LTE Base Station Market 2014 2024

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LTE Base Station Market 2014 2024

  1. 1. LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024 Top Companies Creating the Next Generation Infrastructure for 4G Mobile Telecommunications ©notice This material is copyright by visiongain. It is against the law to reproduce any of this material without the prior written agreement of visiongain. You cannot photocopy, fax, download to database or duplicate in any other way any of the material contained in this report. Each purchase and single copy is for personal use only.
  2. 2. Contents 1. Executive Summary 1.1 Global Market Overview 1.2 Situating Base Stations in the LTE Market 1.3 From Homogeneous to Heterogeneous Networks 1.4 Structure of the Report 1.5 Market Definition 1.6 Methodology 1.7 Points Emerged from this Research 1.8 Global LTE Connections Forecast 2014-2024 1.9 Global LTE Base Station Revenue Forecast 2014-2024 1.10 Global LTE Base Station Shipment Forecast 2014-2024 1.11 Global LTE Base Station Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 1.12 Regional LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024 2. Introduction to LTE Technology and Base Stations 2.1 LTE Development History 2.1.1 LTE Release 8 / 9 and 10 (LTE-Advanced) 2.2 Technologies at Work in LTE Networks 2.2.1 Role of the Radio Access Network 2.2.2 Composition of the Radio Access Network 2.3 Base Stations and LTE Network Architecture 2.4 The Advent and Importance of Self-Organising Networks 2.5 Differentiating between LTE FDD and TD-LTE 2.6 Worldwide LTE Network Deployments 2014 3. The Global LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 3.1 Global LTE Base Station Market Drivers and Restraints 3.2 263 LTE Networks Have Commercially Launched Till Date 3.3 Global LTE Connections to Hit 1.1 Billion in 2017 3.4 Global LTE Base Station Revenue 2014-2024 3.5 Global LTE Base Station Shipment Forecast 2014-2024 www.visiongain.com
  3. 3. Contents 4. Regional LTE Base Station Markets 2014-2024 4.1 LTE Base Station Regional Market Share Forecast 2014-2024 4.2 The North American LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 4.3 The Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 4.4 The European LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 4.5 The Latin American LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 4.6 The Middle East and Africa LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 5. LTE Base Station Submarkets 2014-2024 5.1 LTE Base Station Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.1.1 LTE Macrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.1.2 LTE Microcell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.1.3 LTE Picocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.1.4 LTE Femtocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.1.5 LTE Metrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 5.2 LTE Base Station Submarkets Shipment Forecast 2014-2024 5.3 Macrocells – Is Their Importance Waning with Migration to LTE? 5.3.1 Could Macrocells be a Constraint on Competitive LTE Expansion? 5.3.2 Addressing the Capacity Crunch 5.4 Small Cells – Increasingly Dense Usage in Urban LTE 5.4.1 Femtocell Deployments in Public Spaces 5.4.1.1 4G Public Space Femtocell Complementing Macro Coverage 5.4.1.2 The Role of Femtocells in HetNets 5.4.2 The Role of Picocells in Indoor Coverage 5.4.3 Microcells Filling the Macro Gaps 5.4.4 The Novel Concept and Applications of Metrocells 5.4.4.1 How Are Metrocells Lowering LTE Network Costs? 5.5 Other Crucial Structures in LTE Networks 5.5.1 How Evolved Node Bs Are Reducing Network Latency 5.5.2 4G Mini eNode B 5.6 Trends in LTE Base Station Deployments www.visiongain.com
  4. 4. Contents 6. SWOT Analysis of the LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 7. Expert Opinion 7.1 Visiongain Interview with NEC 7.1.1 Competitive Differentiation Driving the LTE Base Station Market 7.1.2 Key Trends & Developments in the LTE Base Station Market 7.1.3 Technological Developments in the LTE Base Station Market 7.1.4 Global LTE Base Station Market Outlook 7.2 Visiongain Interview with Alcatel-Lucent 7.2.1 Key Trends & Developments in the LTE Base Station Market 7.2.2 Alcatel-Lucent LTE Base Station Offerings 7.2.3 Small Cells Gaining Traction 7.2.4 Technological Developments in the LTE Base Station Market 8. Leading Vendors in the LTE Base Station Market 8.1 Ericsson 8.1.1 Ericsson’s RBS 6000 Series eNodeB 8.1.2 Recent LTE Contracts 8.1.3 Ericsson LTE Broadcast Solution Awards 8.2 Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) 8.2.1 NSN’s Flexi Multiradio Base Station 8.2.2 Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station 8.2.3 Flexi Lite Base Station 8.2.4 NSN Debuts Smallest LTE Small Cells 8.2.5 Recent NSN LTE Contracts 8.3 Alcatel-Lucent 8.3.1 Alcatel-Lucent 9100 Multi-Standard Base Station 8.3.2 Alcatel-Lucent 9926 Distributed Base Station 8.3.3 Alcatel-Lucent 9412 eNodeB Compact 8.3.4 Recent Alcatel-Lucent LTE Contracts 8.4 Huawei 8.4.1 Overarching Design Philosophy of Huawei Base Stations www.visiongain.com
  5. 5. Contents 8.4.2 Bringing Flexible Deployment with the BTS3900 and BTS3900A 8.4.3 BTS 3900L 8.4.4 DBS3900 8.4.5 Huawei Won a Total of 241 LTE contracts by 2013 8.5 ZTE 8.5.1 ZTE’s TD-LTE Range 8.5.1.1 Multimode BBU ZXSDR B8300 8.5.1.2 Compact Dual-path RRU ZXSDR R8962 8.5.1.3 Dual-carrier 4-path RRU ZXSDR R8964 8.5.1.4 ZTE’s TD-LTE Micro Coverage Solutions 8.5.1.5 How ZTE is Aiming for Broad Commercial Appeal 8.5.2 ZTE’s LTE FDD Range 8.5.2.1 2T4R Multimode RRU ZXSDR R8882 8.5.2.2 Compact Micro eNodeB ZXSDR BS8912 8.5.2.3 Large Capacity Multimode BBU ZXSDR B8200 8.5.2.4 LTE Small Cell Products 8.5.3 Recent ZTE’s Contracts 8.6 NEC 8.6.1 NEC’s MB4300 Compact eNodeB Base Station 8.6.2 Targeting a Variety of Markets through Small Cells 8.6.3 NEC Corporation Selected by NTT DOCOMO 8.7 Samsung 8.7.1 Samsung eNodeB 8.7.2 Samsung Macro Base Stations 8.7.3 Small Cell Range 8.7.4 Samsung Electronics and KT Join Forces 8.7.5 Recent LTE Contracts 8.8 Airspan 8.8.1 Airspan 4G LTE Solutions 8.8.2 AirSynergy: Outdoor Pico Base Station 8.8.3 Air4Gp Freestyler 8.8.4 Air4G - Macro 4G LTE-Advanced Base Station 8.9 Airvana www.visiongain.com
  6. 6. Contents 8.9.1 Airvana Femtocells 8.9.2 Airvana Sells EV-DO Macro-Cellular Business to Ericsson 8.10 Operator Strategies 8.10.1 AT&T 8.10.2 China Mobile 8.10.3 Etisalat 8.10.4 O2 & Telefonica 8.10.5 TeliaSonera 8.10.6 T-Mobile & Deutsche Telekom 8.10.7 Verizon Wireless 8.10.8 Vodafone 8.10.9 Zain 9. Conclusion 9.1 Global LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 9.2 Global LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3 Regional LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3.1 The North American LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3.2 Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3.3 European LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3.4 The Latin American LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.3.5 The Middle East & African LTE Base Station Shipments 2014-2024 9.4 The LTE Base Station Submarkets 2014-2024 9.4.1 The LTE Macrocell Submarket 2014-2024 9.4.2 The LTE Microcell Submarket 2014-2024 9.4.3 The LTE Picocell Submarkets 2014-2024 9.4.4 The LTE Femtocell Submarket 2014-2024 9.4.5 The Metrocell Submarket 2014-2024 9.5 Prospects for the LTE Base Station Market 10. Glossary www.visiongain.com
  7. 7. Contents List of Figures in this Report Figure 2.1 Global LTE Base Station Market Overview Figure 3.3 Global LTE Network Growth & Forecast 2014-2024(Networks, AGR %) Figure 3.5 Global LTE Connections Forecast 2014-2024(mn, AGR %) Figure 3.7 Global LTE Base Station Revenue Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 3.9 Global LTE Base Station Shipments Forecast 2014-2024 (Units mn, AGR %) Figure 4.2 Regional LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024 ($ billion) Figure 4.4: Regional LTE Base Station Market Share Forecast 2014 (%) Figure 4.5: Regional Base Station Market Share Forecast 2019 (%) Figure 4.6: Regional LTE Base Station Market Share Forecast 2024 (%) Figure 4.7: North American LTE Base Station Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 4.8 North American LTE Base Station Revenue Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.10: North American LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.11: Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 4.12 Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Revenue Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.14: Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.15: European LTE Base Station Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 4.16 European LTE Base Station Revenue Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.18: European LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.19: Latin American LTE Base Station Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 4.20 Latin American LTE Base Station Revenue Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.22: Latin American LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.23: ME & Africa LTE Base Station Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 4.24: ME & Africa LTE Base Station Revenue Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 4.26: ME & Africa LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.2: LTE Base Station Submarket Revenue Forecast 2014-2024 ($ billion) www.visiongain.com
  8. 8. Contents Figure 5.3: LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2014 (%) Figure 5.4: LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2019 (%) Figure 5.5: LTE Base Station Submarket Share Forecast 2024 (%) Figure 5.6: LTE Base Station Submarket AGR Forecast 2014-2024 (%) Figure 5.8: LTE Macrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 5.9: LTE Macrocell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.11: LTE Microcell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 5.12: LTE Microcell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.14: LTE Picocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 5.15: LTE Picocell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.17: LTE Femtocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 5.18: LTE Femtocell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.20: LTE Metrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) Figure 5.21: LTE Metrocell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) Figure 5.23: LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment Forecast 2014-2024 (units) Figure 5.24: LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment Share Forecast 2014 (%) Figure 5.25: LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment Share Forecast 2019 (%) Figure 5.26: LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment Share Forecast 2024(%) Figure 5.27: LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment AGR Forecast 2014-2024 (%) Figure 5.29: Femtocell Architecture Figure 8.1: Leading LTE Base Station Vendor Market Share 2014 (%) Figure 8.3: Global Map of Ericsson’s LTE Contracts List of Tables in this Report Table 1.1 Global LTE Connections Forecast Summary 2014, 2019, 2024 (mn, CAGR %) Table 1.2 Global LTE Base Station Revenue Forecast Summary 2014, 2019, 2024 ($bn, CAGR %) Table 1.3 Global LTE Base Station Shipments Forecast 2014, 2019, 2024 (Units mn, CAGR %) Table 1.4 Global LTE Base Station Submarket Revenue Forecast Summary 2014, 2019, 2024 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 1.5 Regional LTE Base Station Market Forecast Summary 2014, 2019, 2024 ($ billion, CAGR %) Table 2.2 LTE Functions of eNodeBs Table 2.3 Difference between FDD-LTE and TD-LTE www.visiongain.com
  9. 9. Contents Table 2.4 Global LTE Deployments Table 3.1 Global LTE Base Station Market Drivers and Restraints 2014-2024 Table 3.2: Global LTE Network Growth & Forecast 2014-2024(Networks Deployed, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 3.4: Global LTE Connections Forecast 2014-2024 (mn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 3.6: Global LTE Base Station Revenue Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 3.8: Global LTE Base Station Shipments Forecast 2014-2024 (Units mn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 4.1 Regional LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024 ($ billion, AGR %) Table 4.3 Regional LTE Base Station Revenue Market Share Forecast 2014-2024 (%) Table 4.9: North American LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell (Revenue $bn, AGR %, Cumulative) Table 4.13: Asia Pacific LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue (Revenue $bn, AGR %, Cumulative) Table 4.17: European LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell (Revenue $bn, AGR %, Cumulative) Table 4.21: Latin American LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue (Revenue $bn, AGR %, Cumulative) Table 4.25: ME & Africa LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Macrocell vs. Small Cell Revenue (Revenue $bn, AGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.1: LTE Base Station Submarket Revenue Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn; AGR %) Table 5.7: LTE Macrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.10: LTE Microcell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.13: LTE Picocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.16: LTE Femtocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.19: LTE Metrocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %, CAGR %, Cumulative) Table 5.22 LTE Base Station Submarket Shipment Forecast 2014-2024 (million units; AGR %) Table 5.28 Small Cell Basic Definitional Rubric Table 5.30 Characteristics Differentiating Femtocell from Picocell Table 6.1 SWOT Analysis of the LTE Base Station Market 2014-2024 Table 8.2 Ericsson Company Overview Table 8.4: Ericsson’s LTE Contracts by Region Table 8.5 NSN Company Overview www.visiongain.com
  10. 10. Contents Table 8.6 NSN LTE Contracts 2013 Table 8.7 Alcatel-Lucent Company Overview Table 8.8 Huawei Company Overview Table 8.9 Huawei Design Principles Table 8.10 ZTE Company Overview Table 8.11 NEC Company Overview Table 8.12 Samsung Company Overview Companies Mentioned in this Report 3 3 Denmark 3 HK 3 UK A1 Telekom Adams NetWorks Aero2 Airspan Airvana Alaska Communications Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) Alfa Lebanon Algar Telecom Altel Andorra Telecom Antel Appalachian Wireless Apple Armentel AT&T Mobility AT&T Augere Azercell Babilon-Mobile www.visiongain.com
  11. 11. Contents Bakrie Telecom BASE Batelco Beeline Belgacom/Proximus Belgacome (Proximus) Bell Labs Bell Mobility BendBroadband Bharti Airtel Bhutan Telecom Bluegrass Cellular Bouygues Telecom BSNL BTC C Spire Wireless Celcom Axiata Celcom Malaysia Cellcom Chariton Valley Chungwa Telecom CMCC China Chat Mobility China Mobile China Telecom Cisco Claro Clearwire CM HK Copper Valley Telecom Cosmote COTA (Murcia4G) Cricket www.visiongain.com
  12. 12. Contents CSL Limited Custer Telephone Deutsche Telekom Dialog LTE TDD later FDD DiGi Digitel DNA DoCoMo Pacific DST Du E Plus eAccess Eastlink Econet Wireless EE Elisa Emirates Telecommunications EMT Emtel Energy Australia Ausgrid Entel Movil Entel PCS Ericsson ETC Etisalat Evolve Broadband Fastlink (Regional Telecom) Fjarskipti (Vodafone Iceland) FPT Telecom Free Glo Mobile Globe GTA www.visiongain.com
  13. 13. Contents Hi3G Huawei ICE iConnect IDC Moldova Indosat IT&E Italia KDDI KPN KPN Base KT LG U+ LIME LMT M1 Magticom Magyar Telekom Maxis Max Telecom Bulgaria Megafon Menatelecom Meteor MetroPCS Mid-Rivers Communications MiSpot Mobikom Austria Mobily KSA Mobinil Mobitel Moldcell Monaco Telecom Mosaic Telecom www.visiongain.com
  14. 14. Contents Motorola Movicel Movistar MTA MTC M-Tel MTN MTN Uganda (LTE TDD) MTNL Mobile Telesystems(MTS) MTS Allstream MTS Russia Nawras NBN Co Ncell NEC Corporation NEC India Pvt. Ltd. Neo-Sky Neotel NetAmerica Alliance NEC Neva Communications Systems Nex-Tech Wireless Nokia Solutions and Networks Nortex Communications Northwest Cell Nova nTelos Wireless NTT DoCoMo O2 Oi Brasil Oman Tel Omnitel On www.visiongain.com
  15. 15. Contents Ooredoo Qatar Open Mobile Optimus Optus Orange Orange Switzerland Orange Armenia Orange Dominicana Orange Moldova Orange Slovakia Panhandle (PTCI) PCCW Peoples Telephone Co-op Pioneer Cellular Polkomtel Polkomtel Plus Portugal Telecom POST PT Internux PVT/Fuego Wireless Qualcomm India Real Wireless Reliance Rogers Wireless Rostelecom Ruckuss Scartel S and R Communications S&T Telephone Cooperative Saima Telecom Samsung Electronics Ltd. Sasktel Setar NV www.visiongain.com
  16. 16. Contents SFR Shentel Si.mobil Siminn SingTel SK Telecom Sky Brazil Slovak Telekom Smart Communications Smartone Smartone Vodafone Smile Softbank Mobile Spectranet SpeedConnect Sprint Sprint Nextel Sprocket Wireless StarHub STC Strata Networks Sunrise Communications Swift Networks (LTE TDD) Swisscom Syringa Wireless Telstra T Mobile T Mobile US Tango TDC TelaSonera Telcel Tele2 www.visiongain.com
  17. 17. Contents Tele2 Netherlands Tele2 Sweden Telecom NZ Tele-Post Greenland Telefonica Telefonica Germany Telefonica Movistar Telefonica O2 Telefonica Slovakia Telenet TeleNor Telenor Hungary Telenor Magyarorszag Telenor Sweden Tele-Post TeliaSonera Telkom Mobile Telkomsel Indonesia Telstra Telus T-Hrvatski Telekom Thumb Cellular Tigo Tikona Digital TIM TIM Brasil TMN (Portugal Telecom) T-Mobile T-Mobile Austria T-Mobile Croatia T-Mobile Czech Republic T-Mobile Deutschland T-Mobile Hungary www.visiongain.com
  18. 18. Contents T-Mobile Macedonia T-Mobile Netherlands T-Mobile Slovensko T-Mobile UK T-Mobile USA TN Mobile Tricom True Move TSKL U Mobile Ubiquisys UCell UK Broadband (LTE TDD) UME EPM Une Une-UPM United Wireless Unitel UPC US Cellular Vainakh Telecom VDC Verizon Verizon Wireless VHA Videotron Viettel Vimpelcom VIPNet Virgin Media Viva Bahrain Viva Cell-MTS Vivacell-MTS www.visiongain.com
  19. 19. Contents Vivo Vox Vodafone Vodafone Egypt Wataniya Yoigo Zain Zain Bahrain Zain Group Zain Kuwait ZTE Organisations Mentioned in this Report 3GPP Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Computer & Communication Industry Association (CCIA) Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Small Cell Forum TASR Mobile World Congress www.visiongain.com
  20. 20. LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Top Companies Creating the Next Generation Infrastructure for 4G Mobile Telecommunications Figure 5.17: LTE Femtocell Submarket Forecast 2014-2024 ($ bn, AGR %) 2 60 1.8 50 1.6 40 1.2 1 30 AGR % Revenue $bn 1.4 0.8 20 0.6 0.4 10 0.2 0 0 2014 2015 2016 2017 Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 Femtocells Revenue 2022 2023 2024 AGR % Source: Visiongain 2014 Figure 5.18: LTE Femtocell Submarket Share Forecast 2014, 2019, and 2024 (% share) 2014 3.5 2019 7.3 2024 10.6 Source: Visiongain 2014 Www.visiongain.com Page 77 Page 77
  21. 21. LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Top Companies Creating the Next Generation Infrastructure for 4G Mobile Telecommunications 7. Expert Opinion 7.1 Visiongain Interview with NEC Visiongain conducted an interview with Ravinder Raina, Country Head - Platform Solutions Group at NEC India Pvt. Limited about his viewpoint of the LTE Base Station market. 7.1.1 Competitive Differentiation Driving the LTE Base Station Market Visiongain: What are the possible market drivers and restraints in the LTE Base Station market? Ravinder Raina: Competitive differentiation and being first to market are the key reasons for launching LTE. The biggest challenges facing operators deploying LTE are business-oriented: pricing models and lack of a clear business proposition. 7.1.2 Key Trends & Developments in the LTE Base Station Market Visiongain: What would you say are the key trends and recent developments in the LTE Base Station market and why? Ravinder Raina: The following LTE base station deployment models are becoming popular: • Multiradio base stations (MR-BTS): These base stations usually power more than one air interface, often all GSM, UMTS and LTE. They are also referred to as "single RAN," in which a single baseband unit & radio remote unit support concurrent technologies in order to save on cell-site real estate, power and maintenance. • LTE overlay: In this case, LTE technology is laid over an existing network, without affecting the operation of previous air interfaces. This is also common in markets where networks have been modernized with MS-BTS, or in cases where LTE has to be deployed rapidly for quick market entry. Both LTE-deployment models offer relative merits and drawbacks, which are typically influenced by market status, the existing network, vendor relationships, spectrum holdings, the availability of LTE in the particular market and a variety of other factors. Www.visiongain.com Page 92 Page 92
  22. 22. LTE Base Station Market Forecast 2014-2024: Top Companies Creating the Next Generation Infrastructure for 4G Mobile Telecommunications 8.2.5 Recent NSN LTE Contracts In 2013, the following operators have partnered with Nokia Solutions and Networks for its LTE solutions and services. Please see Table 8.6 below. Table 8.6 NSN LTE Contracts 2013 Dec 18th, China Telecom Dec 16th, Chunghwa Telecom Taiwan Oct 30th, Sprint U.S. Oct 29th, CMCC China Oct 29th, Oi Brasil Sept 25th, Celcom Malaysia Sept 5th, LTE-A, Korea Sept 5th, Tele2 Netherlands July 12th, TELE Greenland* July 3rd, MTS Russia July 1st, Mobily KSA June 16th, Max Telecom Bulgaria April 24th, Ooredoo Qatar April 3rd, TIM Brasil March 27th, Tango Luxembourg March 13th, AMX (Claro) Chile* Feb 28th, Vodafone New Zealand Feb 26th, Orange Switzerland Feb 26th, E-Plus group Germany Feb 21st, NTT DOCOMO Japan Feb 21st, Movistar Chile Feb 19th, DOCOMO PACIFIC Jan 29th, SFR France Jan 16th, U.S.Cellular May 15th, Alfa Lebanon Source: Visiongain 2014 In January 2014, Telkomsel Indonesia recently upgraded its GSM and 3G HSPA+ network throughout the country using NSN's radio and core network, as well as comprehensive services. NSN also provided refarming services for the 1800MHz GSM band, which helped the carrier to provider 4G LTE services for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO summit in Bali, Oct. 1-8, 2013. It was the first publicly available LTE network in that Asian nation. Under the contract to upgrade Telekomsel’s GSM and 3G network, NSN supplied its Single RAN platform; in addition, the company implemented its NetAct network management system that enables consolidated monitoring, management and operation of Telkomsel’s GSM and 3G network. The contract covers network planning and optimization, network implementation, system integration, as well as care services from NSN. Www.visiongain.com Page 105 Page 105

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