Informa Telecoms & Media issued its latest quarterly small-cell market status report for the Small Cell Forum, which highlights that public access small cells are gaining clear market traction and will dominate small cell revenues for the foreseeable future.
TI announced two new software packages for its KeyStone-based multicore system-on-chips (SoCs): a new production ready small cell Physical (PHY) software package and a transport software package for wireless and other network-oriented applications.
Of all the available backhaul choices for LTE macrocells and small cells, by 2018, sub 6GHz OFDM NLOS technology will become the most popular for “last mile” backhaul. Fiber-based backhaul will be the second most popular choice, where it is available, followed by millimeter wave and the traditional LOS microwave links.
Anritsu Co. announces that Tech Mahindra has purchased the Anritsu ME7834L Mobile Device Test Platform (MDTP) to expand the LTE Conformance Test (CT) and Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) capabilities provided by Tech Mahindra. The ME7834L enables the growing LTE device ecosystem with an additional source of test and certification services at Tech Mahindra’s lab, conveniently located in the New Jersey area.
Public venue small cells are an emerging class of small cell equipment, which are expected to grow at a CAGR of 67 percent 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 percent of the segment by 2018.
Symmetrico Inc., a worldwide leader in precision time and frequency technologies, introduced the launch of a new small cells-focused category within its SyncWorld® Ecosystem Program. Developed to support the integration with Symmetricom’s SCr/SCe NTP/ PTP and sGPS SoftClocks and interoperability between Symmetricom Grandmaster clocks and other small cells solutions, the category aims to facilitate validated deployments of timing and synchronization with various small cells products in 3G and 4G/LTE architectures.
A new forecast predicts dramatic growth in the semiconductor market supporting small cells, from $90 million in 2012 to more than $650 million in 2017. In particular, semiconductors supporting carrier-grade small cells (excluding consumer and enterprise femtocells) will ramp from practically zero revenue in 2012 to a staggering $500 million in 2017.