The TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2015 - 2020 - Infrastructure, Devices, Subscriptions & Operator Revenue

Release Date: February 2015
Number of Pages: 344
Number of Tables and Figures: 289

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 has witnessed several prominent TD-LTE network deployments across the globe including SoftBank in Japan, Sprint in the U.S. and Bharti Airtel in India. In particular, China Mobile’s TD-LTE network launch has enabled the TD-LTE ecosystem to reach a significant scale of economy, boosting further infrastructure and device investments in TD-LTE technology. 

More than a hundred 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 large proportion of these devices support both TDD and FDD modes of operation, over multiple frequency bands. 

Driven by the thriving ecosystem, TD-LTE operator service revenue is expected to account for over $230 Billion by the end of 2020. By this period, TD-LTE networks will serve nearly 1 Billion subscribers worldwide.

The “TD-LTE Ecosystem: 2015 – 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, 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 2015 through to 2020. Historical figures are also presented for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 
The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.


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Pricing: The report is available for the following price: 

Single User License: USD 2,500

Company Wide License: USD 3,500

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 5 years, eventually surpassing $12 Billion by the end of 2020
  • TD-LTE operator service revenue is expected to account for over $230 Billion by the end of 2020. By this period, TD-LTE networks will serve nearly 1 Billion subscribers worldwide
  • 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)
  • 2015 continues to see a significant improvement in the scale of economy for the TD-LTE ecosystem, and tighter integration between TDD and FDD
  • Huawei and ZTE lead the TD-LTE infrastructure market share, largely due to domestic contracts in China. However, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson are 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
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2015 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 TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) 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
3GPP (Third Generation Partnership Project) 
7Layers
Accelleran
Acer
Adax
ADIV 
Aero2 
Affirmed Networks
Afrimax 
AINMT Holdings
Airbus Defence & Space
Airspan Networks
Airvana
AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices)
Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell Company
Altair Semiconductor
Altiostar Networks
Amdocs
América Móvil
Amethon
Anite
Anritsu Corporation
Antares 
Apple
APT
Arcadyan Technology Corporation
Argela
Aria spa 
Arieso
ARItel
Asia Express 
AsiaTelco
ASOCS
ASTRI (Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
Athena Wireless Communications
ATL (A Test Lab Techno Corporation)
Augere 
Avago Technologies
Axxcelera
Azqtel 
B.lite 
Bandrich
Banglalion Communications 
BBK Electronics Corporation
BEC Technologies
Bell Tell Communications Philippines
Bharti Airtel
BlackBerry
Blu Telecommunications 
Bluetest AB
Bollore Telecom S.A.S. 
Broadcom
BT 
Cablevision SA 
CATR (China Academy of Telecom Research)
CGC (Communications Global Certification)
China Mobile
China Telecom 
China Unicom 
Cisco
Clavister
Clearwire Communications
C-motech
CMRI (China Mobile Research Institute)
Comba Telecom Systems Holdings
Comprion
Connectem
Contela
Coolpad
CS Corporation
Cyan
Cybernet 
Cyberspace 
Datame 
Datang
Datang Mobile
Digicel Group 
DIRECT TV 
Dish Network
Dish Network 
D-Link
Dovado
E-Lins Technology
EPCOS
E-Plus 
Ericsson
Etisalat
Fanoos Telecom 
Far EasTone 
FiberHome Technologies
First Media 
FITEL 
Freescale Semiconductor
Fujitsu
Fujitsu-Toshiba
GCT
Gemtek Technology
GENBAND
General Dynamics Broadband
Global Mobile 
Globe Telecom
GreenPacket
GrenTech (China GrenTech Corporation)
GUYACOM 
GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
HiSilicon Technologies Corporation
Hitachi
HOJY Wireless (Shenzhen Hojy Wireless Company)
Horizon Wi-COM 
HTC
Huawei
Huayu Wireless
IBM
iBurst 
IBW 
Imagine Group 
Indochina Telecom 
Innofidei Corporation
Integrated Telecom 
Intel
INWI 
ip.access
Itisaluna 
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute)
JDSU
Juni Global
KT  (Korea Telecom)
Kyocera
Lanka Bell 
Leadcore
Lemko
Lenovo
LG
Lime Microsystems
Marvell Semiconductor
Marvell Technology Group
Mavenir
Maxim Integrated
MediaTek
Microsoft Mobile
MIMOon
Mitrastar Corporation
MOBI Antenna Technologies (Shenzhen) Company
Mobilink 
Mobily 
MobinNet Telecom 
Modacom
Motorola Mobility
MTI Mobile
MTN Nigeria 
Multi-Micro (Fujian) Electronic Tech Corporation
Multinet Systems 
NBN
NEC Corporation
NEC Mobile Communications
NEO-SKY 
Neotel 
Net One 
Netcomm
Netgear
NetGem
NetSet Communications 
New Postcom Equipment
Newroztelecom 
NextWave Wireless
NII 
Nokia Networks
Novatel Wireless
nTelos
NuRAN Wireless
Nutaq
Nvidia Corporation
Oceus Networks
Omantel 
Omnivision 
On Telecom 
Option
Osnova Telecom 
Outremer Telecom
Pacific Bangladesh Telecom 
Packet One Networks (Malaysia)
Panasonic
Pantech
PCCW-HKT 
Planet 
Polaris Networks
Potevio (China Potevio Company)
Procera Networks
PT Berca 
PT Internux 
PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk 
PT. Corbec Communication 
PureWave Networks
Qorvo
Qualcomm
Quanta Computer
Quark Communications 
Qubee (Augere Pakistan) 
Qubee (Augere Wireless Broadband Bangladesh) 
Qucell
R  Spain
RadiSys Corporation
Red Hat
Redline Communications
Redlink Communications
Reliance 
Renesas Mobile
Rohde & Schwarz
Salnet 
Samsung
Seiko
Sequans Communications
Sharp
SignShine
Singtel
Singtel Optus
SK Telecom 
SK Telesys
Skyworks Solutions
SMART Communications 
Smoltelecom 
Softbank Mobile Corporation
Softnet Group 
Somtel
Sony Mobile
Soyuz Telecom 
Spectranet
SpiderCloud Wireless
Spreadtrum Communications
Sprint 
Star Solutions
STC (Saudi Telecom Company)
ST-Ericsson
Swift Networks 
T&W Electronics
Taiwan Mobile 
Taqua
Tata Elxsi
Tatung InfoComm Corporation 
TCL Communication
TD Tech
TDK Corporation
TEKTELIC Communications
Telecommunication Services of Trinidad and Tobago 
T-elek
Telenor
Telkom Mobile 
Tellhigh Telecom 
Telrad Networks
Telum
Tishknet 
Tongyu Communication
TOT 
Trendium
TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association)
TTK 
UK Broadband 
Ukrainian High Technologies (Freshtel) 
Umniah Mobile 
UNITEL S.A. 
VeeTIME 
VelaTel Global Communications 
Vividwireless Group 
VMAX 
VMware
Vodafone 
Voentelecom 
VOYACOM B.V.B.A 
VTR 
Wateen Telecom 
WeTelecom
WIND
WiMAX Forum 
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
Woosh 
Xi’an Sunnada Haitian Antenna Company
Xiaomi
Xplornet Communications 
Yemen Mobile 
YooMee Africa
Yota Devices
YTL Communications 
Yulong Computer
Z-com (ZDC Wireless)
ZTE





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