LTE and LTE-Advanced: Infrastructure, Network Elements, Handsets, Devices, Subscribers

4Q 2010 | Research Report Report | RR-LTE-10 | 85 pages | 29 tables | 41 charts | 3 figures | Excel | PDF | Powerpoint

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Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. LTE Market Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
      • 1.2.1. Mass Market Adoption as the Mobile Telecommunications Progression towards 4G
      • 1.2.2. Higher Average Revenue per User, Higher Bandwidth, Lower Latency, and Improved Customer Experience
      • 1.2.3. Vendors Are Ready With LTE Solutions
      • 1.2.4. Limited 4G Standards Competition
    • 1.3. Market Barriers
      • 1.3.1. Spectrum Fragmentation
      • 1.3.2. Technology Maturity Level
      • 1.3.3. Integration of an All-IP Network; 2G, 3G, and 4G into the Backhaul and Core Network
      • 1.3.4. High Cost for Early Adopters
    • 1.4. Forecasts
      • 1.4.1. Subscriber Numbers for LTE
      • 1.4.2. Base Station Equipment Numbers
      • 1.4.3. Base Station Frequency Deployments
      • 1.4.4. LTE Devices
  • 2. LTE & LTE-ADVANCED OVERVIEW AND STANDARDS UPDATE
    • 2.1. HSPA/HSPA+
    • 2.2. LTE Definition
    • 2.3. LTE-Advanced Proposals
    • 2.4. LTE Standards groups
      • 2.4.1. 3GPP
      • 2.4.2. Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance
      • 2.4.3. LTE/SAE Trail Initiative
      • 2.4.4. China Mobile
      • 2.4.5. Yota
      • 2.4.6. India
      • 2.4.7. Clearwire
    • 2.5. LTE Spectrum
      • 2.5.1. The 700 MHz Frequency Band
      • 2.5.2. 790 MHz to 862 MHz
      • 2.5.3. The 2.3 GHz Band
      • 2.5.4. 2.6 GHz (2500 MHz to 2690 MHz) Frequency Band
      • 2.5.5. Spectrum Summary
  • 3. LTE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
    • 3.1. LTE Network Elements
      • 3.1.1. Remote Radio Heads
      • 3.1.2. LTE Radio Access Network
      • 3.1.3. LTE Base Station
      • 3.1.4. LTE Femtocells
      • 3.1.5. LTE Antenna Schemes
      • 3.1.6. LTE Equipment Reuse
    • 3.2. LTE RAN Vendors
      • 3.2.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 3.2.2. Ericsson
      • 3.2.3. Fujitsu
      • 3.2.4. Huawei
      • 3.2.5. NEC
      • 3.2.6. Nokia Siemens Networks
      • 3.2.7. ZTE
    • 3.3. LTE Backhaul - Economic Solutions
      • 3.3.1. Carrier Ethernet
      • 3.3.2. LTE Backhaul Requirements
      • 3.3.3. Ethernet Versus Fiber Backhaul
      • 3.3.4. Ethernet Versus Microwave Backhaul
      • 3.3.5. Implications of Femtocells for Mobile Operator Backhaul Costs
      • 3.3.6. LTE Backhaul Summary
      • 3.3.7. Evolved Packet Core Definitions
      • 3.3.8. Serving and Packet Gateway
      • 3.3.9. Mobility Management Entity
      • 3.3.10. Policy and Charging Rules Function
      • 3.3.11. IP Multimedia Subsystem
    • 3.4. Evolved Packet Core Vendor Strategies
      • 3.4.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 3.4.2. Cisco
      • 3.4.3. Juniper
      • 3.4.4. Ericsson
      • 3.4.5. Huawei
      • 3.4.6. NEC
      • 3.4.7. Nokia Siemens Networks
    • 3.5. LTE Devices and Products
      • 3.5.1. Handsets
      • 3.5.2. LTE Modems
      • 3.5.3. LTE Applications and Services
  • 4. FORECASTS
    • 4.1. Device Forecasts
      • 4.1.1. LTE Modem Shipments Forecasts by Region
      • 4.1.2. LTE Modem Shipment Forecasts by Device Type
    • 4.2. LTE Handset Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.3. LTE Netbook Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.4. LTE MID Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.5. LTE Media Tablet Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.6. LTE Smartbook Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.7. Subscriber and ARPU Forecast
    • 4.8. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscriber Forecasts
    • 4.9. LTE ARPU Forecasts
    • 4.10. LTE Service Revenue Forecasts
    • 4.11. RAN and Network Element Forecasts
      • 4.11.1. LTE Base Station Shipments by Region
      • 4.11.2. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Bands
      • 4.11.3. Net Base Station Equipment Spend
      • 4.11.4. Technology Trend - Base Station Equipment Spend
      • 4.11.5. LTE Gateway Shipments
      • 4.11.6. Cellular Vendor Infrastructure Market Share
      • 4.11.7. LTE Base Station Digital Signal Processor Shipments
  • 5. Company Directory
  • 6. Acronyms

Charts

  1. LTE Service Revenue Forecast, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  2. Net Base Station Equipment Spend, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  3. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscribers
  4. LTE ARPU
  5. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Band
  6. LTE Handset Shipments
  7. LTE Modem Shipments by Region
  8. LTE Modem Shipment Percentages by Region
  9. LTE Modem Shipments by Device Type
  10. LTE Device ASPs
  11. LTE Handset Shipments
  12. LTE Netbook Shipments
  13. LTE MID Shipments
  14. LTE Media Tablet Shipments
  15. LTE Smartbook Shipments
  16. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscribers
  17. LTE ARPU
  18. LTE Service Revenue
  19. LTE Base Station Shipments by Region
  20. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Band
  21. Net Base Station Equipment Spend
  22. Technology Trend - Base Station Equipment Spend
  23. LTE Gateway Shipments (S-GW, P-GW)
  24. LTE Base Station DSP Shipments

Figures

  1. Channel blocks of the 700 MHz band
  2. LTE Radio Access and Evolved Packet Core LTE Architecture LTE Radio Access and Evolved Packet Core LTE Architecture
  3. Evolved Packet Core Evolved Packet Core


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LTE will be the 4G technology standard used by the great majority of service providers, and new questions are arising as deployments gain momentum. Although 4G technologies are the next step in telecommunications and many equipment, device, and network element manufacturers companies are hoping for quick deployments, mobile service providers are going to continue using their 3G networks and getting their money's worth from these networks; by upgrading their 3G networks. Initial LTE deployments have been small and contained, intended to start the ball rolling and to test live commercial networks in certain cities. Deployments over the next three years will be mostly focused on providing faster data rates and better latencies and to provide broadband in problematic or remote areas. It will not be used for voice transport in the near future. Countries such as India will particularly benefit from LTE, and China will also have TD-LTE to complement its TD-SCDMA networks.

The report gives an LTE and LTE-Advanced standards overview and update, considering trends, network architecture, and the elements that make up architecture, as well as the different approaches and strategies that can be used to bring a service to fruition. Forecasts include device and equipment shipments broken down by region, as well as subscribers, service revenue and ARPU.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Brief: Top-Line Forecast
  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • 1.1. LTE Market Overview
    • 1.2. Market Drivers
      • 1.2.1. Mass Market Adoption as the Mobile Telecommunications Progression towards 4G
      • 1.2.2. Higher Average Revenue per User, Higher Bandwidth, Lower Latency, and Improved Customer Experience
      • 1.2.3. Vendors Are Ready With LTE Solutions
      • 1.2.4. Limited 4G Standards Competition
    • 1.3. Market Barriers
      • 1.3.1. Spectrum Fragmentation
      • 1.3.2. Technology Maturity Level
      • 1.3.3. Integration of an All-IP Network; 2G, 3G, and 4G into the Backhaul and Core Network
      • 1.3.4. High Cost for Early Adopters
    • 1.4. Forecasts
      • 1.4.1. Subscriber Numbers for LTE
      • 1.4.2. Base Station Equipment Numbers
      • 1.4.3. Base Station Frequency Deployments
      • 1.4.4. LTE Devices
  • 2. LTE & LTE-ADVANCED OVERVIEW AND STANDARDS UPDATE
    • 2.1. HSPA/HSPA+
    • 2.2. LTE Definition
    • 2.3. LTE-Advanced Proposals
    • 2.4. LTE Standards groups
      • 2.4.1. 3GPP
      • 2.4.2. Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance
      • 2.4.3. LTE/SAE Trail Initiative
      • 2.4.4. China Mobile
      • 2.4.5. Yota
      • 2.4.6. India
      • 2.4.7. Clearwire
    • 2.5. LTE Spectrum
      • 2.5.1. The 700 MHz Frequency Band
      • 2.5.2. 790 MHz to 862 MHz
      • 2.5.3. The 2.3 GHz Band
      • 2.5.4. 2.6 GHz (2500 MHz to 2690 MHz) Frequency Band
      • 2.5.5. Spectrum Summary
  • 3. LTE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
    • 3.1. LTE Network Elements
      • 3.1.1. Remote Radio Heads
      • 3.1.2. LTE Radio Access Network
      • 3.1.3. LTE Base Station
      • 3.1.4. LTE Femtocells
      • 3.1.5. LTE Antenna Schemes
      • 3.1.6. LTE Equipment Reuse
    • 3.2. LTE RAN Vendors
      • 3.2.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 3.2.2. Ericsson
      • 3.2.3. Fujitsu
      • 3.2.4. Huawei
      • 3.2.5. NEC
      • 3.2.6. Nokia Siemens Networks
      • 3.2.7. ZTE
    • 3.3. LTE Backhaul - Economic Solutions
      • 3.3.1. Carrier Ethernet
      • 3.3.2. LTE Backhaul Requirements
      • 3.3.3. Ethernet Versus Fiber Backhaul
      • 3.3.4. Ethernet Versus Microwave Backhaul
      • 3.3.5. Implications of Femtocells for Mobile Operator Backhaul Costs
      • 3.3.6. LTE Backhaul Summary
      • 3.3.7. Evolved Packet Core Definitions
      • 3.3.8. Serving and Packet Gateway
      • 3.3.9. Mobility Management Entity
      • 3.3.10. Policy and Charging Rules Function
      • 3.3.11. IP Multimedia Subsystem
    • 3.4. Evolved Packet Core Vendor Strategies
      • 3.4.1. Alcatel-Lucent
      • 3.4.2. Cisco
      • 3.4.3. Juniper
      • 3.4.4. Ericsson
      • 3.4.5. Huawei
      • 3.4.6. NEC
      • 3.4.7. Nokia Siemens Networks
    • 3.5. LTE Devices and Products
      • 3.5.1. Handsets
      • 3.5.2. LTE Modems
      • 3.5.3. LTE Applications and Services
  • 4. FORECASTS
    • 4.1. Device Forecasts
      • 4.1.1. LTE Modem Shipments Forecasts by Region
      • 4.1.2. LTE Modem Shipment Forecasts by Device Type
    • 4.2. LTE Handset Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.3. LTE Netbook Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.4. LTE MID Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.5. LTE Media Tablet Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.6. LTE Smartbook Shipment Forecasts
    • 4.7. Subscriber and ARPU Forecast
    • 4.8. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscriber Forecasts
    • 4.9. LTE ARPU Forecasts
    • 4.10. LTE Service Revenue Forecasts
    • 4.11. RAN and Network Element Forecasts
      • 4.11.1. LTE Base Station Shipments by Region
      • 4.11.2. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Bands
      • 4.11.3. Net Base Station Equipment Spend
      • 4.11.4. Technology Trend - Base Station Equipment Spend
      • 4.11.5. LTE Gateway Shipments
      • 4.11.6. Cellular Vendor Infrastructure Market Share
      • 4.11.7. LTE Base Station Digital Signal Processor Shipments
  • 5. Company Directory
  • 6. Acronyms

Charts

  1. LTE Service Revenue Forecast, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  2. Net Base Station Equipment Spend, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2015
  3. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscribers
  4. LTE ARPU
  5. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Band
  6. LTE Handset Shipments
  7. LTE Modem Shipments by Region
  8. LTE Modem Shipment Percentages by Region
  9. LTE Modem Shipments by Device Type
  10. LTE Device ASPs
  11. LTE Handset Shipments
  12. LTE Netbook Shipments
  13. LTE MID Shipments
  14. LTE Media Tablet Shipments
  15. LTE Smartbook Shipments
  16. Accumulative Total - LTE Subscribers
  17. LTE ARPU
  18. LTE Service Revenue
  19. LTE Base Station Shipments by Region
  20. LTE Base Station Shipments by Frequency Band
  21. Net Base Station Equipment Spend
  22. Technology Trend - Base Station Equipment Spend
  23. LTE Gateway Shipments (S-GW, P-GW)
  24. LTE Base Station DSP Shipments

Figures

  1. Channel blocks of the 700 MHz band
  2. LTE Radio Access and Evolved Packet Core LTE Architecture LTE Radio Access and Evolved Packet Core LTE Architecture
  3. Evolved Packet Core Evolved Packet Core