TD-LTE small cells a $5 billion opportunity, says SNS Research report

DUBAI, UAE. 20th January 2014: SNS Research's latest report indicates that TD-LTE small cell unit shipment revenue is expected to reach $5 Billion by 2020.

While lower 700-900 MHz FDD frequency bands with 3+ kilometer coverage range are best suited to deploying LTE macrocell networks for broad rural and nationwide coverage, the capacity offered by the 3.5/3.6 GHz TD-LTE spectrum is best suited for deployments in urban hot zones. SNS Research thus expects a number of LTE FDD operators to consider TD-LTE small cell deployments to enhance their network capacity.

SNS Research expects there TD-LTE small cell unit shipments to grow at a CAGR of nearly 90% between 2014 and 2020. By the end of 2020, TD-LTE small cell unit shipments will account for nearly $5 Billion in annual revenue.

The “TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2014 – 2020 – Infrastructure, Devices, Subscriptions & Operator Revenue” report presents an in-depth assessment of the TD-LTE market including key market drivers, challenges, operator revenue potential, infrastructure/device deployment commitments, future roadmap, value chain, expert interviews, vendor strategies and strategic recommendations. The report also presents revenue and shipment market size and forecasts for both infrastructure and devices, along with subscription and service revenue projections for the LTE market as a whole, as well as separate projections for the TD-LTE and LTE FDD sub-markets from 2014 through to 2020. Historical figures are also presented for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the wireless sector, as well as wireless carriers and infrastructure/device vendors who wish to broaden their knowledge of the TD-LTE ecosystem.

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