This report provides strategic suggestions in relation to the 4th mobile service based on following three questions and answers.
What network technology the new mobile carrier (4th mobile carrier) must consider for strategic reasons?
- As of now, major mobile operators in the global market are migrating from 3G to 4G rapidly. The 3G market is divided into various network technologies which are CDMA EVDO, WCDMA and WiMAX. But, in terms of 4G, LTE is the dominant technology. For the success of the 4th mobile carrier, it is required to offer not 3G but 4G service with reasonable prices.
What could be the methods to deliver new and reasonably-priced 4G services?
-3GPP defined that LTE encompasses FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) and TDD (Time Division Duplex). Among them, TDD (LTE-TDD) in unpaired spectrum just like WiBro has a high chance to be in line with the mainstream trend in the global mobile market.
What economic ripple effects are expected when the 4th mobile carrier conducts LTE-TDD?
- The 4th mobile carrier is required to analyze possible economic ripple effects if it provides mobile service (including handsets) based on LTE-TDD in accordance with the definition of 3GPP.