Cellular Capacity and Coverage Optimization: Carrier WiFi, Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Distributed Antennas, and Self-organizing Networks with Market Analysis and Forecasts 2014 – 2019

Cellular Capacity and Coverage Optimization: Carrier WiFi, Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Distributed Antennas, and Self-organizing Networks with Market Analysis and Forecasts 2014-2019

Mind Commerce, Date of Publication: Nov 26, 2014, 216 Pages
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With the significant expansion of global cellular network coverage, data demand, and system complexity comes the need for more intelligent networks, support systems, and optimization. Mobile network operators have a few key options including carrier WiFi, small cells, smart antennas, Cloud-RAN, and Self Organizing Networks. Each of these technologies offer unique solutions to solve specific problems that are common for wireless carriers worldwide.

This research evaluates the major optimization technologies and solutions for mobile cellular networks. The report analyzes solution approaches, challenges, and benefits. The report provides a vision of future optimized networks as well as the market outlook and forecast for optimization solutions. 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:

  • Mobile Device Vendors
  • Mobile Network Carriers
  • Service Bureau Companies
  • WiFi Infrastructure Vendors
  • Distributed Antenna Vendors
  • Wireless Infrastructure Vendors
  • Small Cell Infrastructure Vendors
  • Telecom Managed Service Providers
  • OSS/BSS vendors & service providers
  • Network optimization service providers

Report Benefits:

  • Optimization market analysis and forecasts
  • Understand network optimization alternatives
  • Understand Self Organizing Network technology
  • Identify alternative uses for SON including data analytics
  • Understand how Cloud RAN will complement other solutions
  • Understand SON deployment, operation, and related solutions
  • Understand the market dynamics for carrier WiFi and Small Cells


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Executive Summary 13
2 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology 14
2.1 Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks 14
2.2 Carrier WiFi 15
2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi 16
2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions 17
2.3 Small Cells 18
2.3.1 Femtocells 19
2.3.2 Picocells 20
2.3.3 Microcells 20
2.3.4 Metrocells 20
2.4 Convergent Small Cell Architecture 22
2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios 23
2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments: 23
2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments: 23
2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments: 24
2.5.4 Rural Deployments: 24
2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization 25
2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum 25
2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group 27
2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot 29
3 Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells 30
3.1 Key Market Drivers 30
3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband 30
3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction 31
3.1.3 Licensed RF frequencies 32
3.1.4 Support for Various Wireless Technologies/Environments 33
3.1.5 Higher Throughput per Cell 33
3.1.6 Quality of Service 34
3.1.7 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment 34
3.1.8 New Application and Service Opportunities 35
3.1.9 Small Cell Targeted Advertising 38
3.2 Market Barriers and Challenges 40
3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty 40
3.2.2 Security Considerations 41
3.2.3 Interference Management 41
3.2.4 Mobility Management 42
3.2.5 Self-Organization 42
3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges 43
3.2.7 Alternative Solutions 43
3.3 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 46
3.4 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2014 - 2019 48
3.4.1 2010 – 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells 48
3.4.2 2013 – 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading 48
3.4.3 2015 – 2019: The HetNets Era – Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi 49
3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends 50
3.5.1 Integration of DAS 50
3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS) 51
3.5.3 Self-Organizing Networks (SON) 52
3.5.4 Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry 53
3.5.5 Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells 54
4 Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments 55
4.1 AT&T Mobility 58
4.2 Eircom 59
4.3 KDDI 59
4.4 Korea Telecom 61
4.5 SK Telecom 62
4.6 Optus Australia 62
4.7 SFR France 63
4.8 Sprint 63
4.9 Reliance Communications 64
4.10 Softbank Japan 65
4.11 NTT DoCoMo 65
4.12 SingTel 65
4.13 Telefonica O2 UK 66
4.14 T-Mobile 66
4.15 Tim Brasil 67
4.16 U.S Cellular 68
4.17 Verizon Wireless 68
4.18 Vodafone 69
4.19 China Mobile 69
4.20 Comcast 70
4.21 Zain Bahrain 70
4.22 Zain Saudi Arabia 71
4.23 Middle East 71
5 Vendor Landscape 72
5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix 73
5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy 76
5.2.1 ADTRAN 76
5.2.2 Argela 77
5.2.3 Airvana 78
5.2.4 Airspan Networks 78
5.2.5 Aptilo Networks 79
5.2.6 Arcadyan Technology Corporation 79
5.2.7 Aruba Networks 80
5.2.8 Alcatel-Lucent 81
5.2.9 Aviat Networks 81
5.2.10 Cavium 82
5.2.11 Cisco 83
5.2.12 Contela 84
5.2.13 Devicescape 84
5.2.14 Ericsson 84
5.2.15 Huawei 85
5.2.16 ip.access 86
5.2.17 Juniper Networks 87
5.2.18 Kineto Wireless 87
5.2.19 Motorola Solutions 88
5.2.20 NEC 89
5.2.21 Nokia Siemens Networks 89
5.2.22 Radisys 90
5.2.23 Ruckus Wireless 91
5.2.24 Samsung 92
5.2.25 Ubee-AirWalk 92
5.2.26 Ubiquisys 92
6 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) 94
6.1 DAS Technology 95
6.1.1 Active and Passive DAS 96
6.1.2 DAS Signal Conditioners 97
6.1.3 Multi-Signal Combiner Systems 99
6.1.4 Characteristics of DAS Networks 99
6.2 DAS Vendors 100
6.3 DAS Deployment 101
6.4 DAS and Small Cells 101
6.5 DAS Benefits and Challenges 105
6.5.1 Benefits 105
6.5.1.1 Improved Coverage and Quality of Service 105
6.5.1.2 Increased Capacity 106
6.5.1.3 Capital Cost Reduction 106
6.5.1.4 Speed to Market for Service Providers 107
6.5.2 Challenges 107
7 Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN) 109
7.1 What is Cloud RAN (C-RAN)? 109
7.2 Why C-RAN? 109
7.3 C-RAN Advantages and Issues 110
7.4 C-RAN Impact on Small Cells 110
8 Self Organizing Networks (SON) 111
8.1 SON Overview 111
8.2 SON Market Drivers 113
8.2.1 Network Automation 117
8.2.2 Energy Saving 118
8.2.3 Lower Equipment Costs 118
8.2.4 Distributed/Self-organizing (DSO) 119
8.2.5 Cooperative Relaying (CR) in SON 120
8.2.6 Feedback Overhead in SON 121
8.2.7 Codebook-based Pre-coding SON 121
8.2.8 Feedback Delay in SON 122
8.3 SON 3GPP Releases 122
8.3.1 Releases 8, 9 and 10 Standardization 124
8.3.2 3GPP Release 8 125
8.3.3 3GPP Release 9 125
8.3.4 3GPP release 10 125
8.3.5 3GPP Release 11 126
8.4 Auto Configuration and SON 126
8.5 SON Vendor Comparisons 129
8.6 SON Provider by Setup Cost 130
8.7 Leveraging SON for other Purposes 130
8.7.1 SON, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics 131
8.7.2 SON and the Two-sided Business Model (Asymmetric Business Model) 131
8.7.3 Wireless Carrier Offerings 132
9 Strategies for Deployment and Operations 133
9.1 Network Planning and Dimensioning 136
9.2 Small Cell AP Type 139
9.3 Interference Management 140
9.4 Carrier Aggregation 143
9.5 Seamless Mobility 145
9.6 Authentication and Security 148
9.7 Backhaul Solutions 151
9.8 Upgradability 156
9.9 Target Site Selection 158
9.10 Requirements Specification and Procurement 162
9.11 CapEx, OpEx, and TCO 163
10 Market Analysis & Forecasts 168
10.1 Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2014 - 2019 168
10.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019 168
10.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2014 - 2019 170
10.1.3 WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Points: 2014 - 2019 172
10.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018 178
10.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019 180
10.2.1 Asia Pacific 180
10.2.2 Eastern Europe 182
10.2.3 Latin & Central America 184
10.2.4 Middle East & Africa 186
10.2.5 North America 188
10.2.6 Western Europe 190
10.3 Global Small Cell Market: 2014 - 2019 192
10.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019 192
10.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2010 - 2019 194
10.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019 196
10.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2018 198
10.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019 199
10.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2014 - 2019 200
10.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2014 - 2019 202
10.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019 204
10.4.1 Asia Pacific 204
10.4.2 Eastern Europe 206
10.4.3 Latin & Central America 208
10.4.4 Middle East & Africa 210
10.4.5 North America 212
10.4.6 Western Europe 214

Tables

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 74
Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 75
Table 3: DAS Vendors 101
Table 4: SON Vendor Rankings 129
Table 5: SON Cost Comparison 130
Table 6: Strategy Focus Areas for Deployment 136
Table 7: Small Cell Interference Types 141
Table 8: Interference Management Capabilities for Small Cells 142
Table 9: Carrier Aggregation Types 144
Table 10: Small Cell Mobility Feature Requirements 147
Table 11: Solutions for Seamless Mobility Support in Small Cells 147
Table 12: Vendor Solutions for Seamless Mobility 148
Table 13: Authentication and Security Requirements 149
Table 14: Security Solutions for Small Cell Networks 150
Table 15: Backhaul Feature Requirements 151
Table 16: Backhaul Solution Requirements and Options 155
Table 17: Strategy Focus Areas for Business Aspects 157
Table 18: Strategy for Target Site Selection 161
Table 19: Key Areas for Requirements Specification and Procurement Plan 163

Figures

Figure 1: HetNet Ecosystem 15
Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network 16
Figure 3: Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network 18
Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios 22
Figure 5: Small Cell Forum’s Scope of Work 27
Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 46
Figure 7: Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2014 - 2019 48
Figure 8: Self Organizing Networks (SON) 52
Figure 9: KDDI’s 3M Vision and Strategy 60
Figure 10: Standard DAS Signal Conditioners 98
Figure 11: DAS Network Topology 99
Figure 12: CPRI-connected Small Cells 103
Figure 13: DAS and Small Cells in Different Configurations 105
Figure 14: LTE SON Releases 124
Figure 15: Fundamental SON Capabilities 127
Figure 16: Strategic Requirements and Business Drivers for SON 128
Figure 17: Types of SON Architectures 128
Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 168
Figure 19: Carrier WiFi Unit Revenues: 2010 – 2019 169
Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2010 – 2019 170
Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2010 – 2019 171
Figure 22: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 172
Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 173
Figure 24: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 174
Figure 25: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019 175
Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019 176
Figure 27: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019 177
Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 – 2019 178
Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2010 – 2019 179
Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019 180
Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019 181
Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019 182
Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019 183
Figure 34: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019 184
Figure 35: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019 185
Figure 36: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019 186
Figure 37: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019 187
Figure 38: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 – 2019 188
Figure 39: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2010 – 2019 189
Figure 40: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019 190
Figure 41: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions) 191
Figure 42: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 192
Figure 43: Small Cell Revenues: 2010 – 2019 193
Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2010 – 2019 194
Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2010 – 2019 195
Figure 46: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 196
Figure 47: Femtocell Revenues: 2010 – 2019 197
Figure 48: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 198
Figure 49: Picocell Revenues: 2010 – 2019 198
Figure 50: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019 199
Figure 51: Microcell Revenues: 2010 – 2019 199
Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 200
Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2010 - 2019 201
Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 202
Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions) 203
Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 204
Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019 205
Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 206
Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019 207
Figure 60: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019 208
Figure 61: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019 209
Figure 62: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019 210
Figure 63: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019 211
Figure 64: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 – 2019 212
Figure 65: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2010 – 2019 213
Figure 66: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019 214
Figure 67: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019 215

 

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