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Small Cells, DAS & Het-Nets

The Potential for Small Cells Infrastructure-as-a-Service in the U.S.

In late May 2015, iGR conducted a survey of IT managers in medium- and large-sized U.S.-based enterprises to understand the demand and opportunity for managed services based on enterprise small cells. The resulting study, which was sponsored by Cisco, Intel and SpiderCloud Wireless, focuses on the following small cell-based cloud-based services: Unified Communications, Mobile device management, Mobile and PBX Integration, Web Filtering, Firewall Services, Policy Services, Wi-Fi as a Service, Context/Location Services.

This sponsored study provides an analysis of the awareness and interest in managed services for enterprise small cells. As part of the study, iGR forecasted the total addressable market for enterprise cloud-based services and the estimated revenue from anticipated adoption of such services.


Key Questions Answered

  • Why are enterprises interested in small cells and services based on small cells?
  • Why are enterprises interested in moving to the cloud?
  • What types of cloud services are currently being used by enterprises and what are the perceived benefits and challenges of the cloud services?
  • What is the awareness and interest in managed services based on enterprise small cells?
  • Do IT managers prefer managed services to be provided via an in-house solution or a cloud service?
  • What roles do enterprise IT departments play in mobile device management?
  • What is the total addressable market for enterprise cloud-based small cell services over the next five years?
  • What is the forecasted revenue from actual adoption of enterprise cloud-based small cell services over the next five years?

Who Should Read

  • Mobile operators
  • Enterprise technical personnel
  • Small cell vendors
  • Mobile device vendors
  • System integrators
  • Mobile software and application developers
  • Financial analysts and investors.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Methodology
  • Enterprise IT Manager Survey Results
    • Cloud Services Used
    • Benefits of Cloud for IT manager
    • Challenges of Cloud Service for IT manager
    • Managed Services
    • Cloud versus In-House
    • Mobile Device Management
    • Critical Success Factors
    • Awareness of Small Cells
    • Interest in Enterprise Small Cells as Managed Service
  • Forecast
    • Total Addressable Market
    • Actual Adoption
  • Sponsor Profiles
    • SpiderCloud Wireless
    • Cisco
    • Intel
  • About iGR
    • Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Overall Interest in Managed Services
  • Table 2: Interest in Managed Services by Employees by Employee Size of Firm
  • Table 3: Interest in Cloud vs. In-house Managed Services
  • Table 4: Survey Respondents by Employee Size of Firm
  • Table 5: Distribution of Employees by Employee Size of Company
  • Table 6: Growth in employees
  • Table 7: Increase in Percent of Companies with IT Managing Mobile Devices
  • Table 8: Number of Employees with Mobile Devices Managed by IT, 2014-2019
  • Table 9: Interest in Specific Cloud-based Services
  • Table 10: Employee Total Addressable Market for Cloud-based Services, 2014-2019
  • Table 11: Estimated Price Willing to Pay per Cloud Service, Base Year (2014)
  • Table 12: Revenue TAM for Cloud Services, 2014-2019 ($M)
  • Table 13: Actual Cloud-based Services Employee Adoption Forecast, 2014-2019
  • Table 14: Actual Cloud-based Services Revenue Forecast, 2014-2019 ($000)
  • Table 15: Comparison of Actual Revenue to TAM Revenue, 2014-2019 ($M)

List of Charts and Figures

  • Figure A: Enterprise Cloud-Based Small Cell Services TAM and Estimated Revenue Forecast, 2014-2019 ($M)
  • Figure 1: Cloud Service Areas currently used by Company
  • Figure 2: Cloud Service Areas Company planning to use in next 6 – 12 months
  • Figure 3: Perceived Benefits of Cloud Computing by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 4: Perceived Challenges of Cloud Computing by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 5: IT Role in Mobile Device Management by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 6: Perceived Reasons to keep Mobile Device Management In-house
  • Figure 7: Outsourced Mobile Device Management Functions by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 8: Perceived Reasons to Outsource Mobile Device Management Functions
  • Figure 9: Awareness of Enterprise Small Cell Solutions by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 10: Interest in Enterprise Small Cell Solutions by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 11: Interest in Enterprise Small Cell Solutions as a Managed Service by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 12: Survey Respondents by Employee Size of Firm
  • Figure 13: Number of Employees with Mobile Devices Managed by IT, 2014-2019
  • Figure 14: Employee Total Addressable Market for Cloud-based Services, 2014-2019
  • Figure 15: Revenue TAM for Cloud Services, 2014-2019 ($M)
  • Figure 16: Actual Cloud-based Services Employee Adoption Forecast, 2014-2019
  • Figure 17: Actual Cloud-based Services Revenue Forecast, 2014-2019 ($M)
  • Figure 18: Comparison of Actual Revenue to TAM Revenue, 2014-2019 ($M)
  • Figure 19: SpiderCloud E-RAN System
  • Figure 20: Cisco Universal Small Cell Solution

For additional information on The Potential for Small Cells Infrastructure-as-a-Service market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.