The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Release Date: February 2016
Number of Pages: 621
Number of Tables and Figures: 226

Synopsis: Driven by in-building wireless coverage requirements and the growing influx of mobile data traffic, a conventional macrocell based cellular network deployment is not deemed to be a sufficient solution to address the coverage and capacity needs of today’s wireless subscribers.

Mobile operators are thus increasing their investments in Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure such as strategically deployed small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), to cope with growing capacity and coverage requirements. Adding further to the heterogeneity is the shift towards a C-RAN (Centralized RAN) architecture, which centralizes baseband functionality to be shared across a large number of distributed radio nodes. In comparison to standalone clusters of base stations, C-RAN provides significant performance and economic benefits such as baseband pooling, enhanced coordination between cells, virtualization, network extensibility and energy efficiency.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, we expect small cell, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS investments to account for nearly $13 Billion by the end of 2016. The market is further expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% between 2016 and 2020, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements.

The “HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2016 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the HetNet ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, use cases, vertical markets, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for HetNet infrastructure investments from 2016 till 2030. The forecasts cover 6 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.




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Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • SNS Research estimates that global infrastructure investments on small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS will reach nearly $13 Billion by the end of 2016, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements
  • Small cell and C-RAN solutions are beginning to converge as small cell OEMs seek to capitalize on the benefits of centralized coordination for in-building and enterprise coverage
  • Despite opposition from the Wi-Fi community, unlicensed LTE small cell shipments are beginning to gain traction, with shipment revenues potentially reaching $220 Million by the end of 2020
  • The vendor ecosystem is gradually consolidating with several prominent acquisitions such as Nokia’s acquisition of French rival Alcatel-Lucent and CommScope’s acquisition of small cell specialist Airvana

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • HetNet ecosystem
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • Enabling technologies and key architectural components for small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS
  • Key trends including SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service), unlicensed small cells, virtualization, baseband functional splitting, enterprise RAN and public safety/military small cells
  • Small cell backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul technologies
  • Integration, offloading and SON (Self-Organizing Network) technologies
  • HetNet deployment models, use cases and vertical markets
  • Case studies of over 30 mobile operator HetNet deployments
  • Regulatory landscape and standardization
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Profiles and strategies of over 350 leading ecosystem players including HetNet infrastructure vendors and enabling technology providers
  • Strategic recommendations for HetNet infrastructure vendors and mobile operators
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2016 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • Small Cells
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 2G & 3G
      • LTE
      • 5G
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Use Case Segmentation
      • Residential
      • Enterprise
      • Urban
      • Rural & Suburban
    • Cell Size Segmentation
      • Femtocells
      • Picocells
      • Microcells
  • Small Cell Backhaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • DSL
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
      • Satellite
      • Fiber & Others
  • Carrier Wi-Fi
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • Access Points
      • Access Point Controllers
    • Integration Approach Segmentation
      • Standalone Wi-Fi Hotspots
      • Managed Wi-Fi Offload
  • C-RAN
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 3G & LTE
      • 5G
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • BBUs (Baseband Units)
      • RRHs (Remote Radio Heads)
  • C-RAN Fronthaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • Dedicated Fiber
      • WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
      • OTN (Optical Transport Network)
      • PON (Passive Optical Network)
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
  • DAS
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the HetNet opportunity?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • Which submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • How can HetNet infrastructure investments improve wireless coverage and alleviate congestion in mobile operator networks?
  • Is there a market for rural small cell deployments?
  • What are the prospects of millimeter wave technology for small cell backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul?
  • Is Ethernet a feasible solution for fronthaul networking?
  • How big is the market for virtualized Cloud RAN networks?
  • Who are the key market players, what is their market share and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should HetNet infrastructure vendors and mobile operators adopt to remain competitive?

List of Companies & Organizations Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
3GPP2 (3rd Generation Partnership Project 2)
3Roam
4ipnet
4RF
6WIND
ABB
Ablaze Wireless
Absolute Analysis
Accedian Networks
Accelink Technologies
Accelleran
Accuris Networks
AceAxis
Actelis Networks
Actiontec
Actus Networks
Adax
ADB
ADI (Analog Devices Inc.)
ADLINK Technology
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
ADTRAN
ADVA Optical Networking
Advantech
Advantech Wireless
Aerohive Networks
Affarii Technologies
Affirmed Networks
AirHop Communications
Airspan Networks
Airvana
AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices)
ALAXALA Networks
Albis Technologies
Alcatel-Lucent
ALCOMA
Allied Data Technologies
Allied Telesis
Allot Communications
Alpha Networks
Altera Corporation
Altiostar Networks
Alvarion Technologies
Amarisoft
Amdocs
América Móvil Group
American Tower Corporation
Anite
Anritsu Corporation
Aptilo Networks
Aquantia
Arcadyan Technology Corporation
Argela
Aricent
ARItel
ARM Holdings
Arqiva
Arris
Artemis Networks
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artiza Networks
Aruba Networks
Askey Computer Corporation
ASOCS
Astellia
ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
AT&T Mobility
Athena Wireless Communications
Athonet
Autelan
Avago Technologies
Avanti Communications
Aviat Networks
AVM
Axis Teknologies
Axxcelera Broadband Wireless (Moseley Associates)
Azcom Technology
BandwidthX
Benetel
Bharti Airtel
Birdstep Technology
Black Box Corporation
BLiNQ Networks
Blu Wireless Technology
BluWan
BridgeWave Communications
Broadband Forum
Broadcom Corporation
Brocade Communications Systems
Browan Communications
BSG Wireless
BT Group
BTI Systems
BTI Wireless
CableFree Solutions
Cadence Design Systems
Calix
Cambium Networks
Canoga Perkins
Carlson Wireless Technologies
Casa Systems
Cavium
CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
CCI (Communication Components Inc.)
CCI (Competitive Companies, Inc.)
CCI (Crown Castle International)
CCI Systems
CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
CeedTec
Cellcom
Cellwize
Celtro
Ceragon
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Chunghwa Telecom
Cielo Networks
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems
ClearSky Technologies
Cloudberry Mobile
Cobham Wireless
Coherent Logix
Colt Technology Services
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings
Comcores ApS
CommAgility
CommScope
Comtrend
Connectem
Contela
ConteXtream
Corecess
Coriant
Corning
CS Corporation
Cyan
D2 Technologies
Dali Wireless
DASAN Networks
Datang Mobile
Dell
DeltaNode (Bird Technologies)
Direct Beam
Dish Network
D-Link Corporation
Dongwon T&I
DragonWave
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
eASIC Corporation
E-Band Communications (Moseley Associates)
EBlink
ECI Telecom
Eden Rock Communications
Edgewater Wireless Systems
EDX Wireless
EE
EION Wireless
Elva-1
Eoptolink Technology
ERCOM
Ericsson
Ethertronics
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Exalt Communications
EXFO
ExteNet Systems
Extreme Networks
EZchip Semiconductor
Faraday Technology Corporation
FastBack Networks
Federated Wireless
Femtel (Suzhou Femtel Communications)
Fiberhome Technologies
FibroLan
Finisar Corporation
Firetide
Fortinet
Foxcom
Freescale Semiconductor
Front Porch
Fujitsu
Galtronics
Gemtek Technology Company
GENBAND
Genmix Technology
GigaLight (Shenzhen Gigalight Technology Company)
Gilat Satellite Networks
GlobalFoundaries
GoNet Systems
Goodman Networks
Google
GrenTech (China GrenTech Corporation)
GSMA
GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
Handlink Technologies
HFR
HG Genuine
Hisense (Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technology)
Hitachi
HP (Hewlett-Packard)
Huahuan
Huawei
Hughes Network Systems
HXI
iDirect
IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IMEC International
Infinera
InfoVista
InnoLight Technology Corporation
Intel Corporation
InterDigital
Intracom Telecom
ip.access
IPITEK
iPosi
Iskratel
ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
Ixia
JMA Wireless
JRC (Japan Radio Company)
Juni Global
Juniper Networks
Kathrein-Werke KG
KDDI
KEYMILE
Keysight Technologies
Kisan Telecom
KMW
KPN
KT Corporation
Kumu Networks
Lattice Semiconductor
Lemko
LG Uplus
LGS Innovations
LightPointe Communications
Lime Microsystems
Loea Corporation
Lumentum
Macom (M/A-COM Technology Solutions)
MAX4G
Maxim Integrated
MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)
MegaFon
Mellanox Technologies
MER-CellO Wireless Solutions
Meru Networks
Microlab (Wireless Telecom Group)
Microsemi Corporation
Microwave Networks
MIMOon
MIMOtech
Mitel Networks Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mobiveil
Molex
MRV Communications
MTI Mobile
MTS (Mobile TeleSystems)
Nash Technologies
NEC Corporation
NETGEAR
Netgem
NetScout Systems
New Postcom Equipment Company
NewNet Communication Technologies
Nexcomm Systems
Nexius
Nextivity
NexxComm Wireless
NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
Node-H
Nokia Networks
Nomadix
Nomor Research
NTT DoCoMo
NuRAN Wireless
Nutaq
NXP Semiconductors
Oceus Networks
Octasic
OE Solutions
OMA (Open Mobile Alliance)
Omnitron Systems
OneAccess Networks
Optulink
Orange
Overture Networks
P.I. Works
Panasonic Corporation
Panda Electronics (Nanjing Panda Electronics Company)
Parallel Wireless
Pletronics
PMC-Sierra
Polaris Networks
Polewall
Positron
Potevio (China Potevio Company)
Procera Networks
Proxim Wireless Corporation
Public Wireless
QEOS
Qualcomm
Quanta Computer
Qucell
Qulsar
Quortus
Qwilt
RACOM
RAD Data Communications
RADCOM
Radisys Corporation
RADWIN
Rakon
Rearden
Red Hat
Redline Communications
Reverb Networks
RF DSP
RF Window
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
Rosenberger
Ro-Timak Technology
Ruckus Wireless
SAF Tehnika
Sagemcom
Saguna Networks
SAI Technology
Samji Electronics Company
Samsung Electronics
Sarokal Test Systems
Senao Networks
SerComm Corporation
SFR
SIAE Microelectronics (SIAE Microelectronica)
Siklu
Silicon Labs
SingTel
Sistelbanda
SK Telecom
SK Telesys
SkyFiber
Small Cell Forum
SMC Networks
Smith Micro Software
SoftBank Mobile
Solectek
SOLiD (SOLiD Technologies)
Source Photonics
SpectrumMax
SpiderCloud Wireless
Sprint
Star Microwave
Star Solutions
Sub10 Systems
Sumitomo Electric Industries
Sunnada (Fujian Sunnada Communication Company)
Sunwave Communications
Syniverse Technologies
Taqua
Tarana Wireless
Tata Elxsi
TE Connectivity
Tecom
TEKTELIC Communications
Telco Systems
Telecom Italia
Telefónica
Telenor Group
TeliaSonera
Tellion
Tellumat
Telrad Networks
Telsey
Telstra
Telum
Telus Mobility
TEOCO Corporation
TESSCO Technologies
TI (Texas Instruments)
Tilgin
Towerstream
TP-LINK Technologies
Trango Systems
Transmode
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
Tulinx
Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquoss
U-blox
UTStarcom
Vectron International
Verizon Wireless
Viavi Solutions
VimpelCom
Virgin Media
Vodafone Group
VPIsystems
Vubiq Networks
Wave1
Wavesight
WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance)
WeFi
Westell Technologies
Wi-Fi Alliance
WiMAX Forum
Wind River
WiPro
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
Xavi Technologies
XCellAir
Xelic
Xilinx
Yamaha Corporation
Zayo Group
Z-Com (ZDC Wireless)
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Zhone Technologies
Zinwave
ZTE
ZyXEL


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