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Cellular Capacity and Coverage Optimization: Carrier WiFi, Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Distributed Antennas, and Self-organizing Networks with Market Analysis and Forecasts 2014 – 2019

Cellular Capacity and Coverage Optimization: Carrier WiFi, Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Distributed Antennas, and Self-organizing Networks with Market Analysis and Forecasts 2014 – 2019

With the significant expansion of global cellular network coverage, data demand, and system complexity comes the need for more intelligent networks, support systems, and optimization. Mobile network operators have a few key options including carrier WiFi, small cells, smart antennas, Cloud-RAN, and Self Organizing Networks. Each of these technologies offer unique solutions to solve specific problems that are common for wireless carriers worldwide.

This research evaluates the major optimization technologies and solutions for mobile cellular networks. The report analyzes solution approaches, challenges, and benefits. The report provides a vision of future optimized networks as well as the market outlook and forecast for optimization solutions. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Target Audience:

Mobile Device Vendors
Mobile Network Carriers
Service Bureau Companies
WiFi Infrastructure Vendors
Distributed Antenna Vendors
Wireless Infrastructure Vendors
Small Cell Infrastructure Vendors
Telecom Managed Service Providers
OSS/BSS vendors and service providers
Network optimization service providers

Report Benefits:

Optimization market analysis and forecasts
Understand network optimization alternatives
Understand Self Organizing Network technology
Identify alternative uses for SON including data analytics
Understand how Cloud RAN will complement other solutions
Understand SON deployment, operation, and related solutions
Understand the market dynamics for carrier WiFi and Small Cells

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


1 Executive Summary
2 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology
2.1 Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks
2.2 Carrier WiFi
2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi
2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions
2.3 Small Cells
2.3.1 Femtocells
2.3.2 Picocells
2.3.3 Microcells
2.3.4 Metrocells
2.4 Convergent Small Cell Architecture
2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios
2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments:
2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments:
2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments:
2.5.4 Rural Deployments:
2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization
2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum
2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group
2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot
3 Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells
3.1 Key Market Drivers
3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband
3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction
3.1.3 Licensed RF frequencies
3.1.4 Support for Various Wireless Technologies/Environments
3.1.5 Higher Throughput per Cell
3.1.6 Quality of Service
3.1.7 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment
3.1.8 New Application and Service Opportunities
3.1.9 Small Cell Targeted Advertising
3.2 Market Barriers and Challenges
3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty
3.2.2 Security Considerations
3.2.3 Interference Management
3.2.4 Mobility Management
3.2.5 Self-Organization
3.2.6 Backhaul Challenges
3.2.7 Alternative Solutions
3.3 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain
3.4 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap 2014 - 2019
3.4.1 2010 – 2012: Commercialization of Femtocells
3.4.2 2013 – 2014: Managed WiFi Data Offloading
3.4.3 2015 – 2019: The HetNets Era – Large Scale Integration of Macrocells, Cloud RAN Small Cells and Carrier WiFi
3.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends
3.5.1 Integration of DAS
3.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS)
3.5.3 Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
3.5.4 Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry
3.5.5 Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells
4 Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments
4.1 AT&T Mobility
4.2 Eircom
4.3 KDDI
4.4 Korea Telecom
4.5 SK Telecom
4.6 Optus Australia
4.7 SFR France
4.8 Sprint
4.9 Reliance Communications
4.10 Softbank Japan
4.11 NTT DoCoMo
4.12 SingTel
4.13 Telefonica O2 UK
4.14 T-Mobile
4.15 Tim Brasil
4.16 U.S Cellular
4.17 Verizon Wireless
4.18 Vodafone
4.19 China Mobile
4.20 Comcast
4.21 Zain Bahrain
4.22 Zain Saudi Arabia
4.23 Middle East
5 Vendor Landscape
5.1 Vendor Ranking Matrix
5.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy
5.2.1 ADTRAN
5.2.2 Argela
5.2.3 Airvana
5.2.4 Airspan Networks
5.2.5 Aptilo Networks
5.2.6 Arcadyan Technology Corporation
5.2.7 Aruba Networks
5.2.8 Alcatel-Lucent
5.2.9 Aviat Networks
5.2.10 Cavium
5.2.11 Cisco
5.2.12 Contela
5.2.13 Devicescape
5.2.14 Ericsson
5.2.15 Huawei
5.2.16 ip.access
5.2.17 Juniper Networks
5.2.18 Kineto Wireless
5.2.19 Motorola Solutions
5.2.20 NEC
5.2.21 Nokia Siemens Networks
5.2.22 Radisys
5.2.23 Ruckus Wireless
5.2.24 Samsung
5.2.25 Ubee-AirWalk
5.2.26 Ubiquisys
6 Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
6.1 DAS Technology
6.1.1 Active and Passive DAS
6.1.2 DAS Signal Conditioners
6.1.3 Multi-Signal Combiner Systems
6.1.4 Characteristics of DAS Networks
6.2 DAS Vendors
6.3 DAS Deployment
6.4 DAS and Small Cells
6.5 DAS Benefits and Challenges
6.5.1 Benefits
6.5.1.1 Improved Coverage and Quality of Service
6.5.1.2 Increased Capacity
6.5.1.3 Capital Cost Reduction
6.5.1.4 Speed to Market for Service Providers
6.5.2 Challenges
7 Cloud Radio Access Network (RAN)
7.1 What is Cloud RAN (C-RAN)?
7.2 Why C-RAN?
7.3 C-RAN Advantages and Issues
7.4 C-RAN Impact on Small Cells
8 Self Organizing Networks (SON)
8.1 SON Overview
8.2 SON Market Drivers
8.2.1 Network Automation
8.2.2 Energy Saving
8.2.3 Lower Equipment Costs
8.2.4 Distributed/Self-organizing (DSO)
8.2.5 Cooperative Relaying (CR) in SON
8.2.6 Feedback Overhead in SON
8.2.7 Codebook-based Pre-coding SON
8.2.8 Feedback Delay in SON
8.3 SON 3GPP Releases
8.3.1 Releases 8, 9 and 10 Standardization
8.3.2 3GPP Release 8
8.3.3 3GPP Release 9
8.3.4 3GPP release 10
8.3.5 3GPP Release 11
8.4 Auto Configuration and SON
8.5 SON Vendor Comparisons
8.6 SON Provider by Setup Cost
8.7 Leveraging SON for other Purposes
8.7.1 SON, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics
8.7.2 SON and the Two-sided Business Model (Asymmetric Business Model)
8.7.3 Wireless Carrier Offerings
9 Strategies for Deployment and Operations
9.1 Network Planning and Dimensioning
9.2 Small Cell AP Type
9.3 Interference Management
9.4 Carrier Aggregation
9.5 Seamless Mobility
9.6 Authentication and Security
9.7 Backhaul Solutions
9.8 Upgradability
9.9 Target Site Selection
9.10 Requirements Specification and Procurement
9.11 CapEx, OpEx, and TCO
10 Market Analysis & Forecasts
10.1 Global Carrier WiFi Market: 2014 - 2019
10.1.1 Global Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019
10.1.2 Global Carrier WiFi Access Point and Controller Unit Shipments: 2014 - 2019
10.1.3 WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Points: 2014 - 2019
10.1.4 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2013 - 2018
10.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019
10.2.1 Asia Pacific
10.2.2 Eastern Europe
10.2.3 Latin & Central America
10.2.4 Middle East & Africa
10.2.5 North America
10.2.6 Western Europe
10.3 Global Small Cell Market: 2014 - 2019
10.3.1 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2014 - 2019
10.3.2 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Cell Type: 2010 - 2019
10.3.3 Global Femtocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019
10.3.4 Global Picocell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2018
10.3.5 Global Microcell Unit Shipments and Revenue: 2010 - 2019
10.3.6 Global Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenue by Technology: 2014 - 2019
10.3.7 Regional Outlook of the Market: 2014 - 2019
10.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region: 2014 - 2019
10.4.1 Asia Pacific
10.4.2 Eastern Europe
10.4.3 Latin & Central America
10.4.4 Middle East & Africa
10.4.5 North America
10.4.6 Western Europe
Tables
Table 1: Carrier WiFi Vendor Ranking Matrix
Table 2: Small Cells Vendor Ranking Matrix
Table 3: DAS Vendors
Table 4: SON Vendor Rankings
Table 5: SON Cost Comparison
Table 6: Strategy Focus Areas for Deployment
Table 7: Small Cell Interference Types
Table 8: Interference Management Capabilities for Small Cells
Table 9: Carrier Aggregation Types
Table 10: Small Cell Mobility Feature Requirements
Table 11: Solutions for Seamless Mobility Support in Small Cells
Table 12: Vendor Solutions for Seamless Mobility
Table 13: Authentication and Security Requirements
Table 14: Security Solutions for Small Cell Networks
Table 15: Backhaul Feature Requirements
Table 16: Backhaul Solution Requirements and Options
Table 17: Strategy Focus Areas for Business Aspects
Table 18: Strategy for Target Site Selection
Table 19: Key Areas for Requirements Specification and Procurement Plan
Figures
Figure 1: HetNet Ecosystem
Figure 2: Mobile Data Offloading via WiFi within a Carrier Network
Figure 3: Small Cell Deployments within a Carrier Network
Figure 4: Small Cell Deployments in Home, Enterprise, Urban and Rural Scenarios
Figure 5: Small Cell Forum’s Scope of Work
Figure 6: The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain
Figure 7: Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Industry Roadmap: 2014 - 2019
Figure 8: Self Organizing Networks (SON)
Figure 9: KDDI’s 3M Vision and Strategy
Figure 10: Standard DAS Signal Conditioners
Figure 11: DAS Network Topology
Figure 12: CPRI-connected Small Cells
Figure 13: DAS and Small Cells in Different Configurations
Figure 14: LTE SON Releases
Figure 15: Fundamental SON Capabilities
Figure 16: Strategic Requirements and Business Drivers for SON
Figure 17: Types of SON Architectures
Figure 18: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 19: Carrier WiFi Unit Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 20: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Category: 2010 – 2019
Figure 21: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipment Revenues by Category: 2010 – 2019
Figure 22: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 23: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 24: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 25: WiFi Offload vs. Standard WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 26: Carrier WiFi Offload Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 27: Standard Carrier WiFi Access Point Unit Shipment Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 28: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 – 2019
Figure 29: Carrier WiFi Revenues by Region: 2010 – 2019
Figure 30: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019
Figure 31: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019
Figure 32: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019
Figure 33: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019
Figure 34: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 35: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 36: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019
Figure 37: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019
Figure 38: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 39: Carrier WiFi Revenues in North America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 40: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019
Figure 41: Carrier WiFi Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions)
Figure 42: Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 43: Small Cell Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 44: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Cell Type: 2010 – 2019
Figure 45: Small Cell Revenues by Cell Type: 2010 – 2019
Figure 46: Femtocell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 47: Femtocell Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 48: Picocell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 49: Picocell Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 50: Microcell Unit Shipments: 2010 – 2019
Figure 51: Microcell Revenues: 2010 – 2019
Figure 52: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Technology: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 53: Small Cell Revenues by Technology: 2010 - 2019
Figure 54: Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 55: Small Cell Revenues by Region: 2010 - 2019 (USD Millions)
Figure 56: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 57: Small Cell Revenues in Asia Pacific: 2010 – 2019
Figure 58: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Eastern Europe: 2010 - 2019 (Thousands of Units)
Figure 59: Small Cell Revenues in Eastern Europe: 2010 – 2019
Figure 60: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 61: Small Cell Revenues in Latin & Central America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 62: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019
Figure 63: Small Cell Revenues in Middle East & Africa: 2010 – 2019
Figure 64: Small Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 65: Small Cell Revenues in North America: 2010 – 2019
Figure 66: Small Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019
Figure 67: Small Cell Revenues in Western Europe: 2010 – 2019

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