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TD-LTE Forecast Summary: Infrastructure, Device Shipments, Subscriptions & Service Revenues

Comprehensive market size and forecast projections for the global and regional markets for TD-LTE infrastructure, devices, subscriptions and service renveue.

More than 50 mobile carriers worldwide have so far committed to TDD LTE technology, and over 30 OEMs have commercially launched TD-LTE compatible devices, with a major proportion of these devices supporting both FDD and TDD modes of operation. Driven by this thriving ecosystem, ARCchart forecasts that TD-LTE subscriptions will surpass 500 million by 2017, representing annual TD-LTE operator service revenues of $91 billion worldwide.

This ARCchart forecast datasheet 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 FDD-LTE sub-markets from 2012 through to 2017. Historical figures are also presented for 2010 and 2011, along with vendor market share data.

Driven by large scale TDD spectrum availability and the technology's lower deployment costs, the industry witnessed several prominent TD-LTE network deployments in late 2011 and early 2012, including Softbank in Japan, Etisalat Mobily and STC in Saudi Arabia, and Bharti Airtel in India. More recently, in October 2012, the TD-LTE ecosystem received a major boost when China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced that the entire 190 MHz of spectrum in the 2.5/2.6 GHz band will be allocated for TD-LTE deployments in China, which harmonizes its TDD spectrum with Japan and the US, two major LTE markets.  These developments could allow the TD-LTE ecosystem to reach significant economies of scale, boosting further infrastructure and device investments in TD-LTE technology.

Topics of coverage include:

  • TD-LTE Infrastructure
  • TD-LTE Devices
  • TD-LTE Carrier Subscriptions & Service Revenues
  • Market Drivers and Barriers for TD-LTE
  • Vendor Assessment

Companies and organisations mentioned, discussed or reviewed include:

  • 8ta
  • A1 Telekom
  • Acer
  • Actiontec
  • Aero2
  • Aircel
  • AIS
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Am Telecom
  • Amazon
  • Antel
  • AnyDATA
  • Apple
  • Asiaspace
  • ASKEY Computer Corp
  • Asus
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Atel
  • Aviwest
  • AVM
  • Azercell
  • BandRich
  • Bell Mobility
  • BendBroadband
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Blueline
  • Bollore
  • BSNL
  • Buffalo
  • C Spire Wireless
  • Cellcom
  • China Mobile
  • China Mobile Hong Kong
  • Chunghwa Telecom
  • Cisco
  • Claro
  • Clearwire
  • C-motech
  • Contela
  • COTA Spain
  • Cradlepoint
  • Cricket
  • CSL Limited
  • Datang
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • DNA
  • Dovado
  • du
  • eAccess
  • E-Lins Technology
  • Elisa
  • EMT
  • Emtel
  • Enforta
  • E-Plus
  • Ericsson
  • Etisalat
  • Etisalat Mobily
  • Everything Everywhere
  • FarEasTone
  • Fitel
  • Franklin Wireless
  • Fujitsu
  • GammaTech
  • GCT
  • Gemtek
  • General Dynamics Itronix
  • Globe
  • Greenpacket
  • Harris
  • HP
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Hutchison Three Hong Kong
  • IDA
  • IDC
  • Innofidei
  • IP Wireless
  • KDDI
  • Korea Telecom (KT)
  • KPN
  • Lancom
  • Leadcore
  • LG
  • LG Uplus
  • LMT
  • M1
  • MediaTek
  • Megafon
  • MetroPCS
  • Mosaic Telecom
  • Motorola
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Movicel
  • Movilmax
  • MTC
  • MTNL
  • MTS
  • NBN Co
  • NEC
  • Nepal Telecom
  • Netcomm
  • Netgear
  • New Postcom Equipment
  • Nexaira
  • Nexpring
  • Nokia
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Novatel
  • Novatel Wireless
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • O2
  • OJSC Osnova Telecom
  • Omantel
  • Omnitel
  • Open Mobile
  • Optimus
  • Option
  • Optus
  • Orange (France Telecom)
  • Orange Dominicana
  • Packet One Networks (P1)
  • Panasonic
  • Panhandle (PTCI)
  • Pantech
  • PCCW
  • Peoples Telephone
  • Pioneer Cellular
  • ProLink
  • Qualcomm
  • Quanta Computer
  • Reliance Industries Limited
  • Renesas Mobile
  • RIM
  • Rogers Wireless
  • Rostelecom
  • SAI Technology
  • Saima Telecom
  • Samsung
  • Sasktel
  • Saudi Telecom Company
  • Seiko
  • Sequans
  • Sharp
  • Si.mobil
  • Sierra Wireless
  • SingTel
  • SK Telecom
  • Sky Brazil
  • Smart Communications
  • Smartone
  • Smile
  • Softbank Mobile
  • Softbank Mobile XGP
  • Sony Mobile
  • Sprint
  • StarHub
  • ST-Ericsson
  • Sunrise Telecommunicacoes
  • T Mobile Croatia
  • Tango
  • TDC
  • Tele2
  • Tele2 Sweden
  • Telefonica O2
  • Telenor Hungary
  • Telenor Sweden
  • TeliaSonera
  • TeliaSonera (NetCom)
  • Telstra
  • TELUS
  • Teradek
  • Three Australia
  • Three Austria
  • Three Denmark
  • Three Sweden
  • Tikona Digital
  • TMN (Portugal Telecom)
  • T-Mobile
  • Ucell
  • UK Broadband
  • Une-UPM
  • US Cellular
  • Vainah Telecom
  • Velatel
  • Ventus
  • Verizon Wireless
  • VIPNet
  • Viva Bahrain
  • Viva Kuwait
  • Vivacell-MTS
  • Vodacom
  • Vodafone
  • Vodafone Portugal
  • Vololink
  • Xplornet
  • Yota Devices
  • Yota
  • Zain
  • Zalip
  • Ziggo
  • Zoda Fones
  • Zoom
  • ZTE
  • ZyXEL

Table of Contents

A.1. TD-LTE Infrastructure

  • Macrocells
    • Revenue
    • Unit Shipments
    • FDD versus TDD
  • Small Cells

A.2. TD-LTE Devices

  • Device Revenues
  • Device Shipments
  • Device Form Factor

A.3. TD-LTE Carrier Subscriptions & Service Revenues

  • TDD Subscriptions
  • TDD Service Revenue

A.4. Market Drivers and Barriers for TD-LTE

  • Market Drivers
    • Monetizing Unpaired Spectrum
    • Flexible Uplink and Downlink Capacity
    • Interoperability with FDD-LTE
    • Lower Hardware Costs
    • Vendor Support
  • Market Barriers
    • Inferior Coverage in Comparison to FDD-LTE
    • Transmission Synchronisation
    • Discontinuous Reception
    • Impact of Guard Periods

A.5. Vendor Assessment

  • Infrastructure
  • Devices

List of Figures

1. TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Infrastructure Unit Shipments & Revenue by Region and Cell Size

  • Global Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.1 (a): LTE Equipment Unit Shipments by Macrocell RAN and EPC Elements: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.1 (b): LTE Equipment Unit Shipments Revenue by Macrocell RAN and EPC Elements: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.2: LTE EPC Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.3 (a): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.3 (b): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.4 (a): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipments by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.4 (b): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment Revenue by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.5 (a): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.5 (b): LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.6 (a): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.6 (b): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.7 (a): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.7 (b): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.8 (a): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.8 (b): LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.9 (a): LTE Small Cell Shipments by Cell Type (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell): 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.9 (b): LTE Small Cell Shipment Revenue by Cell Type (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell): 2010 - 2017
  • TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.10 (a): TD-LTE Macrocell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.10 (b): TD-LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.11 (a): FDD-LTE Macrocell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.11 (b): FDD-LTE Macrocell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.12 (a): TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell) Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.12 (b): TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell) Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.13 (a): FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell) Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.13 (b): FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell (Picocell, Public Access Femtocell) Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.14 (a): TD-LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.14 (b): TD-LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.15 (a): FDD-LTE Small Cell Unit Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.15 (b): FDD-LTE Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Asia Pacific Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.16 (a): Asia Pacific LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.16 (b): Asia Pacific LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.17 (a): Asia Pacific FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.17 (b): Asia Pacific FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.18 (a): Asia Pacific TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.18 (b): Asia Pacific TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Eastern Europe Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.19 (a): Eastern Europe LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.19 (b): Eastern Europe LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.20 (a): Eastern Europe FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.20 (b): Eastern Europe FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.21 (a): Eastern Europe TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.21 (b): Eastern Europe TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Latin & Central America Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.22 (a): Latin & Central America LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.22 (b): Latin & Central America LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.23 (a): Latin & Central America FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.23 (b): Latin & Central America FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.24 (a): Latin & Central America TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.24 (b): Latin & Central America TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Middle East & Africa Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.25 (a): Middle East & Africa LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.25 (b): Middle East & Africa LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.26 (a): Middle East & Africa FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.26 (b): Middle East & Africa FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.27 (a): Middle East & Africa TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.27 (b): Middle East & Africa TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • North America Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.28 (a): North America LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.28 (b): North America LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.29 (a): North America FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.29 (b): North America FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.30 (a): North America TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.30 (b): North America TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Western Europe Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 1.31 (a): Western Europe LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.31 (b): Western Europe LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.32 (a): Western Europe FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.32 (b): Western Europe FDD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.33 (a): Western Europe TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Shipments Compared: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 1.33 (b): Western Europe TD-LTE Macrocell & Small Cell Unit Shipment Revenue Compared: 2010 - 2017

2. TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Device Unit Shipments, Revenue by Region and Form Factor

  • Global Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 2.1 (a): LTE Device Unit Shipments: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.1 (b): LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.2 (a): LTE Device Shipments by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.2 (b): LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.3 (a): LTE Device Shipments by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.3 (b): LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.4 (a): LTE Device Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.4 (b): LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Device Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 2.5 (a): TD-LTE Device Shipments by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.5 (b): TD-LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.6 (a): FDD-LTE Device Shipments by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.6 (b): FDD-LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Form Factor: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.7 (a): TD-LTE Device Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.7 (b): TD-LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.8 (a): FDD-LTE Device Shipments by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 2.8 (b): FDD-LTE Device Unit Shipment Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017

3. TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Subscriptions and Service Revenue by Region

  • Global Unit Shipment and Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 3.1 (a): LTE Subscriptions: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3.1 (b): LTE Service Revenues: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3.2 (a): LTE Subscriptions by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3.2 (b): LTE Service Revenue by FDD/TDD Technology: 2010 - 2017
  • Regional Subscriptions and Service Revenue Forecasts
  • Table 3.3 (a): LTE Subscriptions by Region: 2010 - 2017
  • Table 3.3 (b): LTE Service Revenue by Region: 2010 - 2017

4. Vendor Share for TD-LTE and FDD-LTE Infrastructure and Devices

  • Table 4.1: LTE RAN Infrastructure Market Share: 2011 - 2012
  • Table 4.2: TD-LTE Device (Non-Smartphone) Market Share: 2011 - 2012
  • Table 4.3: FDD-LTE Device (Non-Smartphone) Market Share: 2011 - 2012
  • Table 4.4: LTE Smartphone Market Share: 2011 - 2012

5. List of Commercial LTE Network Deployments by Carrier and Access Type

  • Table 5.1: List of Commercial LTE Network Deployments
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