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Global WiFi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateway Market Forecasts: 2013 – 2020: Worldwide Industry Latest Market Share, Strategy, Growth, Analysis, Size, Trends and Forecast

August 22, 2013

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Driven by large scale LTE investments and the high penetration of embedded WiFi capability in consumer electronic devices, both fixed and mobile, a number of wireless carriers are taking a keen interest in WiFi enabled LTE gateways. A WiFi enabled LTE small cell gateway (or base station) is an emerging network element, which has an LTE interface towards the carrier network and a WiFi interface towards the end user device. A vast majority of these base station deployments are likely to be in a small cell configuration.

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Driven by infrastructure vendor commitments and demands from the wireless carrier community, SNS Research expects the installed base of WiFi enabled LTE small cell gateways to account for nearly 15 Million units by 2020, growing at a CAGR of nearly 122% between 2013 and 2020.

The “WiFi Enabled LTE Small Cell Gateway Forecasts: 2013 – 2020” excel datasheet presents detailed forecasts and growth rate projections on the installed base, unit shipments and revenue of WiFi enabled LTE gateways from 2013 till 2020. The forecasts are also segmented for the following regional submarkets:

  •     Asia Pacific
  •     Eastern Europe
  •     Latin & Central America
  •     Middle East & Africa
  •     North America
  •     Western Europe

The datasheet comes with a complimentary copy of SNS Research’s “The HetNet Bible (Small Cells and Carrier WiFi) – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Forecasts: 2013 – 2020 – With an Evaluation of DAS & Cloud RAN” report which includes detailed analysis and forecasts of the HetNet market. The report comprises over 434 pages and 262 figures.

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Table of Contents

1 Chapter 1: Introduction 28

1.1 Executive Summary 28

1.2 Topics Covered 30

1.3 Key Questions Answered 34

1.4 Key Findings 35

1.5 Methodology 36

1.6 Target Audience 37

1.7 Companies Mentioned 38

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of Small Cells & Carrier WiFi 57

2.1 An Evolving Heterogeneous Networking Ecosystem 57

2.1.1 The Growing Demand for Mobile Broadband 57

2.1.2 Is LTE the Answer to all Capacity Problems? 57

2.1.3 HetNets: An Evolution of Network Topology 59

2.2 Small Cells 60

2.2.1 What Are Small Cells? 60

2.2.2 Why Deploy Small Cells? 60

2.2.3 Small Cell Categories 62

2.2.3.1 Femtocells – Home (e)NodeBs 63

2.2.3.2 Picocells 63

2.2.3.3 Microcells 64

2.2.3.4 Metrocell: An Emerging Deployment Model 64

2.2.3.5 Will Metrocell Deployments Encompass Carrier Deployed Femtocells? 64

2.3 Carrier WiFi 65

2.3.1 Carrier WiFi Integration Approaches 66

2.3.2 Unmanaged ‘Open Access’ 66

2.3.3 Managed Offload 66

2.3.3.1 SIM-based Authentication and Mobile Data Offload 66

2.3.3.2 Fully Integrated WiFi Access 66

2.4 The Business Case: What is Driving the Small Cells and Carrier WiFi Market? 67

2.4.1 Mobile Data Traffic: The Tsunami of 335 Exabytes 67

2.4.2 Endorsement from the Carrier Community 69

2.4.3 In-Building Coverage and Capacity 69

2.4.4 Enterprise Demand: BYOD is Fuelling Growth 69

2.4.5 Capacity Offload in Congested Localities 69

2.4.6 CapEx Savings 69

2.4.7 Non-Expandability of Macrocell Network 70

2.5 Challenges & Inhibitors to the Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Ecosystem 71

2.5.1 Security Concerns 71

2.5.2 Competition from Distributed Antenna System (DAS) & Alternative Solutions 71

2.5.3 Interference with Macrocell Infrastructure & Spectrum Constraints 72

2.5.4 Backhaul Requirements and Complexity 72

2.5.5 Commercial Immaturity 72

2.5.6 Economic Constraints 72

2.5.7 Device Side, Client and Operating System (OS) Issues 73

2.5.8 Deployment Challenges 73

2.5.9 Integrating Segregated WiFi Infrastructure into Mobile Networks 73

2.5.10 Impact of Macrocell LTE Rollouts: Negative or Positive? 73

2.6 Alternative Options for Offloading Mobile Network Coverage and Capacity 74

2.6.1 Macrocell Network and Spectrum Expansion 74

2.6.2 Cloud Radio Access Networks (Cloud RAN) 74

2.6.3 DAS 76

2.6.3.1 Passive DAS 76

2.6.3.2 Hybrid DAS 76

2.6.3.3 Active DAS 77

2.6.4 Caching & Mobile CDNs 77

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3 Chapter 3: Integration & Offloading Technology 78

3.1 Integrating Small Cells into the Mobile Network 78

3.1.1 Integration into 3G Networks 78

3.1.1.1 Iuh based Integration: Residential/Enterprise Femtocells 78

3.1.1.2 Iub: Picocells, Microcells and Now Even Femtocells 80

3.1.2 S1: Integration into LTE Networks 81

3.1.2.1 eNB Small Cell Architecture 81

3.1.2.2 HeNB Small Cell Architecture 82

3.2 WiFi: The Evolution from an Ethernet Extension to Wireless Carrier Integration 83

3.3 Enabling Technologies for WiFi and Cellular RAN Interoperability 83

3.3.1 Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) 83

3.3.1.1 Enabling Seamless Mobility 84

3.3.1.2 Commercial Availability of ANDSF Solutions 84

3.3.2 Hotspot 2.0 84

3.3.2.1 Discovery – 802.11u 84

3.3.2.2 Encryption – 802.11i (WPA2) 85

3.3.2.3 Authentication – 802.1x (EAP) 85

3.3.2.4 Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management (DM) 1.2 85

3.3.2.5 Passpoint™ WiFi Certification 85

3.3.3 NextGen Hotspot (NGH) Program 86

3.3.3.1 Working alongside Hotspot 2.0 86

3.3.3.2 Enabling Seamless Mobile Network Connectivity 86

3.3.4 Interworking Wireless LAN (I-WLAN) 87

3.3.5 Wireless Internet Service Provider Roaming (WISPr) 87

3.3.6 Mobility Services Advertisement Protocol 87

3.3.7 WiFi Direct™ 88

3.4 Small Cell and Mobile Core Offloading Technologies 89

3.4.1 Local IP Access (LIPA) 89

3.4.1.1 Is LIPA Specifically for Small Cells? 89

3.4.1.2 Use Case Example: Local Network Multimedia Access 89

3.4.2 Selected IP Traffic Offload (SIPTO) 90

3.4.2.1 Use Case Example: Core Network Offload 90

3.4.2.2 The Downside: Is SIPTO Suitable for All Traffic Profiles? 90

3.4.3 IP Flow Mobility and Seamless Offload (IFOM) 91

3.4.3.1 Enabling Seamless Integration between WiFi and 3GPP RANs 91

3.5 WiFi and Cellular RAN Integration: Commercial Implementations to Address the HetNet Challenge 92

3.5.1 WiFi Integration into Macrocell and Small Cell Basestation Nodes 92

3.5.2 Policy Driven Control for Small Cell & WiFi 92

3.5.2.1 InterDigital and ip.access Demonstration: Dynamic Switching between WiFi and LTE 92

3.5.3 Commercial Case Study: NGH SIM-based WiFi Access 93

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4 Chapter 4: Industry Roadmap and Value Chain 94

4.1 Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Industry Roadmap: 2010 – 2020 94

4.1.1 2010 – 2012: Initial Rollouts: In-building Voice Converge & Nomadic Data Access 94

4.1.2 2013 – 2015: The 4G Expansion Era – A Shift from In-building Voice to Data Optimization 95

4.1.3 2016 – 2020: The HetNet Era – Continued Proliferation of HetNets 95

4.2 Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Value Chain 97

4.3 Embedded Technology Ecosystem 98

4.3.1 Chipset Developers 98

4.3.2 Embedded Component/Software Providers 98

4.4 HetNet RAN Ecosystem 99

4.4.1 ‘Pure-Play’ and Specialist Small Cell OEMs 99

4.4.2 WiFi Access Point OEMs 99

4.4.3 Macrocell RAN OEMs 99

4.4.4 DAS & Repeater Solution Providers 99

4.4.5 Cloud RAN Solution Providers 100

4.4.6 Other Technology & Network Component Providers/Enablers 100

4.5 Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem 101

4.5.1 Backhaul Solution Providers 101

4.6 Core Network Ecosystem 101

4.6.1 Core Network Infrastructure Providers 101

4.7 Connectivity Ecosystem 102

4.7.1 2G, 3G & 4G Wireless Carriers 102

4.7.2 WiFi Connectivity Providers 102

4.7.3 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) Providers 102

4.8 SON Ecosystem 102

4.8.1 SON Solution Providers 102

4.9 Vendor Landscape: Consolidation & Acquisitions Lead the Way 103

4.9.1 Broadcom Acquires Percello – Q4’2010 103

4.9.2 Radisys Acquires Continuous Computing – Q4’2010 103

4.9.3 Alvarion Acquires Wavion – Q4’2011 103

4.9.4 Mindspeed Technologies Acquires picoChip – Q1’2012 103

4.9.5 Ericsson Acquires BelAir Networks – Q2’2012 104

4.9.6 Crown Castle Acquires NextG Networks – Q2’2012 104

4.9.7 Qualcomm Acquires DesignArt Networks – Q3’2012 104

4.9.8 Oracle Acquires Acme Packet – Q1’2013 104

4.9.9 Oracle Acquires Tekelec – Q1’2013 105

4.9.10 Cisco Acquires Ubiquisys – Q2’2013 105

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5 Chapter 5: Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Deployment Models 106

5.1 Small Cell Deployment Models 106

5.1.1 Consumer Deployment Models 106

5.1.1.1 Home/Residential 106

5.1.1.2 Enterprise 106

5.1.2 Carrier Deployment Models 107

5.1.2.1 Metro 107

5.1.2.2 Rural 107

5.1.2.3 Case Study: Vodafone’s Rural Femtocell Trial 107

5.1.3 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) 108

5.2 Carrier WiFi Deployment Models 109

5.2.1 Mobile Offload 109

5.2.2 SIM Based 109

5.2.3 Enterprise 109

5.2.4 Hotspot 109

5.2.5 Wholesale 109

5.2.6 Municipal WiFi 110

6 Chapter 6: Small Cells & Carrier WiFi Vertical Markets 111

6.1 Residential 111

6.2 Healthcare 111

6.3 Higher Education 111

6.4 Large Enterprises 112

6.5 SMBs 112

6.6 Retail 112

6.7 Construction 112

6.8 Public Sector 113

6.9 Public Safety and Defence 113

7 Chapter 7: Small Cell Backhaul 114

7.1 Small Cell Backhaul Technology 114

7.1.1 Ethernet over Copper 114

7.1.2 Ethernet over Fiber 114

7.1.3 DSL 114

7.1.4 Non-Line of Site (NLOS) Microwave 115

7.1.5 Point to Point (P2P) Microwave – 6-60 GHz 115

7.1.6 Point to Multipoint (P2MP) Microwave – 6-60 GHz 115

7.1.7 Milimeter Wave (E-band) – Licensed and Unlicensed 115

7.1.8 Satellite Based Backhaul 115

7.2 Requirements for Small Cell Backhaul 116

7.2.1 Form Factor & Environmental Hardening 116

7.2.2 Power Supply & Consumption 116

7.2.3 Installation & Provisioning 116

7.2.4 Integration of OAM and SON Capabilities 116

7.2.5 Deployment & Maintenance Cost 117

7.3 Key Issues 118

7.3.1 Backhaul Sharing: Can Small Cells and Macrocells Share Resources? 118

7.3.2 Coverage Challenges 118

7.3.3 Capacity/Peak Throughput Challenges 118

7.3.4 Will Millimeter Wave be the Preferred Outdoor Small Cell Backhaul Solution? 118

7.3.5 Is there a market for Satellite based Small Cell Backhaul 119

7.3.6 Assessing the Impact of the SCaaS Ecosystem 119

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8 Chapter 8: Standardization & Regulatory Initiatives 120

8.1 Small Cell Forum 120

8.1.1 Mission 120

8.1.2 Scope of Work 120

8.1.3 Working Groups 121

8.1.3.1 Marketing and Promotions Group 122

8.1.3.2 Radio & Physical Layer Group 122

8.1.3.3 Network Group 122

8.1.3.4 Regulatory Group 122

8.1.3.5 Services Group 122

8.1.3.6 Interoperability Group 122

8.1.3.7 Special Interest Focus Groups: Backhaul, LTE, Rural & 3GPP2 Standards 123

8.2 Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) 123

8.2.1 Mission 123

8.2.2 Scope of Work 123

8.2.3 Working Groups 124

8.2.3.1 Business Workgroup 124

8.2.3.2 Industry Engagement Workgroup 124

8.2.3.3 Roaming Workgroup 124

8.3 WiFi Alliance 125

8.3.1 Mission 125

8.3.2 Certification Programs 125

8.3.2.1 Core Certification 125

8.3.2.2 MiracastTM 126

8.3.2.3 Tunneled Direct Link Setup (TDLS) 126

8.3.2.4 PasspointTM 126

8.3.2.5 WiFi DirectTM 126

8.3.2.6 WiFi Protected SetupTM 127

8.3.2.7 WiFi Multimedia (WMM)TM 127

8.3.2.8 WMM-Power Save 127

8.3.2.9 Voice-Personal: Voice over WiFi 127

8.3.2.10 Voice-Enterprise: Voice over WiFi 127

8.3.2.11 CWG-RF 128

8.3.2.12 WMM-Admission Control 128

8.3.2.13 IBSS with WiFi Protected Setup 128

8.4 HetNet Forum 129

8.4.1 Mission 129

8.4.2 Scope of Work 129

8.4.3 Governance & Membership 129

8.5 3GPP 131

8.5.1 Mission 131

8.5.2 Small Cell Standardisation Activities 131

8.6 3GPP2 132

8.6.1 Mission 132

8.6.2 Small Cell Standardisation Activities 132

8.7 Broadband Forum 133

8.7.1 Mission 133

8.7.2 Small Cell Standardisation Activities 133

8.8 WiMAX Forum 134

8.8.1 Mission 134

8.8.2 Small Cell Standardisation Activities 134

8.9 Prominent Collaborations 136

8.9.1 WBA and WiFi Alliance 136

8.9.2 Small Cell Forum and GSMA 136

8.9.3 WBA, GSMA and Small Cell Forum 136

8.9.3.1 Integrating on a Network Level 137

8.9.3.2 Setting the Stage for Advanced Traffic Management 137

9 Chapter 9: Small Cell & Carrier WiFi Deployments 138

10 Chapter 10: ‘Pure-Play’ and Specialist Small Cell Vendors 154

11 Chapter 11: Distributed Antenna System (DAS) & Repeater Solution Providers 173

12 Chapter 12: Carrier WiFi Focused Vendors 199

13 Chapter 13: Cloud RAN Solution Providers 209

14 Chapter 14: HetNet Focussed SON Solution Providers 213

15 Chapter 15: Wireless Network (Macrocell, Core) Infrastructure Vendors 223

16 Chapter 16: Chipset, Software and Component Vendors 237

17 Chapter 17: Technology Providers 260

18 Chapter 18: WiFi Network Providers 286

19 Chapter 19: Small Cell Backhaul Solution Providers 294

20 Chapter 20: Market Analysis and Forecasts 316

21 Chapter 21: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations 446

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