13 August 2010


Femtocell revenue to reach $4bn in 2014, driven by North America then EMEA

Femtocell market revenues are forecast to reach $4bn in 2014, according to market research firm Dell’Oro Group’s ‘Femtocell 5-Year Forecast Report’.

“Although we are in the very early stages of commercial femtocells deployments, we expect to see a significant increase in commercial deployments in 2011, and an inflection point in the market in 2012,” says senior analyst Loren Shalinsky. “As of today, there are 14 commercial deployments around the world, with many more operators in the process of trialing femtocells service. The majority of these trials are expected to turn into commercial deployments in 2012,” she adds. “While only 1 million units are expected to ship this year, we forecast unit shipments will reach 62 million in 2014, with more than 80% of those total units being WCDMA femtocells.”

The report shows that North America is expected to have the highest shipment volume in 2010 due to the three largest mobile operators having already launched commercial femtocells service. However, as more operators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) begin deployments in 2012, Dell’Oro forecasts that shipments to this region will surpass those of North America.

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