Research and Markets (Dublin) has released a new report, Progress in Small Cells Networking. The report addresses recent advances in small cells (SCs) and their backhaul solutions. The analyst says the advances reflect a trend in the mobile industry to reduce macro base stations deployments and increase a number of small cells.
The report presents independent, unbiased analysis in detail and in easily understandable terms. Through vendors' interviews and the analysis of other multiple data sources, the report provides latest, accurate marketing and technological information.
In particular, the report provides the analysis of small cells technologies, concentrating on their advantages, issues, varieties and specifics. Major applications are analyzed and the standardization activity is emphasized. Based on the in-depth industry analysis, which included the analysis of multiple studies and interviews with vendors, market prognoses (2015-2019) are presented. The survey of more than thirty vendors and their portfolios are also provided.
Attachments contain the in-depth analysis of two evolving small cell backhaul solutions:
1. Based on 60 GHz technologies. Both Ethernet radio and 802.11ad solutions are addressed. Marketing and technical specifics are described in details. The survey of vendors is also provided.
2. Based on 802.11ac technology. This technology allows gigabits throughput, range and other characteristics that satisfy small cell backhaul requirements. Authors analyzed specifics of 802.11ac technology as they relate to small cell backhaul application; they also analyzed the market and vendors' portfolios.
Companies mentioned in the report include:
Nokia Siemens Networks
Qualcomm - Alcatel-Lucent