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LTE Advanced 2014: State of the Market and Future Prospects

LTE Advanced 2014: State of the Market and Future Prospects

Referred to as Wideband LTE by T-Mobile, branded as XLTE by Verizon, LTE Advanced (LTE-A) is the next major step in the evolution of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. It’s expected that the new technology will help in satisfying requirements for the increasing demand for the mobile data band and provides higher connectivity speeds for users. This means better mobile coverage, higher performance, and greater connection stability.

This research report provides a comprehensive market assessment for LTE-A technology, including the technology, competitive analysis, and market assessment. The report evaluates market opportunities, companies, and solutions with SWOT analysis. The report also provides a future outlook and a roadmap. All purchases of Mind Commerce reports includes time with an expert analyst who will help you link key findings in the report to the business issues you're addressing. This needs to be used within three months of purchasing the report.

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Target Audience:

Mobile network operators
Broadband infrastructure providers
Wireless device manufacturers and their suppliers
Network optimization, OSS, and support companies
Anyone who needs to understand the network and market for LTE

General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


Executive Summary
Background
Overview of Mobile Broadband
Overview
First Generation (1G)
1G Features
Second Generation (2G)
2G Features
2.5G Wireless System
2.75G (EDGE) Wireless System
2.75G Features
Third Generation (3G)
Fourth Generation (4G)
4G Features
Fifth Generation (5G)
5G Features
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
LTE Advanced
Overview
Major LTE-Advanced Features
Carrier Aggregation (CA)
Enhanced Uplink Multiple Access and Enhanced Multiple Antenna Transmission
Coordinated Multipoint Transmission and Reception (CoMP)
Home Enhanced-node-B (HeNB) Mobility Enhancements (HetNet)
Competitive Analysis (LTE-Advanced vs. WiMAX 2)
Network Nature
Using OFDMA
Adaptive Modulation and Coding
Conclusion
LTE-Advanced Market Drivers
Key Enabler for Growth
Increased Adoption of Mobile Broadband
Speed and Cost
Hardware
Major LTE-Advanced Players
LTE-Advanced Demonstration
LTE-Advanced Demonstrations Distribution by Country
LTE-Advanced Deployments (Active, Planned)
LTE-Advanced Deployments Distribution by Country
Future Outlook and Forecasts
More Capacity will be followed by Great Demand
Fifth Generation (5G)
Appendix
LTE Infrastructure Elements and Architecture
LTE E-UTRAN
LTE Remote Radio Heads
LTE Base Station
LTE Femtocells
LTE Antenna Schemes
LTE RAN Infrastructure and Frequency Reuse
LTE EPC Infrastructure Elements
Serving and Packet Gateway
Mobility Management Entity
Policy and Charging Rules Function
IP Multimedia Subsystem
EPC and Core Network Equipment Reuse in LTE
LTE Architecture Details
Service Architecture
Layer 2 of LTE
Downlink Logical
Uplink Logical
Mobility Across eNBs
Figures
Figure 1: 1G Mobile Phone
Figure 2: 2G Specifications
Figure 3: 2G Mobile Phone
Figure 4: 3G Specifications
Figure 5: 3G Mobile Phone
Figure 6: 4G Mobile Phone
Figure 7: Release of 3GPP Specification
Figure 8: Key Radio Access Targets for LTE-Advanced as set by 3GPP
Figure 9: Upgrade from LTE to LTE-Advanced
Figure 10: Wireless Technology Evolution
Figure 11: Comparing Wireless Technologies based on Speed
Figure 12: Top Application Growth
Figure 13: Traffic Growth
Figure 14: End-users use WiFi Service when Available
Figure 15: LTE-Advanced Demonstrations and Trials by Country 2014
Figure 16: LTE Advanced Deployments by Country
Figure 17: LTE Advanced Deployments Target Speed (Maximum DL) (Mbps)
Figure 18: Mobile Traffic Forecast 2010 - 2020
Figure 19: LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Network Elements
Figure 20: LTE EPC Infrastructure Network Elements
Figure 21: Understanding LTE Network Elements and Channels

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