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The Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Market: 2012–2016

June 2012

Pages: 122

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The Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Market 2012 - 2016.pdf

Subject

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

Abstract

A relatively new term, Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) refers to the end to end routing of standard mobile phone calls over a mobile broadband network such as LTE and HSPA. VoMBB brings unique advantages to carriers in the form of improved spectral efficiency, cost reduction per subscriber, high quality audio, user terminal power savings and the ability to offload voice capacity to other technologies such as WiFi.

Furthermore, VoMBB also allows carriers the opportunity to manage and optimize the flow of mobile VoIP traffic generated by Over The Top (OTT) applications. This can potentially open up new models for charging of voice services and even possible relationships between carriers and OTT application developers for mutual benefits.

This report presents an in depth assessment of the VoMBB industry. Besides analyzing the business case and industry roadmap, including carrier and vendor commitments for VoMBB deployments, the report presents subscription and service forecasts for both VoLTE and VoHSPA from 2012 till 2016 at a regional as well as at a global scale. The report also features an ‘Expert Opinion’ section, featuring exclusive transcripts of vendor interviews on the outlook of VoMBB industry.

Topics Covered

The report covers the following topics:

  • The business case for VoMBB
  • The key benefits to carriers for adopting VoMBB
  • Carrier and vendor commitments to VoLTE and VoHSPA
  • The industry roadmap for both VoLTE and VoHSPA
  • Revenue and vendor market share for VoLTE and VoHSPA infrastructure
  • Subscription and service revenue forecasts for VoLTE, VoHSPA, 2G/3G circuit switched voice and OTT application based mobile VoIP, globally and by region
  • Exclusive interview transcripts from four leading VoMBB vendors; Kineto, Acme Packet, Ericsson and Mavenir Systems

Key Questions Answered

The report answers the following key questions:

  • How will VoMBB help carriers optimize spectral efficiency and offload voice capacity to WiFi networks ?
  • How will VoMBB help carriers in bundling and integrating voice with other lucrative services such as video telephony ?
  • What will be the effect of VoMBB on the rapidily growing OTT mobile VoIP phenomenon ?
  • What is the cost reduction per subscriber that is obtained by using VoMBB in comparison to GSM, UMTS and CDMA based voice ?
  • How does VoMBB improve terminal battery life ?
  • What is the optimal time period for carriers to invest in VoMBB deployments ?
  • How will VoMBB subscriptions and service revenues compare to traditional 2G/3G circuit switched voice and OTT application based mobile VoIP ?
  • How will VoHSPA subscriptions compare to VoLTE subscriptions ?
  • What is the regional outlook for VoMBB adoption ?

Companies Mentioned

Acme Packet, Alcatel-Lucent, Aloe Systems, AT&T Mobility, Broadsoft, Dialogic, Ericsson, Genband, HTC, Huawei, Kineto, Korea Telecom, LG Electronics, LG Uplus, Mavenir Systems, Metaswitch, MetroPCS, NEC, Nokia, Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm, Samsung, Sansay, SK Telecom, Skype, Sonus, Technicolor, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, Xener, 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

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Executive Summary
  • Topics Covered
  • Key Questions Answered
  • Methodology
  • Target Audience
  • Companies Mentioned
  • Chapter 2: An Overview of the VoMBB Market
  • An Introduction to VoMBB
  • VoLTE: The Thrust from CDMA Operators
  • Circuit-Switched Fallback: The First Step Towards VoLTE
  • Towards an IMS Based VoLTE Solution
  • Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC)
  • Integration with Video Telephony
  • Moving Towards a Generic VoMBB Solution
  • The VoHSPA Proposition
  • CSoHS
  • VoHSPA via IMS
  • Interoperability with WiFi
  • The VoMBB Business Case
  • Spectral Efficiency
  • Cost Reduction per Subscriber
  • User Terminal Power Saving
  • Capacity Offloading and Bundling Voice with Other Services
  • Fighting the Threat from OTT Players
  • Timing is Critical
  • HD Audio
  • Chapter 3: VoMBB Industry Roadmap
  • VoMBB Industry Roadmap
  • Recognition of First VoMBB Infrastructure Investments
  • VoLTE and SR-VCC Enabled Handset Shipments
  • VoLTE will be the originator but will VoHSPA be the King ?
  • Operator Commitments to VoMBB
  • Verizon Wireless USA
  • MetroPCS USA
  • LG Uplus South Korea
  • T-Mobile USA
  • AT&T Mobility USA
  • European Carriers
  • Chapter 3: Market Analysis and Forecasts
  • The Global VoMBB Market
  • VoHSPA vs VoLTE
  • The VoMBB Market Compared to 2G/3G Circuit Switched Voice
  • The VoMBB Market Compared to OTT Application Mobile VoIP
  • Regional Outlook of the VoMBB Market
  • The VoMBB Market in North America
  • The VoMBB Market in Latin and Central America
  • The VoMBB Market in Western Europe
  • The VoMBB Market in Eastern Europe
  • The VoMBB Market in the Middle East
  • The VoMBB Market in Asia Pacific
  • The VoMBB Market in Africa
  • Chapter 4: Expert Opinion
  • Kineto
  • Acme Packet
  • Mavenir Systems
  • Ericsson

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: The Circuit Switched Fallback Mechanism for LTE
  • Figure 2: VoLTE via IMS
  • Figure 3: The SRVCC Mechanism
  • Figure 4: Illustration of CSoHS Implementation
  • Figure 5: IMS based VoHSPA (VoIP) and CSoHS Compared
  • Figure 6: Total Cost of Operation (TCO) Comparison between LTE/HSPA and 2G/3G Technologies (2012 – 2016)
  • Figure 7: Enhanced Voice Service Codecs for VoMBB
  • Figure 8: VoMBB (VoLTE & VoHSPA) Industry Roadmap
  • Figure 9: Global IMS Call Session Control Function (CSCF) Infrastructure Revenues by Vendor (USD Millions) Q1’2011 – Q1’2012
  • Figure 10: Global VoMBB Capable Wireless Voice Application Server (VAS) Infrastructure Revenues by Vendor (USD Millions) Q1’2011 – Q1’2012
  • Figure 11: Global Session Border Controller (SBC) Infrastructure Revenues by Vendor (USD Millions) Q1’2011 – Q1’2012
  • Figure 12: Global VoMBB and IMS Infrastructure Revenues by Category (USD Billions) 2011 - 2016
  • Figure 13: VoLTE Device Evolution
  • Figure 14: Global Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 15: Global Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 16: Global VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 17: Global VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 18: Global VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 19: Global VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 20: Global VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 21: Global VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 22: Global VoMBB Subscriptions by Region (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 23: Global VoMBB Revenues by Region (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 24: North America Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 25: North America Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 26: North America VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 27: North America VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 28: North America VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 29: North America VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 30: North America VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 31: North America VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 32: Latin and Central America Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 33: Latin and Central America Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 34: Latin and Central America VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 35: Latin and Central America VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 36: Latin and Central America VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 37: Latin and Central America VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 38: Latin and Central America VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 39: Latin and Central America VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 40: Western Europe Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 41: Western Europe Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 – 2016
  • Figure 42: Western Europe VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 43: Western Europe VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 44: Western Europe VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 – 2016
  • Figure 45: Western Europe VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 46: Western Europe VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 47: Western Europe VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 48: Eastern Europe Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 49: Eastern Europe Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 50: Eastern Europe VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 51: Eastern Europe VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 52: Eastern Europe VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 53: Eastern Europe VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 54: Eastern Europe VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 55: Eastern Europe VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 56: Middle East Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 57: Middle East Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 58: Middle East VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 59: Middle East VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 60: Middle East VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 61: Middle East VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 62: Middle East VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 63: Middle East VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 64: Asia Pacific Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 65: Asia Pacific Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 66: Asia Pacific VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 67: Asia Pacific VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 68: Asia Pacific VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 – 2016
  • Figure 69: Asia Pacific VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 70: Asia Pacific VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 71: Asia Pacific VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 72: Africa Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 73: Africa Voice over Mobile Broadband (VoMBB) Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 74: Africa VoLTE and VoHSPA Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 75: Africa VoLTE and VoHSPA Revenues (USD Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 76: Africa VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Subscriptions (Millions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 77: Africa VoMBB and Circuit Switched Mobile Voice Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 78: Africa VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Subscriptions 2012 - 2016
  • Figure 79: Africa VoMBB and OTT Mobile VoIP Revenues (USD Billions) 2012 - 2016