Infonetics: 3G Drives Femtocell Market up 13% In 3Q12; Samsung #1 in Revenue and Shipments

  Infonetics: 3G Drives Femtocell Market up 13% In 3Q12; Samsung #1 in Revenue
  and Shipments

Business Wire

LONDON -- December 11, 2012

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd
quarter (3Q12) Femtocell Equipment market share and forecast report, which
tracks femtocells by market segment, technology, and form factor.


“After a minor dip earlier in the year, healthy revenue growth has returned to
the femtocell market, where we saw a second consecutive quarter of increases,”
notes Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave, mobile offload, and
mobile broadband devices at Infonetics Research. “All segments—consumer,
enterprise, and public access—saw both units and revenue go up, and we remain
optimistic that femtocells have sufficient market drivers and support among
operators to sustain continuous annual growth through 2016.”

Webb adds: “Many new product types have launched recently, including the
data-only femto from Ubiquisys, in-flight femtos from ip.access, the dual-mode
3G/LTE consumer femto from Fujitsu, and the 3G/4G/WiFi enterprise femto from
SpiderCloud, and this innovation is driving new models and market


  *The global femtocell market, including 2G, 3G, and 4G femtocells, grew
    13.5% sequentially in 3Q12, to $132.7 million
  *Sales of 3G femtocells were up 50% in 3Q12
  *Samsung grew revenue 45% in 3Q12 from 2Q12, seizing the femtocell market
    share lead for the 1st time since 4Q11; Samsung also led in units shipped
  *Meanwhile, following a double-digit sequential decline in revenue, Airvana
    slid into the #2 spot in the 3rd quarter
  *Integrated femtocells made up just 2% of units shipped in 3Q12, but
    Infonetics expects they will account for around 1/3 of total units by 2016


Infonetics’ quarterly femtocell equipment report provides worldwide and
regional market size, vendor market share, forecasts, analysis, and trends for
2G femtocells (CDMA and GSM/GPRS), 3G femtocells (W-CDMA/HSPA, CDMA2000/EV-DO,
and TD-SCDMA), and 4G femtocells (WiMAX and LTE). Femtocells are tracked by
form factor (standalone and integrated) and market segment (consumer,
enterprise, and public access). Companies tracked include Airvana,
Alcatel-Lucent, Argela, Cisco/ip.access (3G femtocells), Contela, Huawei,
ip.access, NEC/Ubiquisys, Ubee Interactive, and others. To buy the report,
contact Infonetics:


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and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader
in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world
regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively.
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Richard Webb, +44 (0) 1689-851-618 or +1 (408) 583-3369
Directing Analyst, Microwave, Mobile Offload, and Mobile Broadband Devices
Twitter: @richardawebb
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