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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment


The macrocellular networks that communications service providers deploy often fail to meet the needs of users in enclosed workplaces, busy public areas, rural locations and homes. We assess 16 vendors of femtocell, picocell and carrier Wi-Fi equipment that can remedy this shortcoming for CSPs.

Published: 02 October 2014

ID: G00260871

Analyst(s): Ian Keene

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Accelleran
    • Airspan
    • Airvana
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Argela
    • Cisco
    • Ericsson
    • Fujitsu
    • Huawei
    • ip.access
    • NEC
    • Nokia Networks
    • Ruckus Wireless
    • Samsung
    • SpiderCloud Wireless
    • ZTE
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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