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 -
Alpha Networks, Inc.
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)