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The Inside-out wireless networks for fixed operators: the technical and commercial challenges of HetNets
About this report
-This report analyses the technical and commercial challenges that operators adopting the so-called 'inside-out' approach to wireless network provision will face.
-It defines the approach and investigates the business drivers and opportunities.
-It assesses the technical challenges, including choice of spectrum, interference, cell identity management, the suitability of fixed broadband as backhaul and alternative fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) approaches.
-It assesses the commercial challenges around scale, distribution, wholesale contracts and pricing and offers a top-level total cost of ownership model.
-The report also provides recommendations for fixed, cable and mobile operators, as well as for network equipment providers (NEPs).
This report is based on the following sources:
-Analysys Mason's internal research on telecoms service competition, on mobile pricing, on Wi-Fi, small cells and self-organising networks, and interviews of industry stakeholders.
Table of contents
10.Inside-out and other approaches to FMC
11.Inside-out: crowd-sourced HetNets for fixed operators
12.Several high-profile operators are actively considering the femtocell-based inside-out approach
13.Other fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) approaches are available
14.Business drivers and opportunities for fixed and cable operators
15.The original consumer femtocell business case was driven by poor coverage, but new business models will have more robust demand
16.The inside-out strategy is an opportunity to for fixed network operators and MSOs to rejuvenate their telephony services
17.The inside-out model depends critically on a high relative volume of
at-home traffic and of traffic reachable by public small cells
18.Inside-out operators see an opportunity to undercut MNOs on the price of mobile voice and data
19.Unlimited mobile voice bundles are becoming more common, but this affects only the incremental, and not the actual, cost of voice services
20.Inside-out quadruple-play bundles make commercial sense only insofar as end users value the wired connection
21.Inside-out operators aim to capitalise on their fixed infrastructure assets to reduce the cost of mobile backhaul
22.Inside-out operators can capitalise on oversupply of mobile to force a good MVNO deal
24.Little suitable spectrum is currently in the hands of potential inside-out operators
25.There is no shortage of suitable future spectrum, but most will be licence-exempt and the device ecosystems are immature
26.Using the installed base of fixed broadband connections for small-cell backhaul has several drawbacks
27.FMC options that are less costly than femtocells are available, but they have disadvantages
28.Radio interference management requirements increase as the number of cell sites and frequencies used increase
29.Self-organising networking (SON) reduces the operational difficulties and costs associated with small-cell networks, but it has risks
30.Interference between 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and 2.6GHz LTE can cause problems in the home router
32.Inside-out operators will have the scale for low customer-acquisition costs, but have credibility and brand challenges
33.Summary of additional costs and revenue
34.The cost of MVNO outfill is critical for the business case of an inside-out operator
35.An inside-out operator would have to balance the merits of per-unit or per-subscriber charges, but more-formal bitstream models may emerge
36.Inside-out models could prove both profitable and disruptive, but there are fixed start-up costs to overcome
37.Some broader implications of an inside-out approach
38.About the author and Analysys Mason
39.About the author
40.About Analysys Mason
41.Research from Analysys Mason
42.Consulting from Analysys Mason
List of figures
Figure 1: Companies covered in this report
Figure 2: The basic inside-out wireless network
Figure 3: Total and mobile consumer telecoms traffic by service type and location, 2013, Western Europe
Figure 4: Total and mobile consumer telecoms revenue by service type and location, 2013, Western Europe
Figure 5: Average retail revenue per mobile voice minute, selected markets, 2010–2013
Figure 6: Average retail revenue per minute by service type, selected markets, 2013
Figure 7: Voice minute allocations within mobile contract bundles, by country
Figure 8: Mass-market fixed and mobile revenue by network type, Western Europe, 2013
Figure 9: Average IP data traffic per month, by connection type, USA and Western Europe, and growth multiple 2013–2018
Figure 10: IP data traffic growth multiples by network type, USA and Western Europe, 2013–2018
Figure 11: Picocell roll-out costs for mobile operator, and potential savings for a fixed operator
Figure 12: MVNOs' market share of subscribers, 4Q 2013 compared with change in retail mobile revenue 2012–2013, Western Europe and Poland
Figure 13: Advantages and disadvantages of fixed–mobile convergence technologies
Figure 14: Illustrative example of cell distribution in mixed geotypes
Figure 15: 3GPP SON features grouped by functions
Figure 16: The 2.4GHz ISM band, contiguous bands, BT's spectrum holdings, and potential for interference
Figure 17: Details of selected fixed and cable operator MVNOs, Western Europe, 1Q 2014
Figure 18: Production cost of LTE networks by utilisation rate and average retail mobile broadband tariff per gigabyte, Western Europe, 4Q 2013
Figure 19: Main assumptions behind the inside-out mobile strategy model
Figure 20: Simplified model of the total cost of ownership of an inside-out mobile strategy, by cost centre, and mobile service revenue
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