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Global VoLTE Market 2012-2016

  • Published: August 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 70 pages
  • TechNavio


  • Alcatel-Lucent S.A.
  • Ericsson A.B.
  • LG Uplus Corp.
  • MetroPCS
  • SK Telecom Co. Ltd.
  • StarHub Ltd.
  • MORE

The analysts forecast the Global Voice Over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) market to grow at a CAGR of 300.4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing demand for data services along with the sustained use of voice services. The Global VoLTE market has also been witnessing operators regaining control of the Voice Services market. However, the delay in establishing LTE ecosystems could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.

The report, the Global VoLTE Market 2012-2016, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Global VoLTE market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The key vendors dominating this space include the communication service providers LG Uplus Corp., MetroPCS, SK Telecom Co. Ltd., and StarHub Ltd., and the VoLTE infrastructure providers including Alcatel-Lucent S.A., Ericsson A.B., Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, and Nokia Siemens Networks B.V.

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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Introduction
04. Market Research Methodology
Market Research Process
Research Design
Research Methodology
05. Scope of the Report
Market Overview
Service Offerings
06. Aligning Voice over LTE Network
06.1 VoLTE Alternatives: CSFB and OTT
06.2 Voice Strategy based on LTE Coverage
06.3 Evolution to Mainstream VoLTE
07. Market Landscape
07.1 VoLTE Subscriber Base 2012-2016
07.2 OTT VoIP and VoLTE Subscribers Base 2012-2016
07.3 LTE and Mobile Subscriber Base 2012-2016
07.4 Perceptual Evaluation of Speech Quality
07.5 Five Forces Analysis
08. Geographical Segmentation
09. Key Leading Countries
South Korea
10. Vendor Landscape
10.1 Vendor Landscape - VoLTE Service Provider
10.2 Vendor Landscape - VoLTE Equipment Provider
11. Buying Criteria
12. Market Growth Drivers
13. Drivers and their Impact
14. Market Challenges
15. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
16. Market Trends
17. Key Vendor Analysis - VoLTE Service Provider
17.1 LG Uplus Corp.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
17.2 MetroPCS
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
17.3 SK Telecom Co. Ltd.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
17.4 StarHub Ltd.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
18. Key Vendor Analysis - VoLTE Equipment Provider
18.1 Alcatel Lucent S.A.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
18.2 Ericsson A.B.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
18.3 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
18.4 Nokia Siemens Networks B.V.
Business Overview
Key Information
SWOT Analysis
19. Other Reports in this Series

List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Voice over 3G and LTE Networks
Exhibit 3: VoLTE Positioning
Exhibit 4: VoLTE Extensible Services
Exhibit 5: VoLTE Coverage Scenarios
Exhibit 6: VoLTE Timeline
Exhibit 7: Global VoLTE Subscribers 2012-2016 (units in million)
Exhibit 8: Global IMS Equipment Market 2012-2016 (in US$billion)
Exhibit 9: Global OTT VoIP and VoLTE Subscribers 2012-2016 (units in million)
Exhibit 10: Global Growth of LTE Subscribers by Geographical Segmentation 2012-2016
Exhibit 11: Global Mobile Subscribers by Technology Segmentation 2012
Exhibit 12: Voice Quality for Circuit Switched and VoLTE Radio Sets (PESQ-MOS Score)
Exhibit 13: VoLTE Market by Geographical Segmentation 2012 by Subscribers' Base
Exhibit 14: Operators Providing VoLTE Services
Exhibit 15: Global LTE Market Vendor Share 2012
Exhibit 16: LTE Mobile Broadband Traffic by Geographical Segmentation (Petabytes per Month)
Exhibit 17: VoLTE Technical Characteristics
Exhibit 18: Growth of Global VoLTE and OTT VoIP Subscribers 2012-2016 (in million)
Exhibit 19: VoLTE as a Combination of Technologies
Exhibit 20: Global Growth of LTE Subscribers 2012-2016
Exhibit 21: Global LTE Capital Expenditures by Wireless Operators 2012-2016 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 22: LG Uplus : Allocated Band
Exhibit 23: MetroPCS : Frequency Band
Exhibit 24: SK Telecom : Allocated Spectrum
Exhibit 25: StarHub : Allocated Spectrum

Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “Mobile telecom operators' voice revenues are heading south, as subscribers increasingly choose OTT VoIP services such as Skype instead of regular circuit-switched voice. However, VoLTE can enable the operators to retreat the decreasing voice market share by offering high end voice quality. VoLTE will provide operators the opportunity to establish voice and video propositions that the OTT providers simply cannot match with, the provision of voicemail, roaming, and interconnect. VoLTE will provide broader connectivity, for instance, through operator services, a user can instantly reach out a billion of people worldwide, whereas through OTT VoIP a user group can only be connected. Furthermore, operator controlled feature has several other bundled services - call divert, voicemail, and then on top of that there's a whole load of business services as well which provide benefits such as VPN solutions in the network or short-code dialing between closed user groups. However, in order to deliver those services more cost effectively and also compete with the OTT providers on HD voice, the operators need contemplate the option LTE. During the forecast period, the telecom operators are expected to cash in these voice-enabled services.”

According to the report, one of the major growth drivers is the continuous demand for data and voice capabilities. In order to sustain in a competitive business environment, mobile telecom operators are striving to provide better services to the mobile subscribers. In this regard, VoLTE solutions enable the operators to efficiently integrate voice and data, with high-end quality.

Further, the report states that encouraging the transition of subscribers from dominating OTT VoIP to VoLTE services is a point of concern for the network operators globally delaying the growth of the VoLTE technology.

The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.

- LG Uplus Corp.
- MetroPCS
- SK Telecom Co. Ltd.
- StarHub Ltd.
- Alcatel-Lucent S.A.
- Ericsson A.B.
- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd
- and Nokia Siemens Networks B.V.

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