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Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010
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Evoluton to LTE an overview June 2010

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Overview slide set on LTE FDD and TDD, including the drivers, benefits, business opportunities, standardization, spectrum, network commitments, trials, planned launches, eco-system/devices, …

Overview slide set on LTE FDD and TDD, including the drivers, benefits, business opportunities, standardization, spectrum, network commitments, trials, planned launches, eco-system/devices, LTE-Advanced

This presentation draws primarily upon the Evolution to LTE Information Paper published by GSA on June 7, 2010 (available at www.gsacom.com)

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  • 1. Evolution to LTE - an overview June 2010 Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) www.gsacom.com Published by GSA: June 7, 2010 info@gsacom.com Terms of Use Copyright GSA 2010. All rights reserved. GSA makes considerable effort to ensure that the content is accurate; however, such content is provided without warranty in currentness, completeness or correctness. Reproduction of this material for non-commercial use is allowed if the source is stated. For other use please contact the GSA Secretariat via email to info@gsacom.com www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 1/39
  • 2. Mobile broadband growth has taken off Most operators have a mobile broadband offer Traffic, subscriptions and revenue growth are strong in all markets Examples: M1 StarHub Vodafone  Data traffic has risen 300% in the past two years Challenge: supporting more subscribers, providing more capacity, lower cost of delivery/byte, improve the user experience Source: GSA - Mobile Broadband Growth Reports from Operators Worldwide May 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 2/39
  • 3. The industry direction is to LTE LTE is needed to accommodate huge traffic growth Traffic rising/revenue falling 40x – 100x traffic increase may need to be supported across several frequency bands Mobile broadband is gaining momentum from widespread 3.5G deployments, flat rate data tariffs, and availability of internet friendly mobiles www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 3/39
  • 4. Drivers for LTE LTE is being driven by pervasive convenience of mobile communications and increased penetration combined with improved performance and the falling costs of wireless devices & services.  Broadband connectivity – access to  Mobile phones allowing anytime more info and more entertainment anywhere accessibility  Voice ARPU being driven down by low  Strong growth in smartphone segment cost VoiP services  Mobile data has become a reality  More mobile in work/personal life  Innovative data services  Capture maximum ARPU  High demand for bandwidth, better  Invention of new technologies and quality and services tuned to own personal business models profile www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 4/39
  • 5. LTE - Long Term Evolution ‘The Internet of things’  LTE is the next generation network beyond 3G for mobile broadband, standardized by 3GPP  LTE networks will provide the capacity to support demand for connectivity from a new generation of consumer devices tailored to those new mobile applications  LTE is the next step in the user experience which will enhance more demanding applications  LTE is essential to take mobile broadband to the mass market  LTE will support new services and features which require higher levels of capability and performance  LTE will support mixed data, voice, video and messaging traffic  LTE supports a full IP-based network and harmonization with other radio access technologies www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 5/39
  • 6. The Roadmap for LTE Excellent Mobile Broadband Today Enhanced User Experience Voice and full Range of IP Services Improved voice and data capability Rel-99 Rel-5 Rel-6 Rel-7 Rel-8 Rel-9 & beyond WCDMA HSPA HSPA+ (HSPA Evolved) Rel-8 Rel-9 Rel-10 LTE leverages new, wider and TDD spectrum LTE LTE - A 2009 - 2010 2011+ - - - - - - - - - > www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 6/39
  • 7. Targets for LTE  Instantaneous downlink peak data rate of at least 100 Mb/s within 20 MHz allocation (5bps/Hz)  Instantaneous uplink peak data rate of 50 Mb/s (2.5bps/Hz within a 20 MHz uplink allocation)  Downlink: average user throughput per MHz, 3 to 4 times Release 6 HSDPA  Uplink: average user throughput per MHz, 2-3 times Release 6 enhanced Uplink  E-UTRAN optimised for low mobile speed: 0-15 km/h. Higher mobile speed between 15-120 km/h should be supported with high performance. Mobility shall be maintained at speeds 120km/h-350km/h (or even up to 500 km/h depending on the frequency band)  Spectrum flexibility: scalable to operate in 1.4, 2.5, 5, 10, 15 and 20Mhz allocations: Uplink and downlink, paired and unpaired  Co-existence with GERAN/3G on adjacent channels: with other operators on adjacent channels: overlapping or adjacent spectrum at country borders: handover with UTRAN and GERAN www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 7/39
  • 8. Operator benefits using LTE (1) LTE is the natural evolution for GSM and HSPA Lower cost per bit, higher capacity, greater flexibility network operators and true global appeal Re-use of several existing network assets Greater economies of scale Deliver new, improved services and applications With LTE, an operator can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage LTE operators gain economic benefits to strengthen LTE also brings a much improved Business its market position Proposition compared to the legacy technologies www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 8/39
  • 9. Operator benefits using LTE (2) Lower cost Complements 3G/HSPA IP-based flat network architecture; Low OPEX Addresses high capacity requirements High degree of self configuration/optimization Seamless service continuity/multimode devices High re-use of assets including sites Next generation solution for 3GPP and 3GPP2 Improved performance Highly reliable Higher capacity, peak and user data rates Extreme efficiency, Innovation and intelligence Higher bandwidth which supports a proposition of personalized and “Always on”; enhanced user experience quality experience to its customers Spectrum flexibility Strong industry support globally Can use new or re-farmed spectrum, FDD and Eco-system will build on the success and volumes TDD. Variable channel bandwidth established for HSPA www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 9/39
  • 10. Business opportunities  LTE provides 2 to 5 times greater spectral efficiency than most advanced 3G networks, reducing the cost per bit and allowing better economics for operators and end users.  It is affordable mass market wireless broadband services - boosting Operator profitability.  Faster downloads, video sharing, true Mobile TV with more channels and better quality.  Increased peak data rates, with the potential for 100 Mbps peak downstream and 50 Mbps peak upstream, reduced latency, scalable bandwidth capacity, and backwards compatibility with existing GSM and WCDMA-HSPA and HSPA+ systems.  Future developments could yield peak throughput of the order of 300 Mbps www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 10/39
  • 11. LTE Technology LTE employs a new modulation technique on the radio interface - OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex), together with MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) antenna technology OFDM splits the information into multiple narrowband subcarriers, allowing each of them to carry a portion of the information at a lower bit rate, making OFDM a very robust modulation, particularly in multipath scenarios, like urban areas MIMO technology creates several spatial paths on the air interface between the network and subscriber, so these paths can carry the same or different streams of information, which allows an increase in either the coverage (due to higher Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) at the receiver) or user data throughput www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 11/39
  • 12. LTE Standard LTE Release 8 Major Parameters Access Scheme UL DFTS-OFDM DL OFDMA LTE-Release 8 User Equipment Categories Bandwidth 1.4, 3.5, 10,15, 20MHz Minimum TTI 1msec Sub-carrier spacing 15kHx Cyclic prefix length Short 4.7usec Long 16.7usec Modulation QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM Spatial multiplexing Single layer for UL per UE Up to 4 layers for DL per UE MU-MIMO supported for UL and DL LTE is specified in 36 series technical specifications The LTE Release 8 specifications can be found on www.3gpp.org ™ ETSI has registered "LTE" as a trademark for the benefit of the 3GPP Partners www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 12/39
  • 13. Evolution of the 3GPP Core Network - SAE The 3GPP core network has also undergone System Architecture Evolution (SAE) in the same timeframe The architecture is based on an as LTE, optimizing it for packet mode and, in particular, evolution of the existing GSM/WCDMA core for the IP-Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which supports network, with simplified operations and all access technologies, including fixed wire-line access. smooth, cost-efficient deployment This allows:  Improvements in latency, capacity, throughput Simplification of the core network, and optimization for IP traffic and services, and expected growth Simplified support & handover to non-3GPP access technologies The result is the evolved packet system (EPS) that consists of the core network part, the evolved packet core (EPC) and the radio network evolution part, the evolved UTRAN (E-UTRAN), i.e. LTE. The EPS is Source: Ericsson also standardized within 3GPP Release 8 (March 2009) There are two nodes in the SAE architecture user plane; the LTE base and is the baseline for implementations. station (eNodeB) and the SAE Gateway. This flat architecture reduces the number of involved nodes in connections. LTE base stations are connected to the core network over the S1 interface www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 13/39
  • 14. Is LTE ready?  Standards are complete (Release 8 – March 2009)  LTE has global acceptance by leading operators worldwide  On December 15th 2009, TeliaSonera launched the world’s first commercial LTE services, in Sweden and Norway  Spectrum is available to support initial system deployments LTE performance consistently meets or exceeds expectations Several trials and commercial deployments on-going throughout the world  110 operators in 48 countries are investing in LTE  80 firm network deployment commitments  30 “pre-commitment” trials, studies GSA press release: www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_302.php4 GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 14/39
  • 15. Who is committed?  80 LTE network commitments in 33 countries  Up to 22 LTE networks in service by end 2010  Up to 45 LTE networks in service by end 2012  30 additional pre-commitment LTE trials Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 15/39
  • 16. LTE network commitments Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 16/39
  • 17. Global LTE commitments This chart plus others and maps are available at www.gsacom.com/news/statistics.php4 Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 17/39
  • 18. Some LTE operator announcements Americas  Verizon Wireless USA is deploying LTE in 700  Telefonica Argentina completed laboratory trials of MHz. Trial networks in Boston and Seattle are in the LTE in March 2010, achieving a peak DL data speed final phase. User-friendly trials are running this of 95 Mbps using an LTE terminal. Personal has begun summer. Verizon plans LTE launches in 25-30 cities testing LTE in the Puerto Madero area. by Q4 2010 (100 million pops), nationwide by 2013.  Entel PCS completed the first LTE trial in Latin  AT&T Mobility will deploy LTE in 700 MHz and America, at the Universidad de Chile. Movistar earlier this month named its infrastructure demonstrated LTE at Connect 2009. Regulator Subtel suppliers and announced plans for 2 LTE field trials expects to launch an LTE spectrum auction in March this year. AT&T is expected to launch LTE in 2011. 2011, which may include both 2.6 GHz and 700 MHz T-Mobile USA is also committed to LTE deployment. (digital dividend) bands, which could lead to LTE services being launched in 2012.  Rogers Wireless is evaluating LTE. Bell Canada and Telus have launched a joint HSPA+ network, which will later be upgraded to LTE. More updates are available in GSA’s Evolution to LTE paper Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 18/39
  • 19. Some LTE operator announcements Asia Pacific and Oceania  Telstra is trialing LTE from May 2010. Testing  Maxis has received an LTE test license and will comprises not only urban, but also rural evaluations soon begin trials in the Klang Valley. Regulator of LTE in addition to extensive laboratory trials. MCMC plans to auction 3 blocks of 2.6 GHz spectrum for LTE in 2011, and is also consulting on re-farming  China Telecom plans to launch LTE service in 850/900/1800 spectrum for 3G services 2010. In Hong Kong SAR, 2 x 15 MHz blocks of 2.6 GHz FDD spectrum have been won each by China Mobile  Smart Communications has conducted the first (Peoples Phone), Genius Brand (Hutchison LTE trial in the country. Piltel is seeking the Telecom/PCCW JV) and CSL Limited for LTE remaining 3G license in the country to deploy LTE systems. SmarTone-Vodafone plans to deploy LTE re- services. using its current GSM spectrum. CSL Limited is engaged in a 6 months LTE trial in Kowloon Bay and  StarHub is currently trialing LTE. M1 has commercial service will follow. Data rates of 70 Mbps successfully completed a 100 Mbps data call on its outdoors using a dongle have been recorded. trial LTE network. SingTel is undertaking LTE trials in Singapore, and overseas with carriers in which it  SK Telecom, KT & LG Telecom are deploying LTE. holds stakes i.e. SingTel Optus (Australia), Telkomsel (Indonesia), and Globe Telecom (Philippines). More updates are available in GSA’s Evolution to LTE paper Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 19/39
  • 20. Some LTE operator announcements Europe  T-Mobile Austria launched a 60-cell site pilot LTE  Hutchison 3 Ireland plans to trial 21 Mbps and 42 network in Innsbruck in July 2009. Mobilkom Austria Mbps HSPA+ in 2010 on the way to launching LTE is committed to deploying LTE. 3 Austria is services by end 2011. upgrading its network for LTE, and expects to have the capability to offer LTE to customers from 2011.  Omnitel is testing LTE, achieving 52 Mbps peak downlink on May 12, 2010.  EMT has established an LTE test network in Tallinn and made the first data connection in  O2 has received a trial license and plans to trial February 2010. Tele2 Estonia is also undertaking LTE in digital dividend (800MHz) spectrum in the LTE tests. northern town of Carlisle beginning mid 2010. O2 has been testing LTE in 2.6 GHz spectrum and achieved  Cosmote has undertaken basic LTE functionality peak data throughputs of 135 Mps DL and 64 Mbps tests in 900 MHz and 1800 MHz spectrum. UL measured in the lab and field, and lower latency.  Pannon has selected its infrastructure partner to  MTS, Uzbekistan will deploy LTE and is setting up build a commercial LTE trial network. Magyar a pilot LTE test network in Tashkent. Telekom (T-Mobile) is also trialing LTE. More updates are available in GSA’s Evolution to LTE paper Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 20/39
  • 21. Some LTE operator announcements Middle East and Africa  Zain Bahrain confirmed in August 2009 plans to  Vodacom is testing LTE and reportedly has 1,000 deploy LTE, the first announcement in the region. LTE-ready sites, with launch planned “when The company showcased the region’s first LTE call handsets become available”. Cell C has asked In March 2010, claiming a download speed of 70 regulator ICASA for 2.6GHz spectrum. On May 28, Mbps. 2010 ICASA announced plans to offer 2.6 GHz spectrum which includes coverage obligations and  Zain Jordan is planning to trial LTE this year set a reserve price. ahead of commercial launch in 2011. Regulator TRC www.icasa.org.za/Home/tabid/38/ctl/ItemDetails/mid/501 intends to invite comments from its 4 incumbent /ItemID/356/Default.aspx mobile network operators on future LTE licenses.  Following successful trials, Etisalat plans to  STC is deploying LTE. Zain will commence commercially launch LTE service by end 2010. deployment in Q2 2010 in 2.6 GHz in Riyadh. More updates are available in GSA’s Evolution to LTE paper Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 21/39
  • 22. LTE commercial networks - performance Signals Research Group conducted the first ever extensive independent drive test evaluation of a commercial LTE network, assessing the performance of the TeliaSonera LTE networks in Stockholm and Oslo, and reported to GSA: “While still in its infancy, commercial LTE networks in Stockholm and Oslo already outperform many fixed broadband connections, offering average data rates of 16.8Mbps (peak = 50Mbps) and 32.1Mbps (peak = 85Mbps) in 10MHz and 20MHz, respectively. Measured data rates would have been even higher if it had not been for the stringent test methodology, which focused almost entirely on vehicular testing.” Signals Research Group, LLC “Signals Ahead,” March 2010 report. www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 22/39
  • 23. LTE network and technology trials – some examples Pre-commitment Trials – summary (GSA) Many LTE trials are on-going worldwide. A trial is usually a scheduled activity prior to planned commercial deployment. Sometimes an operator has agreed to undertake a trial but not decided i.e. committed to launch a commercial service. The Table (left) lists cases where a trial is announced but a firm commitment from the operator for a post-trial commercial rollout is not available at this time.  More information is available in GSA’s “Evolution to LTE” paper Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 23/39
  • 24. LTE eco-system - platforms, user devices Mobile phones, computer and consumer electronic devices including notebooks, netbooks, ultra-mobile PC’s, gaming devices, cameras, and PMPs will incorporate embedded LTE connectivity. Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – June 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 24/39
  • 25. Voice over LTE LTE is likely to be deployed with a focus on data services connectivity for PCs, netbooks, etc  Voice service will be introduced as a second step  The One Voice initiative – announced on November 4, 2009, aims for industry agreement on a harmonized way to implement voice and SMS over LTE, based on existing standards.  The GSMA VoLTE (Voice over LTE) initiative was formally announced at the Mobile World Congress on 15th February 2010. In establishing the VoLTE initiative, GSMA has adopted the work of the One Voice Initiative as the basis of the work to lead the global mobile industry towards a standard way of delivering voice and messaging services for Long-Term Evolution (LTE). Using IP Multimedia Subsystem specifications developed by 3GPP as its basis, GSMA have expanded upon the original scope of One Voice work to address the entire end-to-end voice and SMS ecosystem by also focussing on Roaming and Interconnect interfaces, in addition the interface between customer and network. Evolution to LTE: GSA Information Paper For more information see www.gsacom.com/gsm_3g/info_papers.php4 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 25/39
  • 26. Spectrum for LTE deployments  An operator may introduce LTE in ‘new’ bands where it is easier to deploy 10 MHz or 20 MHz carriers  e.g. 2.6 GHz band (IMT Extension band) or Digital Dividend spectrum 700, 800 MHz  Or in re-farmed existing mobile bands e.g. 850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz  LTE 1800 looks the most promising from re-farmed spectrum  Eventually LTE may be deployed in all of these bands – and others later  2.6 GHz (for capacity) and 700/800 MHz (wider coverage, improved in-building) is a good combination  LTE offers a choice of carrier bandwidths: 1.4 MHz to 20 MHz; the widest bandwidth will be needed for the highest speeds  Availability of new spectrum, particularly in the 2.6 GHz and Digital Dividend bands (700, 800 MHz), is a crucial factor for LTE deployments in many countries, and the regulatory conditions, and will directly determine deployment and service launch dates in most markets. www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 26/39
  • 27. 700 MHz is a key band for LTE  700 MHz LTE deployments include Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, several regional players  700 MHz spectrum availability will extend throughout Americas. This could be earliest in Chile where LTE trials are planned by Entel PCS, Claro and Movistar. Subtel (regulator) expected to soon launch a spectrum auction (2.6 GHz, 700 MHz)  The Indian government has formed a task group to develop a national band plan at 700 MHz  Consultations on future use of 700 MHz have commenced in New Zealand Verizon Wireless LTE commercial launch in 25-30 markets scheduled by end 2010 Nationwide by end 2013 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 27/39
  • 28. 2.6 GHz is a key band for LTE in Europe and Asia  Telenor and Netcom have been granted licences and 2.6 GHz spectrum  TeliaSonera announced LTE commercial service launch in Oslo on December 15, 2009  Teliasonera, Elisa and DNA have been granted licences for 2.6 GHz spectrum and are building LTE networks in Finland  TeliaSonera Sweden is deploying LTE using nationwide 2x20 MHz 2.6 GHz spectrum and announced commercial service launch in Stockholm on December 15, 2009  In Hong Kong, 2x15 MHz blocks of 2.6 GHz FDD spectrum have been auctioned, and won by China Mobile, Genius Brand and CSL Limited Several auctions of 2.6 GHz spectrum are scheduled or planned throughout European markets during 2010 and later Source of data: GSA Information Paper “Evolution to LTE” – April 7, 2010 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 28/39
  • 29. LTE deployment – Sweden example Using new and re-farmed spectrum 2.6 GHz spectrum has been auctioned 900 MHz can be used for 3G ‘’ The present licences in the 900 MHz Tele2 Sweden and Telenor band will be renewed and it will be possible Sweden are to build a for the operators to phase in new nationwide LTE network technology for mobile broadband while at through a new JV, “Net4 the same time continuing to offer GSM Mobility” mobile telephony. The entire frequency space available in the 900 MHz band will Operators will share spectrum be assigned, which will enable entry of the in the 900 MHz and 2.6 GHz new stakeholder through PTS approving bands the transfer of frequencies to the operator Hi3G’’ Shared GSM network also planned to extend reach by 30 Press release, PTS, 13/03/09 – 50% www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 29/39
  • 30. 800 MHz is a key band for LTE - Digital Dividend spectrum - Excellent for rural coverage and in building coverage  The transition from analog to digital terrestrial television will release large amounts of spectrum potentially for mobile broadband deployments – the so-called Digital Dividend  In 2005 the European Commission identified the release of the digital dividend in Europe as a spectrum policy priority. The Commission later called for efforts to be made at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-07) to give mobile services the same status as broadcasting services  WRC 07 identified the 790-862 MHz band for mobile service in Europe, the Middle East and Africa  Some countries have now confirmed the availability of the 790-862 MHz band (subject to allocation processes i.e. auction), including Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland  Germany recently became Europe’s first country to auction a package of spectrum which included 3 x 20 MHz digital dividend spectrum  Other governments in Europe will follow in 2010 and beyond  Many operators will deploy LTE in this band Region 1 (EMEA) 470 MHz 790 MHz 862 MHz Broadcasting Mobile (2015) www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 30/39
  • 31. Recent LTE spectrum auctions Europe Germany: After 224 rounds the spectrum auction ended on May 20, 2010 and covered 360 MHz across 4 bands: 800 MHz (digital dividend), 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz. THIS WAS EUROPE’S FIRST AUCTION OF DIGITAL DIVIDEND SPECTRUM. The 4 incumbents acquired 2.6 GHz channels to be used for LTE. Telefonica O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile (but not E Plus) additionally acquired 800 MHz digital dividend spectrum which they will use for LTE. The 800 MHz spectrum raised €3.576 billion, i.e. over 81.5% of the auction’s total value. Vodafone and T Mobile are understood to be currently testing and deploying LTE in 800 MHz. Netherlands: 2.6 GHz spectrum was auctioned in April 2010 and resulted in spectrum being awarded to incumbents KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile, and newcomers Ziggo 4 and Tele2. Unpaired spectrum was left unsold. Denmark: The auction of 2500-2690 MHz and 2010-2020 MHz spectrum was completed on May 10, 2010, with spectrum being awarded to Hi3G Denmark ApS; TDC A/S; Telia Nättjänster Norden AB; and Telenor A/S. TDC has stated it could have a pre-commercial trial network running in June 2010. Information about the auction results is available here: http://en.itst.dk/spectrum-equipment/Auctions-and-calls-for-tenders/2-5-ghz/results-of-the-auction www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 31/39
  • 32. Other frequency bands for LTE LTE FDD TD- LTE LTE FDD will most likely in future be Early TDD Spectrum for LTE (TTD-LTE) deployed in existing cellular bands too, including:  IMT Extension Center Gap 2570–2620 MHz  2.3 TDD i.e. 2300 – 2400 MHz  850 MHz  900 MHz  AWS (1700/2100 MHz) LTE1800 looks a promising option for operators currently holding  1800 MHz substantial 1800 MHz spectrum and could be ready for mass  1900 MHz market only a short time after 2.6 GHz  2100 MHz Future possibilities: Future TDD possibility  450 – 470 MHz  3.6 GHz  3.6 GHz www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 32/39
  • 33. TD-LTE The LTE market will include TD-LTE as well as FDD systems Li Yizhong, Minister of Industry and Information Technology, stated that TD-SCDMA subscribers in China are expected to reach 80 million by 2011. The China Mobile TD-SCDMA system covered 284 cities by end 2009. China Mobile had 7.69 million 3G/TD-SCDMA subscribers total at end March 2010 TD-LTE is positioned as the next evolution in TD-SCDMA family and a natural progression  From 3GPP standards perspective: commonality with FDD  From vendor perspective: increasing use of software defined radio techniques  From operator perspective: spectrum availability, flexible base stations TD-LTE trials now Early TDD Spectrum for LTE (TTD-LTE)  Timescales established for prototype, dual-mode and multimode devices  In-service estimated as 2010-2011  IMT Extension Center Gap 2570–2620 MHz  TD-LTE being showcased at  2.3 TDD I.e. 2300 – 2400 MHz World Expo, Shanghai from May 2010  Clearwire (USA) has requested 3GPP to standardize TD-LTE for operation in the band 2496 – 2690 MHz  In Japan, Softbank Mobile is reported to be considering TD-LTE as one of its options for the 2.5 GHz spectrum the company has acquired. www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 33/39
  • 34. TD-LTE - comparison of FDD and TDD modes FDD v TDD DL PHY differences In the DL, the PDCCH contains a number of extra bits specific to TDD The P-SCH, S-SCH and PHICH also differ from FDD. Other channels are unchanged FDD v TDD UL PHY differences TDD operation affects the timing, control and frame structure. DwPTS: sent from eNodeB as part of synchronisation GP: empty guard band For the UL channels, the key UpPTS: sent from UE as part of synchronisation changes are the PRACH channel and sounding. www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 34/39
  • 35. LTE-Advanced 3GPP made a formal submission to the ITU, meeting the deadline of October 7, 2009, proposing that LTE Release 10 & beyond (LTE-Advanced) be evaluated as a candidate for IMT-Advanced. The submission was made jointly in the name of the 3GPP Organizational Partners: ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TTA and TTC. GSA is a Market Representation Partner in 3GPP and fully supports the submssion 3GPP plans to complete its work on LTE-Advanced specifications by 2010/2011 Further information: www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 35/39
  • 36. Migration options Will HSPA+ deployments delay LTE rollout? Many operators will invest in both HSPA+ and LTE. GSA sees no evidence of HSPA+ uptake delaying commitments to deploy LTE. The success of HSPA/HSPA+ in delivering mobile broadband will fuel demand to support more customers and for even higher data throughputs including for new applications, which LTE delivers. LTE brings the opportunity for additional spectrum in Digital Dividend (700, 800 MHz) and 2.6 GHz bands, initially giving comparable throughput capacity and performance, and will continue to improve and also benefit from larger bandwidth deployments (up to 20 MHz). www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 36/39
  • 37. LTE: a single global standard  LTE is on track, attracting global industry support. The first LTE systems launched in 2009  LTE is the natural migration choice for GSM/HSPA operators. LTE is also the next generation mobile broadband system of choice of leading CDMA operators, who are expected to be in the forefront of service introduction. A leading WiMAX operator recently announced it is shifting technology to LTE  As a result of collaboration between 3GPP, 3GPP2 and IEEE there is a roadmap for CDMA operators to evolve to LTE  Successful handovers between CDMA and LTE networks have been demonstrated  The LTE-TDD mode (TD-LTE) provides a future-proof evolutionary path for TD-SCDMA  With LTE we have one single global standard, securing and driving even higher economies of scale and importantly, simplifying roaming www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 37/39
  • 38. LTE: some industry forecasts  Research and Markets: by 2015, 380 million subscribers In the US, the EU-5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and UK), Scandinavia, China, Japan and South Korea will have access to mobile data through LTE networks  Maravedis: The number of LTE subscribers worldwide will pass 200 million in 2015  Strategy Analytics: the global LTE handset market will reach 150 million sales units by 2013  ABI Research: by 2013 operators will spend over $8.6 billion on LTE base stations infrastructure  IDC: Spending on LTE equipment will exceed WiMAX equipment spend by end 2011, with worldwide LTE infrastructure revenues approaching USD 8 billion by 2014  Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA): up to 22 LTE networks are anticipated to be in commercial service by end 2010, and at least 45 by end 2012 www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 38/39
  • 39. Global and comprehensive update on Evolution to LTE what’s happening on LTE  FDD and TDD GSA Information Paper  Lists every network commitment, launch, trial Evolution to LTE: GSA Information Paper www.gsacom.com/gsm_3g/info_papers.php4 Charts and maps available at www.gsacom.com/news/statistics.php4 website: www.gsacom.com www.gsacom.com/rss/gsanews.php4 www.twitter.com/gsacom http://gsacom.mobi www.gsacom.com Global mobile Suppliers Association © 2010 Evolution to LTE - an overview (June 7, 2010) Slide no. 39/39

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