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LTE Strategy 2013-2018

Published

May 2013

Pages

270

Pricing

Single-user License: $ 2,995 USD
Company-wide License: $ 6,995 USD
Team License (Up to 5 Users): $ 3,865 USD

Keywords

LTE, 4G, Long Term Evolution, LTE Strategy, LTE Deployment Strategy, LTE Business Operations, LTE Technical Operations, LTE Application Planning, LTE Operations Planning

Overview

Migrating cellular networks to fourth generation (4G) via the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard and other supporting technologies is a monumental effort. Beyond the obvious radio planning and engineering is a huge effort in the areas of application planning, business operations planning, and technical planning. Developing effective strategies for success with LTE is key to the successful commercialization of 4G for all mobile network operators.

LTE will usher in a new world of opportunities and challenges for every industry constituent including everything from new business models and industry participants to operational support systems for improved quality of service and user experience.

This report provides LTE strategies and technology analysis and provides recommendations for mobile network deployment. It also includes market analysis of the LTE marketplace including mobile handsets, key service developments, device advancements and more. The report also includes forecasts in every major area associated with LTE including:

• Landline/Fixed Losses forecast
• Migration from Landline to VoIP forecast
• Global Wireless Infrastructure Spending (by technology, region, type)
• Global LTE Device forecast and Data Usage (by category, device type, and region)
• Global LTE Subscriptions and Revenue (by consumer, enterprise, and industry segment)

The report is must-reading for anyone developing strategy associated with deployment and operations of LTE including:

• Product and services plans
• Application development and distribution
• Handset evolution and capability development
• Impact assessment of LTE evolution on long-term planning
• Investment in next generation infrastructure, devices, and applications
• Network integration including API strategy and application launch/operation
• Enterprises of all types seeking to identify the impacts and opportunities of 4G

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Key Findings

  • While gaining greatly through 2018, enterprise LTE subscription remain less then consumer
  • Mobile network operators have an imperative to develop Value-added Services (VAS) for LTE
  • Carriers must develop key applications such as Corporate Dashboard to retain enterprise customers
  • Extreme growth in mobile data associated with LTE expansion will require next generation OSS solutions
  • Carriers must prepare for a variety of challenges including much more data usage, increasingly more services in the cloud, severely marginalized core services, and development of VAS across communications, content, and commerce

Report Benefits

  • Global forecasts for LTE devices including data usage by category, device type, and region
  • Global forecasts for LTE subscription (overall, consumer, enterprise and by industry vertical)
  • LTE global and regional status update and analysis of key issues including capacity and spectrum
  • Identify the key trends and issues associated with implementing and operating broadband wireless
  • Understand the evolution of wireless to 4G and beyond including network topology and integration
  • Identify the business value and roadmap for implementation and operation of LTE based applications
  • Understand the future of LTE including applications, integration with the cloud, social networks, and more
  • Identify emerging LTE business models including third-party ecosystems, API integration, and expanded applications
  • Recommendations and analysis for carriers, content providers, application developers and infrastructure companies
  • Understand the issues and opportunities regarding key evolutionary trends including:
    • Anytime, anywhere, any device access to communications, content, commerce, and applications
    • Increased emphasis on non-human communications
    • The convergence and integration of many thing
    • Open networks, open interfaces, and many applications

Audience

  • Mobile content providers
  • Mobile network operators
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Wireless infrastructure providers
  • Application developers and aggregators
  • Government and sovereign R&D institutions

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 LTD 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 Snapshop: 1Q 2013
  • Spectrum Currently Utilized for LTE
  • The Key Spevtrum 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
  • Coms, 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
  • Value-Added 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 MSM, 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 Decentralized 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 Intrastructure 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: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 27: Global Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue by Technology: 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 & Central America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 39: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in Latin & Central America: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 40: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in Latin & Central America: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 41: Infrastructure Spending in the Middle East & Africa: 2010-2017 (USD Millions)
  • Figure 42: Macro Cell Unit Shipments in the Middle East & Africa: 2010-2017 (Thousands)
  • Figure 43: Macro Cell Unit Shipments Revenue in the Middle East & 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: 201-2017 (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 (DAB)
  • Figure 127: Wireless Carrier Assets
  • Figure 128: SDM Industry Roadmap: 2012-2017