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The LTE, LTE-Advanced & 5G Ecosystem: 2015 - 2020 - Infrastructure, Devices, Operator Services, Verticals, Strategies & Forecasts

Published By :

Signals and Systems Telecom

Published Date : Jan 2015

Category :

LTE

No. of Pages : 407 Pages

 

As a natural upgrade path for carriers from the previously detached GSM, CDMA and TD-SCDMA ecosystems, LTE has emerged as the first truly global mobile communications standard. Commonly marketed as the “4G” standard, LTE promises to provide higher data rates and lower latency at a much lower TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) than 3G technologies.

 

The TCO and performance is further enhanced by deployment of small cells and the LTE-Advanced standard. LTE-Advanced is a further enhancement to LTE which improves performance and data rates using features such as the aggregation of carriers, interference management and advanced antenna techniques.

 

With over 380 fully commercial network launches, LTE has become a mainstream technology, and a number of wireless carriers have already deployed LTE-Advanced features such as carrier aggregation. SNS Research estimates that LTE service revenues will account for nearly $170 Billion in 2015. Revenues are further expected to grow at a CAGR of 30% over the next 5 years.

 

Driven by these revenue prospects, operators continue to aggressively invest in LTE infrastructure, encompassing macrocell base stations (eNBs), small cells and EPC/mobile core equipment. LTE infrastructure spending is expected to account for nearly $33 Billion by the end of 2020.

 

While LTE and LTE-Advanced deployments are still underway, wireless carriers and vendors have already embarked on R&D initiatives to develop so-called “5G” technology, with a vision of commercialization by 2020. 5G is essentially a revolutionary paradigm shift in wireless networking to support the throughput, latency, and scalability requirements of future use cases such as extreme bandwidth augmented reality applications and connectivity management for billions of M2M (Machine to Machine) devices.

 

The “LTE, LTE-Advanced & 5G Ecosystem: 2015 – 2020 – Infrastructure, Devices, Operator Services, Verticals, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the LTE, LTE-Advanced and the emerging 5G ecosystem including key market drivers, challenges, enabling technologies, operator revenue potential, deployment strategies, vertical market opportunities, network rollout commitments, R&D initiatives, future roadmap, value chain, vendor assessment and market share. The report also tracks revenue and shipments for both LTE infrastructure and devices, along with subscription and service revenue from 2015 through to 2020. Besides projections for the LTE market as a whole, separate projections for the TD-LTE and LTE FDD submarkets are also presented.

 

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

 

Key Findings:

 

The report has the following key findings:

 

  • In 2015 wireless carriers will pocket nearly $170 Billion from commercial LTE service revenues. The figure is further expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 30% over the next five years
  • By 2020 nearly 60% of all LTE subscriptions will be on LTE-Advanced networks
  • Apple and Samsung lead LTE smartphone shipments with a combined market share of over 63%
  • LTE infrastructure spending is expected to account for nearly $33 Billion by the end of 2020. This includes spending on LTE macrocells, small cells and EPC/mobile core solutions
  • Nokia and Ericsson lead the LTE RAN infrastructure market with a combined market share of 43%
  • Driven by regional, national government, wireless carrier and vendor initiatives, we expect 5G R&D and trial investments will account for nearly $5 Billion by 2020, following a CAGR of nearly 40% over the next 5 years
  • Nearly 70% of these investments will target large scale commercial trial networks in Japan, South Korea and other early pioneering countries

 

Topics Covered:

 

The report covers the following topics:

 

  • LTE and LTE-Advanced technology and market status
  • 5G technology, initiatives and R&D commitments
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • TCO comparison with legacy technologies
  • Vertical markets for LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G networks
  • LTE infrastructure (FDD/TDD macrocell base stations, small cells & EPC)
  • LTE devices (smartphones and other form factors)
  • LTE subscriptions and service revenue (FDD and TDD)
  • LTE infrastructure and device vendor market share
  • Antenna systems, RAN, EPC/mobile core, backhaul and fronthaul deployment strategies
  • LTE operator reviews and network deployment case studies
  • LTE operator service models and pricing strategies
  • VoLTE, RCS, LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) and M2M services
  • Wireless network infrastructure industry roadmap and value chain
  • Company profiles and strategies of over 70 LTE ecosystem players including device OEMs, infrastructure (RAN, EPC) vendors and wireless carriers
  • Competitive assessment of vendor strategies & commitments to 5G
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2015 till 2020

 

Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation:

 

  • Market forecasts and historical revenue/unit shipment/subscription figures are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • LTE Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue
  • TD-LTE Macrocell eNodeBs (eNBs)
  • LTE FDD Macrocell eNBs
  • LTE FDD Small Cells
  • TD-LTE Small Cells
  • EPC

 

LTE Device Shipments & Revenue

 

  • TD-LTE
  • LTE FDD
  • Form Factor (Embedded Cards, Consumer Gadgets, Netbooks, PCs, Routers, Smartphones, Tablets and USB Dongles)

 

LTE Subscriptions and Operator Service Revenue

 

  • TD-LTE
  • LTE FDD

 

The following vertical, regional and country markets are also covered:

 

Vertical Markets

 

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Logistics
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Professional Services
  • Public Safety, Security & Emergency Services
  • Retail & Hospitality
  • Smart Cities
  • Sports

 

Regional Markets

 

  • Asia Pacific
  • Eastern Europe
  • Latin & Central America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • North America
  • Western Europe

 

Top 20 Country Markets

 

  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, UK and USA

 

Key Questions Answered:

 

The report provides answers to the following key questions:

 

  • How big is the LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G ecosystem?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Who are the key LTE infrastructure and device vendors and what are their strategies?
  • How much are vendors and operators investing in LTE?
  • What is the outlook for LTE-Advanced adoption?
  • What is the outlook for VoLTE, RCS and LTE Broadcast (eMBMS) services?
  • How will LTE FDD investments compare with TD-LTE?
  • What opportunities exist for LTE small cells and how will their proliferation impact the wider LTE RAN market?
  • Will future network rollouts adopt a C-RAN (Cloud RAN) centric architecture?
  • How will NFV and virtualization affect the EPC market?
  • How will LTE ARPU evolve overtime?
  • Which countries will see the highest number of LTE subscriptions?
  • How much will vendors and operators invest in 5G R&D?
  • What will the number of 5G subscriptions in 2025 and at what rate will they grow?
  • Will 5G networks utilize new spectrum bands?

 

List of Companies Mentioned:

 

The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

 

  • 21 Vianet Group
  • 2K Telecom
  • 3 Austria
  • 3 Denmark
  • 3 HK
  • 3 Ireland
  • 3 Italia
  • 3 Sweden
  • 365 Media
  • 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project)
  • 3Roam
  • 4ipnet
  • 6WIND
  • A1 Telekom
  • Aalborg University
  • Aalto-University
  • Ablaze
  • Accedian
  • Accelleran
  • Actelis
  • Actix
  • Adams NetWorks
  • Adax
  • ADLINK
  • ADTRAN
  • ADVA Optical Networking
  • Advantech
  • Aero2
  • Aeroflex
  • Aerohive
  • Aeronet
  • Affirmed Networks
  • AINMT Holdings
  • Airbus Group
  • Aircel
  • Aircell
  • Aircom International
  • AirHop Communications
  • Airspan Networks
  • Airtel Nigeria
  • Airvana
  • AIS/DPC Thailand
  • Al Madar
  • Alaska Communications
  • Albis Technologies
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Alfa
  • Algar Telecom (CTBC)
  • Algerie Telecom
  • Alpental Technologies
  • Alpha Networks
  • Altel
  • Altera
  • Altiostar Networks
  • Alvarion
  • América Móvil
  • Andorra Telecom
  • Anite
  • Antares Group
  • Antel
  • Anvaya Networks
  • Apple
  • APT
  • Aptilo
  • Aqiva Wireless
  • Aquafon
  • Arcadyan Technology Corporation
  • Argela
  • ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, Japan)
  • Aricent
  • Arieso
  • ARItel
  • Armentel
  • Aruba Networks
  • Ascenta
  • Ascom International
  • Asiaspace
  • Askey
  • ASOCS
  • Astellia
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Athena Wireless Communications
  • Atrica
  • Avanti
  • Avea
  • Aviat Networks
  • Axell Wireless
  • Axerra Networks
  • Axis Teknologies
  • Axxcelera
  • Azercell
  • Azerfon
  • b•lite
  • Babilon Mobile
  • Bakcell
  • Bakrie Telecom
  • Batelco
  • Bayan Telecommunications
  • BayRICS
  • BBC
  • BBK Electronics Corporation
  • Beeline
  • Beeline Lao
  • BelAir
  • BelCel
  • Belgacom / Proximus
  • Bell Mobility
  • BendBroadband
  • BeST (Life)
  • BH Telecom
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Bhutan Telecom
  • Big Switch Networks
  • BigAir
  • Black Box
  • BlackBerry
  • BLiNQ Networks
  • Bluegrass Cellular
  • Blueline
  • BluWan
  • BMW
  • Bollore Telecom
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Brazil  Army
  • Brazil  Sao Paulo Military Police
  • BridgeWave Communications
  • Broadcom
  • Brocade
  • Browan
  • BSNL
  • BT
  • BTC
  • BTI Systems
  • BTI Wireless
  • BTL
  • BUCD
  • Bulgaria  Vivacom
  • C Spire Wireless
  • C&S
  • Cable and Wireless
  • Cambium Networks
  • Canoga Perkins
  • Carolina West Wireless
  • Carrier Access Corporation
  • Casio
  • Cavium
  • CBL Bahamas
  • CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks)
  • CCI (Communication Components Inc.)
  • CCS
  • Ceclcom Axiata
  • CeedTec
  • Celcite
  • Cell C
  • Cellcom
  • CellO
  • Cellvine
  • Celtro
  • CenturyLink
  • Ceragon
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Chariton Valley Comms
  • Charles Industries
  • Chat Mobility
  • China Mobile
  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • CHT
  • Cielo
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • City of Charlotte Council
  • Claro
  • Clear Mobitel
  • CNT
  • Cobham
  • Coherent Logix
  • Colorado Valley
  • Comba
  • Comba Telecom
  • Commnet Wireless
  • CommScope
  • Connected Digital Catapult
  • Connectem
  • Contela
  • ConteXtream
  • Convergence Technologies
  • Coolpad
  • Copper Valley Telecom
  • Corning/MobileAccess
  • Cosmote
  • COTA Murcia4G
  • Cross Telephone
  • Crown Castle International
  • CS Corporation
  • CSL Limited
  • Custer Telephone
  • Cyan
  • Datame
  • Datang Mobile
  • DBD
  • Dedicado
  • DeltaNode
  • Dhiraagu
  • Dialog Axiata
  • Dialogic
  • DiGi
  • Digicel
  • Digicel Fiji
  • Digitel
  • Digitel Jamaica
  • Dish Network
  • D-Link
  • DNA
  • DoCoMo Euro-Labs
  • DoCoMo Pacific
  • DragonWave
  • DT (Deutsche Telekom)
  • DTAC – TriNet
  • Du
  • E Plus
  • eAccess
  • Eastlink
  • E-Band Communications
  • EBlink
  • ECI Telecom
  • Econet Wireless
  • Eden Rock Communications
  • Edgewater
  • EE
  • EION
  • Elisa
  • EM3 (Enterprise M3)
  • EMT
  • Emtel
  • EnergyAustralia Ausgrid
  • EnGenius
  • Entel Movil
  • Entel PCS
  • Entel Peru
  • Enterasys
  • ERA/T-Mobile Poland
  • Ericsson
  • ETC
  • Etex Telephone Co-op
  • EtherReach
  • Ethertronics
  • Ethio Telecom
  • Ethos
  • Etisalat
  • Etisalat Misr
  • ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute)
  • European Commission
  • Evolve Broadband
  • Exalt
  • ExteNet Systems
  • Extreme Networks
  • Facebook
  • FarEasTone
  • FastBack Networks
  • Fastlink (Regional Telecom)
  • Femtel
  • FibroLAN
  • FilmFlex
  • Firetide
  • Fitel
  • Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland)
  • Fortinet
  • FPT Telecom
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Fujitsu
  • Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe
  • Fujitsu-Toshiba
  • Gemtek Technology
  • Genband
  • General Dynamics
  • Georgia  Magticom
  • Glo Mobile
  • Globacom
  • Global Mobile
  • Globe Telecom
  • GoNet Systems
  • Goodman Networks
  • Google
  • Gore
  • GrenTech
  • GSMA (GSM Association)
  • Guineanet
  • GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
  • Handlink
  • Harris
  • Hatteras
  • Hitachi
  • Hitachi CTA (Communication Technologies America)
  • HP
  • HTC
  • Huahuan
  • Huawei
  • Hutchison Telecommunications International
  • IBM
  • IBW International
  • ICE
  • iConnect
  • IDC Moldova
  • iDirect
  • IM2
  • Imagine Group
  • Infovista
  • InnerWireless
  • Institut Mines-Télécom
  • Intel
  • InterDigital
  • Intracom
  • Intucell Systems
  • Inwi
  • ip.access
  • IPITEK
  • ISICSB (Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Board)
  • Islandcom
  • IT&E Guam
  • ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute)
  • ITU (International Telecommunication Union)
  • JDSU
  • Juni Global
  • Juniper Networks
  • Kcell
  • KDDI
  • Kentrox
  • Kordia
  • KPN
  • KPN Base
  • KPU (Alaska)
  • KT (Korea Telecom)
  • KT Corp Rwanda
  • KTH - Royal Institute of Technology
  • Kyocera
  • Lanka Bell
  • Lantiq
  • Lattelecom
  • Leap Wireless/Cricket
  • Lemko
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • LG Uplus
  • LightPointe Communications
  • Lightsquared
  • LIME
  • Linkem
  • LMT
  • LSI
  • LTC
  • M1
  • Manx Telecom
  • Marvell
  • Mascom Wireless
  • Massnet
  • Mavenir
  • MAX Telecom
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Maxis
  • MaxyTel
  • MediaTek
  • MegaFon
  • Menatelecom
  • Mentum
  • Meru Networks
  • Mesaplexx
  • Meteor
  • Microsoft Mobile
  • Microwave Networks
  • Mid-Rivers Communications
  • Milmex
  • MIMOon
  • Mindspeed Technologies
  • Ministry of Industry, Development and Reform Commission - China
  • MiSpot
  • Mobile Norway/Tele2
  • Mobily
  • Mobinil
  • Mobistar
  • Mobitel
  • Moldcell
  • Monaco Telecom
  • Mongolia Telecom
  • Mosaic Telecom
  • MOST (Ministry of Science & Technology, China)
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Movicel
  • Movilmax
  • Movilnet
  • Movistar
  • MRV Communications
  • MSIP (Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea)
  • MTA
  • MTC
  • MTC Touch
  • M-Tel
  • MTI Mobile
  • MTN
  • MTN Uganda
  • MTNL
  • MTPCS
  • MTS
  • MTS Allstream
  • MTS Belarus
  • MTS Ukraine
  • Myanmar P & T
  • Naka Mobile
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Nawras
  • NBN Co.
  • Ncell
  • NEC
  • NEC Mobile Communications
  • Neo-Sky
  • Neotel
  • Nepal Telecom
  • Netflix
  • NETGEAR
  • Netronome
  • New Postcom Equipment
  • New York University
  • NewNet
  • Nexius
  • NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
  • NITA
  • Node-H
  • Nokia
  • Nokia Networks
  • Nomadix
  • Nomor Research
  • NorthwestCell
  • Nova
  • nTelos
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Nuage Networks
  • Nutaq/NuRAN Wireless
  • NVIDIA
  • O2 Secure Wireless
  • Oceus Networks
  • Octasic
  • Ofcom
  • Oi
  • Omantel
  • Omnitel
  • On Telecomunicacoes
  • ONE
  • Ooredoo
  • Open Mobile
  • OPPO
  • Optimus
  • Optiway
  • Optiway
  • Optus
  • Orange
  • Orange Armenia
  • Orange Austria
  • Orange Dominicana
  • Orange France
  • Orange Liechtenstein
  • Orange Luxembourg
  • Orange Mauritius
  • Orange Moldova
  • Orange Romania
  • Orange Slovak Republic
  • Orange Spain
  • Orange Switzerland
  • Orange Uganda
  • Orckit Corrigent
  • ORN (Olleh Rwanda Networks)
  • Osnova Telecom
  • Outremer Telecom
  • Overture
  • P&T
  • P1 Networks
  • P4 (Play)
  • Panasonic
  • Pandetel
  • Panhandle Telephone Co-op
  • Pantech
  • PCCW
  • Peoples Telephone Co-op
  • Personal
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • Plexxi
  • Polaris Networks
  • Polkomtel Plus
  • Positron-Aktino
  • Potevio (China Potevio Company)
  • Powerwave Technologies
  • Poznan University of Technology
  • Proxim
  • PTK Centertel (Orange)
  • Public Service Wireless
  • Public Wireless
  • PureWave Networks
  • PVT
  • Qualcomm
  • Quanta Computer
  • QuCell
  • Quortus
  • R (Spain)
  • RAD Data Systems
  • Radisys
  • RADWIN
  • Rakon
  • Raytheon
  • RCS & RDS
  • Redline Communications
  • REDtone
  • Reliance
  • Reverb Networks
  • RF Window
  • RFNet
  • RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
  • Rogers Wireless
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Roke Manor
  • Rostelecom
  • Ro-Timak Technology
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • RusViet Telecom
  • RWTH Aachen
  • S and R Communications
  • S&T Telephone Cooperative
  • Safaricom
  • Sagebrush Cellular (Nemont)
  • Sagemcom
  • SAI Technology
  • Saima Telecom
  • Samsung
  • Sasktel
  • Sazz
  • Sercom
  • SerComm
  • SES S.A.
  • SFR
  • SGRITA
  • Sharp
  • Shentel
  • Shyam Networks
  • Si.mobil
  • SIAE Microelectronics
  • Siemens
  • Siklu
  • Siminn
  • SingTel
  • SK Telecom
  • SK Telesys
  • Sky Brazil
  • Smart Communications
  • Smartone
  • SMARTS
  • Smile Communications
  • Smoltelecom
  • SoftBank
  • SoftBank Mobile
  • SOLiD Technologies
  • Somtel
  • Sony Mobile
  • Spectranet
  • SpeedConnect
  • SpiderCloud Wireless
  • Spreadtrum Communications
  • Sprint
  • Sprocket Wireless
  • SRT Communications
  • SSTL
  • Star Microwave
  • Star Solutions
  • Starcomms
  • StarHub
  • STC
  • Stoke
  • Strata Networks
  • Strix Systems
  • Sub10 Systems
  • Sunrise Communications
  • Surfline Communications
  • SWIFT Networks
  • Swisscom
  • Sycamore
  • Syringa Wireless
  • Tango Networks
  • Taqua
  • Tarana Wireless
  • Tata Elxsi
  • TCL Communication
  • TD Tech (Nokia and Huawei Joint Venture)
  • TDC
  • TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics Connectivity)
  • Tecom
  • TEKTELIC Communications
  • Telcel
  • Telco Systems
  • Tele2
  • Tele2 Kazakhstan
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telecom Malaysia
  • Telecom New Zealand
  • Telefónica
  • Telefónica Ireland
  • Telefónica Movistar
  • Telefónica O2 UK
  • Telefónica Peru
  • Telekom Srpske
  • Telenet Belgium
  • Telenor
  • Telenor Denmark
  • Telenor Hungary
  • Telenor Montenegro
  • Telenor Sweden
  • Telesis
  • TeliaSonera
  • TeliaSonera Norway
  • Telkom Mobile (8ta)
  • Telkomsel Indonesia
  • Tellabs
  • Telrad
  • Telrad Networks
  • Telstra
  • Telum
  • Telus
  • Texas Energy Network
  • Texas Instruments
  • TFL
  • Thomson
  • T-Hrvatski Telekom
  • Thumb Cellular
  • TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association)
  • Tigo
  • Tikona
  • TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
  • TIM Brasil
  • Titan Aerospace
  • TMC
  • TMN (Portugal Telecom)
  • T-Mobile Czech Republic
  • T-Mobile Hungary
  • T-Mobile Macedonia
  • T-Mobile Netherlands
  • T-Mobile Puerto Rico
  • T-Mobile Slovensko
  • T-Mobile USA
  • TN Mobile
  • TOT Thailand
  • TPG Internet
  • TP-Link
  • TRaC Global
  • Trango Systems
  • Transmode
  • Tranzeo
  • Triatel
  • Tricom
  • Tropos
  • True Move
  • TSKL
  • TTK
  • Tunisiana
  • Turkcell
  • U Mobile
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Navy
  • Ubee Interactive
  • Ubidyne GmBH
  • Ubiquisys
  • Ubiquiti Networks
  • u-blox
  • UCell
  • UK Broadband
  • Ulusnet
  • Umniah
  • UN (United Nations)
  • Une-EPM
  • United Wireless
  • Unitel
  • Universitaet Bremen
  • Universitat Politècnica de València
  • University of Kaiserslautern
  • University of Oulu
  • University of Surrey
  • US Cellular
  • UTStarcom
  • Vainakh Telecom
  • VDC (VNPT)
  • Velatel
  • Velatel-Aerostrong
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Videocon
  • Videotron
  • Viettel
  • Vimpelcom
  • VIP mobile
  • VIPNet
  • Visafone Communications
  • Viva
  • Vivacell-MTS
  • Vivato
  • Vivo
  • VMWare
  • Vodacom
  • Vodacom Tanzania
  • Vodafone Australia
  • Vodafone Czech Republic
  • Vodafone Egypt
  • Vodafone Fiji
  • Vodafone Greece
  • Vodafone Group
  • Vodafone Ireland
  • Vodafone Italy
  • Vodafone New Zealand
  • Vodafone Portugal
  • Vodafone Qatar
  • Vodafone Romania
  • Vodafone Spain
  • Vodafone UK
  • Vox
  • VTel Wireless
  • Vubiq
  • Wataniya
  • Wataniya Telecom
  • WBS (iBurst)
  • West Central Wireless
  • Wi-Ex
  • Wi-Fi Alliance
  • Wilson Electronics
  • Wind Mobile
  • Wireless Broadband Alliance
  • Wistron NeWeb Corp (WNC)
  • WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
  • Woosh
  • Xiaomi
  • Xilinx
  • XL Axiata
  • Xplornet
  • Yoigo
  • Yota
  • Zain
  • Zain Jordan
  • Zain Saudi
  • Zamtel
  • Z-com (ZDC Wireless)
  • Zhone
  • Ziggo
  • Zinwave
  • Zoda Fones
  • ZTE

 

Chapter 1: Introduction 25

1.1 Executive Summary 25

1.2 Topics Covered 27

1.3 Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation 28

1.4 Key Questions Answered 30

1.5 Key Findings 31

1.6 Methodology 32

1.7 Target Audience 33

1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned 34

 

Chapter 2: LTE and LTE-Advanced Ecosystem 42

2.1 Mobile Broadband Growth 42

2.2 LTE Technology & Market Momentum 43

2.2.1 What is LTE? 43

2.2.2 Architectural Overview & Components 43

2.2.3 Underlying Technologies & Key Performance Metrics of LTE 47

2.2.4 Choice of Spectrum Bands 48

2.2.5 Overtaking WiMAX as the Dominant 4G Standard 48

2.2.6 Providing an Upgrade Path for Both 3GPP and 3GPP2 Wireless Carriers 48

2.2.7 An Established Market: Over 380 Commercial Deployments 49

2.2.8 Motivation for LTE-Advanced 49

2.3 What is LTE-Advanced? 50

2.3.1 Carrier Aggregation 50

2.3.2 Optimizing Small Cell Performance 50

2.3.3 eICIC 50

2.3.4 Higher Order MIMO 51

2.3.5 CoMP 51

2.3.6 Unlicensed Spectrum 51

2.4 Key Market Drivers: What Factors Are Driving LTE and LTE-Advanced Investments? 52

2.4.1 Growing Traffic Capacity Demands 52

2.4.2 Competitive Operator Landscape: Seizing the $1.5 Trillion Opportunity 53

2.4.3 LTE Value Proposition: Network Performance and Cost Savings 54

2.4.4 Flexible Spectrum & Spectral Efficiency 55

2.4.5 Address 2G/3G Legacy Network Congestion 55

2.4.6 Seamless Interoperability with Legacy Networks 55

2.4.7 Strategic Choice for CDMA & WiMAX Operators: Join Mainstream Ecosystem 55

2.4.8 Bringing Broadband to the Masses: Enabling Cheap Mobile Broadband Connectivity 56

2.4.9 Growing Interest from Vertical Markets 56

2.4.10 Vendor Endorsement 56

2.4.11 Narrow Competition from Competing Standards 57

2.5 Challenges & Inhibiters to the Ecosystem 58

2.5.1 Time to Market 58

2.5.2 Operator CapEx 58

2.5.3 Spectrum Congestion 59

2.5.4 Impact of RAN Sharing 59

2.5.5 Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Risks 59

2.5.6 Committing to Initial Investments 60

2.5.7 Roaming Challenges 60

2.5.8 Voice Support: VoLTE Comes to Rescue 60

2.5.9 Investment Returns: The OTT Threat 61

2.5.10 Backhaul Capacity Limitations 61

 

Chapter 3: LTE & LTE-Advanced Deployment Strategies 62

3.1 Antenna & RAN Strategies 62

3.1.1 Single RAN vs. Overlay Deployment 62

3.1.2 Adopting an RRH and FTTA Design 63

3.1.3 Adopting a C-RAN Architecture 64

3.1.4 Optimal Antenna Selection 64

3.1.5 Interference Limitation Strategies 65

3.1.6 Managing Co-Existence with Legacy 3G/2G RF Sites 65

3.2 EPC/Mobile Core Strategies 66

3.2.1 Integration of Functions & Virtualization 66

3.2.2 Deployment Architecture Choices 66

3.2.3 Supporting Legacy Networks 67

3.2.4 Integration with IMS 67

3.2.5 Embedding DPI for Policy Enforcement & Network Optimization 67

3.3 LTE Backhaul & Fronthaul Strategies 68

3.3.1 Architectural Impact of X2 Interface 68

3.3.2 LTE-Advanced Requirements 68

3.3.3 Growing Backhaul Capacity & Latency Requirements 69

3.3.4 IPsec 69

3.3.5 Technology Options: Fiber, Microwave & Millimeter Wave 70

3.3.6 Developing a HetNet Backhaul Strategy 70

3.3.7 Synchronization and Timing 70

3.3.8 Backhaul Sharing 71

3.3.9 Fronthaul Options: Fiber vs. Wireless 71

 

Chapter 4: Operator Service Models – Monetizing LTE 72

4.1 LTE as an Enhanced Data Offering 72

4.1.1 Driving Consumer Uptake of LTE 72

4.1.2 Enterprise Specific LTE Plans 73

4.2 VoLTE & RCS: Enabling Integrated Voice, Video & IM Services 73

4.2.1 Pricing Strategies 74

4.2.2 Layered Service Offering for Enterprises 74

4.3 Fixed Broadband Alternative 75

4.4 M2M Connectivity 75

4.4.1 Capitalizing on LTE’s Performance Characteristics 75

4.4.2 Impact of Decommissioning 2G/3G Networks 76

4.5 Wholesale Services 76

4.6 LTE Broadcast & eMBMS: Is there a Business Case Yet? 77

 

Chapter 5: Vertical Markets for LTE & LTE-Advanced Networks 78

5.1 Vertical Market Opportunities: Capitalizing on LTE and LTE-Advanced 78

5.2 How Big is the Vertical Market Opportunity? 79

5.3 Automotive & Transportation 80

5.4 Agriculture 81

5.5 Construction 82

5.6 Education 83

5.7 Energy & Utilities 84

5.8 Healthcare 85

5.9 Logistics 86

5.10 Mining 87

5.11 Military 88

5.12 Professional Services 89

5.13 Public Safety, Security & Emergency Services 90

5.14 Retail & Hospitality 92

5.15 Smart Cities 93

5.16 Sports 94

 

Chapter 6: The Emerging 5G Ecosystem & Technology 95

6.1 What is 5G? 95

6.2 5G Requirements 95

6.2.1 Data Volume 96

6.2.2 Throughput 96

6.2.3 Response Time & Latency 96

6.2.4 Device Density 96

6.2.5 Availability & Coverage 96

6.2.6 Battery Life 97

6.2.7 Energy Saving & Cost Reduction 97

6.3 5G Market Drivers 98

6.3.1 Why the Need for a 5G Standard? 98

6.3.2 Improving Spectrum Utilization 98

6.3.3 Advances in Air Interface Transmission Schemes 98

6.3.4 Gigabit Wireless Connectivity: Supporting Future Services 99

6.3.5 Moving Towards IoT (Internet of Things): Increasing Device Density 99

6.3.6 Towards a Flatter Network Architecture 99

6.4 Challenges & Inhibitors to 5G 100

6.4.1 Skepticism 100

6.4.2 Standardization Challenges: Too Many Stakeholders 100

6.4.3 Spectrum Regulation & Complexities 100

6.4.4 Massive MIMO, Beamforming & Antenna Technology Issues 101

6.4.5 Higher Frequencies Mean New Infrastructure 101

6.4.6 Complex Performance Requirements 102

6.4.7 Energy Efficiency & Technology Scaling 102

6.5 5G Applications & Use Cases 103

6.5.1 Extreme Bandwidth Applications: Video, Internet Gaming & Augmented Reality 103

6.5.2 MTC/M2M, IoT & Ubiquitous Communications 103

6.5.2.1 Short-burst Traffic 104

6.5.3 Vertical Industries & Safety Critical Domains 104

6.5.3.1 Automotive 104

6.5.3.2 Energy & Smart Grids 105

6.5.3.3 Transport & Logistics 105

6.5.3.4 Healthcare 105

6.5.3.5 Smart Cities 105

6.5.3.6 Public Safety 106

6.5.3.7 Fitness & Sports 106

6.6 Key Technologies & Concepts 107

6.6.1 Air Interface: Waveform Options 107

6.6.2 Massive MIMO 108

6.6.3 Phased Array Antennas 109

6.6.4 Beamforming 109

6.6.5 D2D (Device to Device) Communications 110

6.6.6 Self-Backhauling & Mesh Networking 111

6.6.7 Cognitive Radio & Spectrum Sensing 111

6.6.8 LSA (Licensed Shared Access) 112

6.6.9 Spectrum Aggregation 113

6.6.10 Integration of VLC (Visible Light Communication) 113

6.7 Complimentary Technologies 114

6.7.1 NFV & SDN 114

6.7.2 HetNet & C-RAN Architecture 115

6.7.2.1 Will C-RAN be the Default 5G Network Architecture? 115

6.7.3 Drones & Satellites 117

6.7.3.1 Satellite Integration in 5G Networks 117

6.7.3.2 Google and Facebook’s Drone Ambitions 117

6.7.3.3 Interest from Wireless Carriers 117

 

Chapter 7: 5G Investments & Future Forecast 118

7.1 How Much is Being Invested in 5G? 118

7.2 Global 5G Subscriptions: 2020 - 2025 119

7.2.1 Asia Pacific 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 120

7.2.2 Eastern Europe 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 120

7.2.3 Latin & Central America 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 121

7.2.4 Middle East & Africa 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 121

7.2.5 North America 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 122

7.2.6 Western Europe 5G Subscriptions: 2020 – 2025 122

 

Chapter 8: 5G Spectrum Assessment 123

8.1 Spectrum Options for 5G 123

8.2 Sub-1 GHz 123

8.3 3-4 GHz 124

8.4 5 GHz 124

8.5 15 GHz 124

8.6 28 GHz 124

8.7 60/70/80 GHz 124

8.8 Higher Bands 125

 

Chapter 9: 5G Standardization & Research Initiatives 126

9.1 ITU-R (ITU Radiocommunications Sector) 126

9.2 3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) 127

9.3 GSMA (GSM Association) 127

9.4 NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance 128

9.5 TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) 128

9.6 European Commission Initiatives 129

9.6.1 METIS 129

9.6.2 5GPPP (5G Public-Private Partnership) 130

9.6.3 5GNOW (5th Generation Non-Orthogonal Waveforms for Asynchronous Signaling) 130

9.7 National Government Initiatives 131

9.7.1 Korea’s 5G Forum 131

9.7.2 Japan’s ARIB 20B AH (2020 and Beyond AdHoc) 131

9.7.3 China’s IMT-2020 131

9.7.4 China’s 863-5G Project 131

9.8 Academic Initiatives 132

9.8.1 5GIC (5G Innovation Center, University of Surrey) 132

9.8.2 NYU WIRELESS (New York University) 132

 

Chapter 10: 5G Vendor Demonstrations, Commitments & Strategies 133

10.1 Alcatel-Lucent 133

10.2 Ericsson 134

10.3 Fujitsu 135

10.4 Huawei 136

10.5 Intel 137

10.6 NEC 138

10.7 Nokia Networks 139

10.8 Qualcomm 140

10.9 Samsung 141

10.10 ZTE 142

 

Chapter 11: Industry Roadmap & Value Chain 143

11.1 Industry Roadmap 143

11.1.1 Initial LTE FDD Rollouts: 2010 - 2011 143

11.1.2 Rise of the HetNet Ecosystem: 2012 - 2013 144

11.1.3 A Wave of TD-LTE and LTE-Advanced Deployments: 2014 - 2016 144

11.1.4 Moving Towards Virtualized Infrastructure: 2017 - 2019 145

11.1.5 Start of the 5G Era: 2020 & Beyond 145

11.2 Value Chain 146

11.3 Embedded Technology Ecosystem 146

11.3.1 Chipset Developers 146

11.3.2 Embedded Component/Software Providers 146

11.4 RAN Ecosystem 149

11.4.1 Macrocell RAN OEMs 149

11.4.2 “Pure-Play” and Specialist Small Cell OEMs 150

11.4.3 WiFi Access Point OEMs 151

11.4.4 DAS & Repeater Solution Providers 152

11.4.5 C-RAN Solution Providers 153

11.4.6 Other Technology & Network Component Providers/Enablers 154

11.5 Mobile Backhaul Ecosystem 155

11.5.1 Backhaul Solution Providers 155

11.6 Mobile Core Ecosystem 156

11.6.1 Core Network Infrastructure & Software Providers 156

11.7 Connectivity Ecosystem 157

11.7.1 2G, 3G & 4G Wireless Carriers 157

11.7.2 WiFi Connectivity Providers 159

11.7.3 SCaaS (Small Cells as a Service) Providers 159

11.8 SON Ecosystem 160

11.8.1 SON Solution Providers 160

11.9 SDN & NFV Ecosystem 161

11.9.1 SDN & NFV Providers 161

 

Chapter 12: Vendor & Operator Landscape 162

12.1 LTE Infrastructure 162

12.1.1 Accelleran 162

12.1.2 Adax 163

12.1.3 Affirmed Networks 164

12.1.4 Airspan Networks 165

12.1.5 Airvana 166

12.1.6 Alcatel-Lucent 167

12.1.7 Altiostar Networks 168

12.1.8 Arcadyan Technology Corporation 169

12.1.9 Argela 170

12.1.10 ARItel 171

12.1.11 Athena Wireless Communications 172

12.1.12 Axxcelera 173

12.1.13 Cisco 174

12.1.14 Connectem 175

12.1.15 Contela 176

12.1.16 CS Corporation 177

12.1.17 Datang Mobile 178

12.1.18 Ericsson 179

12.1.19 Fujitsu 181

12.1.20 Gemtek Technology 182

12.1.21 GWT (Global Wireless Technologies) 183

12.1.22 Hitachi 184

12.1.23 Huawei 185

12.1.24 ip.access 187

12.1.25 Juni Global 188

12.1.26 Lemko 189

12.1.27 Mavenir 190

12.1.28 MTI Mobile 191

12.1.29 New Postcom Equipment 192

12.1.30 NEC 193

12.1.31 Nokia Networks 194

12.1.32 Nutaq/NuRAN Wireless 196

12.1.33 Oceus Networks 197

12.1.34 Polaris Networks 198

12.1.35 Potevio (China Potevio Company) 199

12.1.36 Quanta Computer 200

12.1.37 Qucell 201

12.1.38 Redline Communications/PureWave Networks 202

12.1.39 Samsung 203

12.1.40 SK Telesys 204

12.1.41 SpiderCloud Wireless 205

12.1.42 Star Solutions 207

12.1.43 TD Tech (Nokia and Huawei Joint Venture) 208

12.1.44 TEKTELIC Communications 209

12.1.45 Telum 210

12.1.46 Telrad Networks 211

12.1.47 WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation) 212

12.1.48 Z-com (ZDC Wireless) 213

12.1.49 ZTE 214

12.2 LTE Devices 215

12.2.1 Apple 215

12.2.2 BBK Electronics Corporation: Vivo & OPPO 216

12.2.3 BlackBerry 217

12.2.4 Coolpad 218

12.2.5 Fujitsu (Formerly Fujitsu-Toshiba) 219

12.2.6 HTC 220

12.2.7 Huawei 221

12.2.8 Kyocera 222

12.2.9 Lenovo/Motorola 223

12.2.10 LG 224

12.2.11 NEC Mobile Communications 225

12.2.12 Microsoft Mobile/Nokia 226

12.2.13 Panasonic 227

12.2.14 Pantech 228

12.2.15 Samsung 229

12.2.16 Sharp 230

12.2.17 Sony Mobile 231

12.2.18 TCL Communication 232

12.2.19 ZTE 233

12.2.20 Xiaomi 234

12.3 LTE Operators 235

12.3.1 AT&T Mobility 235

12.3.2 China Mobile 236

12.3.3 EE 237

12.3.4 KDDI 238

12.3.5 KT (Korea Telecom) 239

12.3.6 LG Uplus 240

12.3.7 NTT DoCoMo 242

12.3.8 SK Telecom 243

12.3.9 SoftBank 244

12.3.10 Verizon Wireless 246

 

Chapter 13: Market Analysis & Forecasts 247

13.1 LTE Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 247

13.1.1 TDD vs. FDD RAN Segmentation 248

13.1.2 Macrocell vs. Small Cell RAN Submarket Segmentation 249

13.1.3 Regional Segmentation 250

13.2 LTE RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 251

13.2.1 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 251

13.2.2 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 252

13.3 EPC Revenue 253

13.4 TD-LTE RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 254

13.4.1 Macrocell vs. Small Cell RAN Submarket Segmentation 254

13.4.2 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 255

13.4.3 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 256

13.5 LTE FDD RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 257

13.5.1 Macrocell vs. Small Cell RAN Submarket Segmentation 257

13.5.2 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 258

13.5.3 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 259

13.6 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 260

13.6.1 TDD vs. FDD Segmentation 260

13.6.2 Regional Segmentation 261

13.6.3 Segmentation by Form Factor 262

13.6.4 Embedded Cards 263

13.6.5 Consumer Gadgets 264

13.6.6 Netbooks 265

13.6.7 PCs 266

13.6.8 Routers 267

13.6.9 Smartphones 268

13.6.10 Tablets 269

13.6.11 USB Dongles 270

13.7 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 271

13.7.1 Regional Segmentation 271

13.7.2 Segmentation by Form Factor 272

13.8 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 273

13.8.1 Regional Segmentation 273

13.8.2 Segmentation by Form Factor 274

13.9 LTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue 275

13.9.1 TDD vs. FDD Segmentation 275

13.9.2 Regional Segmentation 277

13.9.3 Top 20 Countries 279

13.9.3.1 China 282

13.9.3.2 USA 284

13.9.3.3 Japan 286

13.9.3.4 India 288

13.9.3.5 Korea 290

13.9.3.6 Germany 292

13.9.3.7 UK 294

13.9.3.8 Indonesia 296

13.9.3.9 Brazil 298

13.9.3.10 Italy 300

13.9.3.11 Russia 302

13.9.3.12 Spain 304

13.9.3.13 Saudi Arabia 306

13.9.3.14 Mexico 308

13.9.3.15 France 310

13.9.3.16 Poland 312

13.9.3.17 Malaysia 314

13.9.3.18 Australia 316

13.9.3.19 Philippines 318

13.9.3.20 Canada 320

13.10 TD-LTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue 322

13.10.1 TD-LTE Subscriptions 322

13.10.2 TD-LTE Service Revenue 322

13.10.3 TD-LTE ARPU 323

13.11 LTE FDD Subscriptions & Service Revenue 324

13.11.1 LTE FDD Subscriptions 324

13.11.2 LTE FDD Service Revenue 324

13.11.3 LTE FDD ARPU 325

13.12 Asia Pacific 326

13.12.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 326

13.12.2 EPC Revenue 326

13.12.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 327

13.12.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 328

13.12.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 329

13.12.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 330

13.12.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 331

13.12.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 332

13.12.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 333

13.12.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 334

13.12.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 335

13.12.12 LTE Subscriptions 336

13.12.13 LTE Service Revenue 336

13.12.14 LTE ARPU 337

13.13 Eastern Europe 338

13.13.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 338

13.13.2 EPC Revenue 338

13.13.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 339

13.13.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 340

13.13.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 341

13.13.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 342

13.13.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 343

13.13.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 344

13.13.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 345

13.13.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 346

13.13.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 347

13.13.12 LTE Subscriptions 348

13.13.13 LTE Service Revenue 348

13.13.14 LTE ARPU 349

13.14 Latin & Central America 350

13.14.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 350

13.14.2 EPC Revenue 350

13.14.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 351

13.14.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 352

13.14.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 353

13.14.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 354

13.14.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 355

13.14.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 356

13.14.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 357

13.14.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 358

13.14.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 359

13.14.12 LTE Subscriptions 360

13.14.13 LTE Service Revenue 360

13.14.14 LTE ARPU 361

13.15 Middle East & Africa 362

13.15.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 362

13.15.2 EPC Revenue 362

13.15.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 363

13.15.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 364

13.15.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 365

13.15.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 366

13.15.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 367

13.15.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 368

13.15.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 369

13.15.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 370

13.15.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 371

13.15.12 LTE Subscriptions 372

13.15.13 LTE Service Revenue 372

13.15.14 LTE ARPU 373

13.16 North America 374

13.16.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 374

13.16.2 EPC Revenue 374

13.16.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 375

13.16.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 376

13.16.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 377

13.16.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 378

13.16.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 379

13.16.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 380

13.16.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 381

13.16.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 382

13.16.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 383

13.16.12 LTE Subscriptions 384

13.16.13 LTE Service Revenue 384

13.16.14 LTE ARPU 385

13.17 Western Europe 386

13.17.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue 386

13.17.2 EPC Revenue 386

13.17.3 LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 387

13.17.4 LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 388

13.17.5 TD-LTE Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 389

13.17.6 TD-LTE Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 390

13.17.7 LTE FDD Macrocell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 391

13.17.8 LTE FDD Small Cell RAN Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue 392

13.17.9 LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 393

13.17.10 TD-LTE Device Shipments & Revenue 394

13.17.11 LTE FDD Device Shipments & Revenue 395

13.17.12 LTE Subscriptions 396

13.17.13 LTE Service Revenue 396

13.17.14 LTE ARPU 397

 

Chapter 14: Infrastructure, Devices, Operator Services & Verticals Summary 398

14.1 Infrastructure 398

14.1.1 Commercial Availability 398

14.1.2 RAN Vendor Share: Who Leads the Market? 398

14.1.3 The Outlook for Tier 2 Vendors: Samsung and Fujitsu Lead the Market 399

14.1.4 Impact of Small Cells & Unlicensed Spectrum Base Stations 399

14.1.5 EPC Vendor Share 400

14.1.6 How will NFV Affect the EPC Market? 400

14.2 Devices 401

14.2.1 Commercial Device Availability 401

14.2.2 Are Smartphones the Most Dominant Form Factor? 401

14.2.3 Vendor Share: Who Leads the Market? 401

14.2.4 What About Chipsets? 401

14.3 Subscriptions & Operator Services 402

14.3.1 Economic Downturn: Initial Deployment Delays 402

14.3.2 Commercial Availability 402

14.3.3 How Big is the LTE Service Revenue Opportunity? 403

14.3.4 Vertical Market Opportunities 403

14.3.5 Outlook for LTE-Advanced 404

14.3.6 Moving Beyond Carrier Aggregation 405

14.3.7 Outlook for LTE Broadcast & eMBMS 405

14.3.8 Outlook for VoLTE & RCS 406

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