Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways

Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: Nov 24, 2015, 173 Pages
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Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market Trends, Drivers & Projections

The global installed base of Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways is projected to surpass 10.6 million units by 2020, driven by the growing demand for anytime, anywhere network access; strong adoption of mobile computing devices; transition to 4G networks; and attractive economics of offloading mobile data traffic. The invasion of embedded Wi-Fi capabilities in stationary as well as mobile electronic devices and the growing LTE investments from carriers are driving wireless network carriers to adopt Wi-Fi-enabled LTE small cell gateways. The United States represents the largest market worldwide, supported by the massive surge in mobile data traffic. Existing capacity is expected to be outstripped by this explosion of data, requiring operators to explore options to add capacity. Asia-Pacific with an impressive CAGR of over 143% over the analysis period ranks as the fastest growing market, led by growing number of mobile Internet subscribers, strong penetration of smartphones and tablets, digitalization of modern lives and the ensuing heavy use of applications for file sharing, streaming, and browsing.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways in Thousand Units. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 49 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Airspan Networks
Airvana LP
Alpha Networks, Inc.
Argela
Cisco Systems Inc.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3
       Small Cells                                                      I-3
       Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways                            I-3


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      Outlook                                                           II-1
      Current & Future Analysis                                         II-1
      HetNets Promise to Resolve Capacity and Coverage Issues           II-1
       The HetNet Continuum                                             II-3
      Growing Popularity of Small Cells                                 II-3
       Small Cell Market Yet to Gain Wider Adoption                     II-4
        Table 1: Global Small Cell Shipments in Millions for Years
        2014-2018F (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-5

        Table 2: Global Small Cell Market by Location (2013-2015E):
        Cumulative Shipments in Thousands for Enterprise,
        Residential/SOHO, Rural & Remote and Urban Locations
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-5
       Key Drivers of Small Cell Adoption                               II-6
       Emerging Markets Present Tremendous Growth Prospects             II-6

  2. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS                                            II-7
      ‘The Data Tsunami’ Sends Operators Scouting for Ways to Handle It II-7
       Table 3: World Mobile Data Demand in Exabytes/month for Years
       2014-2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                   II-7
      HetNets Paradigm Continues to Evolve                              II-7
      Small Cells - A Gap Filling Technology                            II-8
      The ‘Big’ Role of Small Cells in Heterogeneous Networks           II-9
      Growing Adoption of Mobile Devices - A Key Market Driver          II-9
       Opportunity Indicators                                           II-10
        Table 4: Global Smartphones Market - Major Countries Ranked
        by CAGR for 2014-2020: US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany,
        Italy, UK, Russia, China, India, and Brazil (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-10

        Table 5: Number of Users Worldwide (in Billions) for
        Internet, Social Networks, and Mobile Devices: 2014E
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-10

        Table 6: Internet Users Worldwide by Geographic Region
        (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown for Asia-Pacific, Europe,
        North America, Latin America, Africa, and Middle East
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-11

        Table 7: Internet Penetration Rates (%) Worldwide by
        Geographic Region: 2014E (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-11

        Table 8: Mobile Social Networking Market Worldwide (2014E):
        Percentage of Mobile Subscribers Accessing Mobile Web in
        Major Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)            II-12

        Table 9: Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide (2014E): Percentage
        Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)       II-12

        Table 10: Top 10 Countries Worldwide with Active Mobile
        Subscriptions (in Millions): 2014E (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-13

        Table 11: Mobile Penetration Rate (%) Worldwide by
        Geographic Region: 2014E (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-13

        Table 12: Mobile Penetration (as a Percentage of Total
        Population) for Major Countries Worldwide: 2014E (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-14

        Table 13: Global Mobile Phones Market: Percentages Share
        Breakdown of Shipments by Feature Phones and Smartphones:
        2010-2017P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-14

        Table 14: Global Smartphones Market (2015 & 2020): Annual
        Shipments in Thousand Units by Geographic Region (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      II-15
       Key Trends in Consumer Mobile Devices                            II-15
      Growing Focus on Indoor Coverage to Alter Network Management      II-15
       In-Building Small Cell Market Takes Off                          II-16
      Transition to 4G Networks: Revolutionizing Mobile
       Communications Landscape                                         II-17
      LTE- Advanced to Further Boost Small Cells                        II-17
      New Revenue Opportunities on the Anvil for Small Cells            II-18
      Wi-Fi Offload Assumes Growing Role in HetNet Architecture         II-18
      Carrier Wi-Fi - A Market Driven by Rapid Growth in Mobile Data    II-18
       Tremendous Prospects Ahead for Carrier Wi-Fi                     II-19
       Limitations in Carrier Wi-Fi                                     II-19
       Network Evolution Drives Demand for Wi-Fi and Small Cells        II-20
       Three Players Vie for Dominance in Carrier Wi-Fi market          II-20
      Wi-Fi and Small Cells Play Complimentary Role in Offloading
       Traffic                                                          II-21
       Increasing Trend towards Viewing Wi-Fi and Small Cells as
        Complementary Technologies                                      II-21
       Wi-Fi Integrated Small Cells Devices: A Potential Game Changer   II-21
       Need for Using Wi-Fi with Small Cells                            II-22
       Key Advantages of Integrating Wi-Fi and Small Cells              II-23
       Growing Data Deluge Makes Case for Wi-Fi-based Small Cell
        Deployment                                                      II-23
       Potentially Novel Services Emerge from Wi-Fi and Cellular
        Combination                                                     II-24
      Small Cell Alternatives Face Limited Market Potential             II-25
      Proliferation of Small Cells to Pose Significant Challenges       II-25
       Deployment of Small Cells by Operators: Major Challenges
        Ranked by Priority                                              II-26
      Backhaul - A Major Challenge in Small Cell Adoption               II-26
       Microwave Dominates Small Cell Backhaul Space                    II-26
       Small Cell Backhaul Opens New Window of Opportunity for Cable
        Operators                                                       II-27

  3. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE IN THE SMALL CELL MARKET                     II-28
      An Overview                                                       II-28
      Small Cells Market Abuzz with Player Activity                     II-28
      Cisco Leads the Femtocell Market                                  II-29
       Table 15: Global Femtocell Devices Market (2013): Percentage
       Breakdown of Revenues by Vendor for Cisco/ip.access, Airvana,
       ip.access, Samsung, and Others (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-29
      Competition Heats Up in the Enterprise and Public Access Small
       Cell Market                                                      II-30
       Table 16: Global Small Cells Market by Type (2013 & 2015):
       Percentage Breakdown of Sales Revenues for Public Area,
       Enterprise and Consumer Small Cells (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-30
      Operators Offer Innovative Business Models for Emerging Small
       Cell Ecosystem                                                   II-30
      Carriers and Vendors Strive to Develop and Monetize Femtocell
       Market                                                           II-31
      Advanced Femtozones to Spawn a New Range of Carrier Services      II-32
      Carriers Keenly Eye Rising Enterprise Femtocell Market            II-32
       Table 17: Femtocell Device Sales by Type (2012 & 2015):
       Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Consumer, Enterprise,
       and Public Access Femtocell Devices (includes corresponding
       Graph/Chart)                                                     II-34

  4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-35
      Small Cells                                                       II-35
      Wi-Fi-enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways                             II-35
      Types of Small Cells                                              II-35
       Basic Specifications of Small Cells - A Comparison for
        Metrocells, Picocells and Microcells                            II-35
       Application Areas of Small Cells - A Comparison for
        Metrocells, Picocells and Microcells                            II-36
       Key Requirements of LTE Small Cells                              II-36
      DAS                                                               II-36

  5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS                                  II-37
      Nokia Rolls Out Outdoor Modular Base Station with 1 Gbps Peak
       Data Rate                                                        II-37
      Airvana Rolls Out Wi-Fi-Integrated TD-LTE Small Cell              II-37
      Airspan to Showcase LTE Relay Small Cell at MWC 2015              II-37
      Cisco Launches USC 8000 Series Small Cells                        II-37
      Ericsson Launches Radio Dot System and RBS6402 Picocell in India  II-37
      Ericsson Launches New Plug-and-Play Small Cell Solution           II-37
      Airvana Launches New Small Cell System for Public Spaces and
       Enterprises                                                      II-37
      ip.access Launches New ‘Presence’ Small Cells                     II-38
      ip.access Rolls Out New Small Cell Product based on Qualcomm
       Technology                                                       II-38
      SpiderCloud Rolls Out 3G + LTE Flexible Radio Node for Small
       Cell Systems                                                     II-38
      Ericsson Introduces Radio Dot System                              II-38
      NEC Launches Compact LTE Small Cell Gateway                       II-38
      Qualcomm Rolls Out Multi-mode 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi Small Cell Solutions  II-38
      Airspan Expands AirSynergy Product Range                          II-38

  6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-39
      Qualcomm and Ericsson Demonstrate LTE-U over-the-air in China     II-39
      Ericsson and HP to Cross Sell Small Cell Solutions                II-39
      Samsung and Verizon Join Hands to Test New LTE-U Small Cell       II-39
      CommScope to Take Over Airvana                                    II-39
      Ericsson Joins Hands with China Telecom CHA for Radio Dot System  II-39
      Zouk Capital Infuses Funds into ip.access                         II-39
      Alcatel-Lucent to Deploy its First Enterprise Small Cell in TELUS II-39
      Nokia and T-Mobile Team Up for Unlicensed LTE Small Cell
       Deployment                                                       II-40
      ip.access Teams Up with Amdocs to Launch Enterprise Small Cell
       Solutions                                                        II-40
      Nokia Expands Small Cell Business                                 II-40
      Cisco Initiates Small Cell Partner Program                        II-40
      Cisco Acquires Ubiquisys                                          II-40
      Radisys and Broadcom Team Up for 4G LTE Small Cells               II-40
      Contela and Hitachi Join Hands for Delivering Enterprise Small
       Cell Solution                                                    II-40

  7. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS                                            II-41
      Airspan Networks (US)                                             II-41
      Airvana LP (US)                                                   II-41
      Alpha Networks, Inc. (Taiwan)                                     II-42
      Argela (Turkey)                                                   II-42
      Cisco Systems Inc. (US)                                           II-43
      Contela (South Korea)                                             II-44
      Ericsson (Sweden)                                                 II-44
      ip.access Limited (UK)                                            II-44
      Juni (Australia)                                                  II-45
      Redline Communications (Canada)                                   II-45
      Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (US)                                        II-46
      SK telesys (South Korea)                                          II-46
      SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc. (US)                                   II-46
      TEKTELIC Communications, Inc. (Canada)                            II-47

  8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-48
      Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region -
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
      Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Installed
      Base Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013 through 2020
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-48

      Table 19: World 8-Year Perspective for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small
      Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
      Installed Base for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2013,
      2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                  II-49


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-1
        Mobile Data Traffic to Surge, Drive Wi-Fi Offload Market        III-1
         Table 20: Wi-Fi Use in Mobile Data and Monthly Offload for
          Years 2013 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)        III-1
        Spectrum Capacity Issues Come to the Fore, Small Cell
         Adoption Inevitable                                            III-2
        New US FCC Rules for 60-GHz Band Paves Way for Lower 4G/LTE
         Backhaul Costs                                                 III-2
        Product Launches                                                III-3
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-4
        Key Players                                                     III-5
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-8
        Table 21: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market Analyzed with
        Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-8

  2. CANADA                                                             III-9
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-9
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-9
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-9
        Key Players                                                     III-9
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-10
        Table 22: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market Analyzed
        with Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-10

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-11
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-11
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-11
        Product Launch                                                  III-11
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-11
        Table 23: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market Analyzed
        with Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-11

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-12
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-12
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-12
        Booming Small Cells Market Becomes a Platform for New Services  III-12
        Russian Femtocell Market: A Late Bloomer                        III-12
        Product Launches                                                III-13
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-14
        Key Players                                                     III-14
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-17
        Table 24: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market Analyzed
        with Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2013
        through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-17

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-18
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-18
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-18
        Small Cells to Figure Prominently in 3G and 4G Networks
         Rollouts in India                                              III-18
        Product Launch                                                  III-18
        Strategic Corporate Developments                                III-18
        Key Players                                                     III-19
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-20
        Table 25: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market
        Analyzed with Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for
        Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-20

  6. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-21
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-21
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-21
        Brazilian Telecom Regulator Anatel to Authorize Femtocell Usage III-21
        African Market: An Emerging Hotbed for Small Cells              III-22
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-22
        Table 26: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market
        Analyzed with Installed Base Figures in Thousand Units for
        Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-22


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 49 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 50)

     The United States (22)
     Canada (4)
     Japan (2)
     Europe (10)
     - France (1)
     - Germany (1)
     - The United Kingdom (2)
     - Rest of Europe (6)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (11)
     Middle East (1)
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