Operators in emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP) must help to grow LTE device penetration in order to make best use of LTE network investments. In prepaid-dominated markets, there are a number of strategies that operators can use to drive LTE device penetration in order to overcome specific device supply challenges.
- assesses how quickly take-up of 4G-capable handsets will increase across the EMAP region, and explores the limitations to this growth
- examines the limitations on device availability for different frequency bands used in the EMAP region (for example, LTE in the 700MHz and 850MHz bands)
- discusses the potential for a greater supply of TD and FDD-LTE multi-mode handsets
- considers how operators can drive take-up of 4G smartphones that are compatible with their networks.
KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS REPORT
- How quickly will take-up of 4G-capable handsets increase across the EMAP region, and what are the limitations to this growth?
- What are the limitations on device availability for different frequency bands used in the EMAP region (for example, LTE in the 700 and 850MHz bands)?
- What potential is there for greater supply of TD and FDD-LTE multi-mode handsets?
- How can operators drive the take-up of 4G smartphones that are compatible with their networks?
WHO SHOULD READ THIS REPORT
- Operator strategy executives seeking to understand how the handset market will evolve and how operators can drive smartphone take-up to boost data revenue.
- Operator network executives seeking to understand the potential constraints on handset take-up and how this will affect network investment.
- Handset vendors aiming to establish the technical requirements for handsets from operators in the EMAP region.
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