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Global 4G/LTE Network: Current State and Strategy Framework for Telcos, 2016-2020

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Global 4G/LTE Network: Current State and Strategy Framework for Telcos, 2016-2020
Published: January 31, 2017 Content info: 102 Pages
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Executive Summary

The global mobile subscription count continues to witness a moderate growth (though the y-o-y overall growth rate has witness a marginal decline). The growth in the 4G services has witnesses an significant uptake in the recent years, owing to increased network deployment and upgradation of the existing network by telcos, availability of spectrum for service rollout, increased ecosystem for affordable smartphones.

The total number of live 4G/LTE networks reached 451 in 2015 as compared to 357 a year ago. The 4G/LTE networks were available across 151 countries globally in 2015 globally, with around 1 billion subscriptions. The overall 4G/LTE subscriptions is expected to reach 4 billion by 2020.

Some of the regions like Asia-Pacific and Africa & Middle East will be the key drivers for the growth of LTE subscriptions, as these regions have been witnessing a larger portion of the total 4G/LTE network deployment in recent years. A majority of the countries which do not yet have live 4G/LTE networks, plans to launch its by the year-end 2017.

In order to facilitate the adoption of 4G services, the telcos such as SingTel (Singapore), Telstra (Australia), AT&T (USA) plan to shut down their existing 2G network, to facilitate the migration of customer to higher speed 3G and 4G/LTE networks. In countries like India, the telcos are pricing their 4G services at similar rates of 3G services, to drive the adoption of 4G for the first time users and upgrade the existing 3G subscribers to 4G.

Availability of high speed 4G/LTE network, which offers support for services like music/video streaming, Video-on- Demand (VoD) etc, will further result in increased data usage (2G, 3G and 4G) by subscribers and is likely to grow nearly 6.5 times over 2015-2021 to reach 8.9 GB/month per smartphone.

Telco vendor partnerships for OSS/BSS harmonization, new products and services launches, competitive pricing, agile business value framework and strategies by the telcos will further drive the adoption of 4G services globally, as some of the developed countries like US, South Korea, Japan etc prepare for the launch of 5G services in the next 1-2 year timeframe.

This report “Global 4G/LTE network: Current state and strategy framework for telcos ” consists of 10 major sections namely:

  • 1. Overview of Global Fixed and Mobile Market: This section highlights the trends and evolution of mobile telephony across select region for the period 2010-2016, alongwith an insight of mobile and fixed broadband subscription and smartphone shipment trend.
  • 2. Why should Telcos focus on 4G/LTE services: It includes the factors for offering 4G/LTE services by the telcos and with whom they can collaborate for the 4G service offering ecosystem.
  • 3. 4G/LTE Services - Trends and Overview: It summarizes the 4G/LTE deployment trend and factors influencing deployment across key regions.
  • 4. 4G/LTE Services - Overview: This section discusses about the strategic framework, drivers/inhibitors, key consideration factors for telcos and demand factors for 4G/LTE services.
  • 5. WiseStrokes Survey Results: This includes summary of the responses received for the survey conducted by WiseStrokes with more than 50 telcos globally.
  • 6. LTE Broadcast services - Introduction: It provides a snapshot of LTE Broadcast services offerings.
  • 7. 4G/LTE services - Major 4G/LTE network infrastructure vendors: This section provides a summarized analysis of the 4G/LTE capabilities of leading infrastructure vendors.
  • 8. 4G/LTE Services - Current deployment overview across various regions: This section provides an analysis of the current state and future adoption of 4G/LTE services across major regions.
  • 9. 4G/LTE services - Global Regulatory and Availability Overview across countries: This section provides information regarding the 4G/LTE services like spectrum auction, launch dates and key players for 4G services for more than 35 countries globally.
  • 10. 4G/LTE services - Select Operator success stories: This section includes details of select seven succesful4G/LTE operators and provides a summary of their service capabilities, strategy and initiatives taken to drive adoption of their 4G/LTE services.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Global Fixed and Mobile Market

  • Overview
  • Global Mobile Subscriptions growth trend, 2006-2016
  • Regional Mobile Subscription growth trend, 2006-2016
  • Mobile Subscription growth trends
  • Mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2006-2016
  • Mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, 2006-2016 (cont'd)
  • Unique Mobile Subscriber Penetration by Region, 2015 & 2020
  • Mobile Broadband subscribers across regions, 2010-2016
  • Mobile Broadband subscribers across regions, 2010-2016 (cont'd)
  • Global Data Traffic, 2015-2021
  • Global Mobile Broadband subscribers growth by technology, 2015-2021
  • Fixed Telephony Subscribers across regions, 2006-2016
  • Fixed Broadband Subscriber Growth across Regions, 2010-2016
  • Global Handset and Smartphone Shipments, 2015 - 2021
  • Global Smartphone Shipments by Vendors, 2015 - 2021
  • Global Smartphone Shipments by Operating System, 2015 - 2021

2. Why should Telcos focus on 4G/LTE services

  • Whom should the telcos look to collaborate for network enhancements and leadership
  • Why the telcos need to focus on 4G/LTE networks

3. 4G/LTE Services - Trends and Overview

  • Global 4G/LTE Deployment and Availability overview trend, 2015 - 2015
  • Global 4G/LTE Subscriber Growth Trend, 2015 - 2020
  • 4G/LTE services Regional Scenario

4. 4G/LTE Services - Overview

  • 4G/LTE services - Overview
  • Operator Strategic Framework
  • 4G/LTE services - Evolution framework
  • 4G/LTE services - Support for Convergent Cloud Offerings
  • Drivers and Inhibitors for 4G/LTE service adoption
  • Key Differentiating Factors for Telcos for 4G/LTE offerings
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Marketing 4G/LTE
  • 4G/LTE services - Factors contributing to demand for 4G/LTE services
  • 4G/LTE services - Key Consideration factors of the telcos

5. WiseStrokes Survey Results

  • Survey Results - Factors for Deploying 4G/LTE by Telcos
  • Survey Results - Regionwise profile of Telcos offering/not offering 4G/LTE services
  • Survey Results - Regionwise tentative tenure of telcos to start offering 4G/LTE services
  • Survey Results - Percentage of Network Capex allocation for 4G/LTE services by the Telcos (regionwise)
  • Survey Results - 4G/LTE subscription contribution to the overall subscription base of telcos (regionwise)
  • Survey Results - Percentage of telco towers owned by tower companies (regionwise)
  • Survey Results - Percentage of BTSs allocated for the provisioning of 4G/LTE services by telcos (regionwise)
  • Survey Results - How do the telcos rate the accomplishment/success of their 4G/LTE services till date (regionwise)
  • Survey Results - Barriers for adoption of 3G or 4G/LTE services
  • Factors for selection/rejection of 3G or 4G/LTE services by users
  • Factors for selecting current 4G/LTE service provider by users

6. LTE Broadcast services - Introduction

7. 4G/LTE services - Major 4G/LTE network infrastructure vendors

8. 4G/LTE Services - Current deployment overview across various regions

  • North America
  • Latin America and Carribean
  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe

9. 4G/LTE services - Global Regulatory and Availability Overview across countries

10. 4G/LTE services - Select Operator success stories

  • EE UK
  • Orange Poland
  • Orange Romania
  • Turk Telecom Turkey
  • MTN South Africa
  • Telstra Australia
  • Reliance Jio India

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Global Mobile Subscriptions growth trend, 2006-2016
  • Figure 2: Mobile Subscriptions growth trend across regions, 2006-2016
  • Figure 3: Mobile Subscription per 100 inhabitants across regions, 2006-2016
  • Figure 4: Unique mobile Subscription penetration across select regions, 2015 & 2020
  • Figure 5: Active Mobile broadband subscriber growth trend across regions, 2010-2016*
  • Figure 6: Monthly Data Traffic, 2015 &2021
  • Figure 7: Mobile Subscription trend by Technology, 2015 & 2021
  • Figure 8: Global Fixed Telephony Subscribers across regions growth Trend, 2006-2016
  • Figure 9: Fixed Broadband subscriber growth trend across regions, 2011-2016
  • Figure 10: Global Handset and Smartphones sales forecast, 2015-2021
  • Figure 11: Global Smartphone Shipments forecast (by vendors), 2015-2021
  • Figure 12: Global Smartphone Shipments forecast (by mobile OS), 2015-2021
  • Figure 13: 4G/LTE network deployment trends, 2010 -2015
  • Figure 14: Countries with 4G/LTE network, 2010 -2015
  • Figure 15: 4G/LTE subscriber growth trend, 2015-2020
  • Figure 16: Factors impacting adoption of 4G/LTE amongst Telcos
  • Figure 17: 4G/LTE strategic framework for telcos
  • Figure 18: 4G/LTE framework support for convergent cloud offerings
  • Figure 19: Survey Responses - Factors for Deploying 4G/LTE by Telcos
  • Figure 20: Survey Responses - Regionwise distribution of telcos offering/not offering 4G/LTE services
  • Figure 21: Survey Responses - Regionwise distribution of telcos offering 4G/LTE services
  • Figure 22: Survey Responses - Regionwise distribution of telcos currently not offering 4G/LTE services
  • Figure 23: Survey Responses - Regionwise tentative tenure of telcos to start offering 4G/LTE services in Africa & Middle East Region
  • Figure 24: Survey Responses - Regionwise tentative tenure of telcos to start offering 4G/LTE services in Asia-Pacific Region
  • Figure 25: Survey Responses - Percentage of Network Capex allocation for 4G/LTE services by the Telcos in Africa & Middle East region
  • Figure 26: Survey Responses - Percentage of Network Capex allocation for 4G/LTE services by the Telcos in Asia-Pacific region
  • Figure 27: Survey Responses - Percentage of Network Capex allocation for 4G/LTE services by the Telcos in Europe region
  • Figure 28: Survey Responses - 4G/LTE subscription contribution to the overall subscription base of telcos in Africa & Middle East region
  • Figure 29: Survey Responses - 4G/LTE subscription contribution to the overall subscription base of telcos in Asia-Pacific region
  • Figure 30: Survey Responses - 4G/LTE subscription contribution to the overall subscription base of telcos in Europe region
  • Figure 31: Survey Responses -Percentage of telco towers owned by tower companies Africa & Middle East region
  • Figure 32: Survey Responses Percentage of telco towers owned by tower companies in Asia-Pacific region
  • Figure 33: Survey Responses Percentage of telco towers owned by tower companies in Europe region
  • Figure 34: Survey Responses - Percentage of BTSs allocated for the provisioning of 4G/LTE services by telcos in Africa & Middle East region
  • Figure 35: Survey Responses - Percentage of BTSs allocated for the provisioning of 4G/LTE services by telcos in Asia - Pacific region
  • Figure 36: Survey Responses - Percentage of BTSs allocated for the provisioning of 4G/LTE services by telcos in Europe region
  • Figure 37: Survey Responses - Rating of the accomplishment/success of the 4G/LTE services till date by telcos in Africa & Middle East region
  • Figure 38: Survey Responses - Rating of the accomplishment/success of the 4G/LTE services till date by telcos in Asia-Pacific region
  • Figure 39: Survey Responses - Rating of the accomplishment/success of the 4G/LTE services till date by telcos in Europe region
  • Figure 40: Telcos offering LTE broadcast services globally
  • Figure 41: 4G driving data usage growth across North America
  • Figure 42: Video Traffic boosts the growth in 4G data in North America
  • Figure 43: Technology Migration of mobile connections in Africa, 2010-2020
  • Figure 44: LTE network deployments in Africa, 2011-2016
  • Figure 45: Technology Migration of mobile connections in Asia-Pacific, 2010-2020
  • Figure 46: 4G as a percentage of total mobile connections across select Asia-Pacific countries, 2015 and 2020
  • Figure 47: 4G Adoption trend in Europe, 2010-2020
  • Figure 48: 4G Adoption driving data usage, 2014-2019
  • Figure 49: Average LTE download speed across select European countries, Q3-2015

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Mobile broadband subscriber per 100 inhabitants, 2010-2016
  • Table 2: The 3-phased evolution framework of 4G/LTE services
  • Table 3: Drivers and Inhibitors for 4G/LTE service adoption
  • Table 4: Types of LTE Broadcast Service Offerings
  • Table 5: 4G/LTE spectrum auction in Latam and Carribean region
  • Table 6: Technology Migration of mobile connections across various sub-African regions, 2015 & 2020

List of Companies mentioned in the report:

  • Airtel Uganda
  • Algérie Télécom
  • AméricaMóvi
  • AT&T
  • Beeline
  • beMobile
  • Benin Telecoms
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • BTC
  • Cellcom
  • Cellcom Liberia
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Cisco
  • Claro
  • Digicel
  • Entel Movil
  • Ericsson
  • Free Mobile
  • Fujitsu
  • Globacom
  • Huawei
  • KDDI
  • Malitel
  • Mascom
  • Movistar
  • MTN Irancell
  • MTS
  • NEC
  • Nexttel
  • Nokia
  • ntel Nigeria
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Omantel
  • Orange
  • Reliance Jio
  • Samsung
  • SFR
  • Singtel
  • Sky Brazil
  • Softbank
  • Sprint
  • Telefonica Brazil
  • Telstra
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone Australia
  • Wataniya
  • Zain
  • Zain Sudan
  • Zantel Tanzania
  • ZTE

List of Countries mentioned in the report:

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Mali
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Puerto Rico
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Slovak Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay
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