While femtocells were virtually non-existent in 2006, and deployed by one operator in 2007, they will make up 61 percent of small cellular base station revenue by 2013, reports In-Stat. Microcells, picocells and femtocells provide indoor cell phone coverage in a cost-effective manner.
“As mobile operators migrate from larger base stations to smaller access points, the number of units deployed will explode dramatically,” says Allen Nogee, In-Stat analyst. “In-Stat expects the smaller and cheaper cells to be more immune to the recession, compared with more expensive macro and micro base station shipments.”
Recent research by In-Stat found the following:
The research, “A Cell of Your Own: Worldwide Micro, Pico, and Femtocell Market Analysis,” covers the worldwide market for small cellular base stations. It includes: