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Do LTE and Femtocells Need One Another?

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Presentation given at Avren's Femtocell Americas Conference: December 6, 2011.

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Do LTE and Femtocells Need One Another?

  1. 1. Outsmart Your Competitors Do LTE and Femtocells Need One Another? December 6, 2011 Peter Jarich Service Director, Mobile Ecosystem Current Analysis pjarich@currentanalysis.com Washington DC / London / Paris Follow Current Analysis© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Agenda  LTE & Femtocells: Getting Our Facts Straight  LTE: Why & Where  Femtocells: Why and What  The LTE and Femtocell Intersection Points  What We’re Not Hearing From the Market Follow Current Analysis 2© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Prepping Us For MWC2012 Follow Current Analysis 3© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. The LTE Rationale Source: AT&T Follow Current Analysis 4© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. The LTE Rationale Source: AT&T Follow Current Analysis 5© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. The LTE Momentum Follow Current Analysis 6© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. The LTE Small Cells Commercial ≠ Momentum Follow Current Analysis 7© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. The Femtocell Rationale (Today) What’s The Femto Use Case? Follow Current Analysis 8© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. The Capabilities of HSPA+ Just your average Twitter conversation…  @pnjarich: So, the iPhone 4S tops out at HSPA+ 14.4. Not even 21 Mbps?  @GlennF: @pnjarich Why would anyone need more than 14.4 Mbps on a phone? Who cares?  @pnjarich: @GlennF Operators, that’s who. When you’re trying to maximize network capacity, HSPA+ 21 (or, better yet, 42) matters.  @GlennF: @pnjarich Understood. Follow Current Analysis 9© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  10. 10. Have We Defined “Femtocell” Yet? VS. Follow Current Analysis 10© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. LTE & Scale Follow Current Analysis 11© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. The Fragmentation of Spectrum Think Coverage! Think Scale! Follow Current Analysis 12© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. No Spectrum Left Behind Think, “Why TDD Now?” Think Refarming, Auctions,Reclamation, etc. Follow Current Analysis 13© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. That Means WiFi Too, Right? Source: AT&T Follow Current Analysis 14© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. …and Multi-Tech Gateways Source: Cisco Follow Current Analysis 15© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  16. 16. …and New Backhaul Architectures Follow Current Analysis 16© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. …and New Backhaul Architectures Follow Current Analysis 17© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. …and Core Architecture Evangelism Circa 2008? Source: Acme Packet Follow Current Analysis 18© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Conclusions and Recommendations LTE Is Moving Forward What We’ll Need To Fine Without Femtos Get There The Public Story is Easy  Subsidies to Understand  Apps  LTE Story Beyond The Residential Story is Capacity Confounded by…  Multi-standard  WiFi Femtos  Coverage vs. Capacity  3G Capabilities  Evangelism! Follow Current Analysis 19© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Thank you Name: P. Jarich Title: Service Director, Mobile Ecosystem Email: pjarich@currentanalysis.com Phone: 703.788.3792 Twitter: @pnjarich Website: www.currentanalysis.com Follow Current Analysis 20© Current Analysis Inc. All rights reserved.

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