Report Details
LTE is one of the most promising stepping stone technologies towards 4th generation mobile networks. Many wireless network operators believe that LTE offers the best value proposition to increase network capacity, improve QoS and significantly enhance data rates while reducing the TCO (total cost of ownership).

The big question that needs to be analysed by operators before formulating any LTE strategy is whether customers are ready to accept LTE and pay extra dollars for high speed mobile broadband and related services. This report looks into this question in depth, taking into account current upward trends in demand for mobile data and multimedia content, and whether current technologies can sustain future growth in demand for bandwidth and capacity, should those trends persist.

Throughout the developed parts of the world technologies such as 3GPP LTE and HSPA are expected to make a huge impact. Facing congestion and pressures on available bandwidth, HSPA operators will begin upgrading to LTE in 2009/2010 with subscribers exceeding 250 million by the year 2015.

The report tackles vital questions such as:

• What is the potential for LTE, what are the ROI and payback periods associated with LTE?
• Which regulators/countries are likely to approve this standard and when?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of LTE?
• Will the evolution of LTE to LTE Advanced deliver a genuine 4G experience to the market?
• Technologically, what will it take to allow operators to offer LTE? Approximately, what will this cost?
• Strategies of the top infrastructure suppliers in the LTE domain
• What are the strategies of the top handset vendors to offering LTE devices?
• Timeframes for LTE handset availability
• What results are the LTE trials in progress showing?
• Which operators have voiced an interest for LTE? Will all operators adopt this standard?
• Which operators will not adopt LTE and why?
• How large a role will technologies such as MIMO and OFDM play a role in the LTE roadmap towards 4G in the form of LTE Advanced? Will their implementation ensure a smooth migration for operational mobile networks from LTE to 4G?
• How widely will it be adopted and by when? The report offers subscriber forecasts 2009/2010-2014/2015 by regions i.e. Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East?
• Will LTE generate more revenues for operators and vendors?

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Directors, VP and Senior managers in:
• Mobile/Cellular carriers and operators
• Mobile handset manufacturers
• Institutional Investors
• Mobile applications developers
• Mobile advertisers/marketers
• Mobile social networks
• Mobile web content players

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary
E1. LTE Emerges as a Strong Contender of 4G
E2. Market will continue to Support Multiple Access Technologies
E3. LTE offers Promises to Expand and Grow the Wireless Ecosystem
E4. Interoperable LTE Devices will be Available by 2011
E5. Mass Market Adoption of LTE will take Eight to 10 Years
E6. LTE will reverse the Traffic and Revenue Growth Scenario
E7. Effect of Recession on LTE Deployments
E8. Findings of the Report

1. Introduction
1.1 4G Vision
Table 1: 4G System Requirements
1.2 LTE offers Increased Capacity and Higher Speed Benefits to Operators
1.3 What is the Genuine 4G Experience?
Table 2: Operator Benefits from LTE
Table 3: 4G Experience
1.4 Will LTE follow the same path as 3G?
Chart 1: iPhone Success
Table 4: Pointers that show LTE will be successful
1.5 LTE: Technology Push or Market Pull Strategy?
1.5.1 Push Strategy
1.5.2 Pull Strategy
1.6 Is it the Right Time for LTE Deployment?
Table 5: Current LTE Realities
1.7 Field Force Analysis for LTE
Figure 1: Driving and Resisting Forces for LTE Deployment
1.8 Aim of the Report
1.8.1 LTE Technology Assessment Framework
Figure 2: LTE Decision Making Framework
1.9 Questions Answered by this Report
1.10 Report Structure
1.11 Report Scope

2. Analysing LTE
2.1 Understating the LTE Technology
Table 6: LTE at a Glance
Table 7: LTE Quantified
2.1.1 LTE Architecture
Figure 3: Elements in LTE Networks eNode B Solutions
Table 8: Attributes of a successful eNodeB solution Multi-standard RANs Discrete LTE Overlay Solution EPC (Evolved Packet Core) Backhaul Solutions
2.1.2 OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing)
2.1.3 MIMO Smart Antennas
2.1.4 Flat Network Architecture
2.1.5 Spectrum Utilisation
2.1.6 Evolutionary Upgrade
2.1.7 Interoperability with legacy networks
2.1.8 Universal Approach
2.2 LTE Ecosystem
Figure 4: LTE Value Chain
2.2.1 LTE Chipset Developers Qualcomm
Table 9: Qualcomm's LTE Solutions Waveset ST-Ericsson Samsung Altair Semiconductor Infineon Sequans Communication Comsys Mobile TriQuint Semiconductor Skyworks Solutions
2.2.2 LTE Device Manufacturer Nokia
2.2.2..2 Samsung LG Sony Ericsson Apple
2.2.3 LTE Infrastructure Providers
Table 10: Top Five LTE Infrastructure Vendors Ericsson Nokia Siemens Nokia Siemens and Nortel Alcatel Lucent Huawei Motorola ADC Fujitsu ZTE
2.2.4 LTE Backhaul Solutions Vendors Ceragon Networks DragonWave RAD Data Communications
2.2.5 EPC Solution Providers Starent Networks Bridgewater Systems
2.2.6 Other Companies that are part of the LTE Ecosystem Acme Packet
2.2.7 Application Developers
2.3 LTE Challenges
2.3.1 Licensing and Use of Spectrum
Table 11: LTE Spectrum Analysis
2.3.2 Coverage
2.3.3 Interference
2.3.4 Backhaul Costs and Options
2.3.5 Evolving to an all IP Network VolGA approach Circuit Switch Fallback (CS Fallback): VOIP Approach as proposed by Nokia Siemens
2.3.7 Interoperability Issues
2.3.8 LTE Handset Issues
2.4 Risks with LTE
2.4.1 If Alternative Technologies prove to be more Cost Effective UMB WiMax
2.4.2 If LTE become a Universal Standard?
2.4.3 Uncertain Returns
2.4.4 RandD Investments
2.5 Operator Realities and LTE Field Trials
2.6 Setting of LTE Standards and Regulations
Table 12: LTE Standards Bodies
2.6.1 3GPP
2.6.2 Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance (NGMN)

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