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Femtocell Revenue to Reach $4 Billion in 2014

The Dell’Oro report predicts that one million units will ship this year and this will reach a staggering 62 million in 2014. More than 80 % of those total units are expected to be WCDMA femtocells.

In a newly released report by Dell’Oro Group, femtocell market revenues are forecast to reach $4 billion in 2014.  Femtocell devices are used to improve mobile network coverage in small areas and connect locally to mobile phones and similar devices.

Dell’Oro Group provides in-depth, research and analysis information about the networking and telecommunications industries.          Its ‘Femtocell 5-Year Forecast Report’ offers a complete overview of the Femtocell industry, with regional tables containing manufacturers’ revenue, average selling prices, and unit shipments covering the CDMA, WCDMA, and LTE femtocell markets.

“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,” stated Loren Shalinsky, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group.

“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. While only one 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,” continued Shalinsky.

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 Europe, the Middle East and Africa begin deployments in 2012, Dell’Oro forecasts shipments to this region will surpass those of North America.
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