Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2015 - 2020

Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2015 - 2020

Mind Commerce, Date of Publication: Jun 2, 2015, 220 Pages
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Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2015 - 2020

Mobile network operator "Heterogeneous Networks" (HetNet) are based on a combination of small cells, macro cells and carrier WiFi.  HetNets are expected to play a pivotal role in addressing network capacity needs, bring about improvements in carrier operations, and create opportunities for new revenue streams.
 
This research 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 with detailed forecasts for 2015 to 2020.  The report includes analysis of business drivers, business case, and provides strategy assessment for implementation and operation.
 
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 2015 to 2020
  • 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 2015 - 2020: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2015 to 2020

This report is a must-read for anyone evaluating the potential for carrier WiFi and small cells in terms of revenue opportunities for infrastructure and service (including Cloud-based) vendors, network operator strategies, revenue opportunities, and the future of carrier networks. 

Questions answered in the report include:

  • How is the industry's value chain structured?
  • What is future of Carrier WiFi and Small Cells?
  • How many LTE enabled small cells will ship in 2020?
  • What are the key strategies to develop for carrier WiFi operation?
  • How much will the Carrier WiFi and small cell markets be worth in 2020?
  • 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 cloud RAN deployments affect the small cell industry?
  • 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 and what key strategies for vendors capitalizing on?

This report purchase includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.
 
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


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1             Introduction      

1.1          Executive Summary       

1.2          Topics Covered

1.3          Key Findings       

1.4          Key Questions Answered            

1.5          Target Audience              

1.6          Companies Mentioned

2             Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology

2.1          Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks    

2.2          Carrier WiFi        

2.2.1       Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi            

2.2.2       Convergence with Small Cell Solutions  

2.3          Small Cells           

2.3.1       Femtocells         

2.3.2       Picocells              

2.3.3       Microcells           

2.3.4       Metrocells          

2.4          Convergent Small Cell Architecture         

2.5          Small Cell Deployment Scenarios             

2.5.1       Home/Residential Deployments:             

2.5.2       Enterprise Deployments:            

2.5.3       Metro and Public Space Deployments:  

2.5.4       Rural Deployments:       

2.6          Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization          

2.6.1       The Small Cell Forum     

2.6.2       Hotspot 2.0 Task Group

2.6.3       Next Generation Hotspot           

 

3             Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells             

3.1          Key Market Drivers        

3.1.1       The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband  

3.1.2       CapEX and OpEX Reduction        

3.1.3       Licensed RF frequencies              

3.1.4       Support for Various Wireless Technologies/Environments           

3.1.5       Higher Throughput per Cell        

3.1.6       Quality of Service             

3.1.7       Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment         

3.1.8       New Application and Service Opportunities        

3.1.9       Small Cell Targeted Advertising 

3.2          Market Barriers and Challenges

3.2.1       Coverage and Performance Uncertainty              

3.2.2       Security Considerations               

3.2.3       Interference Management        

3.2.4       Mobility Management  

3.2.5       Self-Organization            

3.2.6       Backhaul Challenges      

3.2.7       Alternative Solutions     

3.3          Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain

3.4          Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2015 - 2020

3.4.1       2010 - 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells    

3.4.2       2013 - 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading        

3.4.3       2015 - 2020: The HetNets Era - Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi       

3.5          Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends          

3.5.1       Integration of DAS          

3.5.2       Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS)            

3.5.3       Self-Organizing Networks (SON)              

3.5.4       Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry        

3.5.5       Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells    

 

4             Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments 

4.1          AT&T Mobility  

4.2          Eircom 

4.3          KDDI     

4.4          Korea Telecom 

4.5          SK Telecom        

4.6          Optus Australia

4.7          SFR France         

4.8          Sprint   

4.9          Reliance Communications           

4.10        Softbank Japan

4.11        NTT DoCoMo    

4.12        SingTel 

4.13        Telefonica O2 UK            

4.14        T-Mobile              

4.15        Tim Brasil            

4.16        U.S Cellular        

4.17        Verizon Wireless             

4.18        Vodafone           

4.19        China Mobile    

4.20        Comcast               

4.21        Zain Bahrain      

4.22        Zain Saudi Arabia             

4.23        Middle East       

 

5             Vendor Landscape          

5.1          Vendor Ranking Matrix

5.2          Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy 

5.2.1       ADTRAN              

5.2.2       Argela  

5.2.3       Airvana

5.2.4       Airspan Networks           

5.2.5       Aptilo Networks              

5.2.6       Arcadyan Technology Corporation          

5.2.7       Aruba Networks              

5.2.8       Alcatel-Lucent  

5.2.9       Aviat Networks

5.2.10     Cavium

5.2.11     Cisco     

5.2.12     Contela               

5.2.13     Devicescape      

5.2.14     Ericsson                

5.2.15     Huawei

5.2.16     ip.access             

5.2.17     Juniper Networks           

5.2.18     Kineto Wireless               

5.2.19     Motorola Solutions        

5.2.20     NEC       

5.2.21     Nokia Siemens Networks             

5.2.22     Radisys

5.2.23     Ruckus Wireless              

5.2.24     Samsung             

5.2.25     Ubee-AirWalk  

5.2.26     Ubiquisys           

 

6             Strategies for Deployment and Operations         

6.1          Network Planning and Dimensioning     

6.2          Small Cell AP Type          

6.3          Interference Management         

6.4          Auto-configuration and SON      

6.5          Carrier Aggregation        

6.6          Seamless Mobility          

6.7          Authentication and Security       

6.8          Backhaul Solutions         

6.9          Upgradability     

6.10        Target Site Selection      

6.11        Requirements Specification and Procurement   

6.12        CapEx, OpEx, and TCO  

 

7             Market Analysis & Forecasts      

7.1          Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2015 - 2020

7.1.1       Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2015 - 2020

7.1.2       Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

7.1.3       WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Points: 2015 - 2020

7.1.4       Regional Outlook of the Market: 2015 - 2020

7.2          Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2015 - 2020

7.2.1       Asia Pacific         

7.2.2       Eastern Europe

7.2.3       Latin & Central America

7.2.4       Middle East & Africa      

7.2.5       North America 

7.2.6       Western Europe              

7.3          Global Small Cell Market: 2015 - 2020

7.3.1       Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2015 – 2020

7.3.2       Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2015 - 2020

7.3.3       Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2015 - 2020

7.3.4       Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2015 - 2020

7.3.5       Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2015 - 2020

7.3.6       Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2015 - 2020

7.3.7       Regional Outlook of the Market: 2015 - 2020

7.4          Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2015 - 2020

7.4.1       Asia Pacific          

7.4.2       Eastern Europe

7.4.3       Latin & Central America

7.4.4       Middle East & Africa      

7.4.5       North America 

7.4.6       Western Europe          

 

Figures 

Figure 1: HetNet Ecosystem       

Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network           

Figure 3: 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: Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2015 - 2020

Figure 8: Self Organizing Networks (SON)            

Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Vision and Strategy

Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Unit Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2015 - 2020

Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2015 - 2020

Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2015 - 2020

Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2015 - 2020

Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2015 - 2020

Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2015 - 2020

Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2015 - 2020

Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2015 - 2020

Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2015 - 2020

Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2015 - 2020

Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2015 - 2020

Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2015 - 2020

Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2015 - 2020

Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2015 - 2020

Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2015 - 2020

Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2015 - 2020

Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2015 - 2020

Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2015 - 2020

Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2015 - 2020

Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2015 - 2020

Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2015 - 2020

Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2015 - 2020

Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2015 - 2020

 

Tables 

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix       

Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix         

Table 3: Strategy Focus Areas for Deployment   

Table 4: Small Cell Interference Types   

Table 5: Interference Management Capabilities for Small Cells    

Table 6: List of Fundamental SON Capabilities    

Table 7: Strategic Requirements and Drivers for SON      

Table 8: SON Architecture Types              

Table 9: SON Vendors, Products, and Solutions 

Table 10: Carrier Aggregation Types        

Table 11: Small Cell Mobility Feature Requirements         

Table 12: Solutions for Seamless Mobility Support in Small Cells 

Table 13: Vendor Solutions for Seamless Mobility            

Table 14: Authentication and Security Requirements      

Table 15: Security Solutions for Small Cell Networks        

Table 16: Backhaul Feature Requirements           

Table 17: Backhaul Solution Requirements and Options 

Table 18: Strategy Focus Areas for Business Aspects       

Table 19: Strategy for Target Site Selection          

Table 20: Key Areas for Requirements Specification and Procurement

 

Date of Publication:
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