Military & public safety LTE small cells a $350 million opportunity, says SNS Research report

DUBAI, UAE. 4th September 2014: SNS Research's latest report indicates that spending on small cell infrastructure for military and public safety networks is expected to reach $350 Million by 2020.

Fuelled by demands for a lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and the ability to support data intensive applications such as mobile video and situational awareness, LTE is now viewed as the de-facto standard for future military and public safety networks.

Small cells are increasingly seen as a key enabler for bringing LTE to the military and public safety verticals. Due to their portability and the availability of virtualized/embedded mobile core solutions, small cells can help establish and maintain communications even when there is no access to traditional infrastructure.

SNS Research estimates that military, tactical and public safety LTE small cell shipments will account for over $350 Million in revenue by the end of 2020, following a CAGR of 45% over the 6 year period between 2014 and 2020.

The “HetNet Bible (Small Cells, Carrier WiFi, DAS & C-RAN): 2014 - 2020 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the global small cells, carrier WiFi, DAS and C-RAN markets. In addition to covering the technology, business case, the challenges, standardization initiatives, the industry’s roadmap, value chain analysis, deployment case studies, vendor service/product strategies and strategic recommendations, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for the market from 2014 till 2020, including individual revenue and shipment projections of small cells, carrier WiFi, small cell backhaul, SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service), DAS, C-RAN, SON (Self-Organizing Network) and mobile data services across six geographical regions.

The report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the wireless sector, as well as wireless carriers, wireless network infrastructure/device providers and enabling technology providers who wish to broaden their knowledge of the ecosystem.

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