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With LTE nationwide coverage a near-reality in some advanced markets, LTE-Only devices could provide benefits for both operators and consumers. Few operators have already launched LTE-Only devices. Verizon is one of the first to have done so with a digital camera and more recently a tablet. First LTE-Only handsets for instance should arrive on the market in 2014-2015. This insight presents the state of deployment of this technology, analyses the drivers and hurdles related to VoLTE and presents the likely timetable for VoLTE commercial launch in the different geographical areas.

Region:

World,Asia-Pacific,Europe,Latin America,Middle East and Africa,North America,Australia,Canada,Germany,Japan,Russia,Singapore,South Africa,South Korea,Sweden,USA

Table Of Contents

LTE Watch - Insight 6 (December 2013)- The LTE-only market - How much potential?
1. Key findings 5
2. Introduction 6
3. LTE and nationwide coverage 7
3.1. The most-advanced countries 7
3.2. A relative notion: coverage and frequency bands 8
3.3. Still, what is nationwide coverage worth, if LTE is not available abroad? 9
4. The LTE-only ecosystem 10
4.1. The LTE-only rationale 10
4.2. Where are the basebands? 11
4.2.1. The LTE-only baseband market 11
4.2.2. The rest of the baseband market 12
4.3. Where are, or will be, the devices? 12
4.3.1. Laptop / Notebook/ Ultrabook / Tablets 12
4.3.2. Connectivity devices 13
4.3.3. M2M devices: Which applications? 13
4.3.4. Consumer electronics devices 15
4.3.5. Handsets: worldwide Roaming? worldwide LTE coverage ? . 16
5. The challenges to LTE-only 17
5.1. Are LTE-only basebands really cheaper? 17
5.2. The M2M (technical) challenges 18
5.3. Tariff issues 19
6. Market trends 20
Tables
Table 1: LTE coverage in the 10 largest LTE markets in terms of subscribers . 7
Table 2: Device cost breakdown of RF and baseband 17
Table 3: LTE devices shipments forecasts 20
Table 4: Forecast distribution, by LTE device 20


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Figures
Figure 1: Telenor LTE coverage in Sweden 8
Figure 2: Verizon LTE-only tablet Ellipsis 7 powered by Altair baseband 12
Figure 3: LG Tab-Book Ultra Z160 and LG U Ultrabook 14" U460 13
Figure 4: Different cellular technologies' latency levels 14
Figure 5: M2M applications for LTE-only modules as seen by Sequans 14
Figure 6: The Samsung Galaxy Camera with LTE-only launched by Verizon (Nov. 2013) 15
Figure 7: Technicolor LTE set-top box 15
Figure 8: M2M development by vertical industry 18
Figure 9: M2M modules, shipment trends 20

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