Global 5G Network Densification Market (2021 to 2026) - by Location, Spectrum Band, Small Cells and Carrier WiFi -

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This 5G network densification report evaluates the market for small cells and WiFi to support cellular wireless communications. It provides market analysis and forecasts for the technologies, solutions, and infrastructure to support increasingly denser 5G networks. The report provides analysis and forecasts for 2021 through 2026.

Analysis includes consideration of outdoor deployments in a variety of form factors and locations as well as indoor deployment and extension of radio signals from outdoor-to-indoor. The latter is particularly important with 5G new radio, which leverages the millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum band. Solutions from leading vendors such as Pivotal Commware will facilitate seamless 5G communications for indoor environments that otherwise may not receive a 5GNR mmWave signal.

Companies Mentioned

  • AT&T Mobility
  • China Mobile
  • Comcast
  • Eircom
  • KDDI
  • Korea Telecom
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Optus Australia
  • Reliance Communications
  • SFR France
  • SingTel
  • SK Telecom
  • Softbank Japan
  • Sprint (T-Mobile)
  • T-Mobile
  • Telefonica O2 UK
  • Tim Brasil
  • U.S Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vodafone
  • Zain Bahrain
  • Zain Saudi Arabia

Select Report Findings:

  • Global small cell will reach $5.7 billion by 2026, driven by outdoor densification and indoor penetration solutions
  • Global carrier WiFi will reach $4.2 billion by 2026 with Asia Pac leading followed by North America and Europe, driven in part by WiFi6 upgrades
  • Increasing demand for enhanced mobile broadband capacity and coverage will continue to play a substantial role in carrier WiFi and small cell market's growth

Key Topics Covered:

1 Executive Summary

2 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Technology

2.1 Evolution towards Heterogeneous Networks

2.2 Carrier WiFi

2.2.1 Open Access vs. Mobile Data Offload Carrier WiFi

2.2.2 Convergence with Small Cell Solutions

2.3 Small Cells

2.3.1 Femtocells

2.3.2 Picocells

2.3.3 Microcells

2.3.4 Metrocells

2.4 Convergent Small Cell Architecture

2.5 Small Cell Deployment Scenarios

2.5.1 Home/Residential Deployments:

2.5.2 Enterprise Deployments:

2.5.3 Metro and Public Space Deployments:

2.5.4 Rural Deployments:

2.6 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Standardization

2.6.1 Small Cell Forum

2.6.2 Hotspot Task Group

2.6.3 Next Generation Hotspot

3 5G Network Planning and Densification

3.1 Overview

3.2 Small Cells and 5G Future

3.3 Top Ten Milestones on the Road to 5G

3.4 Plans and Initiatives of 5G by Government

3.5 Creation of a Diverse Telecoms Supply Market

3.6 Use Cases Associated with 5G

4 Business Case for the Carrier WiFi and Small Cells

4.1 Key Market Drivers

4.1.1 The Increasing Demand for Mobile Broadband

4.1.2 CapEX and OpEX Reduction

4.1.3 Licensed RF frequencies

4.1.4 Support for Various Wireless Technologies/Environments

4.1.5 Higher Throughput per Cell

4.1.6 Quality of Service

4.1.7 Energy Savings: Towards a Greener Network Environment

4.1.8 New Application and Service Opportunities

4.1.9 Small Cell Targeted Advertising

4.2 Market Barriers and Challenges

4.2.1 Coverage and Performance Uncertainty

4.2.2 Security Considerations

4.2.3 Interference Management

4.2.4 Mobility Management

4.2.5 Self-Organization

4.2.6 Backhaul Challenges

4.2.7 Alternative Solutions

4.3 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain

4.4 Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Industry Roadmap

4.4.1 Commercialization of Femtocells

4.4.2 Managed WiFi Data Offloading

4.4.3 Macrocells, Small Cells and Carrier WiFi Integration

4.5 Carrier WiFi and Small Cells in LTE and Beyond: Key Trends

4.5.1 Distributed Antenna System Integration

4.5.2 Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) and Femtocells as a Service (FaaS)

4.5.3 Self-Organizing Networks (SON)

4.5.4 Cloud RAN and its Impact on the Small Cell Industry

4.5.5 Proliferation of WiFi Technology in Small Cells

5 Major Carrier WiFi and Small Cell Deployments

6 Vendor Landscape

6.1 Key Vendor Strategic Initiatives in 5G Network Densification

6.2 Vendor Product Portfolio and Strategy

7 Strategies for Deployment and Operations

7.1 Network Planning and Dimensioning

7.2 Small Cell AP Type

7.3 Interference Management

7.4 Auto-configuration and SON

7.5 Carrier Aggregation

7.6 Seamless Mobility

7.7 Authentication and Security

7.8 Backhaul Solutions

7.9 Upgradability

7.10 Target Site Selection

7.11 Requirements Specification and Procurement

7.12 CapEx, OpEx, and TCO

8 5G Network Densification Market Analysis and Forecasts

8.1 Global Carrier WiFi Market 2021 - 2026

8.2 Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region 2021 - 2026

8.2.1 Asia Pacific

8.2.2 Eastern Europe

8.2.3 Latin & Central America

8.2.4 Middle East & Africa

8.2.5 North America

8.2.6 Western Europe

8.3 Global Small Cell Market 2021 - 2026

8.4 Small Cell Unit Shipments and Revenues by Region 2021 - 2026

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For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900