Small cells are usually less powered nodes that work on radio access that operate in unlicensed and licensed spectrum and have a range of 10 meters to 2 kilometers. They are comparatively small as matched to a mobile macrocell and that may have an extensive range of a minimum of tens of kilometers. Because of mobile operators dealing to support the use of mobile traffic related data, various others are employing the use of mobile data as a more effective use of radio spectrum. Small cells are considered as a key element to 3G data offloading but many other mobile network operators observe small cells as crucial technology to manage LTE advanced spectrum relatively more effectively as compared to the use of macrocells. Small cells include picocells, femtocells and microcells. Small cell networks can be utilized by means of distributed radio technology employing remote radio heads and centralized baseband units.
Different telecommunication strategies undergo key upgradation particularly in developing as well as developed nations. Numerous developed economies have started the employment of advanced communication technologies which in turn has improved the overall communication standards in the developed fields. With the increasing adoption of advanced technology especially for several communication functions by different type of end users and organizations across the globe has resulted in a rapid rise in mobile data traffic. Hence, the use of small cells and other wireless network technologies by various service providers is anticipated to enhance the data traffic and voice quality in the concerned network. Mobile technologies have created a bright and positive impact especially in the developed economies. The rapid increase in mobile data traffic due to rapid adoption of tablets and smart phones has forced the telecom operators to furnish superior quality network to their customers. Such type of dependence on the employment of mobile data has efficiently driven the deployment of small cells in order to reduce the limitations and loopholes in the available data spectrum. Small cells can be easily installed outdoors and indoors and demand minimum infrastructure thus reducing the overall capital expenditure and enhancing revenues for the mobile service providers.
The global small cells market can be segmented based on small cell types, services, operating environment, end-users, verticals and geography. Based on small cell types, the global small cells market can be segmented into femtocell, picocell, microcell and metrocell. By services, the global small cells market can be segmented into professional services, installation and integration services, network planning and design services and maintenance and support services. By operating environment, the global small cells market can be segmented into indoor operating environment and outdoor operating environment. Based on end user, the global small cells market can be segmented into consumers and single office/home office, small and medium business and large enterprises. Based on verticals, the global small cells market can be segmented into government, retail, education, energy and power, banking, financial services, insurance, healthcare, hospitality and others. Depending on geography, the global small cells market can be segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia Pacific.
Major players operating in the global smart cells market are focusing on some key market policies such as mergers & acquisitions to keep grip in the ever competitive market. Furthermore, they are directed on collaborating with local players to surge their market reach as well as fortify their goodwill in the global market. Some of the major players in the global smart cells market include Airvana, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks, Huawei, ip. access and ZTE among others.
The global small cells market can be segmented
By Small Cell Types:
• Professional services
• Integration services
• Network planning
• Design services
• Support services
By Operating Environment:
• Indoor operating environment
• Outdoor operating environment
• Consumers and single office/home office
• Small and medium business and large enterprises
• Energy and power
• Financial services
• North America
• Latin America
• Middle East & Africa
• Asia Pacific