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World LTE & MBB spectrum - data & forecasts up to 2020

World LTE & MBB spectrum - data & forecasts up to 2020

  • December 2016
  • 90 pages
  • ID: 4606009
  • Format: PDF


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Markets – Players – Technologies – CapEx – Pricing

LTE has gone mainstream: the 1 billion mark overtaken at year-end 2015

The bundle World LTE markets – 5G initiatives & MBB spectrum includes two deliverables dealing with both LTE and spectrum issues:
1. A database (updated half-yearly): quantitative & qualitative data for 46 countries, 6 zones & world consolidated - 76 LTE operator sheets are also available. It gathers information about spectrum issues, technologies, revenue & subscriber data & forecasts up to 2020. It presents the current status of the main mobile broadband frequency bands and results of auction processes including allocation modes, prices paid by each licensee, quantity of spectrum acquired by player, technology, price paid per MHz per PoP for 10 years and detailed information on the regulatory status.

2. A report (updated half-yearly) providing you with the state-of-the-art regarding LTE: overview of dynamics in LTE markets up to 2020 by geographical area and by technology. It also provides you with analyses of the worldwide LTE market status, LTE pricing, new services, technological issues, recent pieces of news on spectrum allocations, spectrum prices comparison, roaming, chipsets and devices.
With regards to spectrum, latest developments in the field are highlighted.

Information include the main evolutions of the regulatory framework, spectrum sharing issues and new radio technologies, 5G developments, mobile spectrum in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North and South America, and Africa Middle East, and spectrum valuation.


List of indicators by operator and country
- Technology: LTE FDD, TD-LTE, LTE-Advanced, Mobile WiMAX, and version (such as  MIMO 4×2)
- Deployment: description of coverage plans or obligation
- Spectrum: quantity, frequency band, type (FDD, TDD)
- Technical Data and main vendors: core network providers (+IMS), Radio Access Network (RAN) providers, maximum data rates (UL/DL), average data rates (UL/DL), devices
- Outsourcing and sharing contracts
- Capex
- Services and tariffs: data package issues (such as monthly volume, associated data rates and restrictions), data M2M, voice
- Subscribers and ARPU (historical data)

- Background information: operators, LTE framework
- Regulation: spectrum auctions, refarming

Type of data
- Historical data 2010-2014
- Estimates for 2015
- Forecasts 2016-2020

Geographic coverage
The global market for telecom services has been divided into five main zones: Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Middle East and Africa.
The countries below are detailed within each zone.

- Australia*
- China*
- Hong Kong*
- India*
- Indonesia
- Japan*
- Malaysia
- New Zealand
- Philippines
- Singapore
- South Korea*
- Taiwan
- Uzbekistan
- Vietnam
- Rest of AP

Western Europe
- Austria
- Belgium*
- Denmark*
- Finland*
- France*
- Germany*
- Greece
- Ireland
- Italy*
- Luxembourg
- Netherlands*
- Norway*
- Portugal*
- Spain*
- Sweden*
- Switzerland*
- UK*
- Rest of WE

Central & Eastern Europe
- Czech Republic
- Hungary
- Poland
- Russia*
- Turkey*
- Rest of CEE

Latin America
- Argentina
- Brazil*
- Chile*
- Mexico
- Rest of Latam

North America
- Canada*
- USA*

Middle East-Africa
- Bahrain
- Morocco
- Saudi Arabia
- Rest of MEA

Historical data was compiled from the following information sources:
- Publications of national regulatory authorities, ministries and national statistical organisations
- Operator financial reports
- Press releases

These sources have been compared and supplemented whenever necessary by estimates based on our expertise. We have been able to revise the figures compared to previous editions (new information available, correction of errors, scope adjustments from one country to another).
Forecasts are based on assumptions relating to anticipated change in different markets in average revenue per user.

The assumptions formulated depend on several factors:
- Current level of development of the market
- Potential of the market seen through the general level of economic development
- National industrial context and policy adopted in the development of ICTs
- Changing consumer use practices.

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