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Wi-Fi - Threat or Opportunity for Enterprise and Consumer Femtos

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The report investigates the effect Wi-Fi has on femtocells as indoor solutions for consumer and enterprise markets. The first section provides an introduction into technical background, terminology, and use cases of femtocells in addition to the latest advancements on Wi-Fi technology. The second section examines the current market status for femtocells, including examples of major femtocell equipment vendors as well as main femtocell deployments and commitments in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and MENA. The third section gives an outlook on femtocells and Wi-Fi for indoor solutions through a general comparison followed by a discussion on their preferred implementations.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. FEMTOCELL AND WI-FI TECHNICAL BACKGROUND
    • 1.1. The Need for Indoor Solutions
    • 1.2. Terminology and Classification
    • 1.3. Femtocell Attributes
    • 1.4. Femtocell Technical Features
      • 1.4.1. System Architecture
      • 1.4.2. Management System
      • 1.4.3. Cellular Technology
      • 1.4.4. Backhaul
      • 1.4.5. Interference
      • 1.4.6. Access Mode
    • 1.5. Wi-Fi Background
      • 1.5.1. 802.11ac
      • 1.5.2. Wi-Fi Roaming Standardization
      • 1.5.3. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Voice Programs
  • 2. FEMTOCELL ECOSYSTEM AND MARKET STATUS
    • 2.1. Femtocell Ecosystem
      • 2.1.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 2.1.2. ip.access
      • 2.1.3. Nokia Solutions and Networks
      • 2.1.4. Cisco
      • 2.1.5. SpiderCloud
      • 2.1.6. NEC
    • 2.2. Femtocell Deployment
  • 3. WI-FI: A THREAT OR AN OPPORTUNITY?
    • 3.1. General Comparison between Femtocell and Wi-Fi
      • 3.1.1. Data Rate
      • 3.1.2. Mobile Device Requirements
      • 3.1.3. Quality of Service
      • 3.1.4. Mobility and Handover
      • 3.1.5. Scalability
      • 3.1.6. Mobile Device Battery
      • 3.1.7. Access Point Location
    • 3.2. Femtocell and Wi-Fi: The Outlook
      • 3.2.1. The Outlook for Femtocells in the Enterprise

Tables

  1. Small Cell Classes, Site Characteristics for Indoor and Outdoor Femto-, Pico-, Micro-, and Macrocells

Charts

  1. Femtocell Shipments by Air Interface, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  2. Wi-Fi IC Shipments by Protocol, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2017
  3. Femtocell Installations, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  4. Femtocell Revenues, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  5. Femtocell Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  6. Wi-Fi Access Point Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  7. On-deck Location Based Services Revenue by Application, World Market, Forecast: 2007 to 2018

Figures

  1. Small Cell Areas of Applications
  2. Typical Femtocell Deployment Scenario