Enterprise use of femtocells, which are small, low-power base stations that beef up indoor wireless coverage, is driving growth in the femtocell gear market, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Enterprise and consumer femtocell shipments are forecast to reach 5.7 million units next year--compared to 3.8 million units this year--after "lackluster" performance in 2011 and 2012, according to ABI Research.
Alcatel-Lucent has been ranked the top femtocell end-to-end system vendor for the enterprise and consumer markets, based on an assessment by ABI Research.
Samsung has overtaken Airvana's top position in global wireless femtocell market, posting an aggressive 45 percent revenue increase in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, according to the latest stats from Infonetics Research.
Spurred by rising enterprise demand and more attractive pricing and features, the market for femtocell equipment posted double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of 2012.
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