LTE Market Monitor Q4 2014: Indian Operators Prepare for 4G

February 24, 2015  | 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 pricing in India, Vodafone and JC Decaux’s small cell partnership, and operators’ interest in high frequency spectrum. In Q4 2014, there were three 4G spectrum auctions: Greece, Argentina, and Hong Kong. LTE-Advanced deployments dominated in Europe, 13 of the 21 LTE-Advanced deployments in Q4 2014. 21 LTE networks were launched bringing the total to 346 globally.

Highlights:

  • Bharti lowers 4G data to 3G prices to head off 4G competition
  • Vodafone signs small cells agreement with JC Decaux
  • Operators look to higher frequencies for additional capacity

In this report:

  • Bharti lowers 4G data to 3G prices to head off 4G competition
  • Vodafone signs small cells agreement with JC Decaux
  • Operators look to higher frequencies for additional capacity
  • Further 4G opportunities ahead: 4G spectrum auctions in Q4 2014
  • LTE: 21 operators launched LTE networks in Q4 2014
  • South-East Asia deploys 900MHz; Latin America deploys AWS
  • LTE-A: 21 networks deploy in Q4 2014
  • Table: 21 operators launch LTE in Q4 2014
  • Future outlook: expected auctions and deployments in Q1 2015 and beyond

List of tables and charts:

  • Bharti Airtel: 4G subscriptions (m)
  • Table: Postpay data pricing (MB/GB)
  • Table: Prepaid data pricing (INR)
  • UK, Germany, Italy, Spain: Out-of-home advertising revenues (€m)
  • US: Broadband availability by population (%)
  • Table: Argentina 4G auction: confirmed results
  • Table: Greece: 4G auction results
  • Europe: 800MHz 4G auctions
  • Q4 2014 4G deployments by region
  • Total 4G deployments by region
  • Q4 2014 4G deployments by band
  • Total 4G deployments by band
  • Q4 2014 4G deployments by duplex
  • Total 4G deployments by duplex
  • Table: LTE-A launches in Q4 2014
  • Table: LTE launches in Q4 2014

Number of pages: 12

Number of charts and tables: 16

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