‘The small cells market to reach $233.7m in 2012’ says Visiongain report

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2012 10:22 BST

Following the widespread growth of smartphones and other portable connected devices in recent years, there has been a huge expansion in mobile data consumption. One of the key issues for MNO’s has been to address this increasing data traffic demand with sufficient capacity at high speeds. Due to limited spectrum availability and increasing rates of data consumption, the user experience is somewhat sacrificed. One of the solutions to the rising wireless broadband capacity crunch is through deploying heterogeneous networks (Hetnets) comprising of macro cells and a range of small cell solutions, namely microcells, picocells, carrier Wi-Fi and femtocells.

The visiongain author of The Small Cells Market 2012-2017 report commented that ‘More recently, with the widespread rollout of 4G LTE technologies there has been a renewed vigour in the deployment of 4G small cells in the form of public space femto cells and mini eNode base stations, in order to keep up with the increasing capacity and backhaul requirements for ubiquitous access to mobile broadband at 4G speeds’.

The report contains 58 tables, charts and graphs that add visual analysis in order to explain developing trends within the small cells market. Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2017 in terms of revenue & shipments for the global small cells industry, as well as a breakdown of small cells by type. In addition, 5 regional small cell markets have been forecasted and analysed by visiongain over the period 2012-2017. The report also provides profiles of 22 leading companies operating within the small cells ecosystem, and includes 4 exclusive visiongain interviews with leading experts in the small cells value chain, namely Ubiquisys, Stoke, Small Cell Forum and Ruckus Wireless, providing expert insight alongside Visiongain analysis.

The report provides a holistic view of the small cells market and its strong connection to the mobile broadband requirements, with a critical analysis of how key industry players can effectively leverage the market in order to get ahead of competition. The report looks at established, emerging and innovative market players, their different offerings and the current and future outlook of the small cells market on a global and regional level.

The Small Cells Market 2012-2017 report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the small cells industry, as well as companies and research centres who wish to broaden their knowledge of the small cells market.

For sample pages and further information concerning the Visiongain report The Small Cells Market 2012-2017, please visit

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