GSA: LTE MARKET UPDATE (presentation at CommunicAsia 2014)

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Authoritative summary update from GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) of the worldwide LTE market status: network deployments and commercial launches, availability of LTE user devices, subscriptions growth and regional shares, regulatory enablers

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GSA: LTE MARKET UPDATE (presentation at CommunicAsia 2014)

  1. 1. 1"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com Alan Hadden, President, GSA Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com The Future Development of Spectrum for Telecommunications in Asia 1 References GSA’s reports and information papers published up June 10, 2014
  2. 2. LTE: 300 commercially launched networks 2"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 2 Data source: GSA’s Evolution to LTE report Published on June 10, 2014 300 commercially LTE launched networks in 107 countries 245.4 million subscriptions (Q1 2014) Most networks are deployed in paired spectrum (FDD) TDD is gaining traction 1 in 8 LTE networks use TDD mode (TD-LTE)
  3. 3. LTE subscriptions worldwide growth 3"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 3 Q1 2014 = 245.4 million LTE subs 135% YoY growth 141 million LTE subs added in past year 40 million LTE subs added in the quarter Forecast: 2.6 billion subs by 2019 (source: Informa Telecoms & Media) LTE subscriptions to reach 2.6 billion by 2019 Ericsson Mobility Report – June 2014 Growth drivers: !  Smartphones (1.9 billion subs in 2013 rising to 5.6 billion by end 2019) !  Data traffic growth, especially video content (65% growth between Q1 2013 and Q1 2014) !  Users expect to be able to use their apps (i.e. all apps) anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. LTE subscriptions: regional shares 4"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 4 APAC"added"50"million"LTE"subscrip<ons"in"the"past"year"
  5. 5. Mobile broadband outlook 5"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 5 80% of mobile subscriptions in APAC will be 3G/4G in 2019 Central and Eastern Europe shows a strong increase in HSPA subscriptions. LTE will initially grow in the most developed parts of the region and will be present in almost all countries by 2015. the forecast period, reaching over 700 million by the end of 2019. This means that China will represent more than 25 percent of total global subscriptions for LTE. In 2013, around 75 percent of mobile LTE/HSPA/GSM and LTE/CDMA HSPA/GSM GSM/EDGE-only TD-SCDMA/GSM CDMA-only Other 20% 40% 0% 60% 80% 100% W esternEurope Latin Am erica N orth Am erica C entral& Eastern Europe M iddle East & Africa Asia Pacific 2013 2019 2013 2019 2013 2019 2013 2019 2013 20192013 2019 Mobile subscriptions 85% LTE 65% WCDMA/ HSPA 50% LTE 65% WCDMA/ HSPA 65% WCDMA/ HSPA 40% WCDMA/ HSPA 40% WCDMA/ HSPA 70% GSM/ EDGE 70% WCDMA/ HSPA 60% GSM/ EDGE 85% GSM/ EDGE 65% GSM/ EDGE Ericsson Mobility Report – June 2014
  6. 6. 1800 MHz: mainstream / most prominent LTE band globally 6"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 6 LTE is deployed using 1800 MHz (band 3) spectrum in 43% of commercially launched LTE networks Most used contiguous bands for LTE: #1 Band 3 (1800 MHz) #2 Band 7 (2.6 GHz) #3 Band 20 (800 MHz) 1800 MHz has the largest LTE devices ecosystem 589 LTE1800 (band 3) user devices announced 152% YoY growth in no. of LTE1800 products 37% of LTE devices can operate in 1800 MHz 129 LTE1800 systems launched in 67 countries … several more are being deployed 25 commercially launched LTE1800 deployments in APAC Optus: Australia Telstra: Australia Vodafone: Australia Bhutan Telecom: Bhutan DST: Brunei Smart Axiata: Cambodia Vodafone: Fiji 3: Hong Kong CSL Ltd: Hong Kong PCCW-HKT: Hong Kong SmarTone: Hong Kong eAccess: Japan Maxis: Malaysia Telecom New Zealand Vodafone: New Zealand Globe: Philippines Smart: Philippines M1: Singapore SingTel: Singapore StarHub: Singapore KT: South Korea SK Telecom: South Korea Dialog: Sri Lanka Mobitel: Sri Lanka Chunghwa Telecom: Taiwan (GSA Evolution to LTE report: June 10, 2014 Refarming (especially 1800 MHz) has accelerated LTE development
  7. 7. LTE user devices 7"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com FDD and TDD products 1,563 LTE user devices announced 742 new LTE devices announced in past year = 90% YoY growth 154 manufacturers = 58% YoY growth 7 !  Most LTE operators have existing 2G and 3G network operations !  These networks generally offer wider & deeper coverage than LTE networks in the initial deployment phase !  Offering LTE users the opportunity to use i.e. “fallback to” 3G systems is of major strategic importance • 1,130 LTE devices also operate on either HSPA, HSPA+ or DC-HSPA+ networks • 570 LTE devices support DC-HSPA+ • 359 LTE devices support EV-DO • 105 LTE devices support TD-SCDMA 99% of LTE handsets are 3G/multimode 40.6% of LTE devices are smartphones LTE / 3G fallback TE network operating frequencies E networks are operating in many bands (see art “Spectrum used in LTE networks (FDD and DD deployments)” via the link on p://www.gsacom.com. e table below confirms which bands are most pported by the devices ecosystem. veral devices are multiband and/or multimode. LTE FDD 1800 MHz band 3 589 devices 2600 MHz band 7 582 devices 2100 MHz band 1 423 devices 800 MHz band 20 392 devices 800/1800/2600 tri-band 340 devices AWS band 4 334 devices 700 MHz bands 12 or 17 327 devices 850 MHz band 5 282 devices 700 MHz band 13 275 devices 900 MHz band 8 246 devices 1900 MHz band 2 169 devices 1900 MHz band 25 97 devices LTE TDD 2600 MHz band 38 278 devices 2300 MHz band 40 269 devices 1900 MHz band 39 125 devices 2600 MHz band 41 120 devices 3500 MHz band 42,43 17 devices te 1: Manufacturers have not declared operating frequencies TE network operating frequencies E networks are operating in many bands (see art “Spectrum used in LTE networks (FDD and D deployments)” via the link on p://www.gsacom.com. e table below confirms which bands are most pported by the devices ecosystem. veral devices are multiband and/or multimode. LTE FDD 1800 MHz band 3 589 devices 2600 MHz band 7 582 devices 2100 MHz band 1 423 devices 800 MHz band 20 392 devices 800/1800/2600 tri-band 340 devices AWS band 4 334 devices 700 MHz bands 12 or 17 327 devices 850 MHz band 5 282 devices 700 MHz band 13 275 devices 900 MHz band 8 246 devices 1900 MHz band 2 169 devices 1900 MHz band 25 97 devices LTE TDD 2600 MHz band 38 278 devices 2300 MHz band 40 269 devices 1900 MHz band 39 125 devices 2600 MHz band 41 120 devices 3500 MHz band 42,43 17 devices e 1: Manufacturers have not declared operating frequencies allback modes for some products Source: GSA’s Status of the LTE Ecosystem report Published on March 19, 2014
  8. 8. LTE TDD: network deployments and ecosystem 8"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com TDD (TD-LTE) mode is the optimal solution for use in unpaired spectrum 36 commercially launched LTE TDD networks in 24 countries !  13 networks are combined FDD + TDD systems: dual mode is becoming more common !  Dozens more LTE TDD networks in deployment or planned !  LTE TDD (TD-LTE) has global traction: 1 in 8 LTE operators has commercially launched using TDD mode 387 devices (221 more than a year ago) operate in LTE TDD mode All form factors supported Multi-band, multi-mode devices are available from all major chipset and device manufacturers Some operators use more than one TDD band LTE TDD: Global status Interest in the TDD mode is global. 36 LTE TDD (TD- LTE) systems are commercially launched in 24 countries, including 13 operators using both LTE FDD & TDD modes. Some networks are multiband. Country Operator TDD band Australia NBN Co. Band 40 Australia Optus FDD & TDD Band 40 Bahrain Menatelecom Band 42 Brazil On Telecomunicacoes Band 38 Brazil Sky Brazil Services Band 38 Canada ABC Communications Band 42 Canada Sasktel FDD & TDD Band 41 China China Mobile 39/40/41 China China Telecom Band 40, 41 China China Unicom Band 40, 41 Côte d'Ivoire YooMee To be advised Hong Kong CMHK FDD & TDD Band 40 India Bharti Airtel Band 40 Indonesia PT Internux Band 40 Japan Softbank FDD & TDD Band 41 Nigeria Spectranet Band 40 Nigeria Swift Networks Band 40 Oman Omantel FDD & TDD Band 40 Philippines PLDT Band 42 Poland Aero2 FDD & TDD Band 38 Russia Megafon FDD & TDD Band 38 Russia MTS FDD & TDD Band 38 Russia Vainakh Telecom Band 40 S. Arabia Mobily FDD & TDD Band 38 S. Arabia STC FDD & TDD Band 40 S. Africa Telkom Mobile (8ta) Band 40 Spain COTA Murcia4G Band 38 Spain Neo-Sky Band 42 Sri Lanka Dialog Axiata FDD & TDD Band 40 Sri Lanka Lanka Bell Band 40 Sri Lanka SLT Band 38 Sweden 3 Sweden FDD & TDD Band 38 Uganda MTN Band 41 UK UK Broadband Band 42, 43 USA Sprint FDD & TDD Band 41 Vanuatu WanTok Band 40 For LTE TDD operator commitments, launches, deployments and the devices ecosystem read GSA’s Status of the Global LTE TDD Market report - log in to 69 as a single band system, or as part of a multi-band deployment. As 1800 MHz is the prime band for LTE deployments worldwide, it will greatly assist international roaming for mobile broadband services. The next most popular contiguous bands are 2.6 GHz (band 7) as used in 25.6% of networks in commercial service, followed by 800 MHz (band 20) used in 14.3% of networks, and AWS (band 4) used in 8.3% of networks. Download the above spectrum chart at http://www.gsacom.com LTE TDD networks Around 1 in 8 LTE operators have commercially launched the TDD mode in their TDD network deployments. The frequency bands that are currently in use in 36 commercially launched TDD networks are shown in the table (left). Note: some LTE TDD networks are deployed in more than one spectrum band. Excludes band for YouMee (Côte d'Ivoire) as GSA is awaiting confirmation of the band in use. 3GPP band Frequency Number of networks 40 2.3 GHz 17 38 2.6 GHz 9 41 2.6 GHz 7 42 3.5 GHz 5 39 1.9 GHz 1 8
  9. 9. Spectrum needs 9"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com Most operators require a combination of high & low bands for LTE deployments !  High bands: 2.6 GHz for capacity for dense urban areas !  Sub 1 GHz (digital dividend): geographical and rural coverage, in-building including in urban !  Growing number of dual or multi-band deployments was recently highlighted by GSA !  1800 MHz (generally refarmed from original GSM use) offers a good balance of capacity and coverage Paired spectrum should be allocated whenever possible (for LTE FDD mode) LTE TDD is ideal for use in unpaired spectrum: gaining traction globally The GSM Association estimates 600 – 800 MHz of additional spectrum should be made available at WRC-15 for potential use by 2020 and targets: ! 470 – 694/8 MHz ! L-Band (1300 – 1518 MHz) ! 2.7 – 2.9 GHz ! C-Band (3.4 – 4.2 GHz) 9
  10. 10. APT700 band plan – for large-scale growth 10"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com 10 First time that a technology in one band is available almost globally 2013-05-07 | Page 6 T) 700 MHz, 2 x 45Mhz FDD n (Band 28) 703 733 788 Upper Duplexer 748 758 803 Upper Duplexer 773718 Lower Duplexer Lower Duplexer 698 MHz 694 DTTV 806 MHz PPDR / LMR Quantifying the opportunity Figure 5 – Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) 700 MHz, 2 x 45MHz FDD plan (Band 28) Numerous studies have been undertaken which attempt to quantify the economic and social benefits of allocating digital dividend spectrum to mobile broadband. Some of these highlights include: > Increase of US$1 trillion in additional GDP by 2020, attributed to digital dividend allocation across the Asia Pacific region ; additionally > Tax revenue growth of US$215 billion > Creation of 1.4 million new businesses and > Creation of 2.7 million new jobs Additionally, research into the impact of broadband in general also demonstrates strong social and economic benefits, including: > For every additional 1000 broadband subscribers, around 80 new jobs are created5 > A 10% increase in broadband penetration results in a GDP increase of 1%6 > Doubling the broadband speed for an OECD economy increases GDP by 0.3%7 Slide title 44 pt nd bullet level 1 minimum 24 pt Bullets level 2-5 minimum 20 pt edded font: >?@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUV efghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{|}~¡ ³´¶·¸¹º»¼½ÀÁÂÃÄÅÆÇÈËÌÍÎÏÐÑÒÓ ßàáâãäåæçèéêëìíîïðñòóôõö÷ t add objects or the footer area Ericsson Internal | 2013-05-07 | Page 5 Graphic 1 REAL GDP GROWTH Based on a study of 33 OECD countries, doubling of broadband speed increases GDP by 0.3%, equating to USD126 Billion, due to direct, indirect and induced effects. The FDD configuration (band 28) has the most support globally Widely adopted across the Americas, Asia, Oceania representing around 2.2 billion population Countries that committed to, or recommend allocating, APT700 FDD spectrum for LTE deployments, include: Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela Slow progress in Cambodia, China, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines ITU Region 1 is planning for compatibility with APT700 (lower duplexer) Ericsson Internal | 2013-05-07 | Page 1 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1 2600 2100 1800 700 Frequency(MHz) 900 Relative cell coverage area Assumptions: Propagation based Suburban environment Reference frequency is 700 MHz 5 dB higher antenna gain at 2100 MHz and 6 dB higher antenna gain at 2600 MHz Re-use = 1 erage rvices y, an andling on grow ermore, ected as Of course, any regionally harmonised spectrum is valuable for dealing with capacity growth; however, low-frequency spectrum is particularly desirable due to its ability to provide excellent in-building coverage, as well as deliver wide area coverage in regional and rural areas. This is illustrated in Figure 3 below. Figure 3 - Relative cell coverage area With superior network performance proving to be a key differentiator for operators, digital dividend spectrum represents a rare opportunity for operators to cost- effectively enhance mobile coverage and end-user month to 2018 13 PC 63 Swisscom Switzerland with A1 Austria Swisscom Switzerland with Rogers Canada Swisscom Switzerland with KT, SK Telecom South Korea Swisscom Switzerland with Bouygues Telecom France Swisscom Switzerland with PCCW-HKT, Smartone, CMHK Hong Kong Swisscom Switzerland with Softbank Japan Swisscom Switzerland with Globe Philippines Swisscom Switzerland with M1 Singapore EE UK with AT&T (for US) France, Spain, US Antel Uruguay with Others Various AT&T USA with Various 15 countries The above list is representative only. Send updates to info@gsacom.com APT700 band plan Over the past 12 months industry and market support for the APT700 band plan has been building and great progress is being made. Although APT700 proposed both an FDD and TDD arrangement, for paired and paired spectrum allocations respectively, it is the FDD band plan that has attracted the overwhelming support from industry and regulators, and has already been identified for use in markets covering almost 2.2 billion people. The FDD band configuration is standardised by 3GPP as band 28, identifying a 2 x 45 MHz arrangement, with uplink and downlink paths separated by a 10 MHz guardband. APT700 FDD band plan (3GPP Band 28) 703-748 MHz for the uplink 10 MHz guard band 758-803 MHz for the downlink Telstra, GSA and the GSM Association joined together last year to jointly promote APT700 broadcasters from analogue to digital transmissions. The adoption of the APT700 FDD band plan by several countries across the APAC and Latin America regions confirms the strong momentum and has created a major opportunity for near global spectrum harmonization for LTE systems, thus paving the way for ensuring the greatest economies of scale for user devices and capacity for mobile broadband, and for international roaming. Countries that committed to, or recommend allocating, APT700 FDD spectrum for LTE deployments, include: LAC region: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela APAC/Oceania: Australia, Brunei, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam UAE confirmed adoption of the lower 2 x 30 MHz duplexer. This is also the preferred frequency arrangement for 700 MHz in Europe and throughout ITU Region 1, and ensures compatibility with APT700 APT700 is market reality. APT700 spectrum has been allocated to operators in Australia, Chile, Ecuador, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South Korea, and Taiwan. Three operators have commercially launched LTE services using APT700: APT700 Network Country Launch date Digicel Papua New Guinea 26.03.14 FarEasTone Taiwan 03.06.14 Taiwan Mobile Taiwan 03.06.14 Leading chipset and device manufacturers including Qualcomm and others support APT700. Several smartphones with support for APT700 are 3 APT700 commercially launched networks - many more expected by mid-2015 Rapidly building devices ecosystem for APT700 band CPE and MiFi products e.g Huawei-Telstra WiFi 4G Advanced Pro X (Cat 6) Smartphones include: Alcatel OT-6036X LTE-A, Asus Fonepad 7, HTC One (M8), Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, Sony Xperia Z2a D6563, ZTE TWM Amazing X2, ZTE TWM Amazing P6
  11. 11. ne 10, 2014 57 Evolution to LTE Repo Zambia MTN commercially launched LTE1800 on January 16, 2014 in Lusaka, Kitwe, Ndola and Livingstone. Massnet is deploying a 2.6 GHz LTE FDD network. Zamtel ran a trial network for delegates of UNWTOGA in Livingstone in August 2013, followed by commercial launch in Kitwe on January 21, 2014. Zimbabwe Econet Wireless commercially launched LTE using 1800 MHz (LTE1800) on August 22, 2013 in Victoria Falls area to provide coverage at the UNWTOGA. Coverage is now available in Bulawayo Harare, and Victoria Falls. NetOne is deploying LTE nationwide. WiMAX™ operator Aqiva Wireless is planning to deploy an LTE network. LTE-Advanced global status Country Operator LTE-Advanced Status Commercialservice Angola Unitel Trialled CA in B3 & B8 Australia Optus Trialled 2 x 20 MHz B40 Australia Telstra Trialled CA in B3 & B8 Trialling CA in B3 and B7 Trialled 450 Mbps CA with 20 MHz B3 + 40 MHz B7 Austria A1 Telekom Trialled CA Austria T Mobile Trialled CA B3 and B7 Belarus Becloud-MTS Trialling inc EMC tests Belgium Base Trialled 2 x 20 MHz CA Belgium Mobistar Trialled CA B3 + B20 Croatia T-HrvatskiTelekom Trialled CA using 10 MHz B3 + 10 MHz B20 Estonia Tele2 Deploying 300 Mbps Finland Elisa Trialled CA B3 + B7 France Bouygues Tel Trialled CA B3 + B7 + B20 France Orange Trialling CA B7 + B42 France SFR Trialled CA B20 +B7 Germany DT Deploying CA Germany O2 Trialling CA Hong Kong CSL Trialling CA for Cat 6 20MHz B3 + 20MHz B7 Hungary T Mobile/MT Trialled CA B3 + B7 Italy 3 Italia CA planned B3 + B7 Italy Vodafone Trialled CA B3 + B7 Japan DoCoMo CA target 2015 Japan eAccess Trialling CA B9 + B42 Japan KDDI CA target 2014 Japan Softbank 5 carrier LTE TDD CA demoed. Trialling in B42 Jordan Zain Deploying Kuwait Viva Deploying Kuwait Wataniya Planned Kuwait Zain Deploying CA Netherlands Vodafone Completed lab trials New Zealand Vodafone CA demoed New Zealand Telecom NZ Deploying CA20 MHz B3 + 20 MHz B7 Philippines Smart Trialling CA Poland Polkomtel &Cyfrowy Polsat Trialling CA Portugal Optimus Trialling CA Portugal Vodafone Trialled CA B3 + B7 Romania Orange Trialling CA for Cat 6 Romania Vodafone Deploying CA for Cat 6 Russia MegaFon Commercial Cat 6 CA 20 MHz B7 +20 MHz B7 Russia Yota Trialling CA for Cat 6 Saudi Arabia STC Commercial TDD LTE-A TDD LTE-A Singapore M1 CA planning for Cat 6 Singapore SingTel Commercial Cat 6 CA 300 Mbps South Korea LG U Plus Commercial CA 20MHz B5 +20MHz B1 LTE evolution 11"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com © GSA – Global mobile Suppliers Association LTE-Advanced improves spectrum efficiency, delivers increases in capacity & coverage, supports more customers & devices more efficiently, to maintain and improve the user experience of mobile broadband. Key features include: !  Carrier Aggregation !  Higher order MIMO !  SON/Hetnets !  Interference management !  Relays LTE-Advanced is market reality today Carrier aggregation is commercially in service; combines spectrum in different bands (interband) Major deployment trend in 2014 Several operators deploying up to 20 MHz paired spectrum using the carrier aggregation feature “intraband” with contiguous or non-contiguous spectrum to achieve similar performance when used with Category 4 terminals !  233 models of Category 4 devices (about 15% of all LTE devices) are announced LTE networks that support Cat 4 user devices are commercially launched in 33 countries Many operators are deploying two paired 20 MHz carriers (e.g. 20 MHz paired in 1800 MHz combined with 20 MHz paired in 2.6 GHz) to support Category 6 devices (peak 300 Mbps downlink) !  300 Mbps LTE-Advanced systems launched in Russia, Singapore !  GSA expects that tens of commercial LTE-A Cat 6 300 Mbps networks will be launched by mid-2015 !  Category 6 user terminals are announced 11 LTE-Advanced global status: 8 commercially launched networks June 10, 2014 58 Evoluti Trialling B5 + B1 + B7 South Korea KT Commercial CA 10MHz B3 + 10MHz B8 South Korea SK Telecom Commercial CA 10MHz B3 + 10MHz B5 Spain Orange Trialling CA using 20 MHz b7 + 10 MHz b3 Spain Vodafone Trialling CA B3 + B7 Sweden Tele2-Telenor Trialling CA Taiwan FarEasTone Deploying CA B3 + B28 Taiwan Taiwan Mobile Deploying CA B3 + B28 Turkey Turkcell Trialling CA UK EE Pre-commercial CA trial 20 MHz B3 + 20 MHz B7 UAE Etisalat Trialling CA for Cat 6 B3 + B20 USA AT&T Commercial CA Chicago B4 + B17 USA DISH Planned USA Sprint Commercial CA B25/B26/B41 USA Verizon Planned India Regulator Consultations The table will be updated to incorporate market developments and new information. Inputs are invited by email to info@gsacom.com Cat 4 networks global status LTE networks capable of supporting 150 Mbps peak downlink (for Cat 4 devices) are commercially launched in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA. VoLTE global status LTE systems are all-IP, optimized for data transfer and do not include any circuit switched capability as used on previous technologies for voice and SMS services. Voice service is needed on LTE networks and is a priority for many LTE operators as network coverage improved (increasingly nationwide) and as penetration and usage of LTE smartphones increased. The first wave of VoLTE service launches with support for W-AMR HD voice has begun – see table below, which confirms that 62 operators are investing in VoLTE studies, trials or deployments, including 8 operators that have commercially launched HD voice using VoLTE. In the first phase of voice evolution, voice calls are handled in a circuit switched network by using CSFB (circuit switched fall back). The LTE data connection “falls back” to a legacy 2G/3G voice network connection prior to initiation of a voice call. This solution is favoured by many LTE operators initially, with VoLTE being the eventual goal. However, some LTE operators will launch voice service by going directly to VoLTE in one step. With the VoLTE solution (GSMA specification VoLTE IR.92, based on 3GPP standards), subscribers can use HD voice and other richer communication services using LTE smartphones. VoLTE aims to provide a voice service that is at least as reliable as on current cellular systems, over an all-IP network in a shared resource environment. An operator needs an IMS (IP Multimedia System) core network and the LTE radio access network and Evolved Packet Core must also support VoLTE by means of software upgrade. Country Operator VoLTE status Hong Kong HKT-PCCW Launche Hong Kong 3 HK Launch Singapore SingTel Launc South Korea KT Laun South Korea LG U+ Lau South Korea SK Telecom La USA AT&T Mobility L USA T-Mobile US L Algeria Algérie Telecom In Australia Optus Australia Telstra Austria T Mobile Bulgaria Max Canada Rogers Wireless Canada Sasktel Canada Telus China China Mobile Czech Republic T-Mobile Ecuador CNT France Bouygues Telec France Orange Germany DT Germany E Plus Germany O2 Germany Vodafone Hong Kong CSL India Bharti A India RIL India Vide
  12. 12. Extending LTE-Advanced to Unlicensed spectrum 12"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com © GSA – Global mobile Suppliers Association 12 !  500 MHz unlicensed spectrum available around 5GHz !  Shared means “free” but unpredictable QoS: use only for data !  Usage anchored in licensed spectrum: unified LTE network !  Leverage LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation feature to boost downlink and uplink !  5GHz spectrum, lower TRX power allowed - ideal for small cells !  Leverage existing LTE standards, ecosystem and scale !  Co-exists with WiFi
  13. 13. Shared Licensed Spectrum 13"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com © GSA – Global mobile Suppliers Association 13 Complementary licensing for 4G (and 3G) Authorised Shared Access enables shared exclusive use Aim is to make dynamic use of spectrum possible, using tools such as dynamic databases For when government spectrum cannot be cleared within a reasonable time, or at all locations In Europe, spectrum initially targeted for shared use is: !  2.3 GHz: sharing with military applications and wireless cameras !  3.8 GHz: mobile with satellites Regulatory perspective: operated under an individual licensed regime, in specific bands characterised by fragmented incumbent uses, safeguards existing national spectrum usages which cannot be refarmed
  14. 14. Voice on LTE networks 14"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com !  Drivers"for"suppor<ng"voice"in"LTE"networks" !  Expanding"LTE"network"coverage" !  Increase"in"LTE"smartphone"usage" !  Spectrum"efficiency"and"other"opera<onal"aspects" " !  VoLTE"is"the"preferred"implementa<on" !  CSFB"can"be"considered"as"the"first"phase"of" voice"evolu<on"for"mobile"LTE"services" !  Many"operators"commiSed"to"commercially" launch"VoLTE"in"2014" !  No"need"to"wait"…………………" Some%of%the%57%VoLTE%phones%already% announced% 14 8 operators launched HD voice on LTE networks enabled by VoLTE !  VoLTE-enabled HD voice services and user terminals are market reality !  The first wave of VoLTE service launches that include HD voice (W-AMR) has begun !  Operators preparing for international roaming of VoLTE/HD voice service UK EE Pre-commercial CA trial 20 MHz B3 + 20 MHz B7 UAE Etisalat Trialling CA for Cat 6 B3 + B20 USA AT&T Commercial CA Chicago B4 + B17 USA DISH Planned USA Sprint Commercial CA B25/B26/B41 USA Verizon Planned India Regulator Consultations The table will be updated to incorporate market developments and new information. Inputs are invited by email to info@gsacom.com Cat 4 networks global status LTE networks capable of supporting 150 Mbps peak downlink (for Cat 4 devices) are commercially launched in Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK and the USA. VoLTE global status LTE systems are all-IP, optimized for data transfer and do not include any circuit switched capability as used on previous technologies for voice and SMS services. Voice service is needed on LTE networks LTE operators will launch voice service by going directly to VoLTE in one step. With the VoLTE solution (GSMA specification VoLTE IR.92, based on 3GPP standards), subscribers can use HD voice and other richer communication services using LTE smartphones. VoLTE aims to provide a voice service that is at least as reliable as on current cellular systems, over an all-IP network in a shared resource environment. An operator needs an IMS (IP Multimedia System) core network and the LTE radio access network and Evolved Packet Core must also support VoLTE by means of software upgrade. Country Operator VoLTE status Hong Kong HKT-PCCW Launched Hong Kong 3 HK Launched Singapore SingTel Launched South Korea KT Launched South Korea LG U+ Launched South Korea SK Telecom Launched USA AT&T Mobility Launched USA T-Mobile US Launched Algeria Algérie Telecom In deployment Australia Optus Trialling Australia Telstra Planned Austria T Mobile Trialling Bulgaria Max Planned Canada Rogers Wireless Planned Canada Sasktel In deployment Canada Telus In deployment China China Mobile In deployment Czech Republic T-Mobile Trial planned Ecuador CNT In deployment France Bouygues Telecom In deployment France Orange Planned Germany DT In deployment 62 operators are investing in VoLTE studies, trials or deployments including 8 operators that have commercially launched HD voice using VoLTE 109 mobile operators launched W-AMR HD voice !  100 on 3G/HSPA networks !  9 on GSM networks !  8 on LTE networks using VoLTE Some operators launched HD voice service on more than one radio access network
  15. 15. Follow GSA on www.gsacom.com and on social media 15"Global mobile Suppliers Association www.gsacom.com GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) represents leading GSM, 3G/HSPA and 4G/LTE suppliers worldwide. Our reports and information papers deliver key facts and stats, explain market developments, trends and opportunities, and are the most widely referenced across the industry. GSA shows how international technology standards and alignment of spectrum band choices for mobile network deployments deliver the largest economies of scale and the widest choice of terminals at lowest cost for users. Other activities include holding seminars, briefings, case studies, providing support to campaigns, and speaking at industry events. GSA monitors and regularly provides updates on LTE network deployments and launches worldwide, regulatory developments, and the availability of user devices. These reports in particular are highly anticipated and closely followed by our global website audience that includes over 63,000 registered site users and is referenced by industry and policy-makers worldwide. GSA is a Market Representation Partner in 3GPP with a seat on its Project Co-ordination Group (PCG) 15 Join the discussion in the GSA’s LinkedIN group www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2313721 + subgroups (search LinkedIN for these names): 5G APT700 band HD Voice (W-AMR) LTE-Broadcast LTE TDD LTE User Devices LTE1800 UMTS900 www.twitter.com/gsacom www.facebook.com/pages/Global-mobile-Suppliers-Association-GSA/123462771012551 GSA co-operates with other key organizations including COAI, ETSI, GSM Association, ICU, and ITU ZONES on www.gsacom.com

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