Demand for mobile data is rising. To keep up with it, both Metrocells and Femtocells (News - Alert) will be part of the new het-net solution.
Mobile operators will soon be pursuing a multi-pronged approach to upgrading and backfilling for capacity. This initiative combines a new licensed spectrum, RAN upgrades, Wi-Fi, small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), and is typically known as the heterogeneous network or het-net.
Recent iGR market research reports have predicted a tenfold increase in mobile data consumption in U.S. Founded as iGillottResearch in late 2000 by Ian Gillott, iGR is one of the wireless industry's leading analysts, and is now into its 12th year of operation.
"By 2016, iGR expects the average consumer's consumption of mobile data in the U.S. to increase by ten times over the level in 2011," said Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR. "The mobile networks must adapt to this vastly increased demand and we see small cells as an important part of the solution."
The following iGR small cell studies have been updated and now have detailed profiles of 26 companies that provide solutions to the small cell market. Each profile has the history of the company, an overview of its size and a summary of its small cell solutions and deployments.
iGR's market research report, “U.S. Metrocells Total Addressable Market, 2011 - 2017: Supplying Capacity Where It's Needed,” provides an overview of total addressable market and forecasts a theoretical maximum size of the metrocell market.
iGR's market research report, “U.S. Residential Femtocell (News - Alert) Total Addressable Market, 2011 - 2017: Measuring the impact in the home,” provides an overview provides an overview of the total addressable market for femtocells and forecasts the theoretical maximum size of the market.
It also forecasts the U.S. installed base for residential femtocells.
iGR's market research report, “Residential Femtocells: Impact on Carrier Grades,” provides a perspective on how consumers view in-home coverage. It lays out in detail the factors that affect assessment of their mobile operator.
It describes the use of Femtocell and how Femtocells could help improve the consumer ratings of operators.
Metrocells, which form one part of the het-net, are low power small cell sites. They operate on an operator's licensed frequency to provide additional coverage and/or capacity in a given urban area.
Residential femtocells are standalone, self-configuring, lower power (in the range of 20 milliwatts) small base stations that operate on a given carrier's licensed spectrum. By using residential femtocell, mobile operators can improve the quality of their subscribers' cellular voice service, primarily from the standpoint of creating or improving coverage inside a home.
Most of the residential femtocells deployed in the U.S. today were rolled out to improve coverage for high-value customers.
The information in iGR report will be valuable for small cell product and solution vendors, Content providers and distributors, mobile operators, infrastructure OEMs, backhaul service providers and equipment OEMs, financial analysts and investors.
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Edited by Braden Becker