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LTE takes hold. Competition heats up, but where is the mass-market demand? Product Image

LTE takes hold. Competition heats up, but where is the mass-market demand?

  • Published: February 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 18 Pages
  • TM Forum

TM Forum's Quick Insights reports take the communication industry's hottest topics and offer preliminary research and analysis, often including interviews with senior executives and ideas from corresponding executive roundtables events. Written by renowned industry journalists and analysts the reports ask the questions we all want to know of opinion-leading senior executives.

Competition heats up, but where's the mass-market demand?

The sheer volume of mobile data traffic now demanding high bandwidth is spiraling and unrelenting. To date, long-term evolution (LTE) networks have been deployed by half of all nations where services are available and LTE is emerging as the technology of choice for Tier 1 operators in major markets around the world.

With numerous trial activities, a raft of pre-commercial LTE networks recently announced, and open and pending new spectrum auctions, we look set to see LTE deployments more than double by the end of 2011.

But while the global hype around LTE continues unabated, the market remains driven by service provider competition rather than mass market demand and there is scant data available on the actual uptake of LTE services READ MORE >

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

SECTION 1
Welcome from the editor

SECTION 2
Partnerships: What can they bring to the party?

SECTION 3
Regulation: Making it through the money maze

SECTION 4
How regulation shapes markets and roles around the world

SECTION 5
Mobile money- Not just for the unbanked

SECTION 6
How to ensure business evolution delivers the goods

SECTION 7
Experts' corner

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