Friday, February 3, 2012

Global femtocell revenues reached $320 million in 2011

DUBLIN, IRELAND: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Femtocells: Shipments, Revenue, Market Share and Growth by Vendor, Region, Technology Database: 2011 - 2015" directory to its offering.

Driven by the growing demand for in-building coverage and high speed mobile broadband access, the femtocells industry saw over 2.6 Million unit shipments in 2011, accounting for revenues for over $320 million and live deployments with over 40 operators. Q4'2011 alone saw $92 million in revenue and 0.8 million unit shipments. Airvana and Cisco/IP.Access are leading the market with a combined market share of 40 percent.

While initial femtocell deployments targeted to provide in-building voice coverage, operators are now aggressively targeting the lucrative mobile broadband segment over the next five years, driven by an ever-increasing number of HSPA and LTE deployments. By 2016, it is expected that LTE femtocells will represent as many as 10 percent of all unit shipments. Overall the industry is expected to be worth $3 billion by then, growing at a CAGR of nearly 100 percent over the next five years.

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