Small cells are low-powered radio access nodes, and they operate in licensed bands. These are used in indoor and densely populated areas to provide better wireless network coverage. The coverage area of small cells varies from more than 32 feet to a few miles, which is comparatively less than that of mobile macrocells. The types of small cells that are commonly used by telecom operators globally include femtocells, picocells, microcells, and metrocells. Small cell base stations play an important role in expanding the capacity of wireless networks.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global small cell market to grow at a CAGR of 18.80% during the period 2017-2021.Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global small cell market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the revenue of small-cell equipment and devices in the residential and small office/home office (SOHO), enterprise, urban, and rural and remote.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio's report, Global Small Cell Market 2017-2021, 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.
What will the market size be in 2021 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?
What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Small Cell Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global small cell market: Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, and ZTE.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Airspan, Alpha Networks, American Tower, Argela, Broadcom, CommScope, D-Link, Edgewater Wireless Systems, EION Wireless, Gemtek Technology, GENBAND, Handlink Technologies, Hay Systems, HPE, Hitachi, ip.access, Juni Global, NEC, Qualcomm, Quortus, Rakon, Ruckus Wireless, SpiderCloud Wireless, TEKTELIC Communications, Texas Instruments, and Ubiquiti Networks.
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 between 1 mm and 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 and macrocells.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is proliferation of small cells. Small cell technology has been a major advancement in mobile network development, which plays an important role in expanding the capacity of wireless networks. It provides flexibility and increases the service quality at an economical cost.
Further, the report states that the high cost of acquisition, the high installation cost of the small cell network, little security for the remotely placed outdoor power systems are some of the concerns that are expected to hinder the market growth. Also, large organizations in the industry are compelled to adhere to the stringent spectrum regulations laid by the telecommunication standard organizations.