Evolution of LTE & LTE-Advanced

This report provides the client with a valuable update on LTE network deployments, both FDD and TDD, an outlook for the LTE-Advanced Roadmap, network deployments, base-station shipments, as well as subscriber adoption and service revenues.

Out of the current 470 LTE commitments, 193 (41%) have achieved commercial operation. Over the next 2 years, ABI Research anticipates another 123 network deployments to go commercial, which should take the number of commercial LTE networks to 316. It is also significant that there are 69 LTE-TD commitments currently being tracked by ABI Research.

Key research themes include:

• Mobile Operator Commitments to LTE (TDD and TDD)

• LTE Contract Announcements

• Comparison of 3G/4G Population Coverage

• Outlook for Macro Base-station Deployments, Outdoor Small Cell Shipments, and Femtocell Shipments

• LTE Subscriber, ARPU and LTE Annual Service Revenue Forecasts

  • 1. LTE MARKET STATUS
    • 1.1. Network Status
    • 1.2. Population Coverage
    • 1.3. Radio Access Network Deployment
    • 1.4. LTE Subscriber Adoption
    • 1.5. LTE Service Revenues
    • 1.6. Potential M2M LTE Service Revenue
    • 1.7. Market Status Conclusions
  • 2. EVOLUTION OF LTE
    • 2.1. Salient Features of LTE-Advanced
    • 2.2. Carrier Aggregation
    • 2.3. CoMP
    • 2.4. MIMO
    • 2.5. eICIC
    • 2.6. Automatic Neighbor Relation
    • 2.7. Going beyond LTE-Advanced
    • 2.8. 3GPP Release 12
    • 2.9. Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services
    • 2.10. LTE-Direct
    • 2.11. LTE Roadmap Conclusions
  • 3. LTE-TDD'S ROLE IN AN LTE-FDD WORLD
    • 3.1. LTE-TDD Conclusions
  • 4. REDEFINING THE NETWORK ARCHITECTURE
    • 4.1. The Advantage of Small Cells
    • 4.2. Pico Cells versus Wi-Fi Small Cells
    • 4.3. Wi-Fi Offload
    • 4.4. A "Cloud" of Base Stations
    • 4.5. Relays
    • 4.6. Small Cell Deployment Case Study
    • 4.7. Network Architecture Conclusions
  • 5. STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT
    • 5.1. Market Status Conclusions
    • 5.2. LTE Roadmap Conclusions
    • 5.3. LTE-TDD Conclusions
    • 5.4. Network Architecture Conclusions
  • 6. DEFINITIONS AND ACRONYMS

Tables

  1. Commitment to LTE (FD & TD) by Region, World Markets, Till 1Q 2013
  2. Spectrum Bands Allocated to TDD versus FDD, LTE

Charts

  1. Contract Announcements by Technology and Region, World Markets, Till 1Q 2013
  2. 3G/4G Population Coverage by Technology, World Markets, Forecast: 2008 to 2018
  3. Accumulated Macro Base Station Deployments, World Markets, Forecast: 2009 to 2018
  4. Outdoor Small Cell Shipments by Technology, World Markets, Forecast: 2012 to 2018
  5. LTE Subscribers by Technology, World Markets, Forecast: 2009 to 2018
  6. LTE Subscribers by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2018
  7. LTE Annual Service Revenues by Region, World Markets, Forecast: 2010 to 2018

Figures

  1. Current 3GPP Release Roadmap
  2. LTE-direct Applications
  3. The Main Difference between LTE-FDD versus LTE-TDD
  4. Mobile Operator HetNets - Macrocells Integrated with Small Cells
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Research Information

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Publish Date
2Q 2013
Code
AN-1470
Research Type
Report
Pages
23