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The IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) has emerged as the future of mobile networks. Driven by consumer demand for media-rich applications and music and video streaming, operators have needed to move up their timetables for augmenting capacity and laying a framework for future-proof data networks.

One of the side-effects of this new mobile paradigm has been the gradual erosion of traditional voice revenues, which have been the backbone of the telecoms industry for its century-long existence. In 2013, some of the world’s more developed telecoms markets – such as the US and Japan – data revenues have surpassed voice services, which have also been hindered by low-cost, third party VoIP applications.

The voice over LTE market is a natural market reaction to diminishing returns on voice services. Based on an IMS framework, this set of protocols allows voice calls to be delivered as data flows over an LTE network, effectively eliminating traditional, public circuit-switched architecture from the mobile telephony equation.

Visiongain expects there to be 101.7 million active VoLTE subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2015.

Operators in developed markets see VoLTE as both a means to gain competitive advantage over rival service providers and a tool to bolster their brand strength. VoLTE promises operators will be able to fully utilise their IMS infrastructure, optimise their spectrum efficiency, and add value to existing voice plans. Unsurprisingly, the solution is viewed as a catchall plan for halting the decline in voice ARPU.

As the developed markets begin to move towards comprehensive LTE coverage, VoLTE will become an integral part of network architecture. The industry is witnessing a tremendous shift in network strategy and planning, one that will require attention to interoperability, QoS, and network capacity.

Coupled with broader LTE rollouts, VoLTE is set to become the next major services race amongst operators. Not only are they locked in competition with one another, but also with third party VoIP providers also determined to cling to voice revenue. As LTE coverage ascends to ubiquity, voice services will rapidly become a battleground over a $650 billion global market.

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What is the future of the VoLTE market? Visiongain’s comprehensive analysis contains highly quantitative content, delivering solid conclusions. This will illustrate new opportunities and potential revenue streams helping you to remain competitive. This definitive report will benefit your decision making and help to direct your future business strategy.

Avoid falling behind your competitors, missing critical business opportunities or losing industry influence. In our new report, you will discover forecasts of the market across the next 5 years and details on 9 leading companies in VoLTE. The report assesses their strategies, technologies, competitive forces, and product portfolios. Read on to discover the prospects for the VoLTE sector and find out who is at the forefront of it.

In this 103 page report, we reveal the following:

- View VoLTE market analysis to keep your knowledge ahead of your competition and ensure you exploit key business opportunities
- Quantification of VoLTE revenue and number of subscriptions from 2015-2020, expressed globally, regionally, and nationally.

- Forecasts of the VoLTE market in the five following regions: from 2015-2020
- North America VoLTE subscriptions & VoLTE revenue forecasts
- Latin America VoLTE subscriptions & VoLTE revenue forecasts
- Asia-Pacific VoLTE subscriptions & VoLTE revenue forecasts
- Europe VoLTE subscriptions & VoLTE revenue forecasts
- Middle East and Africa VoLTE subscriptions & VoLTE revenue forecasts

- Forecasts of th

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Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Market 2015-2020: MNOs Responding to the VoIP Threat through IMS, EPC, HD Voice, RCS, and ARPU Growth
Table of Contents
1. Report Overview
1.1 Global VoLTE Market Overview
1.2 Global VoLTE Market Structure
1.3 Why You Should Read This Report
1.4 How This Report Delivers
1.5 Key Questions Answered by This Analytical Report Include:
1.6 Who is This Report For?
1.7 Methodology
1.8 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1.9 Associated Visiongain Reports
1.10 About Visiongain
2. Introduction to Voice Over LTE
2.1 Smartphone Penetration is Increasing Globally
2.1.1 Growth of Mobile Broadband
2.1.2 Mobile Broadband Moving Towards LTE Technology
2.2 LTE Development History
2.2.1 LTE Release 8/ 9 and 10 (LTE-Advanced)
2.2.2 VoLTE as a Crossroads between VoIP and LTE Network Equipment
2.3 Market Opportunity for OTT players
2.4 VoLTE Potential Benefits for Consumers
2.5 VoLTE Downsides for Consumers
2.6 Components of VoLTE and Benefits to the Consumer
2.7 Market Definition
3. The Global VoLTE Market Forecasts 2015-2020
3.1 Situating VoLTE in the Current Mobile Ecosystem
3.1.1 Global LTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
3.2 Global VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
3.3 Significant Uptake of VoLTE Steering Revenue Back to Operators
4. Regional VoLTE Market Forecasts 2015-2020
4.1 Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.1.1 Regional VoLTE ARPU Forecast 2015-2020
4.2 Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
4.3 The North American VoLTE Market 2015-2020: Large Revenue Potential in an OTT-Heavy Market
4.3.1 North America VoLTE Market Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.3.2 North American VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
4.4 The Latin American VoLTE Market Forecast 2015-2020
4.4.1 Latin American VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.4.2 Latin American VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
4.5 The Asia-Pacific VoLTE Market Forecast 2015-2020
4.5.1 Asia-Pacific VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.5.2 Asia-Pacific VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
4.6 The European VoLTE Market Forecast 2015-2020
4.6.1 European VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.6.2 European VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
4.7 The Middle East and African VoLTE Market Forecast 2015-2020
4.7.1 Middle East and African VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
4.7.2 Middle East and African VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
5. Leading National VoLTE Markets
5.1 The US VoLTE Market: Early Competition and Emergence as Leading Market
5.1.1 US National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
5.1.2 US National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
5.2 The Canadian VoLTE Market: Vast Revenue in a Relatively Small Pool
5.2.1 Canadian VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2022
5.2.1.1 Comparing Revenue Growth with the US
5.2.2 Canadian National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
5.3 The Korean VoLTE Market: Early Implementation and Efforts to Reclaim Voice
5.3.1 Korean VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
5.3.2 Korean National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
5.4 The Japanese VoLTE Market: Operator-Driven Innovation to Foster Rapid Deployment Strategies
5.4.1 Japanese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
5.4.2 Japanese National VoLTE Subscriptions Forecast 2015-2020
5.5 The Chinese National VoLTE Market 2015-2020: Combining Operator Dedication with Large Potential Growth Market
5.5.1 Chinese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020
5.5.2 Chinese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020
6. Leading VoLTE Companies
6.1 Network Operators Deploying VoLTE Ahead of the Pack
6.1.1 North America
6.1.1.1 MetroPCS
6.1.1.2 T-Mobile
6.1.1.3 ATandT
6.1.2 Asia-Pacific
6.1.2.1 SK Telecom
6.1.2.2 NTT Docomo
6.1.2.3 SingTel
6.2 Market Leading VoLTE Equipment Vendors
6.2.1 Ericsson
6.2.1.1 Major Contracts and Building a Reputation in a New Market
6.2.2 Huawei
6.2.2.1 Early Partnership and Tests with China Mobile
6.2.2.2 Network Upgrade Strategy
6.2.3 Nokia Siemens Networks
6.2.3.1 Service Quality Manager to Address QoS in a New, Untested Environment
6.2.3.2 Critical Inroads in Asia-Pacific
6.2.4 Alcatel-Lucent
6.2.4.1 The Shift Plan and Corporate Transformation
6.2.4.2 Notable Rollouts and 100 Gbps Technologies
7. Key Drivers and Restraints for the VoLTE Market
7.1 VoLTE Market Drivers
7.1.1 Protecting Voice Revenue
7.1.2 Monetising Quality Assurance
7.1.3 Spectrum Efficiency and Legacy Network Offloading
7.1.4 Quicker Time to Market for New Services
7.1.5 Convenience
7.2 VoLTE Market Restraints
7.2.1 VoLTE as a Premium Service?
7.2.2 New Hardware, New Market
7.2.3 Multi-Vendor Challenges
7.2.4 Signalling Challenges and Potential Surges
7.2.5 Call Continuity
8. Conclusions and Recommendations
8.1 Rising Traffic Volumes and Increasing Demand for Ever Present Mobile Broadband Coverage
8.2 VoLTE Affords a Competitive Edge
8.3 Advantages on VoLTE
8.4 Disadvantages of VoLTE
8.5 Recommendations for Operators
8.6 Recommendations for Vendors
8.7 Final Thoughts
9. Glossary

List of Charts
Chart 1.1: Chinese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 2.1: Global Smartphone Connection Forecast 2015-2020 (connections, AGR %)
Chart 3.1: Global LTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (million subscriptions; AGR %)
Chart 3.2: Global LTE and Legacy Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (million subscriptions; AGR %)
Chart 3.3: Global VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions; AGR %)
Chart 3.4: Global VoLTE Market Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.1: Regional LTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions)
Chart 4.2: Regional LTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.3: Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion)
Chart 4.4: Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.5: Regional VoLTE ARPU Forecast 2015-2020 ($/year)
Chart 4.6: Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions)
Chart 4.7: Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.8: North American Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.9: North American Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.10: North American Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 4.11: North American Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.12: North American Regional LTE and VoLTE Subscriptions Forecast 2015-2020 (million)
Chart 4.13: Latin American Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.14: Latin American Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.15: Latin American Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 4.16: Latin American Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.17: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.18: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.19: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 4.20: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.21: European Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.22: European Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.23: European Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 4.24: European Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.25: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 4.26: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 4.27: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 4.28: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015; 2017; 2020 (%)
Chart 5.1: US National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 5.2: US National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 5.3: Canada and US VoLTE ARPU Forecast 2015-2020 ($/month)
Chart 5.4: Canadian National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 5.5: US and Canada National Share or North American VoLTE Market Forecast 2015-2020 (%)
Chart 5.6: US and Canada National Share or North American VoLTE Subscriptions Forecast 2015-2020 (%)
Chart 5.7: Canadian National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 5.8: Korean National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 5.9: Korean National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)
Chart 5.10: Japanese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 5.11: Japanese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast (millions, AGR %)
Chart 5.12: Chinese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %)
Chart 5.13: Chinese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %)

List of Figures
Figure 1.1: Basic VoLTE Market Structure Overview

List of Tables
Table 2.1: Re-Engineering Strategies for Wireless Voice Calling
Table 2.2: VoLTE Consumer and Operator Benefits
Table 3.1: Global LTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (million subscriptions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 3.2: Global VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 3.3: Global VoLTE Market Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.1: Regional LTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015-2020 (% share)
Table 4.2: Regional LTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR%)
Table 4.3: Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR%)
Table 4.4: Regional VoLTE Revenue Share Forecast 2015-2020 (% share)
Table 4.5: Regional VoLTE ARPU Forecast 2015-2020 ($/year, AGR%)
Table 4.6: Regional VoLTE Subscripiton Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR%)
Table 4.7: Regional VoLTE Subscription Share Forecast 2015-2020 (% share)
Table 4.8: Drivers for VoLTE Deployment in North America
Table 4.9: North American Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.10: North American Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.11: Restraints for VoLTE Deployment in Latin America
Table 4.12: Latin American Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.13: Latin American Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.14: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.15: Asia-Pacific Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.16: Restraints for VoLTE Deployment in Europe
Table 4.17: European VoLTE Deployments Chronology
Table 4.18: European Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.19: European Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.20: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 4.21: Middle East and African Regional VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.1: Drivers for VoLTE Deployment in the United States
Table 5.2: US National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.3: US National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.4: Canadian National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.5: Canadian National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.6: Korean National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.7: Korean National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.8: Japanese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.9: Japanese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.10: Chinese National VoLTE Revenue Forecast 2015-2020 ($ billion, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 5.11: Chinese National VoLTE Subscription Forecast 2015-2020 (millions, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative)
Table 6.1: T-Mobile US VoLTE-Enabled Urban Areas and Devices
Table 8.1: Advantages of VoLTE for Operators and End-Users
Table 8.2: Disadvantages of VoLTE for Operators and End-Users

Companies Listed
A1
Alcatel-Lucent
Algerie Telecom
Apple
Asia Pacific Telecom (APT)
ATandT
Bouygues Telecom
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Ericsson
Fring
Gogo
Google Voice
Huawei
Hutchison Whampoa Hong Kong
Kakao Talk
KT Corporation
KPN
LG
LG U+
MegaFon
MetroPCS
Mobily Saudi Arabia
MTS
NEC
Nokia
Nokia Siemens Networks
NTT Docomo
O2
PCCW Hong Kong
Plus
Qualcomm Technologies
Samsung
SFR
SingTel
SK Telecom
Skype
Softbank
StarHub
Swisscom
Taiwan Mobile
Tele2
Telefónica (Germany)
Telekom
TeliaSonera
T-Mobile
T-Mobile US
Verizon
Viber
Vimpelcom
Vip
Vodafone
Vodafone Hutchison Australia
WhatsApp
ZTE

Organisations Mentioned in This Report
3GPP
CTIA
IEEE
International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Korea Communications Commission

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