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Small Cell 5G Network Market to Exhibit an Excellent CAGR of 54.4% during 2021-2028; Release of ‘5G 2021 Strategy by AT&T to Consolidate Business

January 17, 2022 | Information & Technology

The global small cell 5G network market size is expected to reach USD 17,944.5 million by 2028. The increasing data traffic due to the high number of internet users can have an outstanding impact on the market growth, mentioned in a report, titled “Small Cell 5G Network Market Size, Share, Trends, & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Applications (Residential and Soho, Enterprises, and Others), By Communication Infrastructure (Femtocell, Metrocell, Picocell, and Microcell), and Regional Forecasts, 2021-2028.”  The market size stood at USD 740.8 million in 2020 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 54.4% between 2021-2028.

Several market leaders have planned to develop and commercialize small cell platforms during the post-pandemic period. Several government agencies are spending heavily in 5G network deployments for high-speed internet connectivity. For example, the Brazilian government planned to hold a 5G spectrum auction in July 2021 to expand the country's communications. According to the Brazilian telecoms regulator authority, the auction will advance the business of 5G network deployment.

Introduction of Nokia’s New additions of Small Cells Portfolio to Foster Growth

May 2021, Nokia announced the addition of new AirScale small cell products to its industry-leading AirScale portfolio for superior indoor and outdoor 5G coverage. Nokia's new devices have improved hardware and support for the majority of frequency bands, including C-Band spectrum requirements in the U.S. Nokia's new AirScale micro Remote Radio Heads (mRRH) provide excellent outdoor 5G coverage, improving capacity and coverage in busy metropolitan areas. Nokia's mRRHs enable operators to densify their networks in a cost-effective manner, particularly where the deployment of a macro cell would be inconvenient. Micro RRH features tiny footprints, more deployment possibilities, lower power usage, and thus cheaper operational costs. In addition to the new C-Band (n77) product for the U.S., Nokia's upgraded mRRH portfolio also includes a new n79 product for even greater mid-band capabilities.

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Growing Implementation of internet of things (IoT) to Push Market Development

The increasing adoption of internet of things (IoT) gadgets, smartphones, wireless devices, and other devices has increased the need for reliable internet connections. Furthermore, rising government and telecom operator investment in 5G network infrastructure deployments is likely to fuel the market progress. Furthermore, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), roughly 81 Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) from 42 countries will start 5G commercial services in June 2020. In addition, 385 mobile network operators (MNOs) from 125 countries plan to invest in 5G implementation.

Adoption of Numerous Strategies by Major Companies to Enhance Growth

To remain competitive, market leaders are implementing various business tactics such as product launches, mergers, partnerships, collaborations, and acquisitions. For example, Beginning in January 2021: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson Telecom Company has finalized an agreement with Asia-Pacific Telecom of Taiwan (APT). The agreement to deploy a 5G Non-Standalone Multi-Core Network with 3.5GHz Network Radio across Taiwan has been completed. Similarly, Altiostar, in conjunction with Rakuten Mobile and Intel Corporation, will deploy a cloud-based container 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) solution in February 2020. In Japan, the solution was implemented for Rakuten Mobile.

Notable Development:

  • March 2021: AT&T, Inc. introduced the ‘5G 2021 Strategy’ for long-term investments in the areas such as entertainment, sports & venues, travel & transportation, and security & public safety. The company has invested around USD 105 billion from 2016 to 2020 in its wireless and wireline networks.

  • June 2021: Radisys and COMSovereign signed a partnership agreement to invest in 5G edge computing technology. The partnership leverages core software technologies such as the multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform to accelerate 5G networking.

The Report Lists the Key Companies in this Market:

  • Nokia Corporation (Espoo, Finland)

  • CommScope, Inc. (North Carolina, U.S.)

  • Samsung Group (Suwon-si, South Korea)

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (California, U.S.)

  • NEC Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, China)

  • ZTE Corporation (Shenzhen, China)

  • Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Stockholm, Sweden)

  • Fujitsu Limited (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Radisys Corporation (Oregon, U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

  • The market in North America stood at USD 361.3 million and is expected to experience a rapid growth rate during the forecast period. The growth is attributed to the heavy investment in IT & telecommunication sector. Asia Pacific is expected to experience a rapid growth rate due to the rising adoption of advanced technology in the region.

  • Femtocell cell is expected to account for a considerable small cell 5G network market share during the forecast period due to the increasing deployment of 5G small cells.

The Market is Segmented into



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Applications; Communication Infrastructure; and Geography

By Applications

  • Residential and Small Office & Home Office (SOHO)

  • Enterprises

  • Others

By Communication Infrastructure

  • Femtocell

  • Metrocell

  • Picocell

  • Microcell

By Region

  • North America (By Applications, By Communication Infrastructure, and By Country)

    • U.S.  (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Canada (By Communication Infrastructure)

  • Europe (By Applications, By Communication Infrastructure, and By Country)

    • U.K. (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Germany (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • France (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Italy (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Spain (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia Pacific (By Applications, By Communication Infrastructure, and By Country)

    • China (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Japan (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • India (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Southeast Asia (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa (By Applications, By Communication Infrastructure, and By country)

    • GCC (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • South Africa (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America (By Applications, By Communication Infrastructure, and By Country)

    • Brazil (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Mexico (By Communication Infrastructure)

    • Rest of Latin America

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