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LTE-TDD Proves a Game-changer for Carriers

While the 4G LTE market is very much under way there is still much room for growth. This report provides the client with a valuable insight into 4G LTE-TDD versus 4G LTE-FDD. The report makes the case for LTE-TDD with an operator case study, a population coverage examination, a further look into LTE-TDD-capable mobile devices, and a competitive assessment of the market. Finally, the report offers up various scenarios to access the value and flexibility of LTE-TDD.

Table of Contents

  • 1. MAKING THE MOST OF 4G LTE
    • 1.1. LTE-TDD versus LTE-FDD
    • 1.2. Outlook for Mobile Data Traffic
  • 2. THE UNIFYING SPECTRUM BANDS BEHIND LTE-TDD
    • 2.1. The Challenge of LTE Spectrum Fragmentation
    • 2.2. The Need for a Global Roaming LTE Band
    • 2.3. LTE-TDD Spectrum Represents More Value for the Money
  • 3. MAKING THE CASE FOR LTE-TDD
    • 3.1. Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
    • 3.2. Stand-alone LTE-TDD versus LTE-FDD Deployment
    • 3.3. Hybrid LTE-FDD/LTE-TDD (Converged Deployment)
    • 3.4. LTE-TDD Backhaul Deployment
    • 3.5. WiMAX 16e > LTE-TDD Upgrade
  • 4. LTE-TDD ECOSYSTEM
    • 4.1. Show Me the Numbers
    • 4.2. LTE-TDD Operator Case Studies
      • 4.2.1. SoftBank
      • 4.2.2. China Mobile
      • 4.2.3. Mobily
      • 4.2.4. Bharti Airtel
      • 4.2.5. UK Broadband (UKB)
      • 4.2.6. Vodafone Spain
    • 4.3. LTE-TDD Population Coverage Will Build
    • 4.4. LTE-TDD-capable Mobile Devices
    • 4.5. LTE-TDD Competitive Assessment
  • 5. CONCLUSIONS AND INSIGHTS
  • 6. TERMINOLOGY

Tables

  1. Spectrum Bands Allocated to LTE-TDD versus LTE-FDD
  2. TDD versus FDD Cost of Spectrum Comparison by Region, 2Q 2013
  3. Benchmark Market Economies Used in TCO Analysis, Developed Market (A) and Emerging Market (B)
  4. Commitments to LTE (FDD and TDD) by Region, Worldwide: 2Q 2013

Charts

  1. Mobile Network Data Traffic by Traffic Application, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2018
  2. Accumulated Total Cost of Ownership per Population, Stand-alone LTE-TDD versus LTE-FDD Deployment, Developed Market (A): 5 Years
  3. Accumulated Cost of Ownership per Population, Hybrid LTE-FDD/LTE-TDD Deployment, Developed Market (A): 5 Years
  4. Accumulated Cost of Ownership per Population, LTE-TDD Backhaul Deployment, Developed Market (A): 5 Years
  5. Accumulated Cost of Ownership per Population, WiMAX 16e > LTE-TDD Upgrade, Emerging Market (B): 5 Years
  6. Population Coverage, 3G versus 4G, Worldwide: 2008 to 2018

Figures

  1. Comparison of Transmission Frames, Frequency Division Duplex versus Time Division Duplex
  2. Competitive Assessment, LTE-TDD Equipment Supplier Marketplace