Worldwide Small Cells Market 2018-2024: Driving Forces & Critical Issues - Markets to Reach $58.7 Billion

Worldwide Small Cells Market 2018-2024: Driving Forces & Critical Issues - Markets to Reach $58.7 Billion

DUBLIN, March 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Small Cells: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide 2018-2024" report from Wintergreen Research, Inc has been added to's offering.

The total value of the small cell market is $12.5 billion in 2017, up from $10.35 billion in 2016. Markets grow to $58.7 billion in 2024

Growth is a result of the implementation of the tremendous amount of digital content from video on smart phones, from the digital economy, IoT, robots, drones, self-driving cars, and artificial intelligence. The digital economy rides on the back of small cells 5G signal transmission which is a 10x improvement in capacity over existing broadband. This is the new world aspect, everything is monitored and activated digitally.

The digital economy, self-driving cars, drones, traffic lights, and smart things all need more wireless coverage. According to the leader of the team that prepared the research: Small cell suppliers have a focus on broadband improvement. Power and performance are being improved. Small cells improve the transmission coverage and density.

This 5G coverage is needed as IoT, the Internet of things and smart phone video increase transmission needs. Everything will be connected said SoftBank Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, announcing a ARM processor deal in London. Cows will be connected, chickens will be connected, the sheep will be connected.

Small Cell markets encompass virtualization, cloud, edge, and functional splits. 5G requires increasing sophistication from mobile operators. The challenge is to bring together a growing number of LTE and 5G radio access technologies. A range of connectivity services are needed. Associated APIs are needed in each small cell to manage connectivity to a number of customer segments.

Small Cell Market Driving Forces

    --  Need for enabling evolution of local communications network
    --  Availability of fully virtualized, distributed, ultra-reliable software
    --  Effective software for controlling agile infrastructure
    --  Automation facilitates large-scale low-cost network densification
    --  Lowers cost by implementing network through third-party deployments
    --  Effective integration of base small cell technologies
    --  Systems integration achieved with open and interoperable standards
    --  Open and interoperable standards needed to ensure competition
    --  Open and interoperable standards needed to ensure economies of scale
    --  Adoption of these 5G Era technologies will require culture shifts in

Small cells need infrastructure across a broad range of commercial and governmental organizations. Each have a part to play in making small cells work along with tower infrastructure to create a broadband commercial network. Service providers are focused on densification. Small cells are a critical part of the infrastructure for several key 5G Era deployment scenarios:

Small Cell Infrastructure Critical Issues

    --  Service providers are focused on densification
    --  Small cells are a critical part of the infrastructure for key 5G
    --  5G deployment needs small cells
    --  >6GHz spectrum propagation limits cell sizes
    --  Shared and license-exempt spectrum mandates lower power
    --  Areas of hyper-dense broadband traffic need small cells
    --  Small cells meet demand in cities, stadia, transport hubs
    --  Scalable deployment
    --  Low-cost deployment
    --  Using a low-skilled, third-party, or end-user workforce
    --  Small/medium enterprises requiring self-deployed indoor coverage
    --  Coverage extension in rural, remote, moving and temporary deployment
    --  Scenarios with equipment size, weight or power constraints

Key Topics:

    --  Small Cells
    --  Virtualization
    --  Cloud
    --  Edge
    --  Functional Splits
    --  LTE Small Cell
    --  5G
    --  Network Densification
    --  Hybrid Ethernet Based DAS
    --  DAS
    --  In Building Wireless
    --  Broadband Traffic
    --  In Air Interface Solutions
    --  Outdoor and Stadium Deployments
    --  Heterogeneous Network
    --  Hung on Aerial Coax, Fiber, or Electricity Cables
    --  Distributed Business
    --  Enterprise
    --  End-To-End Integrated Small Cells
    --  Metro Cell Solution Signal Transmission
    --  ADRF Positioning
    --  Bandwidth Allocation
    --  Across Enterprise Boundaries

Key Topics Covered:

1. Small Cells: Market Description and Market Dynamics
1.1 Small Cells Definition
1.1.1 Small Cells Set To Be Major Enabler for 5G
1.1.2 Vision for 5G
1.1.3 Outdoor Small Cell Market is in The Beginning Stages Of Deployment
1.2 Small Cells Bring Transformational 5G
1.3 Small Cell Networks
1.3.1 Small Cells Industry Addresses Fast-Paced Change
1.4 Small Cell Signal Enhancement
1.5 Shared Spectrum Radios
1.6 Base Station Functional Splits
1.6.1 Small Cells Miniature Cellular Base Stations
1.6.2 Small Cell Operator Challenges
1.6.3 Small Cell Base Stations
1.7 5G Envisioned As A Unifying Connectivity Fabric That Connects Everything Around Us
1.8 Business Model for Small Cells
1.8.1 Small Cell Site Risks Different From Tower Site Risks

2. Small Cells Market Shares and Forecasts
2.1 Small Cell Market Driving Forces
2.2 Small Cell Market Shares
2.2.1 Huawei
2.2.2 Ericsson Small Cells
2.2.3 Commscope / Airvana
2.3 Small Cell Market Forecasts
2.3.1 Small Cell Applications 3G, 4G, and 5G
2.3.1 Small Cell Installed Base
2.3.2 Small Cell Installation Issues
2.3.3 Microcells, Femtocells, and Picocells
2.3.4 Small Cell Backhaul
2.3.5 Small Cell Femtocells, Picocells, and Microcells
2.3.6 Enterprise Small Cell Market Forecast
2.3.7 Enterprise Needs For Indoor Coverage
2.3.8 Small Cells Industry Challenges
2.3.9 Small Cell Response to Market Challenges
2.3.10 DAS
2.4 Small Cell Booster Units
2.5 Number Of Mobile Internet Users
2.5.1 Telecommunications Fiber
2.5.2 Internet Traffic Growth
2.6 Small Cell 5G Analysis
2.6.1 Crowdsourcing Small Cells
2.7 DAS Analysis
2.8 Fiber Markets
2.8.1 5G Handles 10x More Data Than 4G
2.9 Small Cell Prices
2.10 Small Cell Regional Market Analysis
2.10.1 Wholesale Turf Vendor Mobile Backhaul Network Operators
2.10.2 US Small Cell Networks
2.10.3 San Francisco Leads in Municipal Small Cell Deployment
2.10.4 San Francisco Leads the Way in Municipal Small Cell Deployment
2.10.5 Asia-Pacific Market
2.10.6 China
2.10.7 Japan
2.10.8 UK
2.10.9 UK EE
2.10.10 Iran
2.10.11 Small Cell Deployments by Region and Density, Indoor and Outdoor, Architecture

3. Small Cells Product Description
3.1 Wireless Industry Small Cells for Homeowners

4. Small Cells Research and Technology
4.1 Modern Mobile Network
4.2 Small Cell Turfing Vendor Site Analysis
4.3 Session Border Controller (SBC)
4.3.1 China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, is Officially Online
4.4 Small Cell Legislation in California
4.4.1 Competitiveness of Nations
4.5 Industry Associations
4.5.1 Cambridge Wireless
4.6 Small Cells Local Regulations
4.6.1 ETSI
4.7 Macro Network Layer

5. Small Cells Company Profiles
5.1 Airspan
5.2 ANs
5.2.1 ANS Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Small Cells
5.3 ADRF
5.4 AT&T
5.4.1 AT&T Small Cells
5.4.2 Fiber is Key to 5G
5.5 Ciena
5.5.1 Ciena Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter 2017 and Year-End Financial Results
5.6 Cisco Small Cells
5.6.1 Cisco Universal Small Cell 8000 Series End-Of-Life
5.7 CommScope
5.7.1 Commscope Revenue
5.7.2 Airvana
5.7.3 Airvana Targets Mobile Operators
5.8 Corning Spidercloud
5.8.1 SpiderCloud LTE Small Cell Technology
5.8.2 Corning Acquires SpiderCloud Wireless
5.9 Ericsson Small Cells
5.9.1 Ericsson Holistic View Of The Network
5.9.2 Ericsson Benefits Of Integrated Small Cells
5.9.3 Ericsson Lightpole Site
5.9.4 Ericsson Radio Dot System
5.9.5 Ericsson Dual Band Radio Dot
5.9.6 Hardened Radio Dot for Outdoor and Stadium Deployments
5.9.7 Ericsson Small Cell In-Building Solutions
5.9.8 Ericsson AT&T Qualcomm, and Small cells
5.10 Huawei
5.10.1 Huawei Small Cell Achievements in 4.5G/5G Technologies
5.10.2 Densify Cellular Networks, Creating Serious Inter-Cell Interference Solution
5.10.3 Huawei Revenue
5.11 ip.access
5.11.1 Industry Standard
5.12 Nokia
5.12.1 Nokia Small Cells Improve TCO
5.12.2 Nokia Small Cells Deliver Cost-Effective Capacity and Coverage, Indoors and Outdoors, Key To Network Innovation
5.12.3 Small Cells Support Heterogeneous Network
5.12.4 Nokia Small Cell Deployments
5.12.5 Smart WiFi Delivers Carrier Grade Wireless Access with Nokia AirScale Wi-Fi
5.12.6 Nokia AirScale Wi-Fi Allows Service Providers Without Licensed Spectrum To Run a Wi-Fi service That Takes Advantage Of Mobile Edge Computing
5.13 NTSI
5.14 Optimos
5.14.1 City of New York selects Optimos
5.14.2 IRMA and Maria Recovery - Acorn
5.14.3 Optimos International to Rollout PICOs Nationally
5.15 Qualcomm
5.16 Samsung
5.17 Signal
5.17.1 Cellular Signal Booster, DAS, Public Safety DAS Equipment
5.17.2 Public Safety Bands
5.18 Small Cell Forum
5.19 Solid Technologies
5.20 Zouk Capital / ip.access
5.21 ZTE
5.22 Selected List of Small Cell Companies
5.22.1 Cell Phone Signal Boosters For Home

6. Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned

    --  ADRF
    --  Airspan
    --  Alcatel-Lucent
    --  ANs
    --  AT&T
    --  Ciena
    --  Cisco Small Cells
    --  CommScope
    --  Corning Spidercloud
    --  Ericsson
    --  Fujitsu
    --  Huawei
    --  ip.access
    --  NEC
    --  Nokia
    --  NTSI
    --  Optimos
    --  Qualcomm
    --  Samsung
    --  Signal
    --  Small Cell Forum
    --  Solid Technologies
    --  Zouk Capital
    --  ZTE

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