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Carrier WiFi And Small Cells In LTE & Beyond: Market Opportunities And Forecasts 2012 - 2017

Telefónica Moviles

Telefónica O2

Telenor Group



Telus Mobility Canada

Tim Brasil

T-Mobile Austria

T-Mobile Czech Republic

T-Mobile Europe

T-Mobile USA





Verizon Wireless


Virgin Media

Vodafone Essar

Vodafone Group

Vodafone Italy

Vodafone UK

Wind ( Italy)

Wi-tribe ( Pakistan)

Yota ( Russia)

Zain Bahrain

Zain Kuwait

Zain Saudi Arabia




Table of Contents:


1 Chapter 1: Introduction 10

1.1 Executive Summary 10

1.2 Topics Covered 11

1.3 Key Findings 12

1.4 Key Questions Answered 13

1.5 Target Audience 14

1.6 Companies Mentioned 15

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology 20

2.1 The Evolution Towards Heterogeneous Networks 20

2.2 What is Carrier WiFi 22

2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi 22

2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions 24

2.3 What are Small Cells 25

2.3.1 Femtocells 26

2.3.2 Picocells 27

2.3.3 Microcells 27

2.3.4 Metrocells 27

2.4 Towards a Convergent Small Cell Architecture 28

2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios 29

2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments: 29

2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments: 29

2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments: 30

2.5.4 Rural Deployments: 30

2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization Initiatives 31

2.6.1 The Small Cell Forum 31

2.6.2 Hotspot 2.0 Task Group 33

2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot 35

3 Chapter 3: The Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Market 36

3.1 Key Market Drivers 36

3.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband 36

3.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction 37

3.1.3 Higher Throughput per Cell 38

3.1.4 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment 38

3.2 Market Barriers & Challenges 39

3.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty 39

3.2.2 Security Considerations 39

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