CAMPBELL, Calif., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Mobile Experts released this year's analysis on the Small Cell market. The report aggregates years of acquired knowledge along with present observations that culminate in the accurate future projections that Mobile Experts is known for—and the result is good news for Small Cells and low power RRH units.
This year, the small cell forecast ratcheted down a notch, as some key programs in China and 'direct-to-enterprise' channel did not materialize as anticipated. However, growth due to "densification" and indoor coverage has grown in strength, resulting in a strong revenue outlook.
"The overall market, including residential femtocells, is growing at about 17% (CAGR) over our forecast period," commented Mobile Experts Senior Analyst Kyung Mun. "But the growth for non-residential small cells is even more dramatic. We expect carrier and enterprise segments to grow at over 30% CAGR from 2016-2022."
According to Mobile Experts, market trends point to an upward trajectory this year. Carriers with broad LTE coverage are reaching a level of traffic density in excess of 1 Gbps/km2, which leads to a need for small cells to increase capacity. Additional small cells are used to expand mobile coverage in strategic locations within macro coverage areas to target high-value customers, Mobile Experts reveals in the new report.
"Overall, the small cell market is evolving rapidly. CPRI will be giving way to split-baseband architectures. Small cells will become an integral part of mobile networks as operators make the move toward hyper-dense networks with 5G services," Kyung Mun, Senior Analyst at Mobile Experts, commented. "We're optimistic that this upward trend will continue—and we'll be tracking the continued progress carefully."
Mobile Experts reports that technology choices from FDD/TD-LTE, LTE-U/LAA, LWA, CBRS, and even Carrier Wi-Fi are available for carriers and enterprises to address skyrocketing mobile data growth. While major mobile infrastructure suppliers including Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia take larger shares of the carrier outdoor segment through 'macro parity' small cells, which take advantage of their macro 'footprints', smaller companies such as Spidercloud and Airspan are finding success in enterprise and indoor segments at several Tier 1 operator accounts.
By 2022, Mobile Experts predicts small cells revenue to triple, over their forecast period, to reach over $4.5 billion.
Topics covered in this report include small cells, enterprise, LTE-U, LAA, LWA, CBRS, 5G, HetNet, CPRI, split baseband, remote radio head, RRH, neutral host, fixed mobile convergence, indoor, outdoor, residential femtocell, enterprise, carrier Wi-Fi, virtualized RAN, multi-operator, massive MIMO, millimeter wave, fronthaul, and backhaul.
About Mobile Experts Inc.:
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Our analysts are true Experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Small Cells, Industrial IoT, Macro Base Station Transceivers 2017, Cellular IoT Devices, Backhaul & Fronthaul for HetNets, Automotive IoT Devices, Semiconductors for Small Cells, 5G, Health + Fitness IoT Devices, DAS, Smart Utility Meters, IoT, RF Front Ends for Mobile Devices, Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi and LTE-U, Enterprise Mobile Infrastructure, Macro Base Station Transceivers, Semiconductors for RRH, Backhaul for Small Cells, and Virtualized RAN.
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