The Public Safety LTE and Mobile Broadband Market: 2012 - 2017

Release Date: November 2012
Number of Pages: 148
Number of Tables and Figures: 106

Synopsis: Considering its thriving ecosystem, spectrum flexibility and performance metrics, public safety organizations worldwide recognize LTE as the de-facto standard for mission critical mobile broadband communications.

With spectrum already allocated, public safety agencies in the Middle East and the U.S have already begun to operate private LTE networks. Signals and Systems Telecom estimates that the installed base of private public safety LTE base stations (eNode Bs) will reach nearly 80,000 globally by the end of 2017, following a CAGR of nearly 80% between 2012 and 2017, and will serve more than 1 Million private public safety LTE subscribers worldwide.

However it is important to note that the transition to LTE is one of the will be one of the most complex technical changes the public safety communications industry will ever witness and will present challenges in its own rights. Furthermore spectrum, regulatory and budgetary issues in certain regions such as Europe will delay large scale deployments

This report presents an in-depth assessment of the global public safety LTE market, besides considering the wider LMR and mobile broadband industries. In addition to covering the business case, the challenges, spectrum allocation strategies, the industry‘s roadmap, deployment case studies, vendor strategies, and the application ecosystem for public safety LTE, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for mobile broadband,  LMR and public safety LTE subscriptions from 2011 till 2017.Also covered are public safety LTE service revenues as well as device and infrastructure (eNodeB base stations) shipment and associated revenue forecasts. 

The report comes with an associated XLS datasheet covering quantitative data from all figures presented within the report, as well as a list and associated details of 26 global private public safety LTE network deployments (as of November 2012).

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Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics
  • Business case for public safety LTE and mobile broadband services
  • Key benefits of public safety LTE and mobile broadband
  • Challenges to public safety LTE adoption
  • Agency, carrier and vendor commitments to public safety LTE
  • List of public safety LTE commitments worldwide
  • Public safety LTE deployment case studies
  • The industry roadmap for the public safety mobile broadband in general and the LTE market in particular
  • Public safety LTE deployment and funding models
  • Spectrum allocation for public safety LTE
  • Public safety LTE applications ecosystem
  • Public safety LTE vendor assessment and strategies
  • Subscriptions, operating service revenue, unit shipment and revenue forecasts for (private and commercial) public safety LTE, mobile broadband (WiMAX, WCDMA, HSPA, EV-DO) and LMR (TETRA, TEDs, P25, Tetrapol, dPMR, PDT, Analogue Radio) user devices and infrastructure, globally and by region

Key Questions Answered:
The report answers to the following key questions.
  • Which countries will be the first to deploy and adopt LTE for public safety applications?
  • How many private public safety LTE base stations (eNodeBs) and user devices will ship in 2017, and how will these compare to the wider commercial LTE market?
  • How will the VoLTE ecosystem evolve and how will this impact PTT and voice services for public safety LTE?
  • How much revenue will the public safety LTE application ecosystem generate in 2017?
  • How will public safety LTE device shipments vary by form factor (Handportable LMR Terminals, Mobile In-Vehicle LMR Modems, Notebook PCs, USB Dongles, Smartphones, PDAs) overtime?
  • Is a 10 MHz bandwidth for LTE realistically feasible to support public safety applications? 
  • Does Huawei stand a chance in the public safety LTE market following its ban in the U.S?
  • How many first responders rely on private and commercial mobile broadband networks for their daily tasks?
  • How will private and commercial public safety LTE subscriptions compare in 2017?
  • How will public safety LTE subscriptions compare to other mobile broadband technologies such as WiMAX and HSPA in 2017?
The report is available for the following price: 

Single User License: USD 2,500

Company Wide License: USD 3,500

List of Companies Mentioned:

The following companies have been mentioned in the report.
  • 3GPP
  • Abu Dhabi Police
  • Airspan Networks
  • Airwave Solutions
  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amdocs
  • Apple
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Atlas Telecom
  • ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority)
  • Aviat Networks
  • BAE Systems
  • BayWEB (Bay Area Wireless Enhanced Broadband system)
  • Brazilian Army
  • Bridgewater (Now part of Bridgewater)
  • Bridgewater Systems Corporation
  • Cassidian
  • Catalyst Communications
  • China Mobile
  • Cisco
  • Covia Labs 
  • Dubai Police
  • Dutch Police
  • EADS
  • Eircom
  • Ericsson
  • Etherstack
  • ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
  • EENA (European Emergency Number Association)
  • FCC (Federal Communications Commission)
  • First Responder Network Authority ('FirstNet') 
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris
  • Henggeler Computer Consultants
  • Hong Kong Police Force
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Hytera
  • Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH (Formely Rohde & Schwarz PMR Division)
  • InterAct
  • ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
  • UIC (International Union of Railways)
  • Intrado
  • IP Wireless (Part of General Dynamics)
  • jNetX (Part of Amdocs)
  • Kenwood
  • KPN
  • Ktech Corporation
  • LA-RICS (Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System)
  • LG Electronics
  • LG Uplus
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Longshine Information Technology Company
  • MetroPCS
  • Mission Critical Partners
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Motorola Solutions
  • MX Telecom
  • NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration)
  • NDS Group
  • Net4Mobility 
  • NetMotion
  • New York Police Department
  • Nokia
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • NPSTC (National Public Safety Telecommunications Council)
  • Oman Royal Office
  • Panasonic
  • Pikewerks Corporation (Part of Raytheon)
  • Police Federation of Australia
  • PSCR (Public Safety Communications Research)
  • Putian
  • Qatar Armed Forces
  • Qatar MOI
  • Qualcomm
  • Raytheon
  • Reality Mobile
  • RIM (Research in Motion)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Rohde & Schwarz
  • Samsung
  • Sao Paulo Military Police
  • Sapura Technologies
  • SANG (Saudi Arabian National Guard)
  • Saudi MOI
  • Seattle Fire Department
  • SELEX Elsag
  • Sepura
  • Shanghai Police
  • Sierra Wireless
  • SK Telecom 
  • Sony
  • St. Petersburg Police Department
  • Tait Communications
  • TCS (TeleCommunication Systems)
  • Televate, LLC 
  • TCCA (TETRA and Critical Communications Association)
  • TETRA Ireland Communications
  • TetraNed
  • Thales
  • T-Mobile
  • Turkish National Police Force
  • Twisted Pair Solutions
  • U.S Army
  • U.S Marine Corps
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vodafone
  • West Australian Police 
  • ZTE