The 4G wholesale market will be a vital part of how the mobile wireless industry continues to evolve. 4G wholesale operators include wholesale-focused service providers with 4G (WiMAX, LTE) networks, for which most or all of their business is wholesale, as well as the large, established, incumbent mobile operators who will start to focus more on wholesale business with their new 4G networks. Clearwire in the United States and UQ Communications in Japan were the first 4G wholesale operators in the world. LightSquared has captured a lot of attention, and many more are in the process of becoming commercial in Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and the United States.
This report looks at all the drivers, barriers, and opportunities in this market, includes a SWOT analysis of the 4G wholesale-focused mobile operators that are or will soon be commercial, details the MVNOs of 4G wholesale-focused operators, and sizes the market for 4G wholesale subscribers and revenue by various segmentations. Segmentation of forecasts include regional and key country segmentation, device segmentation, and 4G air interface segmentation, among others.