Infonetics: Femtocells Up 66% in Final Quarter of 2012; Big 2013 Expected as 4G Femtos Ramp

  Infonetics: Femtocells Up 66% in Final Quarter of 2012; Big 2013 Expected as
  4G Femtos Ramp

Business Wire

LONDON -- March 8, 2013

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 4th
quarter (4Q12) and year-end Femtocell Equipment report, which tracks
femtocells by market segment, technology, and form factor.

ANALYST NOTE

“Femtocell sales are up for the third straight quarter and on a year-over-year
basis, though growth to this point is modest for a market that’s still in
evolution,” reports Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and carrier
WiFi at Infonetics Research. “Price-per-unit is eroding and shipment volumes
are rising, but both are intrinsically linked and neither has happened fast
enough to drive a more rapid acceleration in adoption to date.”

Webb adds: “That said, we believe femtocells have sufficient market drivers
and support among operators to sustain continuous annual revenue and unit
growth through at least 2017, starting with a very big 2013, driven by strong
3G femto sales and fast-ramping 4G femtos.”

FEMTOCELL EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Globally, the femtocell market, including 2G, 3G, and 4G femtocells, is up
    66% in 4Q12 from 3Q12
  *For the full year 2012, the femtocell market totaled $425 million, up 21%
    from a year ago
  *Public space femtocells accounted for slightly more revenue than consumer
    femtocells in 2012
  *4G femtocell revenue is growing at a 165% 5-year compound annual growth
    rate (2012 to 2017)
  *While only 3% of units shipped in 2012 were integrated femtocells—meaning
    femtocell technology built into broadband CPE like DSL
    routers/gateways—Infonetics anticipates they will be widely adopted over
    the long term, eventually making up about half of all units by 2017
  *The top 3 femtocell market share leaders in 4Q12 and for the full year
    2012 are Airvana, Samsung, and Cisco/ip.access

FEMTOCELL REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics' quarterly femtocell report provides worldwide and regional market
size, vendor market share, forecasts through 2017 and analysis 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, public access). Companies tracked: Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent,
Argela, Cisco/ip.access, Contela, Huawei, ip.access, NEC/Ubiquisys, Samsung,
Ubee Interactive, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Latest Infonetics Small Cells - Microwave - Backhaul research brief:
    http://bit.ly/13J7dIt
  *Microwave equipment market forecast to hit $5.2 billion in 2017;
    Alcatel-Lucent gains in Q4
  *Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges
  *Outdoor small cell backhaul a 5-year $5 billion opportunity
  *$44 billion to be spent over 5 years on mobile backhaul gear
  *Femtocells offer opportunity to put the mobile network at the heart of the
    home network

UPCOMING MARKET SHARE/FORECAST REPORTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ market research brochure, publication calendar, events
brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *4Q12 3G and 4G Mobile Broadband Devices and Subscribers
  *Carrier WiFi Equipment
  *Carrier WiFi Offload and Hotspot Strategies and Vendor Leadership Survey
  *Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Equipment and Services
  *Millimeter Wave Equipment
  *Small Cell Equipment
  *Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to learn more or register
for Infonetics events.

  *Scaling Small Cell Backhaul (View on demand)
  *Integrating Carrier WiFi with the Mobile Network (View on demand)
  *Diameter Signaling Control: Managing Mobile Broadband Growth (Apr. 11:
    Register)
  *Small Cells Reality Check (Sponsorships available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia, Latin America: Larry Howard, larry@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3335

N. America (East), Texas, Midwest: Scott Coyne, scott@infonetics.com, +1
408-583-3395

Europe, Middle East, Africa: George Stojsavljevic, george@infonetics.com, +44
755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research
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.
View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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Contact:

Infonetics Research
Richard Webb, +44-1689-851-618 or +1-408-583-3369
Directing Analyst, Microwave and Carrier WiFi
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @RichardAWebb