Femtocells to dominate market for indoor cell coverage

While femtocells were virtually nonexistent in 2006, and deployed by one operator in 2007, they will make up 61 per cent of small cellular base station revenue by 2013, reports In-Stat. "As mobile operators migrate from larger base stations to smaller access points, the number of units deployed will explode dramatically," said Allen Nogee, In-Stat analyst. "In-Stat expects the smaller and cheaper cells to be more immune to the recession, compared with more expensive macro and micro base station shipments." Article