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Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 – 2018

Published

August 2013

Pages

138

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Keywords

Carrier WiFi, Small Cells, Femtocells, Picocells, Microcells, Metrocells, HetNet, Carrier WiFi and Small Cells, Small Cells as a Service, SCaaS, Heterogeneous Networks, Hotspot 2.0, WiFi Roaming, Distributed Antenna System, DAS, Femtocells as a Service, FaaS, Self Organizing Networks, SON

Overview

WiFi and small cells deployments minimize network planning, redesign and real estate costs. Deploying them also allows carriers to avoid or minimize new frequency allocation costs. Small Cells can in many cases utilize the same frequency spectrum that carrier has allocated for its 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 40% over the next five years eventually accounting for nearly USD 11 Billion in revenues by the end of 2018. 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 2013 to 2018.

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 Review: A review of the underlying technology supporting Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions
A Review of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments: A review of major Carrier WiFi and small cell solution deployments by Carriers worldwide
Carrier and Vendor Strategies: An analysis of how Carriers and vendors will position themselves to capitalize on Carrier WiFi and small cell opportunity
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 2013 to 2018
Industry Value Chain: An 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 2013 – 2018: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2013 to 2018

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Key Findings

  • The Carrier WiFi and small cells infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of 40% over the next five years eventually accounting for nearly USD 11 Billion in revenues by the end of 2018

  • 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

  • Cloud RAN technology will complement not and not essentially compete with small cell deploymentsMobile network operators have an imperative to develop Value-added Services (VAS) for LTE

Key Questions Answered

  • What is the role and function of Carrier WiFi and Small Cells?
  • How is the WiFi and Small Cells industry value chain structured?
  • What are Carrier's attitudes towards Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions?
  • What benefits do small cells and Carrier WiFi deployments bring to Carriers?
  • What is Cloud RAN and how will its deployment affect the small cell industry?
  • How much will the Carrier WiFi and small cell markets be worth through year 2018?
  • The much CAPEX can Carriers save by deploying Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions?
  • What will be the regional outlook for revenue in the Carrier WiFi and small cells market?
  • Which vendors are leading the market, why, and what key strategies are is each vendor employing?
  • How many LTE enabled small cells, picocells, and femtocells will ship through 2018 globally and by region?

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

Companies in Report

ADTRAN, Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Aptilo, 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

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Findings
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Target Audience
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Chapter 2: An Overview of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology
  • The Evolution Towards Heterogeneous Networks
  • What is Carrier WiFi
  • Open Access vs Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi
  • Convergence with Small Cell Solutions
  • What are Small Cells
  • Femtocells
  • Picocells
  • Microcells
  • Metrocells
  • Towards a Convergent Small Cell Architecture
  • Small Cell Deployment Scenarios
  • Home/Residential Deployments
  • Enterprise Deployments
  • Metro and Public Space Deployments
  • Rural Deployments
  • Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization Initiatives
  • The Small Cell Forum
  • Hotspot 2.0 Task Group
  • Next Generation Hotspot
  • Chapter 3: The Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Market
  • Key Market Drivers
  • The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband
  • CapEX and OpEX Reduction
  • Higher Throughput per Cell
  • Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment
  • Market Barriers and Challenges
  • Coverage and Performance Uncertainty
  • Security Considerations
  • Interference Management
  • Mobility Management
  • Self Organisation
  • Backhaul Challenges
  • Alternative Solutions
  • The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain
  • The Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2013 - 2018
  • 2010 - 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells
  • 2013 - 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading
  • 2015 - 2018: The HetNets Era - Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi
  • Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends
  • Integration of DAS
  • Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS)
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
  • Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry
  • Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells
  • Chapter 4: Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Eircom
  • KDDI
  • Korea Telecom
  • SK Telecom
  • Optus Australia
  • SFR France
  • Sprint
  • Reliance Communications
  • Softbank Japan
  • Telefonica O2 UK
  • T-Mobile
  • Tim Brasil
  • U.S Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vodafone
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Zain Saudi Arabia
  • Chapter 5: Vendor Landscape
  • Vendor Ranking Matrix
  • Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy
  • ADTRAN
  • Argela
  • Airvana
  • Aptilo Networks
  • Aruba Networks
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco
  • Contela
  • Devicescape
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Ip.access
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kineto Wireless
  • Motorola Solutions
  • NEC
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Samsung
  • Ubee-AirWalk
  • Ubiquisys
  • Chapter 6: Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • The Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018
  • WiFi Offload vs Standard WiFi Access Points: 2013 - 2018
  • Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018
  • Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018
  • Asia Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • The Global Small Cell Market: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018
  • Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2013 - 2018
  • Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018
  • Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018
  • Asia Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin and Central America
  • Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 2013
  • Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 2013

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: 2013 - 2018
  • Figure 8: The Self Organizing Networks (SON) Concept
  • Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Strategy Vision
  • Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin and Central America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin and Central America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East and Africa: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East and Africa: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin and Central America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin and Central America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East and Africa: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East and Africa: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions)