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Mar 22, 2012

LTE Operator Strategies-Deployment Strategies, CAPEX, OPEX, Price Plans, ARPUs

Skyrocketing mobile broadband demand is driving an ever increasing number of commercial LTE network deployments. This surge has seen the number of LTE subscriptions already surpass 7 Million subscriptions worldwide, and over 300+ commercial LTE user device launches. As Mobile Network MNOs (MNOs) remain committed to deliver mobile broadband services over their LTE networks, a number of critical questions remain unanswered:
  • How much revenue can an MNO generate with an LTE deployment ?
  • What is the typical ARPU for an LTE subscription worldwide or in particular regional market and how will it fluctuate in the next 5 years ?
  • What is the relative Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of an LTE network in comparison to competing technologies such as HSPA + and WiMAX ?
  • What is the market outlook for VoLTE (Voice over LTE) and wholesale LTE networks, and when would the first VoLTE deployments take place ?
  • How much CAPEX and OPEX would an MNO require to deploy at LTE network, and what strategies can be adopted to minimize both CAPEX and OPEX ?

LTE Operator Strategies

Published: March 2012
No. of Pages: 357
Price: Single User License: US$ 2995     Corporate User License: US$6995

Report Benefits

  • A Global review of LTE price plans and pricing and marketing strategies for MNOs worldwide
  • LTE service revenues, ARPUs and subscriptions by region, country and operator for 2011, and forecasts till 2016
  • LTE deployment strategies and key trends including VoLTE, Wholesale deployment model and FDD/TD-LTE integration
  • CAPEX and OPEX requirements and strategies for LTE MNOs, including a review of CAPEX commitments by major MNOs worldwide
  • Overview of the LTE market including key market drivers, commercial network deployments, subscriptions and device launches (as of March 2012) and frequency spectrum selection and fragmentation

Target Audience:

  • Mobile Network Operators (MNOs): Will make well-informed decisions about deployment strategies, CAPEX/OPEX reduction and price plans. Furthermore, "Greenfield" operators will understand how to capitalize on LTE technology by assessing the strategies of well established CSPs and MNOs.
  • Mobile Network Infrastructure Vendors and Handset Manufacturer: Will assess particular issues faced by MNOs investing in LTE and align their product offerings accordingly.
  • Application Developers: Will evaluate opportunities to invest in developing applications and services that run on LTE networks by understanding the market dynamics of LTE.
  • Investors: Will better understand the LTE technology and its market potential, its value chain and potential. This report will help investors evaluate the investment prospects in the promising LTE ecosystem.