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LTE in Industry Verticals: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2014-2019


April 2014




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There is a rapidly growing demand for broadband-enabled data applications within certain vertical market segments including public safety, oil, gas and energy production, defense and others. Wireless infrastructure and support service providers are optimizing LTE as the technology of choice for general communications and various applications including remote data acquisition, video surveillance, multimedia PTT, and others for private LTE network deployments.

This report provides an in depth assessment of LTE in industry verticals including use cases, case studies, business case, value chain analysis, adoption timelines, and evaluation of key trends and drivers. The report includes forecasts for subscriptions and service revenue for 2012 to 2019 with sub-market data for the following industries: Manufacturing, Oil, Gas and Energy, Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Utilities, Transportation, Defense, Public Safety, Education and Distance Learning, Healthcare. Forecasts also include a breakdown by consumer and enterprise users.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Target Audience

  • Application Developers
  • Mobile network operators
  • Managed service companies
  • Mobile device manufacturers
  • Wireless infrastructure vendors
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) suppliers
  • WiMAX and WiFi infrastructure suppliers
  • Research and development organizations
  • Government officials and agencies globally
  • Enterprise companies and businesses of all types

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Target Audience
  • Companies Mentioned
  • LTE Technology Overview
  • LTE RAN Technology (E-UTRAN)
  • EPC Technology
  • Interoperability with 2G/3G Systems
  • Mobile Data Only Service
  • LTE Data Service with 2G/3G Voice
  • Voice and Data Services over LTE
  • Interoperability with LMR Systems
  • LTE Advanced Support for Heterogeneous Commercial and LMR Networks
  • LTE Business Case in Vertical Industry Segments
  • Key Market Drivers
  • LTE vs LMR
  • Security Features
  • Spectrum Flexibility
  • Economic Feasibility
  • Vendor Commitments
  • Support for Data Intensive and Low Latency Applications
  • Voice Interoperability
  • Key Barriers
  • Interoperability with Legacy Proprietary Solutions
  • The Private vs Shared Commercial Network Debate
  • Device Challenges and Opportunities
  • The LTE in Industry Verticals Value Chain
  • Vertical Industry Segments
  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • IoT is the Driver for LTE Enterprise Growth
  • Oil and Gas
  • Critical Communication Needs in Remote Locations
  • Reliance on LMR Solutions
  • Data Applications and Economic Feasibility: Is LTE the Answer?
  • Texas Energy Network (TEN): An operational M2M LTE Network for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Construction
  • Communication Needs of a Huge Market
  • Case Study: LTE Enables Pepper Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Fundamental Aspect to National Economies
  • The GSMA mAgri Initiative
  • LTE Based M2M Solutions
  • Mining
  • LTE in Mining: Communications and Remote Monitoring
  • Case Study: Rio Tinto LTE Network
  • Utilities
  • Complementing LMR Narrowband Communications
  • Extending Prospects to M2M
  • Enabling Smart Grid and Smart Meter Applications
  • Transportation
  • Cellular M2M in the Transportation Industry
  • Enabling Content Services
  • New Opportunities: Adverting on Public Transport
  • Defence
  • Technology is No Longer Driven by Military Needs and Funding
  • Leveraging Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Communications Equipment
  • U.S. Army LTE Trial
  • Naval Task Force Connectivity: U.S. Navy Adopts LTE
  • Public Safety
  • Endorsement as the Next Generation Public Safety Communication Technology
  • Transforming the Next Generation Command Centre
  • Qatar MOI: Leveraging LTE for Real-Time Video Monitoring
  • Education and Distance Learning
  • The Importance of Internet Connectivity in Education
  • Community-Wide LTE Networks
  • Learning from WiMAX: Past Success Stories
  • Healthcare
  • Transforming the Healthcare Industry
  • LTE and Mobile Video: The Future of E-Healthcare
  • Key Trends in LTE and Industry Verticals
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • U.S. Nationwide Private LTE Network: Synergies with Public Safety LTE
  • Private Deployments Targeting Critical Infrastructure
  • Municipal Networks
  • Prospects of Municipal LTE Networks
  • Case Study: Swindon Borough Council
  • M2M
  • 2G/3G Market Penetration
  • The LTE Era for M2M
  • LMR vs LTE: Complement or Replace
  • LTE in the Traditional Enterprise Segment
  • Serving the Needs of the Traditional Enterprise
  • Mobile Workforce
  • Improving In-Building Coverage: LTE Small Cells
  • Adoption Timeline by Vertical Industry Segment
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Production
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Defence
  • Public Safety
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • The Global LTE Market: 2014-2019
  • Global LTE Subscriptions: 2014-2019
  • Global LTE Service Revenue: 2014-2019
  • Consumer and Enterprise LTE Subscriptions Compared: 2014-2019
  • Consumer and Enterprise LTE Service Revenue Compared: 2014-2019
  • Global LTE Subscriptions by Vertical Segment: 2014-2019
  • Global LTE Service Revenue by Vertical Segment: 2014-2019

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: LTE RAN Architecture
  • Figure 2: LTE EPC Architecture
  • Figure 3: HetNet Toplogy
  • Figure 4: Growth of Connected Devices
  • Figure 5: LTE Value Chain: Traditional Enterprise and Vertical Segments
  • Figure 6: LTE Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Figure 7: Cellular Network Integration in a Smart Grid Setup
  • Figure 8: Public Safety LTE Network
  • Figure 9: Global LTE Subscriptions: 2014-2019 (Millions)
  • Figure 10: Global LTE Service Revenues: 2014-2019 ($ Billion)
  • Figure 11: Consumer and Enterprise LTE Subscriptions Compared: 2014-2019 (Millions)
  • Figure 12: Consumer vs. Enterprise LTE Service Revenues 2014-2019 ($ Billion)
  • Figure 13: Global LTE Subscriptions by Vertical Industry 2014-2019 (Thousands)
  • Figure 14: Global LTE Service Revenue by Vertical Industry 2014-2019 ($ Billion)