Description:
This half-yearly updated status report delivers an overview of developments in LTE markets up to 2017 – including worldwide market status, pricing, new services, technological issues, spectrum, roaming, chipsets and devices – for Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East-Africa region.

Region:
America, APAC, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa

Keywords:
700MHz band, commercial LTE networks, eMBMS, FDD, harmonised frequency band, LTE broadcast, LTE chipsets, LTE coverage, LTE deployment, LTE devices, LTE for fixed services, LTE frequency bands, LTE market, LTE markets, LTE networks, LTE pricing, LTE revenues, LTE revenues forecasts, LTE roaming, LTE sector, LTE spectrum, LTE strategies, LTE subscription forecasts, LTE subscriptions, LTE tariffing, LTE traffic, LTE trends, LTE-Advanced, mobile WiMAX, radio spectrum, TDD, TD-LTE, video over LTE, VoLTE, World Radiocommunication Conference, WRC-12, 3, 3 Denmark, 3 Italia, 8.ta, A1 (Telekom Austria), Aero2, Airtel, Alfa, Antel , AsiaSpace, AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Azercell, AZQTEL, Batelco, Bell Mobility, BendBroadband, Bharti Airtel , Bouygues Telecom, Brazil, BYT, C Spire Wireless, Celcom Axiata, Cell C, Cellcom, China Mobile, China Mobile HK, China Telecom, Claro, Clearwire, CSL, DiGi Telecommunications, Digitel, Du, Eastlink, EE, Elisa, eMobile , EMT, Emtel, Etisalat, Globe, H3G Ireland, Hi3G, Huawei, Hutchison 3 HK, ICE, iConnect, IDC, KDDI, KPN, KT, Leap Wireless (Cricket), LG U+, LMT, M1, Maxis, Meteor Mobile, MetroPCS, MiSpot, Mobily, Mobitel, Mosaic Telecom, Movicel, Movistar, MTC, MTN, MTS, MTS Allstream, Nawras, NBN Co, Net4Mobility (Telenor & Tele2), NTT DOCOMO, O2, Oi, Oi SA, Omantel, Omnitel, On Telecomunicações, Ooredoo, Open Mobile, Optimus, Optus, Optus/ vividwireless, Orange, Orange DNA, Orange Dominicana, P1, P1 Networks, Personal, Qtel, Reliance Industries, Rogers Wireless, Saima Telecom, Sasktel, Sercomtel Celular, SFR, Si.mobil, SingTel , SK Telecom, Sky, SKY Brazil, Smart Communications, Smartone, SoftBank Mobile, SoftBank/ Willcom, Sprint, Sprint Nextel, StarHub, STC, Tango, TDC, Telcel, Tele2, Tele2 Sweden, Telefonica, Telefonica O2, Telekom Mobile, Telenor Hungary, TeliaSonera, Telkom South Africa, Telstra, Three, T-Hrvatski Telekom, TIM, TIM Brasil, T-Mobile, T-Mobile Austria, T-Mobile USA, Tricom, U Mobile, UCell, UK Broadband, Verizon Wireless, VIPnet, Viva, Vivacell, Vivo, Vivo SA , Vodacom, Vodacom South Africa, Vodafone, Vodafone Ireland, Vox, Yes, Zain

This deliverable is part of the “LTE Watch Service" which includes:
- Half-yearly updated dataset
- Half-yearly updated status report
- Bimonthly market Insights
- Direct access to lead LTE analysts

Table Of Contents

Contents

1. Executive Summary 5

2. World LTE Market 7
• What’s hot in the LTE sector? 8
• Main LTE Markets 9
• Main LTE Markets (December 2012 Figures) 10
• LTE Worldwide Market 11
• LTE deployment roadmap 12
• LTE coverage 13
• LTE strategies 14
• LTE subscription forecasts, by region 15
• LTE revenues forecasts 16

3. LTE Market in Europe 17
• LTE European Market 18
• European Market - Main trends 19
• LTE subscription forecasts in Western Europe 20
• LTE subscription forecasts in Central and Eastern Europe 21

4. LTE Market in America 22
• LTE American market 23
• American Market - Main trends 24
• LTE subscription forecasts in North America 25
• LTE subscription forecasts in Latin America 26

5. LTE Market in APAC 27
• LTE Asian-Pacific Market 28
• Asian-Pacific Market - Main trends 29
• LTE subscription forecasts in Asia-Pacific 30

6. LTE Market in Middle East and Africa 31
• LTE Middle East and African Market 32
• Middle East and African Market - Main trends 33
• LTE subscription forecasts in Middle East and Africa 34

7. LTE tariffing 35
• LTE main pricing strategies 36
• LTE tarrifing 37

8. New services on LTE networks 38
• New services on LTE networks 39
• Video services on LTE 40
• Video services over LTE networks - eMBMS: the LTE broadcast mode 41
• LTE Broadcast: eMBMS 42
• Video services: LTE carrier strategies for video services 43
• Video traffic on LTE networks - forecasts 44

9. LTE-Advanced 45
• LTE-Advanced current state 46
• LTE-Advanced devices 47
• LTE-Advanced: carrier aggregation scenarios 48

10. TD-LTE 49
• Mobile WiMAX migration to LTE 50
• Is TD-LTE taking-off? 51

11. VoLTE 54
• VoLTE status 55

12. LTE spectrum 56
• Main radio spectrum ‘trends’ for 2013-2015 57
• LTE spectrum 58
• Main LTE frequency bands: FDD and TDD 59
• Lessons from the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) 60
• The 700 MHz band: a new harmonised frequency band for LTE? 61
• The 700 MHz band: compatibility issues 62
• The 700 MHz band: duplex gap and PPDR networks 63
• The 700 MHz band: Asia-Pacific 64

13. LTE roaming 65
• Lte roaming 66

14. LTE chipsets and devices 67
• LTE chipsets and devices 68

15. LTE for fixed services 70
• Use of LTE networks for fixed services - Australia (NBN) 71
• Use of LTE networks for fixed services - USA 72
• Use of LTE networks for fixed services - Germany 73
• Use of LTE networks for fixed services - Norway 74

16. LTE commercial launches 75
• LTE commercial launch roadmap 76

Who we are 82



Tables and Figures

1. Executive Summary 5
• LTE subscription forecasts

2. World LTE Market 7
• What’s hot in the LTE sector?
• Geographical mapping of early LTE commercial deployment
• Ranking of countries by number of LTE mobile subscribers (millions) and proportion of the total LTE user base (%), 2012
• Breakdown of mobile customers by country and technology, 2012
• LTE worldwide market: Top Ten countries Q1 2013
• LTE subscriptions (Q3 and Q4 2012)
• LTE coverage for the top 10 countries
• Strategic positioning of LTE pioneers
• LTE subscription forecast, by region (thousands)
• Share of total LTE subscriptions, by region
• LTE revenue forecasts (million EUR)

3. LTE Market in Europe 17
• LTE European Market: Top five countries at Q1 2013
• LTE subscriptions (million)

4. LTE Market in America 22
• LTE American Market: Top five countries at Q1 2013
• LTE subscriptions (million)
• LTE subscription forecast in North America and Latin America (thousands)

5. LTE Market in APAC 27
• LTE Asian-Pacific Market: Top five countries at Q1 2013
• LTE subscriptions (million)

6. LTE Market in Middle East and Africa 31
• LTE Middle East and African Market: Top three countries at Q1 2013
• LTE subscriptions (million)

7. LTE tariffing 35
• Main pricing strategies for LTE packages
• LTE tariffing for LTE pioneers

8. New services on LTE networks 38
• Mobile cloud services
• How eMBMS works
• Dynamic allocation of spectrum to unicast and broadcast
• Video services: LTE carrier strategies for video services
• LTE video traffic forecast by region, 2013-2017
• Typical and maximum bit rates for delivering video streaming on LTE devices

9. LTE-Advanced 45
• LTE-advanced implementations roadmap
• Carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced
• Carrier aggregation example

10. TD-LTE 49
• Mobile WiMAX migration to LTE time table
• TD-LTE adoption: commercial networks
• Other large TD-LTE networks planned
• TD-LTE and LTE FDD ecosystems - May 2013

11. VoLTE 54
• VoLTE end-to-end solution
• VoLTE deployments

12. LTE spectrum 56
• Main LTE frequency bands
• Main LTE frequency bands: FDD and TDD
• Status of the 700 MHz band (May 2013)
• Possible implementation of 2 x 30 MHz FDD band in 700 MHz (lower duplexer)
• 700 MHz band plan in the USA
• Overlap between the 700 MHz APT band plan and the 800 MHz band
• Extension of the APT band plan?
• 700 MHz band plan in Australia

13. LTE roaming 65
• Most popular LTE bands for international roaming
• First LTE international roaming agreements
• APAC: Bridge Alliance

14. LTE chipsets and devices 67
• LTE FDD devices by frequency band
• TD-LTE devices by frequency band
• SoftBank TD-LTE smartphones
• China Mobile TD-LTE devices

15. LTE for fixed services 70
• NBN Co broadband accesses
• NBN Co fixed wireless infrastructure by 2016
• NBN Co network

16. LTE commercial launches 75
• Early LTE deployments
• H2 2011 LTE commercial services
• LTE commercial services (H1 2012)
• LTE commercial services (H2 2012)
• Planned LTE commercial services
• Effective and planned LTE commercial launches in 2013

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