LTE Market Monitor Q1 2014: AT&T launches Sponsored Data & Connected Cars

April 14, 2014  | Subscribers Only

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A quarterly report looking at the state of LTE globally in Q1 2014. Case studies include a look at AT&T’s sponsored data, LTE in the car and CarPlay, LTE and roaming, and Ericsson’s Small-Cells-as-a-Service. Q1 2014 saw five spectrum auctions, one in each region bar Western Europe. 18 LTE launches took place in South and Central America, Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and Western Europe. LTE-Advanced was introduced to the USA, Saudi Arabia, and Hong Kong. 

Highlights:

  • AT&T creates two-side data model with sponsored data.
  • China Telecom and Unicom give in to TD-LTE to not be left behind
  • European operators seek to monetize roaming before new regulations

In this report:

  • AT&T creates two-sided data-model with sponsored data
  • Connected Car: LTE in the car and CarPlay
  • European operators seek to monetize roaming before new regulations come in
  • Ericsson launches Small-Cells-as-a-Service to manage mobile data growth
  • Further 4G opportunities ahead: 4G spectrum auctions in Q1 2014
  • LTE: 18 operators launched LTE networks in Q1 2014
  • China Telecom and Unicom give in to TD-LTE to not be left behind
  • LTE-A: operators deploy carrier aggregation in WEU and MEA
  • Table: LTE launches in Q1 2014
  • Future outlook: expected auctions and launches in Q2 2014

List of tables and charts:

  • US: Total mobile data consumption by technology (2010-2017)
  • US: 4G subscriptions by operator (2010-2017)
  • US: Users of music services
  • AT&T: Connected devices since 2011 (Q1 2011-Q4 2013)
  • World: Cars sold with built-in cellular connectivity (2011-2017)
  • US: Total mobile music revenues ($m) (2010-2017)
  • EU: Maximum roaming charges within EU (€)
  • EU5: Mobile operator revenues (2010-2017)
  • World: Total mobile data consumption by technology (2010-2017)
  • World: High-frequency spectrum allocations (>2GHz)
  • Table: 4G auctions Q1 2014
  • Table: €/MHz/population 4G auctions Q1 2014
  • Table: Chile 700MHz auction
  • Q1 2014 4G deployments by region
  • Total 4G deployments by region
  • Q1 2014 4G deployments by band
  • Total 4G deployments by band
  • Q1 2014 4G deployments by duplex
  • Total 4G deployments by duplex
  • Table: LTE-A launches
  • Table: LTE launches in Q1 2014

Number of pages: 11

Number of charts and tables: 19

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