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Small Cells: Outdoor Pico and Micro Markets: 3G/4G Solutions for Metro and Rural Deployments

The growth of smartphones has multiplied mobile data consumption, and capacity has become an issue of key importance. Because of congestion in the network, with both dropped data and voice sessions, users' experiences are degraded. Purchasing additional spectrum, which is a finite resource, is impractical for cost and timing reasons. One of the most efficient ways to improve capacity within a network is to reduce the cell size radius, and place the cell sites closer to each other, resulting in a more densely packed network of smaller cells. Outdoor small cells include femtocells, picocells, and microcells. There are economic advantages, as well as network advantages to deploying small cells. This study explores these advantages as well as the problems that are associated with these deployments. It also addresses other outdoor small cell topics such as the state of the market and its direction over the next five years, as well as drivers and barriers. Forecasts for small cells are segmented by region, power output, location, and radio interface for both shipped units and revenue.

Table of Contents

  • Top Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. Outdoor Pico and Micro Small Cell Market Overview
    • 1.2. Strategic Recommendations
    • 1.3. Global Trends and Forecasts
  • 2. MARKET ISSUES
    • 2.1. Small Cell Classification
    • 2.2. Perception of Femtocells Within the Industry
    • 2.3. Metropolitan Outdoor Small Cell Deployment Timing Rationale
    • 2.4. Outdoor Metro Deployments
    • 2.5. Outdoor Rural Deployments
    • 2.6. Location-Based Services and Small Metro Cells
    • 2.7. Edge Cloud and Baseband Pooling for Small Cells
    • 2.8. CAPEX and OPEX Comparisons Between Small Cells and Macro Cells
  • 3. TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
    • 3.1. Design Perspective Differences Between Small Cells and Their Vendors
    • 3.2. Decentralization of the Base Station Enclosure
    • 3.3. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and Beamforming
    • 3.4. Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
    • 3.5. Small Cell Backhaul
  • 4. KEY INDUSTRY PLAYERS
    • 4.1. Infrastructure Vendors
    • 4.2. BelAir Networks
    • 4.3. Powerwave
    • 4.4. Ubiquisys
    • 4.5. Public Wireless
    • 4.6. Alcatel-Lucent
    • 4.7. Huawei
    • 4.8. NEC
    • 4.9. Airspan
    • 4.10. Juni Global
    • 4.11. ip.access
    • 4.12. Considering Solutions
    • 4.13. NSN
    • 4.14. Ericsson
    • 4.15. ZTE
    • 4.16. Axis Teknologies
    • 4.17. Chipset Vendors
    • 4.18. Freescale
    • 4.19. DesignArt Networks
    • 4.20. picoChip
    • 4.21. Qualcomm
    • 4.22. Broadcom/Percello
    • 4.23. Texas Instruments
    • 4.24. Operators
    • 4.25. AT&T
    • 4.26. Sprint
    • 4.27. Verizon Wireless
    • 4.28. Softbank
    • 4.29. NTT DoCoMo
  • 5. MARKET FORECASTS
    • 5.1. Forecasting Methods and Assumptions
    • 5.2. Global Forecasts
    • 5.3. Europe
    • 5.4. Asia-Pacific
    • 5.5. United States
    • 5.6. Canada
    • 5.7. Latin America
    • 5.8. Middle East and Africa
  • 6. COMPANY DIRECTORY
  • 7. ACRONYMS
    • 7.1. Sources and Methodology
    • 7.2. Notes

Charts

  1. Global Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2016
  2. Global Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Region
  3. Global Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Region
  4. Global Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  5. Global Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  6. Global Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  7. Global Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  8. Global Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  9. Global Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  10. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  11. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  12. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  13. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  14. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  15. Europe Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  16. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  17. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  18. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  19. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  20. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  21. Asia-Pacific Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  22. United States Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  23. United States Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  24. United States Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  25. United States Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  26. United States Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  27. United States Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  28. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  29. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  30. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  31. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  32. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  33. Canada Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  34. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  35. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  36. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  37. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  38. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Location
  39. Latin America Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
  40. Middle East and Africa Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Output Power
  41. Middle East and Africa Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Output Power
  42. Middle East and Africa Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology
  43. Middle East and Africa Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Technology
  44. Middle East and Africa Small Cell Shipments by Location
  45. Middle East and Africa Outdoor Small Cell Revenue by Location
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  • Publish Date 3Q 2011
  • Research Type Research Report Report
  • Code RR-METR-11
  • Pages 54
  • Tables 51
  • Charts 65
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