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