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Global LTE Industry Landscape: Adoption, Applications, Deployments and Subscriptions by Region, Country, Spectrum and Operator 2011 - 2015

230 Pages Mind Commerce Publishing November 01, 2011 SKU: CCJQ6671672

While LTE adoption is moving at a much quicker pace than initial analyst expectations, a number of hurdles still exist that undermine the early adoption of LTE by many countries. Firstly the limitation of the frequency spectrum presents a major setback for many network operators, as majority of the spectrum bands suitable for LTE are yet to be fragmented in many regions. The 800 MHz ‘digital dividend’ band covered primarily by television broadcasters, in particular, has caused setbacks for many countries in Western Europe, a region where LTE is financially feasible. Furthermore the requirements for initially high investments and economies of small scale production have challenged early adoptions for most developing countries in the Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America regions. Nonetheless, LTE’s distinct long term advantages such as high data rates, capacity enhancement and OPEX reduction are likely to drive large scale adoption in a majority of countries worldwide by 2015.

This report follows a structured approach to study the global LTE market. Firstly the key market drivers and barriers are discussed in comprehensive detail. This is followed by a brief overview of LTE technology. The report then discusses some key applications of the LTE standard including HD Video Streaming, Online Gaming, PTT communications, supplementary voice capacity, M2M communication and public safety applications. This is followed by a detailed analysis of LTE’s feasibility, potential success, current deployments, subscriptions from a global and as well as a regional perspective, with a particular emphasis on country and operator level market share, operator strategies and regional spectrum adoption strategies. Presented in the end are detailed subscription, market share and spectrum adoption forecasts for LTE from 2011 to 2015 on a country and operator wide basis, based on a comprehensive survey of worldwide operators and regulatory authorities. The forecasts are complimented by a review of regulatory activities, spectrum availability and strategies, and a list of current and potential LTE deployments for each country.

  • Investment Analysts
  • Regulatory Authorities
  • Cellular Network Operators
  • LTE Application Developers
  • OSS Infrastructure Providers
  • Mobile Device Manufacturers
  • Fixed Broadband Network Operators
  • Telecommunications Market Analysts
  • Telecommunication Equipment Manufacturers
Countries Covered:

Abkhaz, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lativa, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam

Companies in Report:

3 Austria (Pilot Phase)
3 Ireland (Planned Deployment)
A1 Telekom Austria (Commercial Launch)
Abu Dhabi Police Trial
Advanced Info Service (AIS) Thailand Trial
Aero2 Poland (Test Phase)
Agri-Valley Broadband (Planned Deployment)
Aircel TDD Trial
Al Madar Planned Deployment
Alaska Communications (Planned Deployment)
Algar Telecom – CTBC Trial
Andorra Telecom (Planned Deployment)
Aquafon (Test Phase)
ArmenTel (Planned Deployment)
Arqiva Trial
Asiaspace (Planned TDD Deployment)
AT&T Mobility (Commercial Launch)
AT&T Puerto Rico (Undergoing Deployment)
Augere Wireless Broadband India (Planned TDD Deployment)
Ausgrid Trial
Bakrie Telecom Trial
Base Belgium Trial
Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System BayRICS (Pilot Phase)
Bayan Telecommunications (Planned Deployment)
Beeline (Pilot Deployment)
Belgacom (Pilot Phase)
Bell Mobility and Telus (Commercial Launch)
BeST – Life and MTS LTE Trials
Bharti Airtel (Undergoing TDD Deployment)
Bite Lativa (Undergoing Deployment)
Bite Lithuania Trial
Bouygues Telecom Trial
Brazil Army Trial
BSNL and MTNL(Planned TDD Deployment)
Celcom Malaysia Trial
Cell C South Africa Trial
Cellcom USA (Planned Deployment)
Cellcom Israel (Planned Deployment)
Cellular South (Planned Deployment)
CenturyTel (Planned Deployment)
China Mobile and FarEasTone TDD Trial
China Mobile Trial (Planned TDD Deployment)
China Telecom (Planned TDD Deployment)
China Unicom
Chunghwa Telecom Trial
City of Charlotte Council
Claro Puerto Rico (Planned Deployment)
Claro Brazil (Planned Trial)
Claro Jamaica (Undergoing Deployment)
Claro Chile Trial
Clear Mobitel Jersey (Planned Deployment)
Clear Mobitel U.K Trial
Clearwire (Planned Deployment)
Commnet Wireless, LLC (Planned Deployment)
Cosmote Trial
CSL (Commercial Launch)
Deutsche Telekom (Commercial Launch)
Dialog Mobile Trial
DiGi (Planned Deployment)
Disk Network (Planned Deployment)
DNA Oy Trial
Du Trial
E Plus Trial
Elisa (Commercial Launch)
Elisa Trial
eMobile (Planned Deployment)
EMT (Commercial Launch)
Entel Movil Bolivia
Entel PCS Chile Trial
ERA/T-Mobile Poland (Planned Deployment)
Etisalat UAE (Commercial Launch)
Etisalat Misr Trial
Etisalat Mobily Saudi Arabia (Commercial Launch)
Everything Everywhere Trial
France Telecom Orange Trial
Genius Brand Trial
Globacom (Planned Deployment)
Global Mobile (Planned Deployment)
Globe Telecom Trial
Hutchison 3 Denmark
Hutchison 3 Sweden (Planned Deployment)
Indostat Trial
Kcell (Planned Deployment)
KDDI (Undergoing Deployment)
Kordia Trial
KT (Undergoing Deployment)
Lattelecom (Planned Commercial Release)
Leap Wireless (Planned Deployment)
LG Uplus (Commercial Launch)
Lightsquared (Undergoing Deployment)
LMT (Commercial Release)
M1 (Commercial Launch)
Magticom Trial
Magyar Telekom/T-Mobile
Maxis Trial
MegaFon and Rosetelecom Demos
MetroPCS (Commercial Launch)
Mobinil Egypt Trial
Mobistar Belgium (Test Phase)
Mobitel Slovenia Trial
Mobitel Sri Lanka Trial
Mobyland and CenterNet (Commercially Launched)
Monaco Telecom
Mosaic Telecom (Undergoing Deployment)
Movicel Angola Trial
Movistar Trial
M-Tel Trial
MTN South Africa Trial
MTS Allstream (Planned Deployment)
MVS Comunicaciones (Planned Deployment)
National Chiao Tung University Trial
NBN Co Trial (TDD)
Net4Mobility (Commercial Launch)
NetAmerica Alliance LLC (Planned Deployment)
Nextel Chile and VTR (Potential Deployments)
NTT DoCoMo (Commercial Launch)
O2 (Commercial Launch)
O2 UK Trial
OAO Voentelecom Trial
Oi Trial
Omantel (Planned TDD Deployment)
Omnitel Lithuania (Commercial Launch)
Optus Trial
Orange (Planned Deployment)
Orange Austria (Undergoing Testing and Deployment)
Orange Dominicana
Orange Luxembourg
Orange Moldova Trial
Orange Switzerland (Planned Deployment)
Orange Armenia Trial
Orange Uganda (Potentially Trial)
Packet One Networks (Planned TDD Trial)
Peoples Telephone Cooperative and Etex Telephone Cooperative (Planned Deployment)
Personal Argentina Trial
Piltel (Planned Deployment)
Polkomtel (Planned Deployment)
Portugal Telecom - TMN Trial
Public Service Wireless (Planned Deployment)
Qtel Trial (Planned Nationwide Deployment)
Qualcomm (Planned Deployment)
Reliance Industries Ltd – RIL (Undergoing TDD Deployment)
Rogers Wireless (Commercial Launch)
Safaricom Kenya Trial
Sao Paulo Military Police Force Trial
Sasktel (Planned Deployment)
SFR France Trial
SingTel (Undergoing Deployment)
SK Telecom (Commercial Launch)
Smart Communications (Commercial Launch)
Smart-Tone Vodafone (Undergoing Deployment)
Softbank (Planned TDD Deployment)
SpeedConnect (Planned Deployment)
Sprint USA (Planned Deployment)
Starcomms (Potential Deployment)
StarHub (Undergoing Deployment)
STC Saudi Arabia (Commercial Launch)
Sunrise (Planned Deployment)
Swisscom Trial
TDC (Commercial Release)
Tele2 (Planned Deployment)
Tele2 Estonia Trial
Tele2 Lithuania Trial
Tele2 Netherlands Trial
Telecom Italia (Test Phase)
Telecom New Zealand Trial
Telefónica (Pilot Deployment)
Telefónica Mexico Trial
Telcel Mexico Trial
Telefonica Movistar Peru Trial
Telefonica O2 Czech Republic Trial
Telefonica O2, Orange and T-Mobile Trials
Telefonica Argentina Trial
Telenor Hungary (Undergoing Commercial Deployment)
Telenor Norway Trial
Telia Denmark (Commercial Release)
TeliaSonera Finland (Commercial Launch)
TeliaSonera Sweden (Commercial Launch)
TeliaSonera Norway (Commercial Launched)
Telkom South Africa (Planned Deployment)
Telkomsel Indonesia Trial
XL Indonesia Trial
Axiata Indonesia Trial
Telstra Australia (Commercial Launch)
Texas Energy Network (Planned Deployment)
T-Hrvatski Telekom Trial
Tikona Digital (Planned TDD Deployment)
T-Mobile Austria (Commercial Launch)
T-Mobile USA (Planned Deployment)
Triatel Trial
Tunisiana (Potentially Planned Deployment)
Turkcell Trial
TV Filme Brasília - Sky Group (Planned Deployment)
U Mobile (Planned Deployment)
UK Broadband (Planned Deployment)
Une-EPM (Undergoing Deployment)
United Wireless (Undergoing Deployment)
Unitel AngolaTrial
US Cellular (Planned Deployment)
Verizon Wireless (Commercial Launch)
Viettel (Pre-Commercial Deployment)
VIPNet Trial
Viva Kuwait Trial
Vivid Wireless Trial
Vivo Trial
Vodacom South Africa (Planned Commercial Release)
Vodafone Germany (Commercial Launch)
Vodafone Spain (Pilot Deployment)
Vodafone Egypt Trial
Vodafone Hutchison Australia Trial
Vodafone New Zealand Trial
Vodafone Portugal (Planned Deployment)
Vodafone Qatar Trial
Vodafone Romania (Planned Deployment)
Wind Mobile Trial
Wireless Business Solutions-WBS (Planned Deployment)
Yoigo (Planned Deployment)
Yota (Planned TDD Nationwide Deployment)
Zain Bahrain (Planned Deployment)
Zain Jordan (Planned Deployment)
Zain Kuwait Trial
Zain Saudi Arabia (Commercial Launch)

Key Benefits:
  • Detailed LTE subscription forecasts for over 89 countries from 2011 to 2015
  • In-depth review of market drivers and barriers for LTE from both regional and global perspectives
  • Detailed analysis of LTE feasibility, success and market share from a global and regional perspective
  • Provides a country level analysis of regulatory activities and LTE frequency spectrum adoption strategies
  • Comprehensive review of worldwide LTE engagements and commercial deployments, covering over 250 network operators and 89 countries
  • In-depth review of LTE applications including HD video streaming, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), M2M communication, and public safety application
Report Findings:
  • Spectrum adoption strategies will vary considerably on a regional basis, with LTE deployments in 12 different spectrum bands by 2015.
  • The 2.6 GHz FDD and the 2.3 GHz TDD bands will remain the most widely utilized spectrum choices, with a combined market share of 33 %
  • Worldwide LTE subscriptions to grow at a CAGR of 180 % from 2011 to 2015. By 2015 it is estimated that LTE will be commercially available in over 54 countries with over 410 Million subscriptions
  • The overall number of LTE subscriptions is 3.7 million as of October 2011 spanning over 35 commercial network deployments. By Q4 2011, it is expected that there will be over 6.6 million LTE subscriptions worldwide.
  • While North America is currently dominating and leading the market following the initial launch of major LTE rollouts with its three prominent deployments (Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS and AT&T Mobility) with a Q3’2011 market share of 90.6 %, the Asia Pacific region is likely to lead the market as it matures with a projected market share of 50 % in 2015.

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Mind Commerce Publishing
November 01, 2011

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