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The TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2014 - 2020 - Infrastructure, Devices, Subscriptions & Operator Revenue

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Management Report
Published: January 2014
Pages: 276
Research from: Signals and Systems
Sector: Networks & Infrastructure

From: GBP 1250.00
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Synopsis:  FDD still remains the prevalent standard for LTE deployment as a natural progression path for GSM, W-CDMA and CDMA network operators. However, unpaired TDD spectrum costs significantly less per MHz/population than its FDD equivalent and is more widely available.

Driven by the technology’s lower deployment costs and spectrum availability, the industry witnessed several prominent TD-LTE network deployments over the past three years including SoftBank in Japan, Sprint in the US and Bharti Airtel in India.

More than 60 operators have committed to deploy TD-LTE networks throughout the globe. Furthermore, all major device OEMs, including smartphone leaders Apple and Samsung, have commercially launched TD-LTE compatible devices. A major proportion of these devices support both TDD and FDD modes of operation over multiple frequency bands.

China Mobile’s TD-LTE network launch will enable the TD-LTE ecosystem to reach a significant scale of economy, which will boost further infrastructure and device investments in TD-LTE technology. China Mobile’s TD-LTE network is expected to have 500,000 base stations in operation by the end of 2014.

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, TD-LTE infrastructure investments on macrocell and small cell equipment are expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% over the next 6 years, eventually reaching $13 Billion by the end of 2020.

The “TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2014 – 2020 – Infrastructure, Devices, Subscriptions & Operator Revenue” report presents an in-depth assessment of the TD-LTE market including key market drivers, challenges, operator revenue potential, infrastructure/device deployment commitments, future roadmap, value chain, expert interviews, vendor strategies and strategic recommendations. The report also presents revenue and shipment market size and forecasts for both infrastructure and devices, along with subscription and service revenue projections for the LTE market as a whole, as well as separate projections for the TD-LTE and LTE FDD sub-markets from 2014 through to 2020. Historical figures are also presented for 2010, 2011,  2012 and 2013.


Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • TD-LTE infrastructure investments on macrocell and small cell equipment are expected to grow at a CAGR of 15% over the next 6 years, eventually reaching $13 Billion by the end of 2020
  • By 2020, TD-LTE subscriptions will also reach nearly 1 Billion, and account for over $230 Billion in service revenues
  • 2014 will see large scale commercialization of TD-LTE capable smartphones. TD-LTE device shipments will surpass 100 Million in 2014 alone, driven by recent and upcoming TD-LTE smartphone launches
  • Utilizing 3.5 GHz and above TDD spectrum bands can significantly improve network performance and help operators in leveraging new technologies such as LTE Hotspot Improvements (LTE-Hi)
  • 2014 will see a significant improvement in the scale of economy for the TD-LTE ecosystem, and tighter integration between TDD and FDD
  • Huawei currently leads the TD-LTE infrastructure market share. However, Ericsson is expected to capitalize on upcoming deployments opportunities in both Europe and Asia

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • TD-LTE infrastructure
  • TD-LTE devices
  • TD-LTE spectrum
  • TD-LTE subscriptions and service revenues
  • TD-LTE network deployment case studies
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • TD-LTE infrastructure and device vendor assessment
  • Wireless network infrastructure industry roadmap and value chain
  • Company profiles and strategies of TD-LTE ecosystem players
  • Interview transcripts from two leading players in the TD-LTE ecosystem; Intel and Sequans
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2014 till 2020
  • Strategic recommendations for TD-LTE operators, infrastructure and device vendors

Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts and historical revenue/unit shipment/subscription figures are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • LTE Infrastructure Shipments & Revenue
    • TD-LTE Macrocell eNodeBs (eNBs)
    • LTE FDD Macrocell eNBs
    • LTE FDD Small Cells
    • TD-LTE Small Cells
    • EPC
  • LTE Device Shipments & Revenue
    • TD-LTE
    • LTE FDD
    • Form Factor (Embedded Cards, Consumer Gadgets, Netbooks, PCs, Routers, Smartphones, Tablets and USB Dongles)
  • LTE Subscriptions and Operator Service Revenue
    • TD-LTE
    • LTE FDD

The following regional and country markets are also covered:

  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe
  • Top 20 Country Markets
    • Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, UK and USA

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the TD-LTE ecosystem?
  • How is the TD-LTE ecosystem evolving by segment and region? What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • Who are the key TD-LTE vendors and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should be adopted by wireless carriers, infrastructure and device vendors to remain a dominant market force in the TD-LTE ecosystem?
  • How much are vendors and operators investing in TD-LTE?
  • How low is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a TD-LTE deployment in comparison to a FDD LTE network?
  • What opportunities exist for TD-LTE small cells in the 3.5 GHz and above spectrum bands?
  • How will TD-LTE ARPU evolve overtime?
  • Which countries will see the highest number of TD-LTE subscriptions?
  • Will all WiMAX operators transition to TD-LTE?

List of Companies Mentioned:
The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

21 Vianet Group
2K Telecom
3 Austria
3 Denmark
3 HK
3 Ireland
3 Italia
3 Sweden
365 Media
3GPP
3Roam
4ipnet
6WIND
7Layers
A Test Lab Techno Corp (ATL)
A1 Telekom
Ablaze
Accedian
Accelleran
Acer
Actelis
Actix
Adams NetWorks
ADLINK
ADTRAN
ADVA
Advantech
Aero2
Aeroflex
Aerohive
Aeronet
AFT-Linkem
Agilent Technologies
Aircel
Aircell
Aircom International
AirHop Communications
Airspan
Airtel Nigeria
Airvana
AIS/DPC Thailand
Al Madar
Alaska Communications
Albis Technologies
Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Co
Alfa
Algar Telecom (CTBC)
Algerie Telecom
Alpha Networks
Altair Semiconductor
Altel
Altera
Alvarion
Andorra Telecom
Andrew/CommScope
Anite Telecoms
Anritsu
Antares Group
Antel
Anvaya Networks
Apple
Aptilo
Aqiva Wireless
Aquafon
Argela
Aricent
Armentel
Aruba Networks
Asiaspace
AsiaTelco
Askey
ASOCS
Astellia
ASTRI
AT&T Mobility
Athena Wireless Communications
Atrica
Avago Technologies
Avanti
Avea
Aviat Networks
Axerra Networks
Axis Teknologies
Azercell
Azerfon
b•lite
Babilon Mobile
Bakcell
Bakrie Telecom
BandRich
Batelco
Bayan Telecommunications
BayRICS
BEC Technologies
Beeline
Beeline Lao
BelCel
Belgacom / Proximus
Bell Mobility
BendBroadband
BeST (Life)
BH Telecom
Bharti Airtel
Bhutan Telecom
Big Switch Networks
BigAir
Blackberry
BLiNQ Networks
b-lite
Bluegrass Cellular
Blueline
Bluetest AB
BluWan
Bollore Telecom
Bouygues Telecom
Brazil  Army
Brazil  Sao Paulo Military Police
BridgeWave Communications
Broadcom
Brocade
Browan
BSNL
BT
BTC
BTI Systems
BTI Wireless
BTL
BUCD
Bulgaria  Vivacom
C Spire Wireless
C&S
Cable and Wireless
Cambium Networks
Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL)
Canoga Perkins
Carolina West Wireless
Carrier Access Corporation
CATR
Cavium
CBL Bahamas
CCS
Ceclcom Axiata
CeedTec
Celcite
Cell C
Cellcom
CellO (Optiway and Cellvine)
Cellon
Celtro
CenturyLink
Ceragon
CGC
Chariton Valley Comms
Charles Industries
Chat Mobility
China Mobile
China Mobile Hong Kong
China Telecom
China Unicom
CHT
Cielo
Ciena
Cisco
City of Charlotte Council
Claro
Clear Mobitel
C-motech
CNT
Cobham/Axell Wireless
Coherent Logix
Colorado Valley
Comba
Comba Telecom
Commnet Wireless
Communication Components Inc. (CCI)
Comprion
Contela
ConteXtream
Convergence Technologies
Copper Valley Telecom
Corning/MobileAccess
Cosmote
COTA/Murcia4G
Cross Telephone
Crown Castle
CSI
CSL Limited
Custer Telephone
Cyan
CYIT
Datame
Datang
Datang Mobile
DBD
Dedicado
DeltaNode
Deutsche Telekom
Dhiraagu
Dialog Axiata
Dialogic
DiGi
Digicel
Digicel Fiji
Digitel
Digitel Jamaica
Dish Network
D-Link
DNA
DoCoMo Pacific
Dovado
DragonWave
DTAC – TriNet
Du
E Plus
eAccess
Eastlink
E-Band Communications
ECI Telecom
Econet Wireless
Eden Rock Communications
Edgewater
EE
EION
E-Lins Technology
Elisa
EMT
Emtel
EnergyAustralia Ausgrid
EnGenius
Entel Movil
Entel PCS
Entel Peru
Enterasys
EPCOS
ERA/T-Mobile Poland
Ericsson
ETC
Etex Telephone Co-op
EtherReach
Ethertronics
Ethio Telecom
Ethos
Etisalat
Etisalat Misr
Evolve Broadband
Exalt
ExteNet Systems
Extreme Networks
FarEasTone
FastBack Networks
Fastlink (Regional Telecom)
Femtel
FiberHome Technologies
FibroLAN
Firetide
Fitel
Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland)
Fortinet
FPT Telecom
Freescale Semiconductor
Fujitsu
GCT
Gemtek
GENBAND
General Dynamics Broadband
Georgia  Magticom
Glo Mobile
Globacom
Global Mobile
Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI)
Global Wireless Technologies (GWT)
Globe
GoNet Systems
Goodman Networks
Greenpacket
GrenTech
Guineanet
Handlink
Hatteras
Hisilicon Technologies
Hitachi
HOJY Wireless
HP
HTC
Huahuan
Huawei
Huayu Wireless
Hutchison 3
IBW International
ICE
iConnect
IDC Moldova
iDirect
IM2
Imagine Group
Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
Infovista (Mentum)
InnerWireless (Acquired by Black Box)
Innofidei
Intel
InterDigital
Intracom
Intucell Systems (Acquired by Cisco)
Inwi
Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications Board (ISICSB)
ip.access
IPITEK
Islandcom
IT&E Guam
JDSU
Juni
Juniper Networks
Kathrein
Kcell
KDDI
Kentrox
Kordia
KPN
KPU (Alaska)
KT
KT Corp Rwanda
Kyocera
Lanka Bell
Lattelecom
Leadcore
Leap Wireless/Cricket
Lenovo
LG
LG U+
LightPoint Communications
Lightsquared
LIME
Linkem
LMT
LSI
LTC
M1
Manx Telecom
Marvell Semiconductor
Mascom Wireless
Massnet
MAX Telecom
Maxim Integrated
Maxis
MaxyTel
MediaTek
Megafon
Menatelecom
Meru Networks
Mesaplexx
Meteor
Microwave Networks
Mid-Rivers Communications
Milmex
mimoOn
Mindspeed Technologies
MiSpot
Mitrastar Corporation
MOBI Antenna Technologies
Mobile Norway/Tele2
Mobily
Mobinil
Mobistar
Mobitel
Modacom
Moldcell
Monaco Telecom
Mongolia Telecom
Mosaic Telecom
Motorola
Motorola Solutions
Movicel
Movilmax
Movilnet
Movistar
MRV Communications
MTA
MTC
MTC Touch
M-Tel
MTN
MTN Uganda
MTNL
MTPCS
MTS
MTS Allstream
MTS Belarus
MTS Ukraine
Multi-Micro (Fujian) Electronic Tech Co
Myanmar P & T
Nawras
NBN Co.
Ncell
NEC
Neo-Sky
Neotel
Nepal Telecom
Netcomm
Netgear
NetGem
Netronome
New Postcom
NewNet
Nexius
NITA
Node-H
Nokia/Microsoft
Nomadix
Nomor Research
NorthwestCell
Nova
Novatel Wireless
NSN
nTelos
nTelos Wireless
NTT DoCoMo
Nuage Networks (Alcatel-Lucent)
Nvidia
O2 Secure Wireless
Octasic
Oi
Omantel
Omnitel
On Telecomunicacoes
ONE
Ooredoo
Open Mobile
Optimus
Option
Optiway
Optus
Orange Armenia
Orange Austria
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Orange France
Orange Liechtenstein
Orange Luxembourg
Orange Mauritius
Orange Moldova
Orange Romania
Orange Slovak Republic
Orange Spain
Orange Switzerland
Orange Uganda
Orckit Corrigent
Osnova Tel.
Osnova Telecom
Overture
P&T
P1
P1 Networks
P4 (Play)
Pandetel
Panhandle Telephone Co-op
PCCW
Peoples Telephone Co-op
Personal
Pioneer Cellular
Plexxi
Polkomtel Plus
Positron-Aktino
Poventio
Powerwave Technologies
Proxim
PTK Centertel (Orange)
Public Service Wireless
Public Wireless
PureWave Networks
PVT
Qualcomm
Quanta
Quanta Computer
Qucell
Quortus
R (Spain)
RAD Data Systems
Radisys
RADWIN
Rakon
RCS & RDS
Redline Communications
REDtone
Reliance
Renesas Mobile
Reverb Networks
RF Micro
RF Window
RFNet
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
RIL
Rogers Wireless
Rohde & Schwarz
Rostelecom
Ro-Timak Technology
Ruckus Wireless
RusViet Telecom
S and R Communications
S&T Telephone Cooperative
Safaricom
Sagebrush Cellular (Nemont)
Sagem
Sagemcom
SAI
SAI Technology
Saima Telecom
Samsung
Sasktel
Sazz
Seiko
Sequans
SerComm
SFR
SGRITA
Sharp
Shentel
Shyam
Shyam Networks
Si.mobil
SIAE Microelectronics
SignShine
Siklu
Siminn
SingTel
SK Telecom
SK Telesys
Sky Brasil Services
Sky Brazil
Skyworks
Smart Communications
Smartone
SMARTS
Smile
Smoltelecom
SoftBank
SOLiD Technologies
Sony
Sony Mobile
Spectranet
SpeedConnect
SpiderCloud Wireless
Spreadtrum Communications
Sprint
Sprint Nextel
Sprocket Wireless
SRT Communications
SSTL
Star Microwave
Starcomms
StarHub
STC
ST-Ericsson
Strata Networks
Strix Systems
Sub10 Systems
Sunrise Communications
Surfline Communications
Swift Networks
Swisscom
Sycamore
Syringa Wireless
T Mobile
T&W Electronics
Tango
Tango Networks
Taqua
Tarana Wireless
Tata Elxsi
TDC
TE Connectivity (Tyco Electronics Connectivity)
Tecom
TEKTELIC
Telcel
Telco Systems
Tele2
Tele2 Kazakhstan 
Tele2 Sweden
Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)
Telecom Malaysia
Telecom New Zealand
Telefonica Movistar
Telefonica O2
Telefonica O2 Ireland
Telefonica O2 UK
Telefonica Peru
Telefonica Spain
T-elek
Telekom Srpske
Telenet Belgium 
Telenor Denmark
Telenor Hungary
Telenor Montenegro
Telenor Norway
Telenor Sweden
Telesis
TeliaSonera
TeliaSonera Norway
TeliaSonera Sweden
Telkom Mobile (8ta)
Telkomsel Indonesia
Tellabs
Telrad
Telrad Networks
Telstra
Telus
Texas Energy Network
Texas Instruments
TFL
Thomson
T-Hrvatski Telekom
Thumb Cellular
Tigo
Tikona
TIM Brasil
TMN (Portugal Telecom)
T-Mobile Czech Republic
T-Mobile Hungary
T-Mobile Macedonia
T-Mobile Netherlands
T-Mobile Puerto Rico
T-Mobile Slovensko
T-Mobile USA
TN Mobile
Tongyu Communication
TOT Thailand
TPG Internet
TP-Link
Trango Systems
Transmode
Tranzeo
Triatel
Tricom
TriQuint
Tropos
True Move
TSKL
TTA
TTK
Tunisiana
Turkcell
U Mobile
UbeeAirWalk
Ubidyne GmBH
Ubiquisys (Acquired by Cisco)
Ubiquiti Networks
u-blox
UCell
UK Broadband
Ulusnet
Umniah
Une-EPM
United Wireless
Unitel
US Cellular
UTStarcom (Star Solutions)
Vainakh
Vainakh Telecom
VDC (VNPT)
Velatel
Velatel-Aerostrong
Verizon Wireless
Videocon
Videotron
Viettel
Vimpelcom
VIP mobile
VIPNet
Visafone Communications
Viva
Vivacell-MTS
Vivato
Vivo
VMWare
Vodacom
Vodacom Tanzania
Vodafone
Vodafone Australia
Vodafone Czech Republic
Vodafone Egypt
Vodafone Fiji
Vodafone Greece
Vodafone Ireland
Vodafone Italy
Vodafone New Zealand
Vodafone Portugal
Vodafone Qatar
Vodafone Romania
Vodafone Spain
Vodafone UK
Vox
VTel Wireless
Vubiq
Wataniya
Wataniya Telecom
WBS (iBurst)
West Central Wireless
WeTelecom
Wi-Ex
Wilson Electronics
WiMAX Forum
Wind
Wind Mobile
Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC)
Woosh
Xi’an Sunnada Haitian Antenna Co
Xilinx
XL Axiata
Xplornet
Yoigo
Yota
Yota Devices
YTL Communications Yes
Yulong Computer
Zain
Zain Jordan
Zain Saudi
Zamtel
Zhone
Ziggo
Zinwave
Zoda Fones
ZTE

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