Infonetics: Small Cell Ramp Won’t Happen This Year

  Infonetics: Small Cell Ramp Won’t Happen This Year

Business Wire

CAMPBELL, Calif. -- October 8, 2013

Telecom market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its
latest Small Cell Equipment  market size and forecast report, which tracks 3G
microcells, picocells, and metrocells and 4G LTE mini eNodeBs and metrocells.

ANALYST NOTES

“The large service providers remain committed to their small cell deployment
plans, but the pace of deployment is much slower than expected due to a sad
reality: Small cell and macrocell rollouts share nothing in common,” explains
Stéphane Téral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier
economics at Infonetics Research.

Téral continues: “Each technology requires its own internal business
processes, which have been in place for decades with macrocells but have to be
built from the ground up for small cells taking into consideration things like
footfall, building dimensions, backhaul availability, and wireless technology.
There is no cookie-cutter template for small cell deployments!”

Co-author of the report Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and
carrier WiFi at Infonetics, adds: “Given that service providers are in the
process of retooling their plan of attack, we’re not expecting the small cell
ramp to happen in 2013.”

SMALL CELL MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  *Operators’ chief purpose for deploying small cells is to complement and
    enhance the macrocell layer from a capacity standpoint, to enrich the
    mobile broadband experience
  *Beginning in 2014, 4G metrocells will become the main growth engine in the
    small cell market, driven by in-building deployments in retail malls,
    stadiums, transportation stations, hotels, and event venues
  *Asia Pacific is where the action is and where it will stay through 2017:
    The largest macrocell network density, with more than 100,000-site
    footprints, can be found in China, Japan, and South Korea
  *Infonetics forecasts the global small cell market to grow at a 48%
    compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2012 to 2017, to $2.4 billion

SDN & NFV WEBINAR

Join Infonetics Oct. 10 for Building Service-Aware Networks Based on SDN, NFV
and Network Intelligence, a live webinar with audience Q&A:
http://bit.ly/1dH5TrC

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ biannual small cell report  provides worldwide and regional market
size, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for 3G microcells,
picocells, and metrocells and 4G (LTE) mini eNodeB and metrocells. The report
also includes a small cell strategies tracker. Vendors tracked: Airspan,
Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Argela, BelAir, Contela, Ericsson, Huawei,
ip.access, Juni, Minieum, NEC, NSN, Samsung, SK Telesys, SpiderCloud,
Ubiquisys, ZTE, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics:
http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

RELATED RESEARCH

  *Infonetics’ latest Small Cells and Carrier WiFi research brief:
    http://bit.ly/1buxO0T
  *Operators identify small cell challenges and buildout plans
  *Outdoor small cell backhaul market kicking into high gear in 2014
  *Enterprise femtocell adoption growing; Cisco takes lead in overall
    femtocell market
  *Infonetics survey identifies operators’ LTE deployment challenges, top LTE
    vendors
  *2013 is peak year for macrocell mobile deployments; Huawei gets big boost
  *Tight race between Huawei, Ericsson, Cisco at top of Infonetics telecom
    vendor scorecard
  *Service providers and enterprises to spend $1 trillion on telecom and
    datacom over 5 years
  *Mobile operators reveal plans to monetize WiFi
  *Carrier WiFi market is red hot

RECENT AND UPCOMING MARKET FORECASTS AND SURVEYS

Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar,
events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at
http://www.infonetics.com/login.

  *Infonetics’ new 2014 Market Research Lineup
  *M2M Connections and Services by Vertical (Sept.)
  *Residential Femtocell Service Strategies and Vendor Leadership (Oct.)
  *Mobile M2M Modules (Oct.)
  *Carrier WiFi Equipment (Nov.)
  *Service Provider Outsourcing to Vendors (Nov.)
  *Service Provider Capex, Revenue and Capex by Equipment Type (Nov.)
  *Residential and Enterprise Femtocell Equipment (Dec.)
  *Telecom and Datacom Market Drivers (Dec.)

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming
webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  *Small Cells Reality Check (View on demand)
  *The Business Rationale for M2M (Oct. 22: Sponsorships available)
  *Microwave Small Cell Backhaul: Evaluating the Options (Nov. 5:
    Sponsorships available)
  *5G and LTE-Advanced What You Need to Know Now (Dec. 10: Sponsorships
    available)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

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

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

EMEA, India, Singapore: 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
Stéphane Téral, +1 408-583-3371
Principal Analyst
Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
stephane@infonetics.com
or
Infonetics Research
Richard Webb, +1 408-583-3351 or +44 (0) 1689-851-618
Directing Analyst
Microwave & Carrier WiFi
richard@infonetics.com
Twitter: @richardawebb
 
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