Military and tactical LTE eNodeB installed base to reach 15,000 by 2020, says SNS Research report

DUBAI, UAE. 30th March 2014: SNS Research's latest report indicates that the installed base of military and tactical LTE base stations will reach 15,000 by 2020.

Military organizations worldwide are increasingly moving away from proprietary, one-off, unique communication systems that are expensive in favor of similar, and often more advanced, systems readily available in the commercial marketplace at reduced costs from a variety of vendors.

Within the context of tactical radio systems, LTE offers a cost-effective alternative as an advanced commercial replacement for proprietary systems. Furthermore, the higher data rates offered by LTE can accelerate the deployment of advanced applications such as mobile video and situational awareness.

Several military establishments are already trialing and deploying LTE, throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. SNS Research estimates that as much as 15% of all public safety LTE investments will be military centric tactical deployments by 2020, and will represent an installed base of over 15,000 LTE eNodeB base stations worldwide. These tactical base stations will comprise a number of form factors including Cell in a Box (CIAB), Cell on Wheels (COW) as well as airborne cells.

The "Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market: 2014 - 2020" presents an in-depth assessment of the global public safety (and military) LTE market, besides considering the wider Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and mobile broadband industries. In addition to covering the business case, challenges, spectrum allocation strategies, industry roadmap, deployment case studies, vendor products, strategies, standardization activities and application ecosystem for public safety LTE, the report also presents comprehensive forecasts for mobile broadband, LMR and public safety LTE subscriptions from 2011 till 2020. Also covered are public safety LTE service revenues as well as device and infrastructure (eNodeB base stations, EPC mobile core, backhaul) shipment and associated revenue forecasts.

The report will be of value to current and future potential investors into the public safety communications and military industry, as well as public safety agencies, armed forces, wireless carriers and infrastructure/device vendors who wish to broaden their knowledge of the LTE ecosystem.

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