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Infonetics: $8.5 Billion to Be Spent on Carrier WiFi Equipment Over Next Five Years

Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Carrier WiFi Equipment report, which tracks WiFi equipment deployed by operators in public spaces for wireless internet access.

ANALYST NOTE

“Over the 5 years from 2013 to 2017, operators will spend a cumulative $8.5 billion on carrier WiFi equipment, led by mobile operators using carrier WiFi for data offload,” said Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and carrier WiFi at Infonetics Research. “This strong growth will gain additional impetus from the proliferation of small cells with integrated WiFi over the coming years.”

CARRIER WIFI EQUIPMENT MARKET HIGHLIGHTS

  • Globally, revenue for carrier WiFi equipment, including carrier WiFi access points and WiFi hotspot controllers, totaled $338 million in the first half of 2013 (1H13)
    • Carrier WiFi revenue has already surpassed 2/3 of total revenue for the prior year
  • The majority of carrier WiFi access points are WiFi hotspots
  • North America has consistently dominated carrier WiFi revenue share since 2007, though by 2017 regional share shifts to Asia Pacific and EMEA
  • As the carrier WiFi market evolves and more operators launch carrier WiFi services, Infonetics expects fluctuations in market share, with the top 5 positions—currently held by Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Ruckus, and Alcatel-Lucent—potentially shuffled

REPORT SYNOPSIS

Infonetics’ carrier WiFi report provides worldwide and regional market size, market share, forecasts through 2017, analysis, and trends for WiFi hotspot controllers and WiFi-only and dual-mode cellular/WiFi access points. The report includes carrier WiFi vendor announcements and customer wins and a Mobile Operator WiFi Offload Strategies Tracker. Vendors tracked: Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Aruba Networks, Edgewater Wireless, Ericsson (BelAir Networks), Huawei, Motorola Solutions, NSN, Ruckus Wireless, and others. To buy the report, contact Infonetics: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp.

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Download Infonetics’ 2013 market research brochure, publication calendar, events brochure, report highlights, tables of contents, and more at http://www.infonetics.com/login.

INFONETICS WEBINARS

Visit https://www.infonetics.com/infonetics-events to register for upcoming webinars, view recent webinars on demand, or learn about sponsoring a webinar.

  • Monetizing Subscriber Data to Drive Big Revenue (Dec. 17: Attend)
  • The Business Rationale for M2M (View on demand)
  • How to Monetize Carrier WiFi (2014: Sponsor)
  • Indoor Wireless Solutions: Technologies, Challenges and Backhaul (2014: Sponsor)

TO BUY REPORTS, CONTACT:

N. America (West), Asia Pacific: Larry Howard, [email protected], +1 408-583-3335

N. America (East), Midwest, L. America: Scott Coyne, [email protected], +1 408-583-3395

EMEA, India, Singapore: George Stojsavljevic, [email protected], +44 755-488-1623

Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan: http://www.infonetics.com/contact.asp

ABOUT INFONETICS

Infonetics Research (www.infonetics.com) is an international market research and consulting firm serving the communications industry since 1990. A leader in defining and tracking emerging and established technologies in all world regions, Infonetics helps clients plan, strategize, and compete effectively. View Infonetics’ About Us slides at http://bit.ly/QUrbrV.

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