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

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

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 deployments

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?

Target 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
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
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

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 10
1.1 Executive Summary 10
1.2 Topics Covered 11
1.3 Key Findings 12
1.4 Key Questions Answered 13
1.5 Target Audience 14
1.6 Companies Mentioned 15
2 Chapter 2: An Overview of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology 20
2.1 The Evolution Towards Heterogeneous Networks 20
2.2 What is Carrier WiFi 22
2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi 22
2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions 24
2.3 What are Small Cells 25
2.3.1 Femtocells 26
2.3.2 Picocells 27
2.3.3 Microcells 27
2.3.4 Metrocells 27
2.4 Towards a Convergent Small Cell Architecture 28
2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios 29
2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments: 29
2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments: 29
2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments: 30
2.5.4 Rural Deployments: 30
2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization Initiatives 31
2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum 31
2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group 33
2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot 35
3 Chapter 3: The Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Market 36
3.1 Key Market Drivers 36
3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband 36
3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction 37
3.1.3 Higher Throughput per Cell 38
3.1.4 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment 38
3.2 Market Barriers & Challenges 39
3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty 39
3.2.2 Security Considerations 39
3.2.3 Interference Management 40
3.2.4 Mobility Management 40
3.2.5 Self Organisation 41
3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges 41
3.2.7 Alternative Solutions 42
3.3 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 44
3.4 The Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2013 - 2018 46
3.4.1 2010 - 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells 46
3.4.2 2013 - 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading 47
3.4.3 2015 - 2018: The HetNets Era - Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi 47
3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Key Trends 48
3.5.1 Integration of DAS 48
3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS) 49
3.5.3 Self Organizing Networks (SON) 50
3.5.4 Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry 51
3.5.5 Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells 52
4 Chapter 4: Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments 53
4.1 AT&T Mobility 58
4.2 Eircom 58
4.3 KDDI 59
4.4 Korea Telecom 61
4.5 SK Telecom 61
4.6 Optus Australia 62
4.7 SFR France 62
4.8 Sprint 63
4.9 Reliance Communications 64
4.10 Softbank Japan 64
4.11 Telefonica O2 UK 65
4.12 T-Mobile 65
4.13 Tim Brasil 66
4.14 U.S Cellular 67
4.15 Verizon Wireless 67
4.16 Vodafone 67
4.17 Zain Bahrain 68
4.18 Zain Saudi Arabia 68
5 Chapter 5: Vendor Landscape 69
5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix 69
5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy 73
5.2.1 ADTRAN 73
5.2.2 Argela 74
5.2.3 Airvana 75
5.2.4 Aptilo Networks 75
5.2.5 Aruba Networks 76
5.2.6 Alcatel-Lucent 77
5.2.7 Cisco 78
5.2.8 Contela 79
5.2.9 Devicescape 80
5.2.10 Ericsson 81
5.2.11 Huawei 82
5.2.12 Ip.access 83
5.2.13 Juniper Networks 84
5.2.14 Kineto Wireless 85
5.2.15 Motorola Solutions 86
5.2.16 NEC 87
5.2.17 Nokia Siemens Networks 88
5.2.18 Ruckus Wireless 89
5.2.19 Samsung 90
5.2.20 Ubee-AirWalk 91
5.2.21 Ubiquisys 92
6 Chapter 6: Market Analysis & Forecasts 93
6.1 The Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2013 - 2018 93
6.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018 93
6.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 95
6.1.3 WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Points: 2013 - 2018 97
6.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018 101
6.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 103
6.2.1 Asia Pacific 103
6.2.2 Eastern Europe 105
6.2.3 Latin & Central America 107
6.2.4 Middle East & Africa 109
6.2.5 North America 111
6.2.6 Western Europe 113
6.3 The Global Small Cell Market: 2013 - 2018 115
6.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018 115
6.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018 117
6.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018 119
6.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018 120
6.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2013 - 2018 121
6.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2013 - 2018 122
6.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018 124
6.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 126
6.4.1 Asia Pacific 126
6.4.2 Eastern Europe 128
6.4.3 Latin & Central America 130
6.4.4 Middle East & Africa 132
6.4.5 North America 134
6.4.6 Western Europe 136

List of Tables

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 2013 70
Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 2013 72

List of Figures

Figure 1: The HetNets Concept 21
Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network 23
Figure 3: Illustration of Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network 25
Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios 28
Figure 5: Small Cell Forum's Scope of Work 33
Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 44
Figure 7: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2013 - 2018 46
Figure 8: The Self Organizing Networks (SON) Concept 50
Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Strategy Vision 60
Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 93
Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 94
Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 95
Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 96
Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 97
Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 98
Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 98
Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 99
Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 100
Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 100
Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 101
Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 102
Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 103
Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 104
Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 105
Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 106
Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 107
Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 108
Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 109
Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 110
Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 111
Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 112
Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 113
Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 114
Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 115
Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 116
Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 117
Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 118
Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 119
Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 119
Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 120
Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 120
Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 121
Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 121
Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 122
Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 123
Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 124
Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 125
Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 126
Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 127
Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 128
Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 129
Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 130
Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 131
Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 132
Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 133
Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 134
Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 135
Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (Thousands of Units) 136
Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2013 - 2018 (USD Millions) 137

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