Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Market Opportunities and Forecast 2014 - 2019

  • December 2014
  • -
  • Mind Commerce Publishing
  • -
  • 47 pages

Overview:

LTE has been a driver for major investment for wireless carriers. However, much of the investment is in core network infrastructure that will be used for more than just raw data services. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) represents an opportunity for wireless carriers to improve their competitive position marginally at first, but much more longer term, assuming they properly execute VAS applications such as RCS and open up their APIs.

The incumbent carriers must deal with the threat of these "dial around" voice over wireless IP (or VoIP over Wireless OTT) providers by offering their own "dialable" VoIP. In addition to solving the problems of deploying "diable" VoIP via VoLTE, the incumbent network operators must offer VAS applications and capabilities such as the presence-enabled Dynamic Address Book.

With modest beginnings, there were approximately 12 million VoLTE subscribers worldwide in 2013, mostly in South Korea. We expect this to change as the pace of VoLTE deployments, and more importantly, adoption rates in countries/networks already deployed, grows dramatically on a global basis.

This research assesses the market drivers and outlook for VoLTE as well as carrier opportunities and challenges. The report forecasts VoLTE growth and includes insights, conclusions and recommendations for network operators including strategies for VAS application deployment and integration with various telecom assets via Telecom APIs. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

Report Benefits:

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) forecast 2014 - 2019
Identify challenges and opportunities for LTE services providers
Understand the business drivers and key success factors for VoLTE
Identify opportunities to leverage the integration of VoLTE with RCS
Understand the short and longer term VoLTE benefits to wireless carriers
Target Audience:
Mobile network operators
Telecom infrastructure providers
Content and applications providers
Social network and commerce vendors

Investment companies including:

Asset Managers
Financial Analysts
Portfolio Managers
Investment Bankers
Investor Relations
Private Equity
Hedge Funds

Table Of Contents

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 7
2.0 CURRENT STATUS AND OUTLOOK 8
2.1 LTE 2014 STATUS UPDATE 8
2.1.1 STANDARDIZATION 8
2.1.2 MARKET DRIVERS AND VOLTE VALUE REALIZATION 9
2.1.3 GLOBAL MARKET SHARE BY TECHNOLOGY 13
3.0 VOICE OVER LTE (VOLTE) 14
3.1 VOLTE OPERATION 14
3.1.1 VOLTE, RCS, AND IMS 14
3.1.2 ALTERNATIVES TO VOLTE 14
3.2 VOLTE ADVANTAGES FOR MOBILE OPERATORS 15
3.2.1 MANAGEMENT OF MACRO SPECTRUM 15
3.2.2 GREATER EFFICIENCY OF MICRO SPECTRUM 15
3.2.3 IMPROVED QOS 16
3.2.4 LESS HARDWARE AND COTS EQUIPMENT 16
3.2.5 ROAMING WILL BE DRAMATICALLY EASIER 16
3.2.6 LESS EXPENSIVE PER BIT BACKHAUL 16
3.2.7 COMPARABLE DEVICE PERFORM BETTER ON LTE THAN ON 3G NETWORKS 16
4.0 VOLTE REGIONAL UPDATE 18
4.1 ASIA PACIFIC 18
4.2 CALA 18
4.3 EASTERN EUROPE 18
4.4 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 19
4.5 NORTH AMERICA 19
4.6 WESTERN EUROPE 19
5.0 GLOBAL VOLTE FORECAST 2014 - 2019 20
6.0 CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 21
6.1 VOLTE VALUE EQUATION 21
6.2 KEY SUCCESS FACTORS FOR VOLTE 21
6.3 CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLTE 21
6.4 PREDICTIONS ABOUT VOLTE, VAS APPS, AND COMPETITIVE TECH AND SOLUTIONS 23
6.5 RECOMMENDATIONS 23
7.0 APPENDICES 25
7.1 LTE TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE 25
7.1.1 LTE TECHNOLOGY 25
7.1.2 LTE ADVANCED 28
7.1.3 LTE INFRASTRUCTURE ELEMENTS AND ARCHITECTURE 28
7.2 LTE ARCHITECTURE DETAILS 38
7.2.1 SERVICE ARCHITECTURE 39
7.2.2 LAYER 2 OF LTE 40
7.2.3 DOWNLINK LOGICAL 41
7.2.4 UPLINK LOGICAL 42
7.2.5 MOBILITY ACROSS ENBS 43
7.3 IP MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM (IMS) 44
7.3.1 IMS PLANES 44
7.3.2 IMS NETWORK ELEMENTS 45
7.4 SERVICE CENTRALIZED AND CONTINUITY APPLICATION SERVER (SCC) 47

Figures

Figure 1: Enhanced (Dynamic Address) Phone Book 10
Figure 2: Consumer RCS 12
Figure 3: Enterprise RCS 12
Figure 4: Global VoLTE Connections 2014 - 2019 20
Figure 5: LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Network Elements 29
Figure 6: LTE EPC Infrastructure Network Elements 34
Figure 7: Understanding LTE Network Elements and Channels 40
Figure 8: IMS Planes 45
Figure 9: IMS Model 46
Figure 10: Service Centralized and Continuity Application Server 47

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