WI-FI ENABLED LTE SMALL CELL GATEWAYS

Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

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EXECUTIVE ENGAGEMENTS

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5132
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821
Interactions with Platform & by Email

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154
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69
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DATE

JAN 2021

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The global market for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways is expected to spike by 28% in the year 2020 and continue to grow to reach 21 million units by the year 2027, trailing a CAGR of 18% over the analysis period 2020 through 2027. Wi-Fi enabled LTE small cell gateway refers to a network element that features an LTE interface towards the carrier network and a Wi-Fi interface towards the end user devices. With operators facing the challenge of achieving both capacity and coverage, adoption of LTE small cells is seen as an ideal, cost-effective and immediate way out. LTE small cells are required to possess certain characteristics, which include minimize capital expenditure as well as long-term operational expenditure; support indoor as well as outdoor deployments; low capacity, power and form factor for indoor and outdoor deployment; ability to exploit existing backhaul technologies such as GPON, xDSL, microwave and Ethernet for connecting to EPC; provide support to SON features to enable lower operational expenditure and quicker rollout; offer differentiated services thereby contributing to revenue growth; provide seamless coverage handover between small cell and macro cell coverage and ability to provide support to 3G/HSPA+ and other multiple mode access technologies from a single box.


The last decade has witnessed a major expansion of Wireless Broadband Networks (Wi-Fi, LTE) across the globe. Broadband networks enable high-speed mobile networking that supports a wide range of multimedia services (gaming, music and video streaming etc.). The demand for broadband networking facilities is forecast to continue on its exponential trajectory over the next decade. However, the existing broadband infrastructure is not equipped to handle the expected surge in demand. Wi-Fi technology is accessible, inexpensive, interoperable and standardized internationally. Wi-Fi technology is easily shared across multiple devices and users but declines in networking speeds in crowded residential or urban areas are issues, as are concerns over battery efficiency of Wi-Fi devices. The technology has been constantly evolving, with the latest generation promising better interference resistance and higher speeds. Wi-Fi technology is now typically part of most mobile devices and is deployed across the globe in public spaces. Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology is an alternative mobile broadband standard whose robustness, spectral-efficiency and speeds have made it a popular choice for networking on mobile devices. It is likely that the huge demand for Wi-Fi services will force mobile operators to provide near-seamless integration of both LTE and Wi-Fi networks on mobile devices. Over the years, mobile communications infrastructure has been experiencing tremendous transition globally driven by technological advances and rapid growth in data consumption and traffic. Growing data traffic is creating significant challenges to mobile operators without corresponding increase in average revenue per user.


Traditionally, operators relied on expansion of spectrum as a means to expand capacity and coverage, which is however an expensive endeavor. A practical way out of this challenge is to expand capacity and coverage through investments in less expensive equipment in order to support the deluge of data traffic expected in the years to come. High cost of spectrum and the threat of lower capacity to address growing data needs are compelling mobile operators worldwide to increasingly invest in smaller base stations or small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and other solutions that enhance coverage than erection of new towers or macro cells. Small cells are witnessing tremendous growth in investments from service providers, and form an alternative to Wi-Fi as an offloading option. Small cell networks include several miniaturized base stations which can be placed inside buildings or outside for enhancing network capacity and coverage. Although small cells can eliminate the need of additional WLAN access points, there is a growing trend to view small cells and Wi-Fi as complementary technologies. Small cells are an increasingly growing popular solution for mobile operators to address capacity and coverage issues in the backdrop of growing mobile data traffic. However, small cells make use of licensed spectrum and as a result its capacity is dependent upon spectrum availability. Additionally, small cells may face capacity degradation due to interference between cells, and so require considerable planning. In a bid to address this drawback, mobile operators began using Wi-Fi along with smart cells to augment capacity and performance of the latter. Given the unlicensed and free nature of Wi-Fi, operators are channeling significant resources on carrier Wi-Fi and secondarily on smart cells. However, with a potential saturation of the unlicensed spectrum and limitations of the technology, tremendous prospects lie ahead for smart cells with integrated Wi-Fi capabilities. Wi-Fi has already gained importance as a key component of small cells. Wi-Fi is being used in small cells for purposes such as authentication, billing and diverting applications to individual radio modes. Growing proliferation of embedded Wi-Fi capabilities in stationary as well as mobile devices in tandem with carrier investments into LTE infrastructure upgrades are driving many wireless network carriers to adopt Wi-Fi-enabled LTE small cell gateways.

SELECT PLAYERS

Airspan Networks, Inc.; Alpha Networks, Inc.; BLiNQ Networks; Ceragon; Cisco Systems, Inc.; Contela Inc; DragonWave-X; FastBack Networks; Intracom S.A. Telecom Solutions; LightPoint Communications; Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.; Sercomm Corporation; TEKTELIC Communications, Inc; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

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» Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways

GEOGRAPHIES

» World » USA » Canada » Japan » China » Europe » France » Germany » Italy » UK » Rest of Europe » Asia-Pacific » Rest of World

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1. MARKET OVERVIEW
Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic
Small Cells: A Prelude
Small Cell Deployments Continue to Grow
EXHIBIT: New Deployments of Small Cells by Setting (%): 2019 and 2025
EXHIBIT: New Deployments of Small Cells by Indoor and Outdoor Settings (%): 2019 and 2025
An Introduction to Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateway
Global Market Prospects & Outlook
Competition
Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
Rise of LTE & Its Impact on Critical Communications Broadband Networks
As Expanding 4G LTE Networks Transform Mobile Communications, Small Cell Deployments Become Imperative to Improve Capacity
EXHIBIT: Global Small Cells Deployments by Technology (in %) for 2019, 2020 & 2021
EXHIBIT: Global 4G LTE Market Size (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2024
EXHIBIT: Global Number of Mobile 4G LTE Subscriptions (in Million) for 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 & 2025
EXHIBIT: Global Mobile Connections by Network Type (in %) for 2019 and 2025
EXHIBIT: 4G Technology as % of Mobile Networks by Region for 2019 and 2025
Rising Internet Use and Explosive Growth of Mobile Data Traffic Drives MNOs to Adopt Small Cell Gateways
EXHIBIT: Global Internet Usage: Number of Internet Users (in Billion) and Internet Penetration Rate (in %) for the Years 2015 through 2019
EXHIBIT: Breakdown of Internet Users (in %) by Region: Q1 2020
EXHIBIT: Global Mobile Data Traffic in EB/Month for the Year 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
Rapid Proliferation of Mobile Devices and Increase in Data Services Drive MNOs towards Small Cell Gateways
EXHIBIT: Smartphone Penetration Rate as Share of Total Population: 2016-2020
EXHIBIT: Global Market for Smartphones in Billions for 2016-2021
EXHIBIT: Global Mobile Data Traffic Per Smartphone (in GB per Month) by Region/Country for 2019 and 2025
HetNets: Small Cells Play a Critical Role in 4G Network Continuity and 5G Evolution
The HetNet Continuum
Increasing Use of IoT and Internet-Connected Smart Devices Enhances Need for Small Cells to Ensure Network Densification
EXHIBIT: Global Number of IoT Connected Devices (In Billion) for the Years 2016, 2018, 2020, 2022 & 2025
LTE-Advanced Further Boosts Small Cells Deployments
Growing Focus on Indoor Coverage Enhances Focus on Network Capacity Improvements through Small Cells
Small Cell Deployments Enable Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS)
Carrier Wi-Fi: A Market Driven by Rapid Growth in Mobile Data
Wi-Fi and Small Cells Play Complementary Roles in Offloading Traffic
Wi-Fi Integrated Small Cells Devices Transform Market
Rise in Private LTE Networks Augur Well for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Market
EXHIBIT: Global Private LTE Market Size (in US$ Billion) for the Years 2020, 2022, 2024 and 2026
Innovations to Open Up More Opportunities
3G and 4G/LTE Small Cell Backhaul: An Insight
Small Cell LTE Networks: Key Challenges
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
World Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2020 through 2027
World Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
World 12-Year Perspective for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of World Markets for Years 2015, 2020 & 2027
UNITED STATES
Growing Internet and Smartphone Usage Puts Pressure on Mobile Services, Driving Smart Cell Deployments
EXHIBIT: Mobile Internet Traffic (in Exabytes per month) in the US 2019, 2021 and 2023
EXHIBIT: Smartphone Users (in Millions) in the United States: 2011-2025
USA Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
USA Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
CANADA
Canada Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Canada Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
JAPAN
Japan Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Japan Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
CHINA
Market Overview
EXHIBIT: Number of Smartphone Users in China (in Million): 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 & 2025
EXHIBIT: Average Data Traffic of Handset per 4G User Per Month (in GB) of China Mobile Limited: 2015-2019
China Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
China Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
EUROPE
Market Overview
Europe Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2020 through 2027
Europe Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
Europe 12-Year Perspective for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2015, 2020 & 2027
FRANCE
France Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
France Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
GERMANY
Germany Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Germany Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
ITALY
Italy Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Italy Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
UNITED KINGDOM
UK Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
UK Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
REST OF EUROPE
Rest of Europe Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Rest of Europe Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
ASIA-PACIFIC
Market Overview
EXHIBIT: Asia-Pacific Towers Market Breakdown of Deployments by Traditional Towers and Small Cells/DAS for 2019 and 2030
Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
REST OF WORLD
Rest of World Current & Future Analysis for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for the Years 2020 through 2027
Rest of World Historic Review for Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways by Segment - Wi-Fi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateways Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in Thousand Units for Years 2015 through 2019
Total Companies Profiled : 56

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