Small cell market to hit $4.8 billion in five years
In spite of this, MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global small cell market to grow from $690.0 million in 2014 to $4.8 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 41.7%. In terms of regions, NA is expected to be the biggest market in terms of market size, whereas APAC and LA are expected to experience increased market traction during the forecast period.
On the positive side, small cell deployments by mobile network operators help them to provide better network coverage and higher network capacity to the subscribers at a fraction of cost of macro cells. Small cells can be easily deployed in various indoor environments such as residential, enterprise, malls and restaurant, and also in outdoor environments such as in outdoor public locations and rural locations.