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, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 408-583-3335 N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, email@example.com, +1 408-583-3395 EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, firstname.lastname@example.org, +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. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20131008006643/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50725068&lang=en Contact: Infonetics Research Stéphane Téral, +1 408-583-3371 Principal Analyst Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics email@example.com or Infonetics Research Richard Webb, +1 408-583-3351 or +44 (0) 1689-851-618 Directing Analyst Microwave & Carrier WiFi firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @richardawebb
Infonetics: Small Cell Ramp Won’t Happen This Year
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