"The availability of affordable smartphones, creative pricing models, and the continued innovation in the device ecosystem and app community will open up new markets in both the developed and developing economies," said Stefan Pongratz, Senior Analyst at Dell'Oro Group. "Changing user behavior and network expectations coupled with spectrum constraints will continue to drive operators to invest in the most spectrally efficient technologies per unit area, which will in turn drive the need for operators to not only deploy 4G technologies, but also to complement the macro network with co-channel pico nodes and WiFi," added Pongratz.
The report shows that LTE macro shipments will drive LTE revenues in the early-to-mid part of the forecast period. Outdoor metro and pico eNode B shipments are expected to exceed macro shipments in 2016. 3GPP RAN technologies are expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during the forecasting period.
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