Items Tagged with 'femtocells'


Close to 80% of base station silicon will be SoC based by 2017

ABI Research expects sales of base station processors to grow at 17 percent annually and reach $1.1 billion in 2017 driven by the growth in compact format femto-, pico-, and microcell small cell basestations, which will account for the majority of the processor market in 2017. With macrocells declining at 13 percent per year over the next 5 years, and microcells growing at a modest 7 percent the large growth in picocells and outdoor femtocells will consume the majority of next generation base station processors.

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Small cell semiconductors: 0 to $500 M in 5 years

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.

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High inventory and low burn rate stalls Femtocell market in 2012

ABI Research’s latest forecasts for Enterprise and Consumer Femtocells, also referred to as Indoor Small Cells, estimate largely flat volume shipments in 2012 relative to 2011. The shipments in 2012 are expected to contain 2.44 million units, similar to the 2.47 million units shipped in 2011. In total, ABI Research estimates 5.3 million units will be deployed by end 2012.

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Small Cells and Public WiFi at MWC

The next evolution in small cell thinking includes core network intelligence will be embedded apps on into small cells thereby letting them handle smart voice and data offload; session creation, switching; handoff; traffic compression; aggregation; and edge caching; presence information for mobile apps.
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