Driven by the growing surge for high speed broadband access and a demand for higher ARPUs, the Nordic region in Western Europe saw the first commercial LTE deployments in late 2009.
The U.S and Asia Pacific region soon followed suite with commercial launches in 2010 with major commercial launches of the Verizon Wireless and NTT DoCoMo networks. September 2011 saw yet another major push towards LTE adoption with three prominent commercial network launches in Saudi Arabia (Zain, STC, and Mobility), the UAE (Etisalat) and the AT&T LTE network in the U.S, taking the overall number of LTE subscriptions to 3.7 million in October 2011 spanning over 35 commercial network deployments. By Q4 2011, it is expected that there will be over 6.6 million LTE subscriptions. By 2015 it is estimated that LTE will be commercially available in over 54 countries with over 410 Million subscriptions representing a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of over 180 % from 2011 to 2015. Covering over 250 network operators across 89 countries, the “Global LTE Industry Landscape: Adoption, Applications, Deployments and Subscriptions by Region, Country, Spectrum and Operator 2011 – 2015” report follows a structured approach to study the global LTE market. Firstly the key market drivers and barriers are discussed in comprehensive detail. This is followed by a brief overview of LTE technology.
The report then discusses some key applications of the LTE standard including HD Video Streaming, Online Gaming, PTT communications, supplementary voice capacity, M2M communication and public safety applications. This is followed by a detailed analysis of LTE’s feasibility, potential success, current deployments, subscriptions from a global and as well as a regional perspective, with a particular emphasis on country and operator level market share, operator strategies and regional frequency spectrum adoption strategies. Presented in the end are detailed subscription, market share and spectrum adoption forecasts for LTE from 2011 to 2015 on a country and operator wide basis, based on a comprehensive survey of worldwide operators and regulatory authorities.
The forecasts are complimented by a review of regulatory activities, spectrum availability and strategies, and a list of current and potential LTE deployments for each country.
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