A new study from Analysys says operators are considering widespread deployment of femtocells as early as next year, and a large-scale deployment of the indoor base stations carries significant risks. The report says that many of the business cases are not commercially viable, and the service could cannibalize existing revenue. Analysys says that a business case based on cheap voice service in the home would stimulate fixed-mobile substitution but could also lead to disaster since the revenue benefits are unproven. A business plan based on a variety of multimedia service propositions would create a better business case for femtocells as it has the potential to increase revenue, says Analysys.
To find out more:
- check out this report from Wireless Federation