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Driving 4G Adoption: Global Mobile Innovation

Abstract

In this report, Parks Associates analysts provide an overview of operators' LTE deployments and dissect mobile operators' LTE strategies in the U.S. and globally, with a focus on bandwidth management and network monetization. The report also includes the latest consumer data from Parks Associates' primary research along with a forecast of 4G mobile subscribers through 2016.

"The consumer demand for fast mobile Internet is seemingly insatiable," said Jennifer Kent, Research Analyst at Parks Associates. "Carriers are making heavy investments in next-gen networks but need to find innovative ways to leverage their technology to better monetize their assets."

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Table of Contents

The Bottom Line

1.0 Report Summary

  • 1.1 Purpose of Report
  • 1.2 Scope of Report
  • 1.3 Research Approach

2.0 4G Technology Snapshot

  • 2.1 Long Term Evolution (LTE)
    • 2.1.1 LTE FDD and TDD
    • 2.1.2 LTE Advanced
    • 2.1.3 Voice over LTE (VoLTE)
  • 2.2 WiMax and WiMax 2

3.0 Mobile Operators' LTE Strategies

  • 3.1 LTE Deployments
    • 3.1.1 U.S. Mobile Network Operators
    • 3.1.2 Global Mobile Network Operators
    • 3.1.3 Enabling LTE Deployments: Network Equipment Vendors
  • 3.2 LTE Spectrum and Network Management
    • 3.2.1 Spectrum Fragmentation
    • 3.2.2 Network Consolidation (M&A) and Network Sharing
    • 3.2.3 Small Cells and Wi-Fi Offloading
  • 3.3 Monetizing LTE
    • 3.3.1 Mobile Data Pricing Plans
    • 3.3.2 Value Added Services
      • Mobile Entertainment Services
      • Cloud Services
      • Connected Home Services
      • Rich Communicate Suite-enhanced (RCS-e)
      • VAS Enabler Profiles
    • 3.3.3 VoLTE
    • 3.3.4 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)

4.0 Consumer Perspectives

5.0 Market Forecasts

  • 5.1 Market Drivers and Barriers
  • 5.2 Forecast Methodology
  • 5.3 Forecast of LTE Mobile Subscribers

6.0 Market Implications and Recommendations

7.0 Appendix

  • 7.1 Global LTE Deployments
  • 7.2 Glossary
  • 7.3 Index of Companies

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  • Companies Interviewed or Researched for Report
  • LTE FDD and LTE TDD Compared
  • Theoretical Mobile Data Speeds: LTE vs. LTE-Advanced
  • Planned VoLTE Deployments
  • LTE Equipment Vendor Strategies and Key Contract Wins
  • LTE Frequencies in Major Mobile Markets
  • Network Management Solution Providers By Functions
  • Select Network Bandwidth Management Solution Providers
  • Select Network Bandwidth Management Solution Providers
  • Select Network Bandwidth Management Solution Providers
  • Select Network Bandwidth Management Solution Providers
  • Verizon's ShareEverything Mobile Pricing Scheme
  • Mobile Data Usage by Size of Mobile Data Plan
  • Orange UK Swapables
  • Over-the-Top Message, Voice and Video Services
  • Machine-to-Machine: Market Segments, Applications, and Business Models
  • Importance of 4G/LTE, by Knowledge of Terms
  • Importance of 4G/LTE, by Mobile Service Provider
  • WiFi Use for Media Streaming, by Data Quota
  • Inhibitors to Tablet Mobile Data Plan Adoption
  • LTE Market Drivers and Barriers
  • Forecast Methodology and Source of Assumptions
  • Global LTE Subscriber Growth by Region (2010-2016)
  • LTE Deployments: North America
  • LTE Deployments: Western Europe
  • LTE Deployments: Eastern Europe
  • LTE Deployments: Asia & Pacific
  • LTE Deployments: Rest of World
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