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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Small Cell Equipment


Macrocellular LTE and 3G networks are maturing in many countries, and CSPs are now meeting the increasing demands of subscribers via deployment of small cells. We assess 16 vendors of femtocell, picocell and carrier Wi-Fi equipment, and we give guidance to infrastructure and operations leaders.

Published: 13 October 2016

ID: G00293207

Analyst(s): Ian Keene, Kosei Takiishi , Peter Liu

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Airspan
    • Argela
    • Brocade
    • Cisco
    • Ericsson
    • CommScope
    • FiberHome Technologies Group
    • Fujitsu
    • Huawei
    • ip.access
    • NEC
    • Nokia
    • Parallel Wireless
    • Samsung
    • SpiderCloud Wireless
    • ZTE
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Vendors Not In the Magic Quadrant

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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