The analysts forecast the Global LTE Infrastructure market to grow at a CAGR of 15.98 percent over the period 2014-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the inexorable demand for mobile broadband. The Global LTE Infrastructure market has also been witnessing the deployments in re-farmed spectrum. However, the spectrum fragmentation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
The report, the Global LTE Infrastructure Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, and the APAC and the EMEA regions; it also covers the Global LTE Infrastructure 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 market space are Alcatel-Lucent SA, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy, and ZTE Corp.
Other vendors mentioned in the report are Airspan Networks Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Datang Telecom, Fujitsu Ltd., Airspan Networks Inc., Ip.access Ltd., Juni Global, NEC Corp., and Powerwave Technologies Inc.
Key questions answered in this report:
- What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
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01. Executive Summary
02. List of Abbreviations
03. Scope of the Report
03.1 Market Overview
03.2 Product Offerings
04. Market Research Methodology
04.1 Market Research Process
04.2 Research Methodology
06. LTE: Presence & Prospects
06.1 Aligning Voice over LTE Network
Voice Strategy based on LTE Coverage
Evolution to Mainstream VoLTE
06.3 BTS: Technical Overview
06.4 Cloud RAN
07. LTE: Business Case for Telecom Operators
08. Market Landscape
08.1 Market Overview
08.2 Market Size and Forecast
08.2.1 Global LTE Rollouts
08.3 Five Forces Analysis
09. Geographical Segmentation
09.1 Global LTE Infrastructure Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018
10. Buying Criteria
11. Market Growth Drivers
12. Drivers and their Impact
13. Market Challenges
14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges
15. Market Trends
16. Trends and their Impact
17. Vendor Landscape
17.1 Competitive Scenario
17.1.1 Key News
17.2 Market Share Analysis 2013
17.3 Other Prominent Vendors
18. Key Vendor Analysis
18.1 Alcatel-Lucent SA
18.1.1 Business Overview
18.1.2 Business Segmentation
18.1.3 Key Information
18.1.4 SWOT Analysis
18.2.1 Business Segmentation
18.2.2 Key Information
18.2.3 SWOT Analysis
18.3 Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
18.3.1 Business Overview
18.3.2 Business Segmentation
18.3.3 Key Information
18.3.4 SWOT Analysis
18.4 Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
18.4.1 Business Overview
18.4.2 Business Segmentation
18.4.3 Key Information
18.4.4 SWOT Analysis
18.5 ZTE Corp.
18.5.1 Business Overview
18.5.2 Business Segmentation
18.5.3 Key Information
18.5.4 SWOT Analysis
19. Other Reports in this Series
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology
Exhibit 2: Evolution of LTE
Exhibit 3: LTE Radio Access Network
Exhibit 4: Benefits of VoLTE
Exhibit 5: VoLTE Coverage Scenarios
Exhibit 6: VoLTE Timeline
Exhibit 7: Voice Quality for Circuit-switched and VoLTE Radio Sets (PESQ(MOS) Score)
Exhibit 8: Benefits of LTE-Advanced
Exhibit 9: Architecture of Telecom Wireless Network
Exhibit 10: BTS: Distributed Configuration
Exhibit 11: Cloud RAN Architecture
Exhibit 12: Cloud RAN: Concept
Exhibit 13: LTE Network Deployment Strategies
Exhibit 14: LTE Network Implementation Strategies Assessment
Exhibit 15: LTE Commercial Rollouts 2009-2018
Exhibit 16: Global LTE Infrastructure Market 2013-2018 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 17: Global LTE Infrastructure Market by Geographical Segmentation 2013
Exhibit 18: Growth of LTE Subscribers by Geographical Segmentation 2013-2018(units in million)
Exhibit 19: Global Mobile Broadband Connections 2013-2018 (units in million)
Exhibit 20: Maximum Number of Voice Channels per 5 MHz
Exhibit 21: Global VoLTE Subscribers 2013-2018 (units in million)
Exhibit 22: LTE versus HSPA Subscription 2013-2018 (units in million)
Exhibit 23: LTE Connections by Frequency Band 2016
Exhibit 24: Key Prospective LTE-TDD Rollouts 2013
Exhibit 25: Global LTE-A Base Stations 2013-2018 (units in thousand)
Exhibit 26: Cell Coverage with Technology Evolution
Exhibit 27: Alcatel Lucent SA: Geographical Presence
Exhibit 28: Alcatel Lucent SA: Business Segmentation
Exhibit 29: Ericsson AB: Business Segmentation
Exhibit 30: Ericsson AB: Geographical Presence
Exhibit 31: Ericsson AB: Quarter-wise Revenue 2012 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 32: Huawei Technologies: Total Revenue 2008-2012 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 33: Huawei Technologies: Products' Offerings
Exhibit 34: Nokia Solutions and Networks: Business Segmentation
Exhibit 35: Nokia Solutions and Networks: Net Sales 2010-2012 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 36: ZTE Corp.: Quarter-wise Revenue 2012 (US$ billion)
Exhibit 37: ZTE Corp.: Products' Offerings
Commenting on the report, an analyst from the team said: “With the influx of China-based products into the market and threats from Wi-Fi solutions to replace LTE for some data services, the competition in the Global LTE Infrastructure market is expected to remain hypercompetitive during the forecast period. The competition may be eased off through either some vendors dropping out of the market or vendors opting for price war. To sustain their position in the market, LTE infrastructure vendors are expected to adopt the strategy of manufacturing small and price-competitive products. European telecom vendors will again face cut-throat price competition against their highly price-competitive Chinese counterparts as well as among themselves. Since the surge of Chinese telecom vendors, Huawei and ZTE, the top European vendors are facing threats for their market share. During the forecast period, emerging countries will contribute a lot to the LTE market but at the same time will demand price-sensitive solutions from the vendors. During the forecast period, the world is expected to spend billions of dollars on high-speed networks, punishing margins at a time when profitability is already under pressure, especially for European vendors.”
According to the report, one of the main drivers is the increase in the demand for mobile internet and other data-centric applications. . In recent years, the Telecom industry has witnessed a surge in data-driven services, a trend that is likely to continue throughout the period 2013-2018. Such services require higher bandwidth, greater speed, and better coverage. LTE is accepted to be the most efficient mobile technology to cater to increasing data services.
Further, the report states that one of the main challenges is the overarching dominance of HSPA/HSPA+ technology. HSPA and LTE are the two technologies that the industry has faith in for handling unstoppable data services. Given HSPA's first mover advantage, and relatively evolved ecosystem, HSPA poses a major threat to the growth of LTE technology. During the forecast period, there will be continued tussle between LTE and HSPA acceptance. Depending upon factors such as cost and bandwidth, the operators around the world will adopt either of the technologies.
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.
- Alcatel-Lucent SA
- Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
- Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
- and ZTE Corp.
- Airspan Networks Inc.
- Cisco Systems Inc.
- Datang Telecom
- Fujitsu Ltd.
- Airspan Networks Inc.
- Ip.access Ltd.
- Juni Global
- NEC Corp.
- and Powerwave Technologies Inc.