With 45% revenue growth, Samsung leads femtocell market in Q3 2012, driven by 3G

Telecom Lead Asia: Samsung leads femtocell market in the third quarter of 2012. 3G is driving the femtocell market.

Samsung grew revenue 45 percent in Q3 2012 from Q2, seizing the femtocell market share lead for the 1st time since Q4 2011. Samsung also led in units shipped.

(source: the4cast)

The second largest player is Airvana. Following a double-digit sequential decline in revenue, Airvana slid into the #2 spot in the third quarter.

Alcatel-Lucent is the third largest player based on market share.

Cisco/ip.access is in fourth position.

The global femtocell market, including 2G, 3G, and 4G femtocells, grew 13.5 percent sequentially in Q3 2012 to $132.7 million.

Sales of 3G femtocells were up 50 percent.

Integrated femtocells made up just 2 percent of units shipped in 3Q12, but Infonetics expects they will account for around 1/3 of total units by 2016.

Infonetics Research said after a minor dip earlier in the year, healthy revenue growth has returned to the femtocell market, where we saw a second consecutive quarter of increases.

Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave, mobile offload, and mobile broadband devices at Infonetics Research, said: “All segments—consumer, enterprise, and public access—saw both units and revenue go up, and we remain optimistic that femtocells have sufficient market drivers and support among operators to sustain continuous annual growth through 2016.”


Infonetics Research noted that Many new product types have launched recently, including the data-only femto from Ubiquisys, in-flight femtos from ip.access, the dual-mode 3G/LTE consumer femto from Fujitsu, and the 3G/4G/WiFi enterprise femto from SpiderCloud, and this innovation is driving new models and market opportunities.

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