IDATE predicts that, by 2015, a total of 380 million subscribers in the US, the EU-5, Scandinavia, China, Japan and South Korea will have access to mobile data through LTE networks.
IDATE predicts that, by 2015, a total of 380 million subscribers in the US, the EU-5, Scandinavia, China, Japan and South Korea will have access to mobile data through LTE networks. Based on modelling results and considering the case of an MNO already operating GSM and 3G networks, the total cumulated investment for the LTE RAN overlay deployment amounts to 335 million EUR (for a population of 10 million inhabitants) during the period running from 2011 to 2018. Innovative services and business models, such as VoLTE which can bring benefits to both operators and subscribers, need to be deployed if operators are to maximise the potential of LTE deployment, maintain ARPU levels and continue to be a smart pipe. Against a backdrop of pioneer rollouts and recent announcements, several questions emerge on the topic of LTE:
â€¢ What are the LTE commercial deployments scheduled by Tier1 operators?
â€¢ What are the regulatory constraints for LTE deployment?
â€¢ What is the cost of deploying LTE?
â€¢ Is LTE really delivering the expected high data rates?
â€¢ What agreements are there between MNOs and vendors?
â€¢ Which type of operator benefits the most?
â€¢ How could LTE bring an answer to congestion on mobile networks and accelerate the development of new popular solutions such as Mobile VoIP or FMC?
â€¢ Could LTE step up mobile market consolidation?
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