MANHASSET, NY -- Market research firm In-Stat forecasts the value of outdoor metropolitan picocells will jump to $6.9 billion in 2015 due to the quantity needed to provide sufficient services for an evolving 4G voice and data market.
"Silicon providers like Cavium and Texas Instruments, both of which have made SoC solutions for macro base stations, are reworking their platforms to include chipsets for these devices. Picochip (acquired by Mindspeed) is scaling its platform upward to address this market, and Intel, which has had a limited presence in cellular infrastructure SoCs, introduced two product modules with Ubiquisys at Mobile World Congress,” said Chris Kissel, Senior Analyst, in a statement.
In-Stat’s recent research report, "Femtocells and Small Cells: Making the Most of Megahertz" profiles leading device manufacturers, chipset providers, and other ecosystem providers in small cells including AirHop Communications, Airspan, Airvana, AirWalk Communications, Alcatel-Lucent, BelAir Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco, Cognovo, CommScope, Contela, DesignArt, Ericsson, Freescale, Huawei, Intel, ip.access, Juni, Mindspeed, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks, Picochip, Powerwave, Qualcomm, Taqua, Samsung, Texas Instruments, Ubiquisys, Wazco, and ZTE.
The report is available here.