Thursday, December 27, 2012
A recent research by Nick Marshall (pictured), principal analyst, mobile networks, ABI Research finds that "Public venue small cells are an emerging class of small cell equipment, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of 67% to $3.1 billion in 2018. The public venue small cell category is a subset of the existing enterprise small cell segment, and will represent 50% of the segment by 2018".
See also - "Survey: 98% of MNOs Believe Small Cells are Essential" - here.
"Deploying, installing, and operating small cells in public venues involves different considerations than street-level small cell deployments. Backhaul, power supply, and increased scale, with dozens or even hundreds of small cells in a densely packed network need to be handled. Also, unlike street-level deployments, public venue small cells face different interference challenges, dealing with higher interference between the small cells, rather than the surrounding macro"
See "Small Cells Expected to Carve a Niche in Public Venues, Worth $3.1 Billion by 2018" - here.