6: An Example of an Indoor Picocell
Exhibit 7: Femto/Gateway architecture diagram
Exhibit 8: Indoor DAS installation diagram
Exhibit 9: Service quality for a typical macrocell installation
Exhibit 10: Service quality for an Outdoor DAS installation
Exhibit 11: Typical application of a repeater
Exhibit 12: Typical application of a relay
Exhibit 13: ZTE small cell product line overview
Exhibit 14: Detailed Definitions of Equipment Categories
Exhibit 15: Detailed Definitions of Regions
Exhibit 16: Detailed Definitions of Multimode and Single Mode
Exhibit 17: Detailed Definitions of Frequency Band Categories

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Airvana
  • Broadcom
  • DeltaNode Solutions AB
  • Inner Wireless
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Samsung
  • MORE

New Forecast predicts shipment of 70 million small cells by 2017

Carrier-grade femtocells will grow by 200% CAGR

A new forecast predicts strong growth in new types of small cells, including femtocells deployed by mobile operators and picocells used for high-capacity urban networks. LTE small cells are a major part of the forecasted growth over the next five years, with more than 2/3 of small cells deployed in 2017 devoted to LTE-FDD or TD-LTE.

“Mobile operators now have experience with residential femtocells,” explained Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts. “They are getting ready to extend this experience into enterprise and high-capacity scenarios. We have talked with more than 30 mobile operators, as well as chipset and backhaul vendors to determine how quickly this market can grow. In short, explosive growth is coming.”

“Rising demand for mobile data has already driven some networks to their capacity limits during the peak hours of the day. Adding more spectrum and 4G spectral efficiency will help. Adding Wi-Fi will help. But mobile operators anticipate that these steps won't be enough…and small cells are the answer. Femtocells, picocells, and some kinds of DAS systems will be useful tools to address increasing data density.”

Small Cells and HetNets: Femtocells, Picocells, DAS, Repeaters, Relays and Wi-Fi includes more than 74 charts and tables, providing:

- A five-year small cell forecast, including:
- Microcells
- Picocells
- Femtocells, including residential, enterprise, and carrier-grade femtocells
- Metro Femtocells or “Metrocells”
- Indoor and Outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (I-DAS and O-DAS)
- Repeaters sold to operators and to end users
- Relays
- Wi-Fi integration with small cells

- Analysis of the small cell forecast, including:
- Small Cells by world region
- Small Cells by air interface
- Small Cells by multimode and single mode
- Small Cells by frequency band
- Small Cells by power level
- Small Cells vs. DAS analysis in North America

- Cost analysis of macro base stations vs. small cells to illustrate the cost benefits of small cells, including CAPEX and OPEX over an 8 year depreciation cycle

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- Airvana
- Airwalk
- Alcatel-Lucent
- American Tower Corporation
- Argela
- Axell
- BelAir Networks
- Broadcom
- Cavium
- Cellular Specialties, Inc
- Cisco
- Comba Telecom
- Commscope
- Communications Components Inc.
- DeltaNode Solutions AB
- DesignArt Networks
- Ericsson AB
- Extenet Systems
- Freescale Semiconductor
- Huawei Technologies
- Inner Wireless
- ip.access
- Mindspeed
- MobileAccess (Corning)
- NEC
- Netgear
- Nokia Siemens Networks
- Powerwave Technologies
- Public Wireless
- Qualcomm
- RF Window
- RFS Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)
- Ruckus Wireless
- Samsung
- Shyam Telecom
- SOLiD Technologies
- Texas Instruments
- Tyco Electronics (ADC)
- Ubiquisys
- Wi-Ex
- Wilson Electronics
- Xilinx
- ZTE

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