ABI Research says the adoption of femtocells is slower than it had previously predicted. In April it forecast that 790,000 units would be shipped in 2009 but now thinks only 350,000 femtocells will be shipped this year.
The company says there’ll be an increase in 2010 but thinks figures will be down by around 40% on previous estimates – and by 2014, shipments will only be down 10% on previous predictions.
However, earlier this year Berg Insight predicted there’d be 12 million femtocells (and 70 million femtocell users) worldwide by 2014 but only 200,000 units this year. [Press release]