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LTE Strategies 2013-2018: Strategies for Deploying, Operating and Optimizing LTE Services, Applications and Business Operations

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Evolution of the Wireless Marketplace
  • Key Evolutionary Trends
  • Key Supporting Technologies
  • Broadband Wireless Evolution
  • First Generation (1G)
  • Second Generation (2G)
  • Third Generation (3G)
  • Fourth Generation (4G)
  • Fifth Generation (5G)
  • LTE Global Status
  • Global Market Share by Technology
  • Global LTE Subscribers and Penetration by Country
  • Global Deployment: LTE by Region, Country and Carrier
  • Global Overall (2G, 3G and 4G) Mobile Penetration
  • Global LTE Industry Verticals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Construction
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Military/Defence
  • Public Safety
  • Education and Distance Learning
  • Global LTE Devices
  • Global Mobile Data Usage
  • Global Mobile Internet as a Percentage of Total Internet
  • Global Mobile Broadband Snapshot: 1Q 2013
  • Spectrum Currently Utilized for LTE
  • The Key Spectrum Sub-Band: 1755-1780 MHz
  • National Broadband Plan
  • LTE Industry Spectrum Challenge: Fragmentation
  • LTE Industry Spectrum Solution: Adaptive and Cognitive Radio
  • Past and Projected Cellular Network Infrastructure Spending
  • Macro Cell Infrastructure Spending by Region
  • Carrier WiFi Infrastructure Spending
  • LTE Regional Status
  • Overall Regional Analysis
  • Mobile Usage During the Last Twenty Years by Representative Country
  • Global LTE Subscribers by Region
  • Top Data Usage by Country for 3G and LTE
  • Comms, Commerce and App Usage Patterns in Representative Countries
  • Americas
  • LTE in USA
  • LTE in Latin America
  • Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Middle East
  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • LTE Planning and Implementation
  • Consideration of Key Characteristics of Technologies
  • Strategy for Growth of LTE Dependent on Capacity Needs
  • Global Mobile Data Historical Growth and Forecasts
  • Global Growth Forecast per Wireless Device Type
  • Global Mobile Data Forecast Growth per Region
  • Migration from Current Networks to LTE
  • LTE OSS Improvements
  • Drivers for OSS Improvements
  • Self-Optimizing Networks (SON)
  • Why SON for LTE?
  • SON Categories and Use Cases
  • SON Implementation
  • Carrier Challenges
  • Spectrum Availability
  • CAPEX Budgets
  • Is More Capacity Better?
  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
  • The Fight Against OTT Players
  • OTT Voice
  • OTT Messaging
  • Carriers to Fight Back
  • The Drivers for New Applications
  • LTE Application Strategy
  • Prepare for Much More Data Usage
  • Biggest Factor in Mobile Data: Mobile Video
  • Mobile Video Forecast
  • Prepare for Increasingly More Services in the Cloud
  • The Role of Incumbent Network Operators in Mobile Cloud
  • Mobile Data in the Cloud Forecast
  • Prepare for Increasingly Marginalized Core Services
  • Marginalization Drives the Need for Value-Added Services
  • Valued Services Include Commerce, Content and Apps
  • Prepare for Deployment of Value-Added Services
  • What is a Value-Added Service (VAS)?
  • Relationship of VAS to Other Services
  • Why are VAS Important?
  • The VAS Supply Chain
  • Carrier Planning for VAS Applications
  • LTE Application Roadmap
  • Video
  • More of the Same: Only Faster
  • Video Call
  • LTE Video Broadcast
  • Mobile TV in LTE
  • Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)
  • GSMA VoLTE Initiatives
  • Alternatives to VoLTE
  • Rich Communications Services (RCS)
  • GSMA RCS Initiatives
  • Rich Calls
  • Rich Messaging
  • RCS and Video
  • Dynamic Address Book (DAB)
  • LTE Direct
  • Direct Services
  • LTE Forecasts
  • Global LTE Forecasts
  • Global Subscriptions 2013-2018
  • Global Revenue 2013-2018
  • Global Consumer vs Enterprise Forecasts
  • Global Consumer vs Enterprise Subscriptions 2013-2018
  • Global Consumer vs Enterprise Revenue 2013-2018
  • LTE Market Segments
  • LTE in Industry Verticals
  • Global LTE Subscriptions by Major Industry Segment 2013-2018
  • Global LTE Device Forecast 2013-2018
  • Global Mobile Data Traffic 2012-2017
  • By Category
  • By Device Type
  • By Region
  • Projected Mobile Connection Speeds by Region 2012-2017
  • The Future of LTE
  • Devices and Subscribers
  • Subscriber Behaviours Evolve
  • Consumer Electronics and LTE
  • The Global Market for Smartphones and Tablets
  • Next Generation Devices and LTE
  • Future Network Topology
  • Continued Small Cell Expansion
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets)
  • LTE Topology Roadmap
  • Future Applications
  • LTE and Social Networks/Media
  • LTE and Mobile Marketing/Advertising
  • LTE Enabled Mobile Commerce
  • Cloud Storage/Access
  • Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Communications
  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Wearable Wireless Drives New Applications
  • The Enterprise/Corporate Dashboard
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and the Internet Of Things (IOT)
  • Convergence of M2M, IOT, Social and Big Data = Huge Opportunity
  • New LTE Business Models
  • Mobile Network API Models
  • Working with the Carriers
  • Dealing with Carrier Concerns in New Business Models
  • The Emergence of a Structured Third-Party Ecosystem
  • Beyond 4G/LTE
  • The Vision for 5G
  • Evolution from 4G to 5G
  • Flat and De-Centralized IP Architecture
  • 5G Challenges and Opportunities
  • Current 5G Developments
  • United Kingdom: Government
  • Korea: Samsung
  • Summary and Recommendations
  • Carriers
  • Content Providers
  • Application Developers
  • Consumer Market
  • Enterprise Market
  • Independents
  • Infrastructure Providers
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • ZTE
  • Wireless Device Providers
  • Overview
  • LTE Handset Issues
  • Appendix
  • History of NGN and LTE
  • LTE Key Technologies
  • LTE Technology and Architecture
  • LTE Technology
  • LTE Advanced
  • LTE Infrastructure Elements and Architecture
  • LTE Architecture Details
  • Service Architecture
  • Layer 2 of LTE
  • Downlink Logical
  • Uplink Logical
  • Mobility Across ENBS
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem and Service Delivery
  • SDP Architecture
  • SDP and OSS/BSS
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • Technologies Supporting IMS
  • IMS and SIP
  • Other LTE Network and Application Enablers
  • Presence
  • Identity, Personal Data and Preference Management
  • Telecom API and Management

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Evolution of Wireless
  • Figure 2: Landline/Fixed Losses Forecast
  • Figure 3: Migration from Landline to VoIP Forecast
  • Figure 4: Evolution of Broadband Wireless
  • Figure 5: 3G vs 4G
  • Figure 6: 4G Evolution
  • Figure 7: LTE vs LTE Advanced
  • Figure 8: Market Share by Wireless Technology
  • Figure 9: Global LTE Subscription/Penetration by Country
  • Figure 10: Global LTE Subscriptions
  • Figure 11: Overall Mobile Penetration by Region
  • Figure 12: Public Safety LTE Network
  • Figure 13: Global LTE Devices by Type
  • Figure 14: Global LTE Devices by FDD/TDD
  • Figure 15: Global Mobile Data Usage
  • Figure 16: Mobile Internet vs Total Internet
  • Figure 17: Mobile Broadband Market by Technology
  • Figure 18: LTE Spectrum Usage
  • Figure 19: Global Infrastructure Spending: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 20: Global Spending on Infrastructure by Tech 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 21: Global Spending on Infrastructure by Tech Generation: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 22: Global RAN and Core Network Infrastructure Spending Compared: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 23: Wireless Network Infrastructure Spending by Region: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 24: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 25: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue: 2010 2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 26: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments by Technology (GSM, W-CDMA/HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA-2000/EV-DO, LTE, WiMAX): 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 27: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue by Technology (GSM, W-CDMA/HSPA, TD-SCDMA, CDMA-2000/EV-DO, LTE, WiMAX): 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 28: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments by Technology Generation (2G, 3G, 4G): 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 29: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue by Technology Generation (2G, 3G, 4G): 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 30: Macro Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 31: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue by Region: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 32: Infrastructure Spending in Asia Pacific: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 33: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in Asia Pacific: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 34: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in Asia Pacific: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 35: Infrastructure Spending in Eastern Europe: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 36: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in Europe: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 37: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in Europe: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 38: Infrastructure Spending in Latin and Central America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 39: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in Latin and Central America: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 40: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in Latin and Central America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 41: Infrastructure Spending in the Middle East and Africa: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 42: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in the Middle East and Africa: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 43: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in the Middle East and Africa: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 44: Wireless Network Infrastructure Spending in North America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 45: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in North America: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 46: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in North America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 47: Infrastructure Spending in Western Europe: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 48: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in Western Europe: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 49: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Rev Western Europe: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 50: Carrier WiFi Unit Shipments: 2010-2017 (Thousands of Units)
  • Figure 51: Mobile Usage in Last Two Decades
  • Figure 52: Global LTE Subscribers by Region
  • Figure 53: Data Traffic in Largest LTE Countries/Operators
  • Figure 54: Usage Patterns in Representative Countries
  • Figure 55: Mobile Data Traffic by Region
  • Figure 56: Wireless Spectrum Demand Projections
  • Figure 57: LTE in United States
  • Figure 58: LTE in Latin America
  • Figure 59: Top MNOs in Latin America
  • Figure 60: LTE Launches in Europe by Operator
  • Figure 61: Middle East LTE Carrier Services Revenue
  • Figure 62: Africa LTE Market
  • Figure 63: LTE Key Characteristics
  • Figure 64: Anticipated Wireless Capacity Growth
  • Figure 65: Mobile Data Usage Growth Forecast
  • Figure 66: Global Growth Forecast for Devices and Data Usage
  • Figure 67: Data Usage by Device Type
  • Figure 68: Per-Device Usage Growth to 2017
  • Figure 69: Device Growth and Mobile Data Usage Growth to 2017
  • Figure 70: Global Mobile Data Forecast by Region to 2017
  • Figure 71: Migration from Existing Networks to 4G
  • Figure 72: Self Organizing Network Use Cases
  • Figure 73: Average Texting by User Segment
  • Figure 74: Video Usage by Screen Type
  • Figure 75: Mobile Video Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 76: Mobile Data in the Cloud Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 77: Mobile Commerce Continuum
  • Figure 78: Pull and Push Content Models
  • Figure 79: Value-Added Services vs Core Services
  • Figure 80: Worldwide Mobile Data Usage
  • Figure 81: Mobile TV Ecosystem
  • Figure 82: VoLTE Call Continuity
  • Figure 83: RCS, APIs and Applications
  • Figure 84: Enhanced Address Book Benefits
  • Figure 85: RCS Application Integration
  • Figure 86: Global LTE Subscriptions: 2013-2018 (Millions)
  • Figure 87: Global LTE Service Revenues: 2013-2018 ($ Billion)
  • Figure 88: Consumer and Enterprise LTE Subs: 2013-2018 (Millions)
  • Figure 89: Consumer and Enterprise LTE Service Rev: 2013-2018 ($ Billion)
  • Figure 90: Networked Business Framework
  • Figure 91: Disruptive Potential of Connectivity
  • Figure 92: LTE Value Chain: Traditional Enterprise and Vertical Segments
  • Figure 93: Global LTE Subscriptions by Industry: 2013-2018 (Thousands)
  • Figure 94: Global LTE Devices in 2013
  • Figure 95: Global LTE Device Forecast to 2018
  • Figure 96: Industry LTE Device Trends to 2030
  • Figure 97: Global Mobile Data by Category Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 98: Global Mobile Data by Device Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 99: Global Mobile Data by Region Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 100: Connection Speeds by Region Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 101: LTE Market Drivers by Operational Improvement
  • Figure 102: Global Smartphone and Tablet Ownership by Country
  • Figure 103: Global Smartphone Market by Region
  • Figure 104: Global Tablet Market by Region
  • Figure 105: HetNets Topology
  • Figure 106: Carrier WiFi and Small Cells
  • Figure 107: Mobile Marketing Investment Growth by Type Forecast to 2015
  • Figure 108: Mobile Marketing Expenditures by Type Forecast to 2015
  • Figure 109: Augmented Reality
  • Figure 110: Enterprise Corporate Dashboard
  • Figure 111: Enterprise Corporate Dashboard: Employee Locator Application
  • Figure 112: Global M2M Growth by 2G/3G/4G Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 113: Global M2M Data Growth Forecast to 2017
  • Figure 114: Evolution of Carrier Business Models and Third Parties
  • Figure 115: Wireless Network Infrastructure RAN Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012
  • Figure 116: Core Network Vendor Ranking Matrix 2012
  • Figure 117: 4G Handset Technical Issues
  • Figure 118: LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Network Elements
  • Figure 119: LTE EPC Infrastructure Network Elements
  • Figure 120: Understanding LTE Network Elements and Channels
  • Figure 121: IMS Planes
  • Figure 122: IMS Model
  • Figure 123: SIP Configuration and Protocols
  • Figure 124: Presence in Telecom Networks
  • Figure 125: NGN Presence Architecture
  • Figure 126: Dynamic Address Book (DAM)
  • Figure 127: Wireless Carrier Assets
  • Figure 128: SDM Industry Roadmap: 2012-2017