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Is LTE Another Building Block for Fixed-Mobile Substitution?

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Market Study
Published: December 2011
Pages: For full details, please email deborahf@cmsinfo.com
Research from: Pyramid Research
Sector: Mobile

From: GBP 372.00
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Fixed services in every region are losing ground fast to mobile services, with mobile data capturing an increasingly substantial share of total telecom revenue. In response, fixed operators are deploying LTE to complement their fixed broadband footprint in places where deploying fixed network isn’t commercially viable, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

This report analyzes the LTE deployments up to date. We look at the mobile operators’ rationale for rolling out LTE services, going beyond their need to address the growing need for fast speed data access. We compare fixed and mobile technologies’ speed performance, and we assess the cases in which LTE can play a substitute role to fixed broadband. Next we discuss LTE deployment by German fixed network operators in rural areas where LTE becomes an extension of their fixed networks. Then we look how LTE in urban areas is priced compared with ADSL. We then outline how satellite TV providers are making use of LTE in their quest to become multiplay operators. Case studies from Vodafone Germany, TeliaSonera Sweden, Cyfrowy Polsat, NTT DoCoMo and SK Telecom provide insight into how LTE rollouts are currently being managed and planned

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