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LTE and LTE-Advanced Devices: Market Share, Key Trends, Vendor Strategies, Shipments, Revenue and Forecasts by Region and Country Q1 2012

January 2012

Pages: 86

Report Name:

REPORT 31 LTE and LTE-Advanced Devices - Market Share, Key Trends, Vendor Strategies, Shipments, Revenue & Forecasts by Region and Country Q1'2012.pdf; REPORT 31 LTE Devices Models, Shipments, Revenues and Subscriptions Database 2011 - 2016.xls

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Mobile Devices, Cellular Networks, Mobile Network Operators, Mobile Network Pricing, Telecom Regulation


2012 is a turning point for the mobile devices market as most device vendors go full swing into LTE. Having already witnessed several device launches, and shipments of over 8 Million units in 2011, the LTE devices ecosystem is set to grow at a CAGR of over 104 % over the next five years. In 2016, there will be nearly 300 Million LTE device shipments all over the globe, with revenues of over 82 Billion USD. As service providers and device vendors continue to increase their investment into LTE enabled devices, several critical questions remain unanswered such as:

• Which regional markets and countries will be the most lucrative for LTE device shipments?
• What is the revenue potential of the LTE Smartphone market segment relative to the widespread PC cards, embedded units and routers market?
• Which vendors will lead the market share for LTE devices and sub-components?
• Which features are vendors likely to utilize to compliment LTE devices?

Equally important to consider is the recent approval of the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) standard by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union). It is clear that developed LTE markets with available spectrum, such as the United States and Japan, will be the first countries to launch LTE-A devices, and major device vendors and chipset manufacturers, such as Samsung, Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm, will certainly be frontrunners to enter the 4.5 G market in order to grow revenues. However, there still remain some key unanswered questions in relation to LTE-A adoption such as when would the first LTE-A devices launch ? And how many subscriptions will it account for relative to LTE?

The “LTE and LTE-Advanced Devices” report, part of Signals and Systems Telecom’s LTE Insights Service, takes an in-depth look at answering the aforementioned questions besides analysing key trends, vendor/service provider strategies, market share, shipments and revenue in the LTE devices ecosystem. The report is complemented by a comprehensive LTE-Devices Database that lists LTE device sales and subscriptions by region, country and service provider from 2011 to 2016, and tracks publically released LTE devices by vendor, device type, and operating frequency band.

Companies Mentioned

Acer, Alcatel, Altek, Casio, Commtiva, Coolpad, Dell, Dopod, EPHONE, Fujitsu, GarminAsus, General Mobile, Gigabyte, Hesense, Hisense, HTC, Huawei, , i-Mobile, INQ Mobile, Karbonn Mobiles, KT Tech, KTFT, K-Touch, Kyocera, Lenovo, LG, Micromax, Motorola, NEC, Olive, OPPO, Panasonic, Pantech & Curitel, Samsung, Sharp, SK telesys, Sony Ericsson, Spice Mobiles, Toshiba, Trident, Videocon Mobile, ZTE

Countries Covered

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (ex-Zaire), Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia (ex-Tahiti), French West Indies, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kirghizstan, Kiribati, Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Northern Marianas, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Samoa (American), Sao Tomé and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, US Virgin Islands, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Acronyms
  • LTE and LTE-Advanced Market Outlook
  • LTE Commercial Network Launches and Plans 2011 - 2016
  • Key Drivers for LTE and LTE-Advanced Adoption
  • Present Subscriptions and Projections 2011 - 2016
  • LTE Regional Market Share
  • LTE Spectrum Adoption Throughout the World
  • Commercial Developments in Voice over LTE
  • LTE and LTE-Advanced Devices Ecosystem
  • LTE Devices Offerings by Commercial LTE Operators
  • PC vs Smartphone Based Market Segmentation and Share
  • LTE Device Segmentation by Spectrum
  • LTE Device Market Share by Vendor
  • LTE-Advance Development
  • ITU Approval of the LTE-Advanced Standard
  • Availability of LTE-Advanced Devices
  • LTE Device Vendors
  • HTC
  • Motorola Mobility
  • LG
  • Samsung
  • ZTE
  • Nokia
  • Fujitsu
  • Pantech
  • Acer
  • RIM
  • LTE Chipset Manufacturers
  • Qualcomm
  • ST-Ericsson
  • Cisco
  • Novatel Wireless
  • Sierra Wireless
  • LTE Device Updates from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show
  • Vendor and Service Provider Strategies
  • Samsung: Aggressively Pursuing Emerging Markets
  • Qualcomm and Apple Rumors: Apple’s Strategic Stand on LTE
  • Motorola: Capitalizing on LTE Tablets
  • HTC: Diversifying its Portfolio to increase LTE Device Shipments in 2012
  • Rumors: Google’s Motorola Mobility to Make the Next Nexus Device
  • TD-LTE Device Segment Strategies
  • Huawei: Maintaining TD-LTE Leadership
  • Heavy TD-LTE Investments in the Asia Pacific Region
  • The Promise of Multimode WiMAX/TD-LTE Devices
  • LG: Betting on LTE for Success in 2012
  • Aggressive Pricing and Flexible LTE Data Plans
  • Key Trends of 2012 and Predicted Features of LTE & LTE-Advanced Devices
  • Touch Computing
  • Social Gestures
  • Mobile Payments and Near Field Communications (NFCs)
  • Mobile TV
  • Voice Control
  • Spatial Gestures Inspired by the Gaming Industry
  • Second-Screen Experiences in Mobile Devices
  • Flexible Screens
  • HTML5
  • LTE Device Shipments and Revenue by Region
  • Global LTE Device Shipments 2011-2016
  • Global LTE Device Revenues 2011-2016
  • Regional LTE Device Revenues and Shipments 2011-2016
  • Regional Market Share and Segmentation 2011 - 2016
  • Market Share and Segmentation by Device Type
  • Market Segmentation by Country 2011 - 2016
  • North America LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country
  • Western Europe LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country
  • Eastern Europe LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country
  • Asia Pacific LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country
  • Middle East and Africa LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country
  • Latin and Central America LTE Device Industry Revenue and Shipments by Country