The LTE Infrastructure Market: Vendors, Market Share, Key Trends & Forecasts

As of Q4 2011, thirty eight mobile network operators worldwide had launched fourth-generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks commercially. Despite a slow ramp and spending stall on overall cellular network infrastructure in 2011, the industry is witnessing sustainable spending acceleration for the LTE wireless infrastructure equipment. Key drivers are higher data speeds of up to 20 Mbps, simplified all-IP networks and the commercial availability of more than 200 4G LTE - enabled devices.

The LTE Infrastructure Market

The LTE Infrastructure Market: Vendors, Market Share, Key Trends & Forecasts

This report and its associated database provide an in depth analysis of the LTE Infrastructure market from 2010 to 2015, including revenue projections by vendor, region and equipment type, base station shipments, and key trends within the industry. In addition to the written report, purchasers of this research will receive an Excel spreadsheet consisting of global LTE infrastructure revenue including BTS shipment data.

Purchasers of a Team License of this report will also receive the related research Global Cellular Handset Update: Market, Technology, Vendor, and Application Analysis at no additional charge.

Purchasers of a Company-wide License of this report will also receive the related research report Global LTE Industry Landscape: Adoption, Applications, Deployments and Subscriptions by Region, Country, Spectrum and Operator 2011 - 2015 at no additional charge.

Companies in Report:

Bharti Airtel
China Mobile
France Telecom
Nokia Siemens Networks
Verizon Wireless

Key Findings:

LTE revenues have reached over $ 2.1 Billion in 2011, up from $ 0.6 Billion in 2010
As of Q4'2011 the North America region accounts for over 42 % of the total LTE Infrastructure revenue
Ericsson and Alcatel Lucent are likely to lead the market with present market shares of over 35 % and 27 % respectively LTE infrastructure Industry respectively in 2011
From a regional perspective, the market share will drastically shift from a North American lead market to the Asia Pacific region, which will account for over 68 % of the revenue by 2015
Global 2G/3G/4G cellular network infrastructure revenues are set to reach over $ 51 Billion by 2015 up from $46 Billion in 2010 at a CAGR of 5%, with LTE accounting for more than 20 % of the revenue share

Report Benefits:

Provides a comprehensive analysis of the technology and key trends emerging in the LTE Infrastructure market

Provides revenue, market share figures and profiles for major and specialized LTE infrastructure vendors for 2010 and 2011, and forecasts up to 2015

Provides revenue, base station shipment and market share figures for LTE equipment split by equipment type (E-UTRAN, EPC), technology (FDD, TDD) and region


Mobile device vendors
Mobile network operators
Broadband infrastructure providers
Governmental and regulatory agencies
Managed communication service providers
Competitive network providers including WiMAX
Mobile application developers and intermediaries
System integrators, consultants, and professional service providers

Table of Contents:

1 Introduction 4
1.1 Executive Summary 4
1.2 Acronyms, Abbreviations and Definitions 4

2 Global LTE Market Overview 6
2.1 The Increasing Demand for Capacity and 4G LTE Infrastructure 6
2.2 Spectrum Selection and Segmentation for LTE 6
2.3 LTE Deployments throughout the Globe 8
2.4 LTE Population Coverage 10
2.5 Availability of 4G Devices and Smartphones 10
2.6 Sizing the LTE Infrastructure Opportunity 12

3 LTE and LTE-Advanced Technology Overview 13
3.1 LTE Technology Overview 13
3.2 FDD LTE 14
3.3 TDD LTE (TD-LTE) 14
3.4 LTE Advanced 15
3.5 LTE Infrastructure Elements and Architecture Overview 17
3.6 LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Elements and Network Architecture 18
3.6.1 LTE Remote Radio Heads 18
3.6.2 LTE Base Station 19
3.6.3 LTE Femtocells 20
3.6.4 LTE Antenna Schemes 21
3.6.5 LTE RAN Infrastructure and Frequency Reuse 21
3.7 LTE EPC Infrastructure Elements and Network Architecture 22
3.7.1 Serving and Packet Gateway 23
3.7.2 Mobility Management Entity 24
3.7.3 Policy and Charging Rules Function 24
3.7.4 IP Multimedia Subsystem 24
3.7.5 EPC and Core Network Equipment Reuse in LTE 25
3.8 LTE Backhaul Solutions 26
3.8.1 LTE Backhaul Requirements 26
3.8.2 Carrier Ethernet 26
3.8.3 Fiber Backhauls 27
3.8.4 Microwave Backhauls 27
3.8.5 Impact of Femtocells on Backhaul 28

4 LTE Infrastructure Revenues and Base Station Shipments 2010 - 2015 29
4.1 Global LTE Infrastructure Revenues 29
4.1.1 Global LTE Combined Infrastructure Revenue 29
4.1.2 Global LTE RAN Infrastructure Revenues 31
4.1.3 Global LTE EPC Infrastructure Revenues 32
4.2 LTE Vendor Infrastructure Market Share 33
4.2.1 Infrastructure Vendor Selection Trends Among MNOs 33
4.2.2 Market Consolidation 34
4.2.3 LTE Infrastructure Revenue and Market Share by Vendor 34
4.2.4 LTE RAN Infrastructure Revenues and Market Share by Vendor 38
4.2.5 LTE EPC Infrastructure Revenues and Market Share by Vendor 41
4.3 LTE Regional Infrastructure Market Share 44
4.3.1 LTE Infrastructure Revenue and Market Share by Region 44
4.3.2 LTE RAN Infrastructure Revenues and Market Share by Region 47
4.3.3 LTE EPC Infrastructure Revenues and Market Share by Region 48
4.4 LTE Base Station Shipments 49
4.4.1 LTE Base Station Shipments by Technology: TDD and FDD 50
4.4.2 LTE Base Station Shipments by Region 52

5 LTE RAN and EPC Vendor Profiles 53
5.1 Ericsson 53
5.2 Alcatel-Lucent 54
5.3 Nokia Siemens Networks/Motorola 55
5.4 Huawei 56
5.5 ZTE 57
5.6 Cisco 58
5.7 Juniper 58
5.8 Samsung 59
5.9 Fujitsu 61
5.10 Hitachi 62
5.11 Bridgewater 63
5.12 NEC 64
5.13 Panasonic 65
5.14 Tekelec 66

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