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Telecom Compendium 2012

The telecommunications market represents a large ecosystem with multiple players, solutions, applications, technologies and relationships in a multi-billion dollar industry.

It is often daunting to understand the technical and market dynamics and plan business accordingly. This report provides the reader with an understanding of leading trends, issues, challenges, and opportunities with telecommunications with an emphasis on wireless.

The report includes:

  • Wireless data including 4th generation LTE technology and applications
  • Next Generation Networks (NGN) including NGN OSS/BSS
  • Value-added Service (VAS) applications
  • Self Organizing Networks (SON)
Target Audience:
  • Associations and Technology Groups
  • Business and Financial Institutions
  • Corporate and Institutional Investors
  • Exporters, Importers and Traders
  • Government and International Bodies
  • Lawyers, Bankers, Libraries, Embassies
  • Patent Office and IP Professionals
  • Technology Executives and Directors
  • Regulatory and Policy Individuals
  • Venture Capitalists, Consultants and more...


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.


1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 ADVANTAGES OF WIRELESS NETWORKS
1.1.1 POPULARITY
1.1.2 MOBILITY
1.1.3 EASE OF DEPLOYMENT
1.2 FIRST GENERATION OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (1G)
1.3 SECOND GENERATION MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS (2G)
1.3.1 SIM
1.3.2 SPEECH CODING
1.3.3 AUTHENTICATIONS AND SECURITY IN GSM NETWORKS
1.3.4 WAP (WIRELESS APPLICANT PROTOCOL)
1.3.5 MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS THIRD GENERATION
1.3.6 CHARACTERISTICS OF 3G SYSTEMS
1.3.7 THE EVOLUTION OF THE 3G SYSTEM
1.3.8 APPLICATIONS IN 3G SYSTEM
1.3.9 SUMMARY
1.4 MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS 4TH GENERATION AND LTE
1.4.1 TARGET OF 4G SYSTEM
1.4.2 APPLICATIONS AND SERVICES OF 4G SYSTEM
1.4.3 TELE PRESENCE
1.4.4 INFORMATION ACCESS
1.4.5 INTER-MACHINE COMMUNICATION
1.4.6 INTELLIGENT SHOPPING
1.4.7 LOCATION-BASED SERVICES
1.4.8 LBS IN GENERAL
1.4.9 TECHNIQUES
1.4.10 CELL ID–BASED LOCATION
1.4.11 TERMINAL-BASED LOCATION TECHNIQUES
1.4.12 GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS)
1.4.13 GPS DISADVANTAGES
1.4.14 LOCATION ARCHITECTURE AND INTERFACES
1.4.15 PROTOCOLS BASED ON PLAIN-TEXT XML
1.4.16 ROAMING LOCATION PROTOCOL (RLP)
1.4.17 DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MLP AND RLP
1.4.18 ADDING LOCATION VALUE
1.4.19 APPLICATIONS AND CONTENT
1.4.20 GAMING
1.4.21 GLOBALIZATION OF PRODUCTS
1.4.22 COMMUNICATING APPLIANCES
1.4.23 STANDARDIZATION DIVERSIFICATION
1.4.24 SUMMARY
2.0 LONG TERM EVOLUTION
2.1 INTRODUCTION
2.2 FUTURE TRENDS
2.3 EVOLUTION OF THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY TO 2016
2.4 FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES FOR A UNIVERSAL RADIO ENVIRONMENT
2.4.1 FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES FOR A UNIVERSAL RADIO ENVIRONMENT TDD SYSTEM
2.4.2 FEATURES OF FUTURE TDD SYSTEM
2.4.3 CHALLENGES OF THE TDD SYSTEM
2.4.4 THE UPCOMING TECHNOLOGY OF TDD SYSTEM
2.4.5 TDD TOPOLOGY
2.5 RADIO ACCESS NETWORK (RAN)
2.5.1 CONTROL PLANE AND USER PLANE
2.5.2 PEAK DATA RATE
2.6 MULTIPLE ACCESS METHODS
2.6.1 OFDM MODULATION
2.6.2 RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE
2.7 LTE APPLICATIONS
2.7.1 CHARGING IN LTE
2.7.2 IP MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM (IMS) CHARGING
2.7.3 MULTIMEDIA SESSIONS
2.7.4 MOBILE IP
2.7.5 THE MIGRATION FROM IPV4 TO IPV6
2.8 LTE BASED APPLICATIONS
2.8.1 CDMA2000 WITH LTE
2.8.2 WIMAX WITH LTE
2.9 COMPARISON BETWEEN LTE SOLUTIONS
2.9.1 THROUGHPUT PERFORMANCE
2.10 LTE PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS
2.10.1 LATENCY
2.10.2 EFFICIENCY
2.10.3 VOIP OVER LTE
2.11 LTE STRATEGIES
2.11.1 LTE STRATEGIES 2011-2012
2.11.2 STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESS OF BROADBAND
2.11.3 CURRENT MARKET SEGMENT
2.11.4 DEPLOYING EDGE/HSPA/HSPA+ STRATEGY
2.12 3GPP STRATEGY DEPLOYMENT
2.12.1 2013-2015 KEY SERVICE ADVANCES
2.12.2 DEVICES DEVELOPMENTS
2.12.3 NETWORK INTERFACES
2.12.4 MOBILE INTERFACES
2.12.5 HIGH-PERFORMANCE BROADBAND SYSTEMS STRATEGIES
2.12.6 EDGE/HSPA/LTE FEATURES 2011-2014
2.12.7 ADOPTION OF TECHNOLOGIES TO 2030
2.13 MIGRATION FROM THE CURRENT NETWORKS TO LTE STRATEGIES
2.14 LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) MARKET AND TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
2.14.1 LTE MARKET OVERVIEW
2.14.2 MARKET DRIVERS
2.14.3 THE SHIFT FROM VOICE TO DATA CENTRIC SERVICES
2.14.4 THE DEMAND FOR HIGHER DATA ARPUS
2.14.5 CAPACITY MANAGEMENT AND OPEX REDUCTION
2.14.6 LIMITED COMPETITION
2.14.7 LACK OF FIXED BROADBAND IN LOW DENSITY AREAS
2.14.8 VENDOR COMMITMENTS
2.14.9 MARKET BARRIERS
2.14.10 SPECTRUM CONGESTION
2.14.11 HIGH INVESTMENTS FOR EARLY ADOPTERS
2.14.12 CONSUMER DEVICE CHALLENGES
2.14.13 BROADBAND PRICING AND INTERNATIONAL ROAMING
2.14.14 LTE TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
2.14.15 TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW
2.14.16 PERFORMANCE METRICS
2.14.17 LTE ADVANCED
2.14.18 NTEGRATION WITH DEPLOYED NETWORKS
2.15 NEXT GENERATION NETWORK (NGN) OSS/BSS
2.15.1 NGN OSS OVERVIEW
2.15.2 DRIVERS OF NGN
2.15.3 TELECOM OPERATOR AND VENDOR INTERESTS
2.15.4 IMPROVEMENT IN ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES
2.15.5 REDUCED VENDOR DEPENDENCY
2.15.6 OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES
2.15.7 INTEGRATION OF MULTIPLE PRIVATE NETWORKS AND APPLICATION INTO THE LARGER PUBLIC NETWORKS
2.15.8 QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS)
2.15.9 NATIONAL SECURITY AND COMPETITIVE POLICIES
2.16 NGN OSS/BSS: COMPONENTS, IMS IMPLICATIONS AND FRAMEWORKS
2.16.1 NETWORK PLANNING AND ENGINEERING
2.16.2 FAULT MANAGEMENT
2.16.3 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT
2.16.4 PROVISIONING AND SERVICE ACTIVATION
2.16.5 INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
2.16.6 BILLING AND CUSTOMER CARE
2.16.7 MEDIATION
2.16.8 REVENUE ASSURANCE
2.16.9 CHALLENGES FOR OSS AND BSS
2.17 OSS CHALLENGES
2.17.1 STAKEHOLDER APPREHENSIONS
2.17.2 FRAMEWORK TO INTEGRATE CUSTOMIZATION DEMANDS
2.17.3 SMOOTH TRANSITION FROM EXISTING OSS FRAMEWORKS
2.17.4 MULTI-VENDOR COORDINATION
2.17.5 BSS CHALLENGES
3.0 EVOLVED PACKET CORE (EPC)
3.1 THE BENEFITS OF EPC FOR BOTH END USER AND OPERATORS
3.1.1 ARCHITECTURE OF EPC
3.1.2 USER EQUIPMENT (UE)
3.1.3 RADIO NETWORKS AND EPC
3.2 EPC DEPLOYMENT CASES
3.3 INSTALLING CASES
3.3.1 FIRST SCENARIO
3.3.2 SECOND SCENARIO
3.4 THIRD SCENARIO
3.4.1 FIFTH SCENARIO
3.5 FUTURE TRENDS
3.6 FEMTOCELLS
3.6.1 ROI OF THE FEMTOCELLS
4.0 SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS
4.1 INTRODUCTION
4.2 ARCHITECTURE OF SON
4.2.1 IEEE 802.16
4.2.2 NGMN STANDARDS FOR SON
4.2.3 SON CATEGORIES AND CASES
4.2.4 DISTRIBUTED/SELF-ORGANIZING (DSO)
4.2.5 COOPERATIVE RELAYING (CR) IN SON
4.2.6 FEEDBACK OVERHEAD IN SON
4.2.7 CODEBOOK-BASED PRE-CODING IN SON
4.2.8 FEEDBACK DELAY IN SON
4.3 INSTALLING SON
4.4 STAGES OF INSTALLING SON
4.4.1 SELF CONFIGURATION
4.4.2 SELF OPTIMIZATION
4.4.3 SELF HEALING
4.4.4 PROBLEMS WITH SELF HEALING
4.4.5 INSTALLING PHASES
5.0 NEW VALUE ADDED SERVICES APPLICATION FOR THE 4G AND LTE ERA
5.1 E-GOVERNMENT
5.1.1 MOBILE APPLICATIONS FOR THE GOVERNMENT
5.1.2 THE FUTURE OF E-GOVERNMENT CONCEPT
5.1.3 E-GOVERNMENT TO MOBILE GOVERNMENT (GOVERNMENT ON GO CONCEPT)
5.1.4 THE RETURN ON THE INVESTMENT OF THE MOBILE GOVERNMENT
5.1.5 THE USE OF TELECOMMUNICATION IN PUBLIC SERVICE APPLICATIONS
5.1.6 CASE STUDY: HOW TELECOMMUNICATION CAN SAVE COSTS FOR THE GOVERNMENTS AND MAKE PROFITS
5.1.7 THE EFFECT ON THE ECONOMY AND THE ROI
5.1.8 CELL BROADCAST SERVICE (CBS)
5.1.9 CELLTICK
5.1.10 (MMS) MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE
5.1.11 MOZAT
5.1.12 ANNY WAY MMS
5.1.13 UNIFIED MESSAGING
5.1.14 CYCOS AG
5.2 AUGMENTED REALITY
5.2.1 INTRODUCTION
5.2.2 AR 3D APPLICATIONS
5.2.3 TRACKING USER'S POSITION
5.2.4 QR CODES
5.2.5 MOBILE SYSTEMS IN AR
5.2.6 COLLABORATIVE APPLICATIONS
5.2.7 AUGMENTED REALITY CHALLENGES
5.2.8 AR APPLICATIONS
5.2.9 AR IN TOURISM
5.2.10 AR AND FACE RECOGNITION
5.2.11 CASE STUDY: HOW MOBILE CAN BENEFIT FROM AUGMENTED REALITY
5.3 WEB 2.0 AND SOCIAL SOFTWARE
5.3.1 LOCATION-BASED SERVICE IN AR
5.3.2 CONCLUSION
6.0 THE CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATION INDUSTRY
7.0 TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET WORLDWIDE
7.1 ASIA-PACIFIC MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
7.1.1 OVERVIEW
7.1.2 INTERNATIONAL MARKET, AND THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET
7.1.3 THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET COMPANIES
7.1.4 THE MARKET OVERVIEW
7.1.5 COMPANIES STRATEGIES IN THE ASIAN-PACIFIC MARKET
7.1.6 SUMMARY
7.2 THE EUROPEAN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
7.2.1 OVERVIEW
7.2.2 MOBILE LICENSE DISTRIBUTION
7.3 THE EUROPEAN MARKET ANALYSIS
7.3.1 THE ANALYSIS OF THE MAJOR OPERATORS IN EUROPE (T-MOBILE, ORANGE AND VODAFONE)
7.3.2 CONCLUSION
7.4 THE LATIN AMERICAN MOBILE MARKET
7.4.1 INTRODUCTION
7.4.2 THE MARKET IN THE PAST
7.4.3 THE MARKET IN 2004
7.4.4 THE MARKET IN 2005
7.4.5 THE MARKET IN 2006
7.4.6 THE MARKET IN 2007 TO 2010
7.4.7 CONCLUSION

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