This report predicts the rise of small cells in mobile networks. This research highlights the technical and economic factors which drive the use of femtocells, picocells, and microcells in various applications, and contrasts these with the use of Wi-FI, DAS, repeaters, and relays.
Detailed case studies are examined to illustrate the cost comparisons between macro networks, femto networks, and HetNets incorporating both network elements.
The report includes more than 84 charts and exhibits, including:
A five-year forecast for small cells, including:
Femtocells for residential, enterprise, and carrier-grade applications;
Picocells for indoor and public access applications
Distributed Antenna Systems for indoor and outdoor use
Repeaters and Relays
Wi-Fi integration with small cell equipment
This comprehensive forecast is segmented in multiple ways:
By network architecture type;
By wireless air interface standard;
By frequency band;
By power level;
By single mode and multimode;