Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China:
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Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market

  1. 1. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW Analyst: Michael Zhang Michael.Chang@Instat.com.cn +86-10-66422042-267 March 2009 Report Summary In-Stat research shows that more than 60% of mobile voice/data traffic takes place indoors, including offices, houses, and public HIGHLIGHTS transportation stations. In-Stat research shows that more than 60% of mobile In 2008, China’s mobile market entered its transition from 2G to 3G. voice and data traffic takes The incoming 3G market, with huge market potential, becomes the place indoors, such as in new arena for the three mobile operators in China: China Mobile, offices, houses, and public China Unicom, and China Telecom. In-Stat research shows that transportation stations. In 3G more than 80% of data traffic on 3G networks will occur indoors. networks, 80% of data traffic Therefore, indoor coverage becomes the key in winning the 3G occurs indoors. market competition. It is expected that the total Presently, there are three popular indoor coverage solutions for 2G revenue of China’s GSM mobile networks: micro base stations, repeaters, and coupling base indoor coverage equipment stations. However, 2G indoor coverage solutions no longer meet market will reach US$632.3 the requirements of 3G networks; instead, a new indoor coverage million in 2008. In-Stat solution of radio remote head (RRH) will take market share. predicts that China’s indoor coverage market will grow Meanwhile, there have also been a number of new applications rapidly, with incoming coming along with indoor coverage solutions, such as family base GSM/CDMA network stations and UMA. These applications are being promoted by expansion and 3G network China network operators to serve their full-service operations. construction. This is also signaling the trend of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) In-Stat predicts that China’s in China’s indoor coverage. cellular network indoor coverage market will sustain its The industry chain for China’s indoor coverage has also made fast growth for a long time, with remarkable developments in 2008. Almost all of the main network a CAGR of 11% from 2008 equipment manufacturers have come out with their own indoor to 2013. coverage solutions. There are also a number of professional indoor distribution system solution providers available. A variety of For more information or to competitive and cooperative relationships have been formed purchase, see the report online or between main network equipment vendors and indoor coverage call 1.480.483.4441. solution providers during the evolution from 2G to 3G. This report outlines the current deployment of indoor coverage in China, details the popular 2G and 3G indoor coverage technologies, analyzes the future market demand of indoor coverage systems, discusses the relationship and attitude of every link of the industry chain, and provides indoor coverage equipment revenue and overall revenue forecasts. ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com
  2. 2. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW What’s in the Report? Forecasts of China’s indoor coverage market Detailed introduction and comparison of China indoor coverage solutions Current status of indoor coverage in China Analysis of market potential for indoor coverage Brief description of new indoor coverage applications In-depth research on industry chain of indoor coverage Companies Mentioned in this Report Ericsson Huawei ZTE Nokia Siemens Datang Mobile Comba Guoren China Mobile China Unicom China Telecom Who Will be Interested in This Report? Main mobile network equipment manufacturers Indoor coverage equipment manufacturers Indoor coverage solution providers What Questions Does This Report Answer? What is the current market size of indoor coverage in China? What is the market potential of indoor coverage? What are the popular indoor coverage solutions? What is happening to the indoor coverage industry chain? What is the future growth of indoor coverage? ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 2
  3. 3. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW Table of Contents Executive Summary.................................................1 The Scale of TD-SCDMA Network Indoor Coverage in China ........................................16 Definition..................................................................6 TD-SCDMA Network Indoor Coverage What Is an Indoor Coverage System for a Solutions .......................................................17 Cellular Network? ................................................6 The Analysis of Future Market Demand of Scenarios for Indoor Coverage System Cellular Network Coverage in China .....................18 Deployment .........................................................6 The Expansion of 2G Networks ........................18 The Composition of Cellular Indoor Coverage System ................................................................6 The Expansion of GSM Network ..................18 Source of Signal ..................................................6 The Expansion of CDMA Network ................19 Indoor Signal Distribution System .......................6 The 3G Network Construction...........................19 China’s Cellular Network Indoor Coverage TD-SCDMA ...................................................20 Solutions ..................................................................8 WCDMA ........................................................20 Macrocell Indoor Solutions..................................8 CDMA2000 EVDO ........................................21 Microcell Indoor Coverage Solution ....................8 The New Applications for Cellular Network Repeater Indoor Coverage Solution .................10 Indoor Coverage in China......................................22 The Comparison between Repeaters and UMA ..................................................................22 Microcell Base Stations.................................11 Simple Introduction of UMA Technology ......22 RRH Indoor Coverage Solution.........................12 UMA Market Prospects .................................22 General Introduction of China’s Cellular Network Femtocell...........................................................23 Indoor Coverage Market ........................................14 The Simple Introduction of Femtocell ...........23 The Current Indoor Coverage Status of GSM Networks in China .............................................14 The Market Prospects of Femtocells ............23 The Scale of China GSM Network Indoor Analysis of China’s Cellular Network Indoor Coverage.......................................................15 Coverage Industrial Chain .....................................24 GSM Network Indoor Coverage Solutions....15 Network Operators ............................................24 The Current Status of CDMA Network Indoor China Mobile .................................................24 Coverage in China.............................................16 China Unicom ...............................................24 TD-SCDMA Network Indoor Coverage in China .................................................................16 China Telecom ..............................................24 ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 4
  4. 4. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW The Modes of Indoor Coverage Tendering...25 The Price Forecast of Repeaters and RRHs ....28 Main Equipment Manufacturers ........................25 The Revenue Forecast for Indoor Coverage Equipment .........................................................29 The Cooperation and Competition of Indoor Coverage Equipment Manufacturers ............25 The Total Revenue Forecast for Indoor Coverage in China ............................................29 Professional Indoor Distribution System Solution Providers .............................................26 Methodologies .......................................................31 The Forecast of Cellular Network Coverage List of Tables .........................................................32 Market in China......................................................28 List of Figures ........................................................32 ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 5
  5. 5. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW Methodologies Primary and secondary sources of information were used in this report and consist of the following: Secondary research on China’s indoor coverage market, various indoor coverage solutions, indoor coverage industrial chain, and the roles played by different participants. Face-to-face or telephone interviews conducted with national and province telecom operators to develop a clearer picture of the value chain. Face-to-face or telephone interviews conducted with indoor coverage equipment vendors to have a deeper understanding on the market status, equipment distribution model and indoor coverage technology development. In-Stat has conducted interviews with CMCC, China Unicom, China Telecom, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Comba, Guoren, as well as other sources. ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 31
  6. 6. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW List of Tables Table 1. China Main Indoor Coverage Equipment Revenue Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions)................. 2 Table 2. Performance Comparison Among Different Indoor Distribution Methods.............................................. 7 Table 3. Comparison Between Microcells and Repeaters................................................................................. 11 Table 4. Comparison Between RRHs and Optic Fiber Repeaters..................................................................... 13 Table 5. China Indoor Coverage Market............................................................................................................ 14 Table 6. China 2G Network Expansion Forecast, 2009..................................................................................... 18 Table 7. China 3G Network Construction Forecast, 2009 ................................................................................. 20 Table 8. China’s Indoor Coverage Equipment Revenue Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions)..................... 29 Return to Table of Contents List of Figures Figure 1. China Main Indoor Coverage Equipment Revenue Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions)................. 2 Figure 2. China Total Revenue of Indoor Coverage Market Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions)................... 3 Figure 3. Microcell Indoor Coverage System Diagram ....................................................................................... 10 Figure 4. Repeater Indoor Coverage System Diagram....................................................................................... 11 Figure 5. RRH Indoor Coverage Diagram........................................................................................................... 12 Figure 6. Composition of GSM Indoor Coverage Solutions in China.................................................................. 16 Figure 7. Cost Composition of China Indoor Coverage System Project ............................................................. 27 Figure 8. China’s Repeater and RRH Average Price Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Thousands) ..................... 28 Figure 9. Main Indoor Coverage Equipment Revenue Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions) ......................... 29 Figure 10. China’s Indoor Coverage Revenue Composition Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions) .................. 30 Figure 11. China Total Revenue of Indoor Coverage Forecast, 2008–2013 (US$ in Millions)............................. 30 Return to Table of Contents ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 32
  7. 7. Cellular Network Indoor Coverage in China: 3G Drives the Market SKU: IN0904558CWW Offices North America China Europe/Middle East/Africa +86 10 6642 1812 +1.480.483.4470 Arizona +1.480.483.4440 California +1.408.345.4495 Massachusetts +1.781.734.8674 Copyright In-Stat 2009. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited without written permission from In-Stat. This report is the property of In-Stat and is made available to a restricted number of clients only upon these terms and conditions. The contents of this report represent the interpretation and analysis of statistics and information that is either generally available to the public or released by responsible agencies or individuals. The information contained in this report is believed to be reliable but is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness. In-Stat reserves all rights herein. Reproduction or disclosure in whole or in part to parties other than the In-Stat client who is the original subscriber to this report is permitted only with the written and express consent of In-Stat. This report shall be treated at all times as a confidential and proprietary document for internal use only. In-Stat reserves the right to cancel your subscription or contract in full if its information is copied or distributed to other divisions of the subscribing company without the written approval of In-Stat. ©2009 In-Stat All Rights Reserved | http://www.in-stat.com Page 33

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