HetNets: A Global Multi-Client Research Initiative
San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
Follow us on LinkedIn – In the coming months, GIA will complete an extensive secondary and primary research program involving some of the industry’s leading players and experts. The study will examine key drivers and trends impacting the market such as growing prominence of Hetnet against a backdrop of growing number of mobile devices connecting to the internet, rising volumes of mobile data traffic and ensuing need for expanding network capacity; need for a cost effective yet scalable solution to address the issue of “capacity crunch” on wireless networks;
growing focus of MNOs on maintaining and improving network performance; increasing prominence of self-organizing networks (SON); rising awareness among MNOs over the importance of adding small cells to a network rather than optimizing macro cells.
HetNets, also known as Heterogeneous Networks, are defined as networks that utilize multiple access technologies and nodes to offer wider network coverage. HetNets leverage the simultaneous use of macro cells, small cells (metrocells, picocells, and femtocells) and Wi-Fi access points to expand network coverage. The market is forecast to witness rapid growth in the coming years, primarily driven by the fact that HetNets represent cost effective alternate solution for expanding network capacity as against other expensive options like buying additional spectrum, and investing in deploying next generation LTE networks. Key benefits of Hetnet spurring its adoption among MNOs include its ability to provide existing macro cells with more spectrum and base band processing capacity, densify the macro network to meet growing demand, cell coordination so as to enable the use of both macro cells and small cells to provide optimum support for peak traffic, and reduced total cost of ownership. Other factors expected to drive growth of Hetnet include expanding global mobile subscription base, spiralling mobile broadband subscriptions, massive increases in mobile data traffic volumes, spurt in the number of connected devices, and increase in video streaming. Proliferation of cloud computing and use of cloud services is additionally exerting pressure on mobile networks.
Given the increased emphasis on network capacity planning, MNOs are increasingly focussing on small cells to improve localised capacity and coverage. This is primarily because addition of small cells can help scale up capacity required to meet the demand for wireless data. In other words, growing deployment of hyper-dense heterogeneous and small cell networks (HetSNets) with higher number of small cells per square kilometre is providing a strong growth platform. The increase in small cells in a network is also bringing to fore the prominence of self-organizing network (SON). SON is expected to benefit the market by helping address operational challenges involved in managing HetNets. SON helps in adroitly balancing the traffic between macro cells and small cells.
The study estimates the global HetNets market to be a multi-million dollar market, while more precise market-size and growth projections for a 14-year period will be made available during the 2nd stage of report preparation, and data analysis.
The research and analyses will be released shortly in the form of a comprehensive research report. The report by design, will attempt to provide exhaustive analysis, data, trends, market share, market size, statistics, forecasts and competitive intelligence. The report is modeled to offer precise and unbiased, actionable market insights including in-depth segmentation of market sub-sectors, demand estimates and projections and analysis of trends in each of the sectors, identification of leading players, and the competitive structure, among others.
Developed for Vendors, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Strategic Planners, Business Development Executives, Management Consultants, Investment Bankers, Consulting Firms, Marketing & Sales Executives, C-Level Decision Makers, Market Strategists and Technology Domain Experts, the report helps identify the biggest opportunities in this space and offers accurate latent demand forecasting that empowers quantitative decision making among existing market players and new entrants.
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