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Research and Markets: Global Small Cells and Wi-Fi Offloading Report 2013-2018

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n438fh/small_cells_and) has announced the addition of the "Global Small Cells and Wi-Fi Offloading Report 2013-2018" report to their offering.

This strategic research report provides you with unique business intelligence, including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

HetNets, small cells and Wi-Fi offloading - the solution to operators' coverage and capacity challenges? The author forecasts that annual shipments of small cells will grow from 2.1 million units in 2012 to 13.0 million units worldwide in 2018. Get up to date with the small cell strategies of the leading mobile operators and vendors and future market and technology trends with the second edition of this report.

Summary:

The installed base of carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points will reach 15 million units by 2018

According to this new research report, telecom operators had deployed more than 7 million carrier-grade Wi-Fi access points worldwide at the end of 2012. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.5 percent, the installed base is forecasted to reach 15 million units by 2018. Making use of Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum is an increasingly attractive solution for mobile operators. Virtually all new smartphones now have Wi-Fi connectivity as standard and a majority of smartphone owners already use Wi-Fi at home and at work. The installed base of Wi-Fi enabled handsets is forecasted to grow from nearly 1.5 billion units at the end of 2012 to more than 4 billion units in 2018.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction to small cells and Wi-Fi offloading

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Communication network technology evolution

1.3 Mobile network capacity improvement strategies

2. Small cell and Wi-Fi technology

2.1 Mobile network standards and architectures

2.2 Femtocell architectures in 3GPP and 3GPP2 networks

2.3 Wi-Fi and cellular network integration

3. Small cell deployments

3.1 Small cells and femtocells from an operator perspective

3.2 Small cell trials and commercial offerings

4. Wi-Fi network deployments

4.1 Wi-Fi network operators, aggregators and brokers

4.2 Carrier Wi-Fi network deployments and services

5. Vendor profiles and strategies

5.1 The small cell value chain

5.2 End-to-end small cell system vendors and integrators

5.3 Small cell and residential gateway vendors

5.4 Small cell chipset vendors

5.5 Small cell software and network gateway vendors

5.6 Wi-Fi data offloading solution vendors

5.7 Wi-Fi equipment vendors

6 Market trends and forecasts

6.1 Small cell market trends

6.2 Small cell market forecasts

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