Mind Commerce Sees $9 Billion Annual Carrier Investment in Small Cells and Carrier WiFi Gear by 2017

Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Infrastructure Market to Grow at 37% CAGR over the Next Five Years

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Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond

Business models, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment of the industry.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) December 04, 2012

WiFi and small cells deployments minimize network planning, redesign and real estate costs. They also allow carriers to avoid or minimize new frequency allocation costs. In many cases small cells can utilize the same frequency spectrum that carriers have allocated for macro cell deployment, while WiFi access points utilize unlicensed spectrum. The associated savings in both CAPEX and OPEX, together with higher throughout rates make WiFi and small cells a lucrative opportunity for carriers worldwide.

Driven by the growing surge for mobile broadband and cost saving initiatives, carriers worldwide are investing in WiFi and small cell infrastructure as an economically efficient solution to expand network capacity and coverage. Mind commerce expects that Carrier WiFi and small cells infrastructure market will grow at a CAGR of nearly 37% over the next five years eventually accounting for nearly USD 9 Billion in revenues by the end of 2017. Nonetheless, the market still faces a number of serious challenges including but not limited to interference management, optimization and backhaul.

The “Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE & Beyond: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2012 – 2017” report from Mind Commerce provides an in-depth assessment of the Carrier WiFi and small cells market, including business models, market drivers, challenges, value chain analysis, operator and vendor strategies, and a quantitative assessment of the industry from 2012 to 2017.

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Mind Commerce has been in the business of independent technology and market research for over ten years. Our practice focus is telecommunications (fixed and wireless) and various ICT areas including Internet based infrastructure, commerce, content, and applications.
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  • Fred Taylor
    Mind Commerce
    (877) 646-3266