Market Research Logo

Global VoLTE Market 2017-2021

Global VoLTE Market 2017-2021

About VoLTE

VoLTE technology enables voice calls over an LTE network, in comparison to the previously used technology supporting voice calls over 2G and 3G networks. This technology is similar to VoIP which is applied to support voice calls over a broadband connection. The difference between VoIP and VoLTE is that VoIP sends voice over the circuit-switched network, but VoLTE sends voice calls over IP-based LTE networks. VoLTE is used among enterprises as well as individual consumers for video and voice services.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global VoLTE market to grow at a CAGR of 47.46% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global VoLTE market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the total global VoLTE subscriptions as well the number of commercial networks deployed.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global VoLTE Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • AT&T
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Mobile
Other prominent vendors
  • Bell Canada
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • Celcom Axiata
  • Cisco
  • DNA
  • DTAC
  • Huawei
  • Kcell
  • KT
  • KPN
  • LG Uplus
  • Mavenir Systems
  • Mobile TeleSystems
  • Mobitel
  • Orange
  • Rogers Communications
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • SFR
  • Smart Communications
  • Swisscom
  • Tata DoCoMo (Teleservices)
  • TDC
  • Telekom Austria
  • Telenor
  • TELUS
  • Turkcell
  • Vodafone
Market driver
  • Increase in shipments of LTE-enabled computing devices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Signaling issue that hinders seamless communication
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Enhanced efficiency of VoLTE device batteries
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global VoLTE Market

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global VoLTE market: AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, SK Telecom, and T-Mobile.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, Bouygues Telecom, Celcom Axiata, Cisco, DNA, DTAC, Huawei, Kcell, KT, KPN, LG Uplus, Mavenir Systems, Mobile TeleSystems, Mobitel, Orange, Rogers Communications, Saudi Telecom Company, SFR, Smart Communications, Swisscom, Tata DoCoMo (Teleservices), TDC, Telekom Austria, Telenor, TELUS, Turkcell, and Vodafone.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is enhanced efficiency of VoLTE device batteries. The access to a wide range of handsets influences subscribers to choose or reject different wireless communication technologies. The simplicity of the VoLTE architecture ensures several operational benefits to the network operators and also ensures cost-effectiveness. VoLTE network allows voice and data on the same network, eliminating the need for separate networks.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is increase in shipments of LTE-enabled computing devices. The deployment of LTE networks is increasing in developed and developing economies, and the unit shipment of LTE-enabled computing devices across different regions is increasing rapidly. The shipment of LTE devices doubled between 2014 and 2015, rising to around 900 million units from around 450 million units. China accounted for the highest growth rate, and the LTE-enabled device shipments in the country tripled from 90 million units in 2014 to approximately 300 million units in 2016. It is expected that LTE-enabled devices will account for around 50% of all the smartphone shipments, and this percentage will increase to over 72% of the market by 2020.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is signaling issue that hinders seamless communication. The process of initiating an interactive communication session among users through a controlled signaling technique is a challenging task. There are two standards for the signaling and monitoring of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), namely H.323 and session initiation protocol. These protocols provide similar signaling functionalities but do not support quality of service (QoS) guarantees and resource reservation. The mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP) applications must maintain active sessions with keep-alive messages to stay connected to incoming calls. These frequent messages result in a large signaling load on the network.

Companies Mentioned

AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, SK Telecom, and T-Mobile.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, Bouygues Telecom, Celcom Axiata, Cisco, DNA, DTAC, Huawei, Kcell, KT, KPN, LG Uplus, Mavenir Systems, Mobile TeleSystems, Mobitel, Orange, Rogers Communications, Saudi Telecom Company, SFR, Smart Communications, Swisscom, Tata DoCoMo (Teleservices), TDC, Telekom Austria, Telenor, TELUS, Turkcell, and Vodafone.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Major factors responsible for mobile data growth
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global VoLTE market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Global VoLTE subscriber base 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by technology
    • Global VoLTE market by technology
      • Table Global VoLTE market by technology 2016 and 2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Revenue trend line of technologies in global VoLTE market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • VoIMS
      • Table Global VoLTE market by VoIMS technology 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • CSFB
      • Table Global VoLTE market by CSFB technology 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Others
      • Table Global VoLTE market by other technologies 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global VoLTE market by geography 2016-2021
      • Table Global VoLTE market by geography 2016 and 2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Revenue trend line by geography in global VoLTE market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Americas
      • Table VoLTE market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • EMEA
      • Table VoLTE market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table List of countries in Europe with VoLTE services
    • APAC
      • Table VoLTE market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Enhanced efficiency of VoLTE device batteries
    • Incorporation of VoLTE with VoWi-Fi
    • Rising adoption of LTE technology
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
  • Key vendor analysis
    • AT&T
    • Ericsson
    • Nokia
    • SK Telecom
    • T-Mobile
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
  • Explore Technavio

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report