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Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in CALA: Market Forecast 2013 – 2018

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in CALA: Market Forecast 2013 – 2018

Fourth generation (4G) data services are in the deployment stage, but is will be a few years until there is ubiquitous LTE coverage. Meanwhile, there are competitive threats emerging against incumbent carriers' core voice services. This is coming at a time when all bearer services (voice and data) are becoming marginalized due to market expectations, economic conditions, and a coming supply side expansion in terms of network capacity.

This research assesses the market drivers and outlook for VoLTE as well as carrier opportunities and challenges. The report forecasts VoLTE growth for the CALA region. The report includes conclusions and recommendations for network operators.

Report Benefits:

  • Regional forecast for Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • Identify challenges and opportunities for LTE services providers
  • Understand the business drivers and key success factors for VoLTE
  • Identify opportunities for infrastructure providers and application developers
  • Understand LTE technology and supporting next generation network infrastructure
Target Audience:
  • OSS/BSS Solution Providers
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Mobile Software Developers
  • Mobile Payment Service Providers
  • Handset and Tablet Manufacturers
  • Content and Applications Mediators
  • Social Commerce Vendors and providers
  • Mobile Marketing and Advertising Providers
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure Providers
  • Any telecom company focused on the CALA region


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
2.0 Voice Over Lte (Volte)
2.1 Volte Operation
2.1.1 Volte, Rcs, And Ims
2.1.2 Alternatives To Volte
2.2 Volte Challenges And Opportunities For Mobile Operators
2.2.1 Management Of Macro Spectrum
2.2.2 Greater Efficiency Of Micro Spectrum
2.2.3 Improved Qos
2.2.4 Less Hardware And Cots Equipment
2.2.5 Roaming Will Be Dramatically Easier
2.2.6 Less Expensive Per Bit Backhaul
2.2.7 Comparable Device Perform Better On Lte Than On 3g Networks
2.3 Factors That Could Slow The Growth Of Volte
2.3.1 Spectrum Issues Including The Lack Of Globally Harmonized Spectrum
2.3.2 Lack Of Spectrum Coherency In The United States
2.3.3 Device Manufacturers Are Reticent To Support Volte
2.3.4 Technical Challenges In The Network
2.3.5 Relaxed Rules On Network Sharing In The European Commission
2.3.6 The Global Recession Continues
2.4 The Status Of Current Volte Mobile Operators
3.0 Volte Outlook And Forecasts In Cala Region
3.1 Cala Overview
3.2 Argentina
3.3 Brazil
3.4 Chile
3.5 Colombia
3.6 Mexico
3.7 Puerto Rico
3.8 Rest Of Cala
3.9 Forecast Cala Volte
4.0 Conclusions And Recommendations
5.0 Appendices
5.1 Lte Technology And Architecture
5.1.1 Lte Technology
5.1.2 Lte Advanced
5.1.3 Lte Infrastructure Elements And Architecture
5.2 Lte Architecture Details
5.2.1 Service Architecture
5.2.2 Layer 2 Of Lte
5.2.3 Downlink Logical
5.2.4 Uplink Logical
5.2.5 Mobility Across Enbs
5.3 Ip Multimedia Subsystem (Ims
5.3.1 Ims Planes
5.3.2 Ims Network Elements
5.4 Service Centralized And Continuity Application Server (Scc)
List of Graphs
Figure 1: VoLTE Commitments and Deployments
Figure 2: LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Network Elements
Figure 3: LTE EPC Infrastructure Network Elements
Figure 4: Understanding LTE Network Elements and Channels
Figure 5: IMS Planes
Figure 6: IMS Model
Figure 7: Service Centralized and Continuity Application Server
List of Tables
Table 1: Brazil Mobile Subscriptions (M) and as % of Overall Market
Table 2: CALA VoLTE Subscribers, VoLTE Revenue and VoLTE POP, Revenues ($M) Subscribers and POP in Thousands, 2013-2018

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