U.S. Indoor Small Cells: A Five Year TCO for 100k and 500k SqFt Office Buildings
This market study presents an in-building wireless total cost of ownership model for an Active DAS installed in a 100,000 square foot and 500,000 square foot office building. The model focuses on Active DAS, but it can be adapted to contrast and compare any type of in-building wireless system. All of the assumptions iGR used to reach its cost estimate are included in the market study.
Key Questions Answered
- What is an in-building wireless system? What are indoor small cells, indoor DAS, active, passive and hybrid DAS, signal boosters, DAS Lite, femtocells and picocells and Cloud RAN?
- What are some of the issues with deploying indoor small cells in the U.S.?
- How do these issues impact the cost of deploying indoor small cells in the market?
- Where are indoor small cells most likely to be located? What’s their role?
- What are the main drivers of indoor small cell deployment costs?
- How much does it cost to deploy indoor small cells?
Who Should Read
- Mobile operators
- Infrastructure OEMs
- Small cell product and solution vendors
- Backhaul service providers and equipment OEMs
- Financial analysts and investors
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- What this Means
- Basic Mobile Operator Network Architecture
- Wireless Spectrum
- Cell Sites
- Setting the Stage for Small Cells
- Network “Pain Points”
- Different Types of Small Cells
- Pros and Cons of In-building Small Cells
- Benefits of Deploying In-Building Small Cells
- Cons of Deploying In-Building Small Cells
- Advantages Provided by DAS
- Challenges with DAS Deployments
- General Trends / Assumptions around Indoor Small Cells
- Market inhibitors
- Indoor Small Cells TCO: Assumptions
- The 100K Square Foot Model
- The 500K Square Foot Model
- Small Cell Vendor Profiles
- Airspan Networks
- Comba Telecom
- Corning SpiderCloud Wireless
- Druid Software
- JMA Wireless
- Microlab (Wireless Telecom Group)
- Nokia Networks
- Samsung Electronics
- ZTE Corporation
- About iGR
List of Tables
- Table A: Total Cost of Ownership, Active DAS, 100K and 500K Square Feet
- Table 1: Different Types of Small Cells, Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum
- Table 2: Advantages of DAS
- Table 3: Challenges of DAS
- Table 4: Total Cost of Ownership, Active DAS, 100K and 500K Square Feet
- Table 5: TCO of an Active DAS, Network Build portion, 100,000 square foot building
- Table 6: TCO of an Active DAS, Operational Spending portion, 100,000 square foot building
- Table 7: TCO of an Active DAS, Network Build portion, 500,000 square foot building
- Table 8: TCO of an Active DAS, Operational Spending portion, 500,000 square foot building
List of Charts and Figures
- Figure A: Total Cost of Ownership, Active DAS, 100K and 500K Square Feet
- Figure 1: Basic Components of Cellular Voice/Data Network
- Figure 2: Basic DAS Configuration
- Figure 3: DAS, BTS Hotels, and Remote Radio Heads
- Figure 4: 3GPP Approaches to Network Sharing
- Figure 5: Total Cost of Ownership, Active DAS, 100K and 500K Square Feet
For additional information on the U.S. Indoor Small Cells: A Five Year TCO for 100k and 500k SqFt Office Buildings market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.