Overview:

Mobile network operator "Heterogeneous Networks" (HetNet) are based on a combination of small cells, macro cells and carrier WiFi. HetNets are expected to play a pivotal role in addressing network capacity needs, bring about improvements in carrier operations, and create opportunities for new revenue streams.

This research provides an in-depth assessment of the carrier WiFi and small cells market, including business models, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment of the industry with detailed forecasts for 2014 to 2019. The report includes analysis of business drivers, business case, and provides strategy assessment for implementation and operation.

The report covers the following topics:

Business Case for Carrier WiFi and Small Cells: An assessment of the business case for Carrier WiFi and small cells.
Technology Review: A review of the underlying technology supporting Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions
A Review of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments: A review of major Carrier WiFi and small cell solution deployments by Carriers worldwide
Carrier and Vendor Strategies: An analysis of how Carriers and vendors will position themselves to capitalize on Carrier WiFi and small cell opportunity
Market Analysis and Forecasts: A global and regional assessment of the market size (unit shipments and revenues) and forecasts for the Carrier WiFi and small cells market from 2014 to 2019
Industry Value Chain: An analysis of the Carrier WiFi and small cells value chain with indicative revenue assessments of key market players across the value chain and predictions about the economic model evolution
Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap 2014 - 2019: An analysis of the roadmap for the industry from 2014 to 2019
This report is a must-read for anyone evaluating the potential for carrier WiFi and small cells in terms of revenue opportunities for infrastructure and service (including Cloud-based) vendors, network operator strategies, revenue opportunities, and the future of carrier networks.

Questions answered in the report include:

How is the industry's value chain structured?
What is future of Carrier WiFi and Small Cells?
How many LTE enabled small cells will ship in 2019?
What are the key strategies to develop for carrier WiFi operation?
How much will the Carrier WiFi and small cell markets be worth in 2019?
What are Carrier's attitudes towards Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions?
What benefits do small cells and Carrier WiFi deployments bring to Carriers?
The much CAPEX can Carriers save by deploying Carrier WiFi and small cell solutions?
What will be the regional outlook for revenue in the Carrier WiFi and small cells market?
What is Cloud RAN and how will cloud RAN deployments affect the small cell industry?
Which vendors are leading the market and what key strategies for vendors capitalizing on?
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Target Audience:

Investment Firms
Application Developers
Mobile Device Vendors
Mobile Network Carriers
Service Bureau Companies
WiFi Infrastructure Vendors
Wireless Infrastructure Vendors
Small Cell Infrastructure Vendors
Telecom Managed Service Providers

Key Findings:

Carriers must leverage opportunities for various small cell enabled value-added services
Market for small cell based advertising will begin in 2015-2016, accelerating in 2020 thanks to introduction of LTE Direct (LTE-D)
Carrier WiFi infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of 43% over the next five years accounting for nearly $8 Billion in revenues by the end of 2019.
Small cell infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of 45% over the next five years also accounting for nearly $8 Billion in revenues by the end of 2019.
Continued demand for mobile broadband services will play a critical role in maintaining the Carrier WiFi and small cell market's growth, amid a growing demand of convergent, intelligent and vendor agnostic small cell platforms by Carriers.
Fixed line carriers are capitalizing on their infrastructure investments to offer Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS). Mind Commerce expects Fixed line carriers to form an integral part of the industry's value chain representing as much as 20% of the revenue share.
Cloud RAN technology will complement and not essentially compete with small cell deployments.

Companies in Report:
ADTRAN
Airvana
Alcatel-Lucent
Aptilo
Aptilo Networks
Argela
Aruba Networks
AT&T Mobility
AudioCodes
BelAir Networks
Bouygues Telecom
British Telecom
BSNL
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Chunghwa Telecom
Cisco
Claro (America Movil)
Clearwire
Clearwire
Colt Telecom
Comcast
Contela
Cox Communications
CSL Hong Kong
Devicescape
Eircom
Ericsson
Everything Everywhere
Genband
HTC Corporation
Huawei
Hutchison 3 Group
ip.access
iPass
Juniper Networks
KDDI
Kineto Wireless
Korea Telecom
KPN
LG Electronics
LG Uplus
Maxis
MegaFon
MetroPCS
Motorola Mobility
Motorola Solutions
Movilnet Venezuela
Movistar
MTS Russia
NEC
Nokia Siemens Networks
NTT DoCoMo
Oi Brazil
Optus (Australia)
Orange (France Telecom)
Orascom
Orascom
PLTD (Smart Communications Phillipines)
Portugal Telecom
PT Telkom
Qualcomm
Reliance Communications
Research in Motion
Rogers Canada
Ruckus Wireless
Samsung Group
SFR
SK telecom
Softbank
Sprint
Swisscom Mobile
Tata Teleservices
Tele2 Sweden
Telecom Italia Mobile
Telefónica Moviles
Telefónica O2
Telenor Group
TeliaSonera
Telstra
Telus Mobility Canada
Tim Brasil
T-Mobile Austria
T-Mobile Czech Republic
T-Mobile Europe
T-Mobile USA
Turkcell
Ubee-AirWalk
Ubiquisys
US.Cellular
Verizon Wireless
Vimpelcom
Virgin Media
Vodafone Essar
Vodafone Group
Vodafone Italy
Vodafone UK
Wind (Italy)
Wi-tribe (Pakistan)
Yota (Russia)
Zain Bahrain
Zain Kuwait
Zain Saudi Arabia

Table Of Contents

1 Introduction 17
1.1 Executive Summary 17
1.2 Topics Covered 18
1.3 Key Findings 19
1.4 Key Questions Answered 20
1.5 Target Audience 21
1.6 Companies Mentioned 22

2 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology 27
2.1 Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks 27
2.2 Carrier WiFi 29
2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi 30
2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions 32
2.3 Small Cells 33
2.3.1 Femtocells 34
2.3.2 Picocells 35
2.3.3 Microcells 35
2.3.4 Metrocells 36
2.4 Convergent Small Cell Architecture 37
2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios 38
2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments: 38
2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments: 38
2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments: 39
2.5.4 Rural Deployments: 39
2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization 40
2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum 40
2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group 42
2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot 44

3 Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells 45
3.1 Key Market Drivers 45
3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband 45
3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction 46
3.1.3 Licensed RF frequencies 47
3.1.4 Support for Various Wireless Technologies/Environments 48
3.1.5 Higher Throughput per Cell 48
3.1.6 Quality of Service 50
3.1.7 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment 50
3.1.8 New Application and Service Opportunities 51
3.1.9 Small Cell Targeted Advertising 54
3.2 Market Barriers and Challenges 56
3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty 56
3.2.2 Security Considerations 57
3.2.3 Interference Management 57
3.2.4 Mobility Management 58
3.2.5 Self-Organization 58
3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges 59
3.2.7 Alternative Solutions 59
3.3 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 62
3.4 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2014 - 2019 65
3.4.1 2010 - 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells 65
3.4.2 2013 - 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading 65
3.4.3 2015 - 2019: The HetNets Era - Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi 66
3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends 67
3.5.1 Integration of DAS 67
3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS) 68
3.5.3 Self-Organizing Networks (SON) 69
3.5.4 Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry 70
3.5.5 Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells 71

4 Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments 72
4.1 ATandT Mobility 77
4.2 Eircom 77
4.3 KDDI 78
4.4 Korea Telecom 80
4.5 SK Telecom 80
4.6 Optus Australia 81
4.7 SFR France 81
4.8 Sprint 82
4.9 Reliance Communications 83
4.10 Softbank Japan 84
4.11 NTT DoCoMo 84
4.12 SingTel 84
4.13 Telefonica O2 UK 85
4.14 T-Mobile 85
4.15 Tim Brasil 86
4.16 U.S Cellular 87
4.17 Verizon Wireless 87
4.18 Vodafone 88
4.19 China Mobile 88
4.20 Comcast 89
4.21 Zain Bahrain 89
4.22 Zain Saudi Arabia 90
4.23 Middle East 90

5 Vendor Landscape 91
5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix 92
5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy 95
5.2.1 ADTRAN 95
5.2.2 Argela 96
5.2.3 Airvana 97
5.2.4 Airspan Networks 97
5.2.5 Aptilo Networks 98
5.2.6 Arcadyan Technology Corporation 98
5.2.7 Aruba Networks 99
5.2.8 Alcatel-Lucent 100
5.2.9 Aviat Networks 100
5.2.10 Cavium 101
5.2.11 Cisco 102
5.2.12 Contela 103
5.2.13 Devicescape 103
5.2.14 Ericsson 104
5.2.15 Huawei 105
5.2.16 ip.access 106
5.2.17 Juniper Networks 106
5.2.18 Kineto Wireless 107
5.2.19 Motorola Solutions 108
5.2.20 NEC 109
5.2.21 Nokia Siemens Networks 110
5.2.22 Radisys 111
5.2.23 Ruckus Wireless 112
5.2.24 Samsung 112
5.2.25 Ubee-AirWalk 113
5.2.26 Ubiquisys 113

6 Strategies for Deployment and Operations 115
6.1 Network Planning and Dimensioning 118
6.2 Small Cell AP Type 121
6.3 Interference Management 122
6.4 Auto-configuration and SON 125
6.5 Carrier Aggregation 129
6.6 Seamless Mobility 131
6.7 Authentication and Security 134
6.8 Backhaul Solutions 137
6.9 Upgradability 142
6.10 Target Site Selection 144
6.11 Requirements Specification and Procurement 148
6.12 CapEx, OpEx, and TCO 149

7 Market Analysis and Forecasts 154
7.1 Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2014 - 2019 154
7.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019 154
7.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2014 - 2019 156
7.1.3 WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Points: 2014 - 2019 158
7.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018 166
7.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019 168
7.2.1 Asia Pacific 168
7.2.2 Eastern Europe 170
7.2.3 Latin and Central America 172
7.2.4 Middle East and Africa 174
7.2.5 North America 176
7.2.6 Western Europe 178
7.3 Global Small Cell Market: 2014 - 2019 180
7.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019 180
7.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2010 - 2019 183
7.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019 185
7.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2018 187
7.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019 188
7.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2014 - 2019 189
7.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2014 - 2019 192
7.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019 194
7.4.1 Asia Pacific 194
7.4.2 Eastern Europe 196
7.4.3 Latin and Central America 198
7.4.4 Middle East and Africa 201
7.4.5 North America 203
7.4.6 Western Europe 205

Figures

Figure 1: HetNet Ecosystem 29
Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network 31
Figure 3: Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network 33
Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios 37
Figure 5: Small Cell Forum's Scope of Work 42
Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain 62
Figure 7: Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2014 - 2019 65
Figure 8: Self Organizing Networks (SON) 69
Figure 9: KDDI's 3M Vision and Strategy 79
Figure 10: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 155
Figure 11: Carrier WiFi Unit Revenues: 2010 - 2019 156
Figure 12: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2010 - 2019 157
Figure 13: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2010 - 2019 158
Figure 14: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 159
Figure 15: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 160
Figure 16: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 161
Figure 17: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 - 2019 162
Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 - 2019 163
Figure 19: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 - 2019 165
Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2019 166
Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2010 - 2019 167
Figure 22: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 168
Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 169
Figure 24: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 170
Figure 25: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 171
Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin and Central America: 2010 - 2019 172
Figure 27: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin and Central America: 2010 - 2019 173
Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East and Africa: 2010 - 2019 174
Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East and Africa: 2010 - 2019 175
Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 - 2019 176
Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2010 - 2019 177
Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 178
Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions) 179
Figure 34: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 181
Figure 35: Small Cell Revenues: 2010 - 2019 182
Figure 36: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2010 - 2019 184
Figure 37: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2010 - 2019 185
Figure 38: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 186
Figure 39: Femtocell Revenues: 2010 - 2019 186
Figure 40: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 187
Figure 41: Picocell Revenues: 2010 - 2019 188
Figure 42: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2019 189
Figure 43: Microcell Revenues: 2010 - 2019 189
Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 190
Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2010 - 2019 191
Figure 46: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 192
Figure 47: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions) 193
Figure 48: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 194
Figure 49: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 195
Figure 50: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units) 196
Figure 51: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 197
Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin and Central America: 2010 - 2019 198
Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues in Latin and Central America: 2010 - 2019 199
Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East and Africa: 2010 - 2019 201
Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East and Africa: 2010 - 2019 202
Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 - 2019 203
Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2010 - 2019 204
Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 205
Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 206

Tables

Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix 93
Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix 94
Table 3: Strategy Focus Areas for Deployment 118
Table 4: Small Cell Interference Types 123
Table 5: Interference Management Capabilities for Small Cells 124
Table 6: List of Fundamental SON Capabilities 126
Table 7: Strategic Requirements and Drivers for SON 127
Table 8: SON Architecture Types 127
Table 9: SON Vendors, Products, and Solutions 129
Table 10: Carrier Aggregation Types 130
Table 11: Small Cell Mobility Feature Requirements 132
Table 12: Solutions for Seamless Mobility Support in Small Cells 133
Table 13: Vendor Solutions for Seamless Mobility 134
Table 14: Authentication and Security Requirements 135
Table 15: Security Solutions for Small Cell Networks 136
Table 16: Backhaul Feature Requirements 137
Table 17: Backhaul Solution Requirements and Options 141
Table 18: Strategy Focus Areas for Business Aspects 143
Table 19: Strategy for Target Site Selection 147
Table 20: Key Areas for Requirements Specification and Procurement Plan 149

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