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Global Picocell and Femtocell Market 2018-2022

Global Picocell and Femtocell Market 2018-2022

About Picocell and Femtocell

Picocells and femtocells are types of small cells. Low-power signals are transmitted by these small cells, covering a much smaller area than normal macrocell base stations. As these small cells are much closer to mobile users, they offer a better data and voice quality as well as a longer battery life than standard cells.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global picocell and femtocell market to grow at a CAGR of 15.59% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global picocell and femtocell market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by leading vendors of picocells and femtocells.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Picocell and Femtocell Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent)
  • ZTE
Market driver
  • Less power consumption
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High deployment costs
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Telecom firms inclining toward millimeter wave solutions
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Picocell and Femtocell Market 2018-2022

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global picocell and femtocell market: Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), and ZTE.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is telecom firms inclining toward millimeter wave solutions. The millimeter wave technology involves the transmission of information through radio waves, with a wavelength in the range of 1 mm-10 mm. It provides higher bandwidth and plays a major role in mobile backhaul and wireless communication. There is an increase in the use of millimeter wave for backhaul of small cells such as picocells and femtocells. The millimeter wave equipment works on unlicensed Eband, licensed E-band, and W-band. Telecom firms find the solution promising for LTE macrocell and small cell backhauling. Thus, microwave equipment suppliers are adding millimeter wave gear to their product portfolios.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Less power consumption. As the transmission power of femtocells is comparatively less than macrocell networks, the former consumes less power than the latter and saves energy. A femtocell consumes less than 7 W and can support several connections in each range. On the other hand, a macrocell uses more energy for signal transmission. A substantial portion of these signals is unutilized. It was found that macrocell networks consume seven times more power than femtocell networks spread over a certain geographical region. The small transmission power of femtocell networks leads to less battery drain in devices as well and supports a reduction in inter-cell interference. Thus, mobile operators prefer femtocells to offer better services to their subscribers, especially with LTE technology and in future, the 5G technology.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is High deployment costs. The high installation cost of small cell networks, such as picocells and femtocells, and limited security for remotely placed outdoor power systems are expected to hinder the growth of the global picocell and femtocell market. In addition, large organizations in the industry are compelled to adhere to stringent spectrum regulations laid by telecommunication standard organizations. Persistent pressure for competitive pricing by customers affects profit margins of companies. For instance, data tariffs are almost similar for both 3G and LTE networks to provide broadband communications.

Companies Mentioned

Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), and ZTE.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global telecommunication equipment market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global picocell and femtocell market - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Global - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Segmentation by product
      • Table Product - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by product
      • Table Comparison by product
    • Femtocell - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Femtocell - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Femtocell - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Picocell - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Picocell - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Picocell - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Customer landscape
    • Market opportunity by product
      • Table Market opportunity by product
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table Customer landscape
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Urban residential- Market size and forecast 2017- 2022
      • Table Urban residential- Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Urban residential - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Enterprises - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Enterprises - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ mn)
      • Table Enterprises - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Rural residential - Market size and forecast 2017- 2022
      • Table Rural residential - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Rural residential - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global - Market share by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in Americas
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in APAC
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
      • Table Top 3 countries in EMEA
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Telecom firms inclining toward millimeter wave solutions
    • Increasing investments in small-cell infrastructure
    • Growing use of femtocells to create selforganizing networks (SONs)
    • Integration of picocells and femtocells with other devices
    • Cross-interference between networks
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Principle parameters of competition
  • Vendor analysis
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Cisco Systems
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Cisco Systems - Business segments
      • Table Cisco Systems- Organizational developments
      • Table Cisco Systems - Geographic focus
      • Table Cisco Systems - Segment focus
      • Table Cisco Systems - Key offerings
    • Ericsson
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Ericsson - Business segments
      • Table Ericsson - Organizational developments
      • Table Ericsson - Geographic focus
      • Table Ericsson - Segment focus
      • Table Ericsson - Key offerings
    • Huawei
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Huawei - Business segments
      • Table Huawei - Organizational developments
      • Table Huawei - Geographic focus
      • Table Huawei - Segment focus
      • Table Huawei - Key offerings
    • Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent)
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table Nokia - Business segments
      • Table Nokia - Organizational developments
      • Table Nokia - Geographic focus
      • Table Nokia - Segment focus
      • Table Nokia - Key offerings
    • ZTE
      • Table Vendor overview
      • Table ZTE - Business segments
      • Table ZTE - Organizational developments
      • Table ZTE - Geographic focus
      • Table ZTE - Segment focus
      • Table ZTE - Key offerings
  • Annexure
    • List of abbreviations
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