LTE Market Monitor Q3 2014: VoLTE and WiFi calling gain momentum

November 14, 2014  | Subscribers Only

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A quarterly report looking at the state of LTE globally in Q3 2014. Case studies include a look at 4G in standalone smartwatches, VoLTE and WiFi calling, and carrier aggregation of FDD and TDD LTE networks. In Q3 2014, there were two 4G spectrum auctions, one in Brazil and one in Hungary. LTE-Advanced deployments accelerated in Europe, contributing 9 of the 11 LTE-Advanced deployments in Q3 2014. 20 LTE networks were launched bringing the total to 325 globally.

Highlights:

No need for 4G in connected smartwatches
VoLTE and WiFi calling could usher in new disruption
Nokia and China Telecom demonstrates FDD & TDD aggregation on commercially available chipset

In this report:

  • No need for 4G in connected smartwatches
  • VoLTE and WiFi calling could usher in new disruption
  • Nokia and China Telecom demonstrates FDD & TDD aggregation on commercially available chipset
  • Further 4G opportunities ahead: 4G spectrum auctions in Q3 2014
  • LTE: 20 operators launched LTE networks in Q3 2014
  • India deploys second TD-LTE network
  • LTE-A: 23 networks are live as European deployments gain momentum
  • Table: 20 operators launch LTE in Q3 2014
  • Future outlook: expected auctions and deployments in Q4 2014 and beyond

List of tables and charts:

  • Baseband chipset price [excl. royalties] ($)
  • USA: 4G subscriptions by operator (m)
  • China: 4G subscriptions by operator (m)
  • Table: Brazil: 700MHz auction results
  • Table: Hungary: 4G auction results
  • Europe: 1800MHz 4G auctions
  • Hungary: Mobile operators’ market share Q1 2014 (%)
  • Brazil: Mobile operators’ market shares Q1 2014 (%)
  • Q3 2014 4G deployments by region
  • Total 4G deployments by region
  • Q3 2014 4G deployments by band
  • Total 4G deployments by band
  • Q3 2014 4G deployments by duplex
  • Total 4G deployments by duplex
  • Table: LTE-A launches in Q3 2014
  • Table: LTE launches in Q3 2014

Number of pages: 12

Number of charts and tables: 16

 

Geography
Brazil China Hungary USA
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