Dublin, July 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts" report from SNS Research has been added to Research and Markets' offering.

The global investments on small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS will reach more than $15 Billion by the end of 2017, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements.

Driven by the growing demand for in-building wireless coverage and the huge influx of mobile data traffic, conventional macrocells alone are no longer deemed sufficient to handle the needs of today's wireless subscribers. In addition, the imminent adoption of centimeter and millimeter wave spectrum, to support higher data rates in 5G networks, necessitates the usage of much smaller cell sizes.

To cope with growing capacity and coverage requirements, mobile operators are significantly increasing their investments in a variety of Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure technologies such as strategically deployed small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antenna System) networks. Adding further to the heterogeneity is the shift towards C-RAN (Centralized RAN) architecture, where centralized baseband functionality is shared across a large number of distributed radio nodes to deliver benefits such as resource pooling, multi-cell coordination, network extensibility and energy efficiency.

At present, the HetNet market is facing a paradigm shift with multiple advancements ranging from small cell virtualization and neutral hosting to the adoption of unlicensed and shared spectrum. In conjunction with 5G and LTE Advanced network rollouts, these advancements will fuel the market to grow at a CAGR of over 18% between 2017 and 2020.

The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 - 2030 - Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts report presents an in-depth assessment of the HetNet ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, use cases, vertical markets, service provider case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for HetNet infrastructure investments from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts cover 6 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Key Questions Answered

- The report provides answers to the following key questions:
- How big is the HetNet opportunity?
- What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
- How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
- What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
- Which submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
- How can HetNet infrastructure investments improve wireless coverage and alleviate congestion in mobile operator networks?
- Can virtualized small cells reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of HetNet deployments?
- How are mobile operators leveraging small cells to deliver cost-effective wireless coverage in rural areas?
- What is the commercial status of unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies?
- How are small cell, DAS and Wi-Fi specialists addressing requirements for multi-operator neutral host networks?
- What are the prospects of microwave and millimeter wave transport networking platforms for small cell backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul?
- Will mobile operators adopt WiGig and other non-3GPP technologies to complement 5G network rollouts?
- Who are the key market players, what is their market share and what are their strategies?
- What strategies should HetNet infrastructure vendors and mobile operators adopt to remain competitive?

Key Findings

- Estimates suggest that global investments on small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS will reach more than $15 Billion by the end of 2017, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements.
- At present, the HetNet market is facing a paradigm shift with multiple advancements ranging from small cell virtualization and neutral hosting to the adoption of unlicensed and shared spectrum.
- In conjunction with 5G and LTE Advanced network rollouts, these advancements will fuel the market to grow at a CAGR of over 18% between 2017 and 2020.
- By virtualizing small cells, mobile operators can immediately evaluate the benefits of RAN virtualization with no major impact on their larger macrocell RAN footprint. Estimates suggest that global spending on virtualized small cells will surpass $1 Billion annually by 2020.
- Unlicensed and shared spectrum small cells are also beginning to gain traction, with shipment revenues potentially reaching $240 Million by the end of 2020.
- The vendor arena is continuing to consolidate with several prominent M&A deals such as CCI's (Communication Components, Inc.) acquisition of BLiNQ Networks and Mavenir's merger with Ranzure Networks.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction

2. An Overview of Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS

3. Integration & Offloading Technology

4. Key Trends in Next-Generation HetNet Infrastructure

5. Industry Roadmap and Value Chain

6. HetNet Deployment Models, Use Cases & Vertical Markets

7. HetNet Backhaul & Fronthaul

8. Standardization & Regulatory Initiatives

9. Service Provider Case Studies

10. Wireless Network Infrastructure Incumbents

11. Macrocell RAN, Small Cell, C-RAN & Mobile Core Specialists

12. Antenna, DAS, RRH, Repeater & Site Solution Specialists

13. Carrier Wi-Fi Specialists

14. Enabling & Complementary Technology Providers

15: Mobile Backhaul & Fronthaul Solution Providers

16: Market Analysis and Forecasts

17: Conclusion and Strategic Recommendations

Companies Mentioned

- 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
- 3GPP2 (3rd Generation Partnership Project 2)
- 3Roam
- 4ipnet
- 4RF
- 6Harmonics
- 6WIND
- AAS (Amphenol Antenna Solutions)
- ABB
- Accedian Networks
- Accelink Technologies Corporation
- Accelleran
- Accuris Networks
- Accuver
- Ace Technologies Corporation
- AceAxis
- ACOME
- Actelis Networks
- Actiontec Electronics
- Actus Networks
- Adax
- ADB
- ADI (Analog Devices Inc.)
- ADLINK Technology
- ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
- ADTRAN
- ADVA Optical Networking
- Advantech
- Advantech Wireless
- Aerohive Networks
- AeroMobile
- Affarii Technologies
- Affirmed Networks
- Agema Systems
- Airgain
- AirHop Communications
- Air-Lynx
- Airrays
- Airspan Networks
- AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation)
- Akoustis Technologies
- ALAXALA Networks Corporation
- ALBEDO Telecom
- Albis-Elcon
- ALCOMA
- Allied Data Technologies
- Allied Telesis
- Allot Communications
- Alpha Networks
- Alpha Wireless
- Alphabet
- Altai Technologies
- Altiostar Networks
- Altran
- Alvarion Technologies
- Amarisoft
- Amdocs
- América Móvil Group
- American Tower Corporation
- Anertai Communications
- Anritsu Corporation
- APRESIA Systems
- Aptilo Networks
- Aquantia Corporation
- Arcadyan Technology Corporation
- Argela
- ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, Japan)
- Aricent
- ARM Holdings
- Arqiva
- ARRIS International
- Artemis Networks
- Artesyn Embedded Technologies
- Artiza Networks
- Aruba Networks
- Aselan
- Askey Computer Corporation
- ASOCS
- Astellia
- ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
- AT&T
- ATDI
- Athonet
- ATIS (U.S. Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)
- AttoCore
- Autelan
- Avanti Communications Group
- Aviat Networks
- AVM (AVM Computersysteme Vertriebs)
- Axiata Group
- Axxcelera Broadband Wireless
- Azcom Technology
- Baicells Technologies
- BandwidthX
- BATM Advanced Communications
- Baylin Technologies
- Beeline
- Belkin International
- Benetel
- Bharti Airtel
- Bird Technologies
- Black Box Corporation
- BLiNQ Networks
- Blu Wireless Technology
- Blue Danube Systems
- BlueWaveTel
- BluWan
- Boingo Wireless
- Boomsense/Bangxun Technology
- BoostEdge
- BridgeWave Communications
- Broadband Forum
- Broadcom
- Brocade Communications Systems
- Browan Communications
- BSG Wireless
- BT Group
- BTI Wireless
- C Squared Systems
- CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
- CableLabs
- Cadence Design Systems
- Calix
- Cambium Networks
- Cambridge Consultants
- Canoga Perkins Corporation
- Carlson Wireless Technologies
- Carnegie Technologies
- CarrierComm
- Casa Systems
- Cavium
- CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
- CBRS Alliance
- CCA (Competitive Carriers Association)
- CCI (Communication Components, Inc.)
- CCI (Competitive Companies, Inc.)
- CCI Systems
- CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)
- CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
- CCSA (China Communications Standards Association)
- CeedTec
- Cellcom (New-Cell)
- Cellcomm Solutions
- CellMax Technologies
- CellMining
- Cellnex Telecom
- Cellular One
- Cellwize Wireless Technologies
- cellXica
- CelPlan Technologies
- Celtro
- Ceragon Networks
- CEVA
- China Mobile
- China Telecom
- China Unicom
- Chunghwa Telecom
- Cielo Networks
- Ciena Corporation
- Cisco Systems
- Clavister
- ClearSky Technologies
- Cloudberry Mobile
- CND (Core Network Dynamics)
- Cobham Wireless
- Cohere Technologies
- Coherent Logix
- Collinear Networks
- Collision Communications
- Colt Technology Services Group
- Comba Telecom
- Comcores
- CommAgility
- CommScope
- Comtech EF Data Corporation
- Comtech Korea
- Comtech Telecommunications Corporation
- Comtrend Corporation
- Contela
- Corecess
- Coriant
- Corning
- Cox Communications
- CPqD (Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications, Brazil)
- Creanord
- Crown Castle International Corporation
- CS Corporation
- CTIA
- D2 Technologies
- Dali Wireless
- DASAN Zhone Solutions
- Datang Mobile
- Datang Telecom
- Dell Technologies
- Delta Electronics
- DENGYO (Nihon Dengyo Kosaku)
- DigitalGlobe
- Direct Beam
- D-Link Corporation
- DragonWave
- Druid Software
- DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
- DT (Deutsche Telekom)
- DYNE TECH
- Eahison Communication
- eASIC Corporation
- E-Band Communications
- EBlink
- EchoStar Corporation
- ECI Telecom
- Edgewater Wireless Systems
- EDX Wireless
- EION Wireless
- Ekinops
- ELVA-1
- Endaga
- ENENSYS Technologies
- Eoptolink Technology
- Ercom
- Ericsson
- Ethernity Networks
- Ethertronics
- ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
- ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
- Eutelsat Communications
- EVOLVE
- Exalt Wireless
- EXFO
- Expeto Wireless
- Expway
- ExteNet Systems
- Extreme Networks
- Facebook
- Fairwaves
- Faraday Technology Corporation
- FastBack Networks
- FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission)
- Federated Wireless
- FiberHome Technologies
- FibroLan
- Filtronic
- Finisar Corporation
- Firetide
- Flash Networks
- Flex Logix Technologies
- Fon
- Forsk
- Fortinet
- Foshan Anderson Communication Equipment
- Foxcom
- Fraunhofer FOKUS (Institute for Open Communication Systems)
- Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute)
- Frog Cellsat
- Fujian Helios Technologies
- Fujian Sunnada Network Technology
- Fujitsu
- Furukawa Electric Group
- Furuno Electric
- Galgus
- Galtronics Corporation
- Gamma Nu
- GCI (General Communication, Inc.)
- Gemtek Technology
- GENBAND
- General Dynamics Mission Systems
- Genmix Technology
- GenXComm
- GigaLight
- GIKO GROUP Telecomunicaciones
- Gilat Satellite Networks
- Global Invacom Group
- GlobalFoundries
- GoNet Systems
- Goodman Networks
- Google
- GRENTECH
- GSMA
- GTI
- Guangzhou Iplook Technologies
- GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
- Handlink Technologies
- Hansen Technology
- Harris Corporation
- HCL Technologies
- Hefei Maniron Electronic and Technology
- HetNet Forum
- HFR
- Hilinks Technology
- Hisense
- Hitachi
- HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
- Huahuan
- Huawei
- HUBER+SUHNER
- Hughes Network Systems
- HXI
- IBM Corporation
- iBwave Solutions
- IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
- IDY Corporation
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- IM Technology
- Imec International
- Impower Technology
- InCoax
- Infineon Technologies
- Infinera
- InfiNet Wireless
- Infinite Electronics
- InfoVista
- Inmarsat
- Innertron
- InnoLight Technology
- InnoWireless
- Intel Corporation
- Intelsat
- InterDigital
- Intracom Telecom
- IP Light
- ip.access
- IPITEK
- iPosi
- Iskratel
- IS-Wireless
- ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
- Jiangsu Hengxin Technology
- Jiangsu Zhengkai Electronics Technology
- JMA Wireless
- JQL Electronics
- JRC (Japan Radio Company)
- Juni Global
- Juniper Networks
- Kaelus
- Kathrein-Werke KG
- KDDI Corporation
- Keima
- KEYMILE
- Keysight Technologies
- Kisan Telecom
- Kleos
- KMW
- Knowles Corporation
- Koonsys Radiocommunications
- KPN
- KT Corporation
- Kumu Networks
- Kyrio
- Lattice Semiconductor
- Lemko Corporation
- LG Uplus
- LGS Innovations
- Ligado Networks
- LightPointe Communications
- LigoWave
- Lime Microsystems
- Lindsay Broadband
- Linker Networks
- Linksys
- Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Loea Corporation
- LTE-U Forum
- Lumentum
- Luminate Wireless
- Luminet
- LuxCarta
- MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings
- Maja Systems
- Mathworks
- Maven Wireless
- Mavenir Systems
- MAX4G
- Maxim Integrated
- MaxLinear
- McWane
- MDG (Mobility Development Group)
- MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)
- MegaFon
- Mellanox Technologies
- MER Group
- Microlab
- Microsemi Corporation
- Microwave Networks
- MIMOon
- MIMOtech
- MitraStar Technology Corporation
- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
- Mitsubishi Group
- Mobiveil
- Mojo Networks
- Molex
- Mosaik
- Moseley Associates
- MRV Communications
- MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
- MTI Wireless Edge
- MTS (Mobile TeleSystems)
- MulteFire Alliance
- Multiwave Sensors
- N.A.T.
- Nash Technologies
- NEC Corporation
- Netas
- NETGEAR
- Netonomics
- NETSCOUT Systems
- New Postcom Equipment
- NewNet Mobile Communications
- Nexcomm Systems
- Nextivity
- NexxCom Wireless
- NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
- NI (National Instruments)
- Node-H
- Nokia
- Nokia Networks
- Nokia Technologies
- Nomadix
- Nomor Research
- NTT DoCoMo
- NuRAN Wireless
- Nutaq Innovation
- NXP Semiconductors
- O3b Networks
- Oceus Networks
- Octasic
- OE Solutions
- OFS
- Omnitron Systems
- Omoco
- ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab)
- OneAccess Networks
- OneWeb
- ONF (Open Networking Foundation)
- OpenCell
- Optulink
- Optus
- Orange
- OSA (OpenAirInterface Software Alliance)
- OZC (Optical Zonu Corporation)
- P.I. Works
- Panasonic Avionics Corporation
- Panasonic Corporation
- Panda Electronics Group
- Panorama Antennas
- Parallel Wireless
- Patton Electronics
- Peraso Technologies
- Phluido
- Plasma Antennas
- Pletronics
- PMN (Private Mobile Networks)
- Polaris Networks
- Polewall
- Polystar
- Positron
- Potevio
- PRISMA Telecom Testing
- Procera Networks
- Proxim Wireless Corporation
- pureLiFi
- Qorvo
- Qualcomm
- Quanta Computer
- Qucell
- Qulsar
- Quortus
- Qwilt
- RACOM
- RAD Data Communications
- RADCOM
- Radio Gigabit
- Radisys Corporation
- RADWIN
- Raisecom
- Rakon
- Range Networks
- Ranplan Wireless Network Design
- Raycap
- Rearden
- Red Hat
- RED Technologies
- Redline Communications
- REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks
- Renaissance Electronics & Communications
- RF DSP
- RF MORECOM KOREA
- RF Window
- RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
- Rivada Networks
- Rohde & Schwarz
- Rosenberger
- R-TRON
- Ruckus Wireless
- SAF Tehnika
- Sagemcom
- Saguna Networks
- SAI Technology
- Samji Electronics
- Samsung Electronics
- Samsung Group
- Sarokal Test Systems
- SAT (Smart Antenna Technologies)
- SCF (Small Cell Forum)
- SDP Telecom
- Senao Networks
- Seontech
- SerComm Corporation
- SES
- Sevis Systems
- SevOne
- SFR
- Shared Access
- Shenzhen Huaptec
- Shyam Group
- Shyam Networks
- Shyam Telecom
- SIAE Microelectronica
- Siklu Communication
- Silicon Labs (Silicon Laboratories)
- Singtel
- SIRADEL
- SiRRAN Communications
- Sistelbanda
- SITRONICS
- Sivers IMA
- SK Telecom
- SK Telesys
- Skybird Electronic Science & Technology
- SkyFiber
- Skyview Capital
- Skyworks Solutions
- SMC Networks
- Smith Micro Software
- SoftBank Group
- Solectek Corporation
- SOLiD
- Sonus Networks
- Sooktha
- Source Photonics
- Space Data Corporation
- Spectronite
- SpiderCloud Wireless
- Sprint Corporation
- SRS (Software Radio Systems)
- ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering)
- Star Microwave
- Star Solutions
- Starry
- STMicroelectronics
- Sumitomo Electric Industries
- Sunwave Solutions
- SuperCom
- Suzhou Hexagon Communication Technologies
- Syniverse Technologies
- Tarana Wireless
- Tata Elxsi
- Tech Mahindra
- Technicolor
- Teco Group
- Tecom
- Tecore Networks
- TEKTELIC Communications
- Telco Systems
- Telecom Italia Group
- Telefónica Group
- Telenor Group
- Telia Company
- Tellion
- Tellumat
- Telnet Redes Inteligentes
- Telrad Networks
- Telsey
- Telstra
- Telum
- Telus Corporation
- TEOCO Corporation
- TESSCO Technologies
- Thuraya Telecommunications Company
- TI (Texas Instruments)
- Tieto Corporation
- Tilgin
- TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
- Towerstream Corporation
- TP-LINK Technologies
- Trango Systems
- Transition Networks
- Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
- Tropico
- TruConnect Technologies
- TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India)
- TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)
- TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association, South Korea)
- TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan)
- TTP (The Technology Partnership)
- Tulinx
- Turk Telekom
- Ubiquiti Networks
- Ubiquoss
- U-blox
- UNICOM Global
- UTStarcom
- Vanu
- Vasona Networks
- Vectron International
- Vencore Labs
- VEON
- Verizon Communications
- ViaSat
- Viavi Solutions
- Virgin Media
- Virtuosys
- VMware
- VNL (Vihaan Networks Limited)
- Vodafone Group
- VT iDirect
- VT Systems (Vision Technologies Systems)
- Vubiq Networks
- Wave1
- Wavesight
- WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance)
- Webpass
- Westell Technologies
- Wevercomm
- WIA (Wireless Infrastructure Association)
- Wi-Fi Alliance
- WiFiForward
- Wilson Electronics
- WiMAX Forum
- Wind Tre
- WinnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)
- WiPro
- Wireless Telecom Group
- WiSig Networks
- WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
- WTL (World Telecom Labs)
- Wuhan Fingu Electronic Technology
- Wuhan Gewei Electronic Technologies
- Wytec International
- XAVi Technologies Corporation
- XCellAir
- Xelic
- Xilinx
- xRAN Consortium
- Yamaha Corporation
- Zayo Group
- Z-Com
- Zinwave
- ZTE
- Zyxel Communications Corporation

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