Global 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) – Communications Technology

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2022. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 88 companies including many key and niche players such as:
– AT&T
– Bharti Airtel Limited
– China Mobile Limited
– China Telecom Corporation Limited
– China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers………….. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW………….. II-1 Mobile Communications: An Introductory Prelude II-1 Table 1: Global Mobile Network Services Market by Technology (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Unique Subscribers for GSM, HSPA, Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..II-2 4G: The Latest Transformative Phase of Mobile Communication Sector………….. II-2 Table 2: 4G Network Availability (In %) in Select Countries (2016) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Average 4G Network Speeds (in Mbps) in Select Countries (2016) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 4G Penetration Rates Continue to Rise II-4 Key Advantages Offered Drive Wider Adoption II-5 1 Gbps Downlink Peak Data Speeds of LTE-A Tilt the Tide In Favor of 4G………….. II-5 Evolution in Peak LTE Downlink Throughput over the Years II-5 Thrust towards QoS & QoE Instigates 4G Deployments II-6 Operators Prioritize 4G in line with Changing User Expectations II-6 Developed Countries: The Foremost Adopters of 4G Services II-6 Developing Countries: Hot Spots for Future Growth II-7 Positive Economic Scenario to Help Augment Market Prospects II-7 Table 4: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2014-2017P): Breakdown by Country/Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. II-8 Global Market Outlook…………..II-9

2. MARKET TRENDS & GROWTH DRIVERS…………..II-10 4G Makes Robust Gains in General & Enterprise Consumer Markets II-10 Transition from 3G to LTE and WiMAX Fuels Market Growth II-10 Smartphones Usage Patterns Favor 4G Market II-11 Table 5: World Smartphones Market by Region/ Country (2015 & 2020): Breakdown of Annual Shipments (thousand units) for Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. II-12

Table 6: Global Smartphone Adoption Rate and Connections (2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

Table 7: Smartphone Penetration as a Proportion (%) of Total Mobile Users in Select Countries (2015 & 2017E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..II-14 Uptrend in Mobile Internet Usage Elevates Market Prospects II-14 4G to Play Pivotal Role in Future Growth of Mobile Traffic II-15 Table 8: Global Mobile Traffic Scenario by Application Type (2016 & 2022): Percentage Breakdown of Exabyte Consumption for Browsing, Social Networking, Video and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..II-16

Table 9: Monthly Mobile Data Traffic for Smartphones by Region (2016 & 2022): Data Usage in GB/month for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

Table 10: Monthly Mobile Data Traffic (in GB) for Smartphones and Tablet PCs (2016 & 2022) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..II-17 4G to Suffice Mobile Video Demand II-18 4G Enhances Online Gaming Experience II-18 4G Connectivity for End-to-End Social Networking II-18 Mobile Messaging Made Highly Convenient with 4G Service II-19 Table 11: Global Mobile Messaging App Market by Region/Country (2016 & 2020): Breakdown of Number of Users (in Thousands) for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..II-20 Urban Locations: The Key Service Zones for 4G II-20 Table 12: Total Population Worldwide by Urban and Rural Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. II-21

Table 13: Percentage of Urban Population in Select Countries (2010 & 2050P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22 Ballooning Middle Class Population Offers Steady Growth Opportunities………….. II-22 Table 14: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2010 & 2020P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. II-23

Table 15: Global Middle Class Spending (in US$ Trillion) by Region (2015 & 2030P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24 4G Offers Comprehensive Support for IoT & M2M II-24 Enterprises Prefer 4G Solution in their ‘Mobility’ Ecosystem II-25 4G to Improve Prospects of SMEs II-26 4G for Seamless Mobile Cloud Services II-26 OFDMA-Based LTE-A Propagates 4G Market Expansion II-27 Both LTE-TDD and LTE-FDD Gain Traction II-27 LTE-A Enhancements Augment Proficiency of 4G Networks II-28 Carrier Aggregation: A High-Tech Enhancement II-28 4G Deployments with Small Cells Gather Steam II-28 VoLTE to Drive Uptake of 4G Services II-29 4G to Proliferate Wi-Fi Domain II-29 Digital Transactions Made Easier with 4G II-30 High-Potential Opportunities in Automotive Sector II-30 4G to Aid Healthcare Sector…………..II-30 Public Safety Operations Made Easier with 4G LTE II-30 4G: Boon for App Developers…………..II-31 Seamless Support for App Innovation II-31 Upcoming 5G Technology to Influence Market Prospects II-31

3. TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW…………..II-33 Evolution of Mobile Network Technologies II-33 First Generation Networks (1G)…………..II-33 Second Generation Networks (2G) II-33 2.5 Generation Technology (2.5G) II-34 Third Generation Networks (3G)…………..II-34 Value Chain in 3G………….. II-34 Mobile Networks that Support 3G Services II-35 UMTS/ WCDMA………….. II-35 Important Features of WCDMA…………..II-35 HSPA………….. II-36 Features………….. II-36 Benefits Offered…………..II-36 HSDPA………….. II-36 HSUPA………….. II-37 HSPA+………….. II-37 CDMA………….. II-37 Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) II-38 Fourth Generation Networks (4G) II-38 Comparison of Wireless Broadband Technologies II-39 Key Components in 4G Infrastructure II-39 Advantages………….. II-39 Limitations………….. II-40

4. SERVICE/PRODUCT LAUNCHES…………..II-41 AT&T to Enhance 4G LTE Capacity in Henry County II-41 Verizon and Samsung Launch 4G LTE Network Extender for Enterprise II-41 AT&T Rolls Out 4G Services in Greene and Owen County II-41 Reliance Jio Unveils 4G SIM Cards II-41 Micromax Introduces Micromax Canvas Spark 4G Smartphone II-41 Micromax Introduces Canvas 5 Lite Smartphone II-41 Asus Introduces ASUS Zenfone GO 4.5 LTE II-41 Telstra Commences Wholesale 4G Mobile Services to MVNO Partners II-42 VNPN-VinaPhone Commences 4G Services in Vietnam II-42 BTL and Huawei to Rollout 4G LTE Network in Belize II-42 Etisalat Nigeria Introduces Mobile 4G LTE Service in Nigeria II-42 Zantel to Unveil 4G Services in Tanzania II-42 Lenovo Unveils A2010 4G LTE Smartphone II-42 Micromax Introduces New 4G LTE Smartphones II-43 Etisalat Introduces 4G LTE Services in the Middle East II-43

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY…………..II-44 AT&T Collaborates with Honda North America II-44 Avago Technologies Acquires Broadcom II-44 KDDI Signs VoLTE Roaming Agreement with Verizon II-44 Qualcomm Signs Patent License Agreement with Lenovo II-44 Idea Cellular Selects Ericsson for 4G Upgrade II-44 Vodafone Teams Up with Afrimax Group II-44 U.S. Cellular to Add 4G LTE Cell Sites II-45 Mitel┬« Takes Over Mavenir Systems II-45 Sistema Shyam Teleservices to Merge with Reliance Communications II-45 MediaTek Extends Collaboration with Micromax Informatics II-45 SK Telecom Selects Broadcom…………..II-45

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS…………..II-46 4G Service Providers…………..II-46 AT&T (US)………….. II-46 Bharti Airtel Limited (India) II-46 China Mobile Limited (China)…………..II-46 China Telecom Corporation Limited (China) II-47 China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (China) II-47 KDDI Corp. (Japan)………….. II-47 KT Corp. (South Korea)…………..II-47 NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (Japan)…………..II-48 Orange S.A. (France)…………..II-48 SK Telecom (South Korea)…………..II-48 Sprint Nextel Corporation (US)…………..II-48 Telef├│nica S.A. (Spain)…………..II-49 Telenor ASA (Norway)…………..II-49 Telstra Corporation Limited (Australia) II-49 T-Mobile International AG & Co. KG (Germany) II-49 Verizon Communications, Inc. (US) II-50 Vodafone Group Plc (UK)…………..II-50 4G Handset & Infrastructure Providers II-50 Apple Inc. (US)………….. II-50 Cisco Systems, Inc. (US)…………..II-51 HTC Corporation (Taiwan)…………..II-51 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (China) II-52 Lenovo (China)………….. II-52 Motorola Mobility LLC (US)…………..II-52 LG Electronics, Inc. (South Korea) II-53 Nokia Networks (Finland)…………..II-53 Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-53 Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Sweden) II-54 ZTE Corporation (China)…………..II-54

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE…………..II-55 Table 16: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 17: World 7-Year Perspective for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Number of Unique Subscribers for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World Markets for the Years 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES………….. III-1 A.Market Analysis………….. III-1 Market Overview………….. III-1 Increasing Role of Mobile Internet Bodes Well for 4G Market III-1 Uptrend in Mobile Video Vertical Augments 4G Prospects III-1 Leading Players in the 4G Services Vertical III-2 Apple Leads 4G Devices Domain…………..III-2 Service/Product Launches…………..III-2 Strategic Corporate Developments III-3 Select Key Players…………..III-4 B.Market Analytics…………..III-6 Table 18: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

2. CANADA………….. III-7 Market Analysis………….. III-7 Table 19: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

3. JAPAN………….. III-8 A.Market Analysis………….. III-8 Outlook………….. III-8 4G to Gain from Uptrend in Smartphone Market III-8 Key Players………….. III-8 B.Market Analytics…………..III-9 Table 20: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

4. EUROPE………….. III-10 A.Market Analysis………….. III-10 Outlook………….. III-10 4G Emerges as a Natural Choice for Mobile Data Users III-10 Table 21: 4G Coverage Rate as a Percentage of Population in Select European Countries as of Q3 2016 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..III-10 4G Benefits from Upward Trajectory in Smartphones Segment III-11 Table 22: Smartphone Penetration as a Proportion (%) of Total Mobile Users in Select Countries (2015 & 2017E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 Leading Players in the 4G Services Domain III-12 B.Market Analytics…………..III-12 Table 23: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 24: European 7-Year Perspective for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Number of Unique Subscribers for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for the Years 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

4a. FRANCE………….. III-14 A.Market Analysis………….. III-14 Key Player………….. III-14 B.Market Analytics…………..III-14 Table 25: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

4b. GERMANY………….. III-15 A.Market Analysis………….. III-15 Key Player………….. III-15 B.Market Analytics…………..III-16 Table 26: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4c. ITALY………….. III-17 Market Analysis………….. III-17 Table 27: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM…………..III-18 A.Market Analysis………….. III-18 Key Player………….. III-18 B.Market Analytics…………..III-19 Table 28: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G/ Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4e. SPAIN………….. III-20 A.Market Analysis………….. III-20 Key Player………….. III-20 B.Market Analytics…………..III-20 Table 29: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

4f. RUSSIA………….. III-21 Market Analysis………….. III-21 Table 30: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4g. REST OF EUROPE………….. III-22 A.Market Analysis………….. III-22 Outlook………….. III-22 4G Market Sees Fast Paced Growth in Scandinavian Countries III-22 Key Players………….. III-22 B.Market Analytics…………..III-24 Table 31: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

5. ASIA-PACIFIC………….. III-25 A.Market Analysis………….. III-25 Outlook………….. III-25 Expanding User Base of Smartphones to Augment Demand for 4G Services………….. III-25 Table 32: Smartphone Penetration as a Proportion (%) of Total Mobile Users in Select Countries (2015 & 2017E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 B.Market Analytics…………..III-27 Table 33: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..III-27

Table 34: Asia-Pacific 7-Year Perspective for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Number of Unique Subscribers for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for the Years 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..III-28

5a. CHINA………….. III-29 A.Market Analysis………….. III-29 Outlook………….. III-29 4G Emergences as Mobile Network of Choice III-29 Rapidly Expanding 4G Subscription Rates in China III-29 Table 35: Chinese Mobile Communication Market by Technology (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Subscribers for 4G, 3G and 2G (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 36: Chinese Mobile Subscriber Penetration as a Percentage (%) of Total Population (2009-2017E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)…………..III-30

Table 37: Leading Players in the Chinese 4G LTE Market by Subscriber Base (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of Unique Subscribers for China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 38: Leading Players in the Chinese 4G LTE Market by Base Station Count (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Number of 4G Base Stations for China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31 Large User Base of Smartphones & Mobile Internet Favor Market Expansion………….. III-31 Key Trends in the Chinese Smartphone Market III-32 Android Remains the Most Popular OS Platform in China III-32 Apple Struggles to Make a Mark in the Chinese Market III-32 Local Vendors Spice-Up the Chinese Smartphone Market III-32 Screen Size Drives Smartphone Success III-33 Corporate Development…………..III-33 Key Players………….. III-33 B.Market Analytics…………..III-36 Table 39: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

5b. INDIA………….. III-37 A.Market Analysis………….. III-37 Outlook………….. III-37 Launch of Reliance Jio Boosts 4G Market Prospects in India III-37 Mobile Network Operators Prioritize 4G Services III-37 Expanding Smartphones Market Paves Way for 4G Services III-37 Key Trends in the Indian Smartphone Market III-38 User-Friendly Models Gain Traction III-38 Android Platform Dominates Smartphone Scenario III-38 The Rise of Local Players Stirs-Up Budget Segment III-39 Service/Product Launches…………..III-39 Strategic Corporate Developments III-40 Key Player………….. III-41 B.Market Analytics…………..III-42 Table 40: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC…………..III-43 A.Market Analysis………….. III-43 Outlook………….. III-43 Overview of Select Regional Markets III-43 Australia………….. III-43 4G Services Market Gathers Steam III-43 Uptrend in Smartphones Market Instigates Opportunities III-43 South Korea………….. III-44 Taiwan………….. III-44 4G Makes Rapid Progress in Taiwan III-44 Leading Mobile Services Providers III-44 Table 41: Leading Players in the Taiwanese Mobile Services Market (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Mobile Subscriptions for Chunghwa Telecom, Far EasTone, Taiwan Mobile and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44 Service/Product Launches…………..III-45 Corporate Development…………..III-45 Key Players………….. III-45 B.Market Analytics…………..III-48 Table 42: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. III-48

6. LATIN AMERICA………….. III-49 A.Market Analysis………….. III-49 Outlook………….. III-49 Market Senses High-Potential Opportunities in Latin America III-49 Mexico 4G Services Market…………..III-49 B.Market Analytics…………..III-50 Table 43: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

7. REST OF WORLD………….. III-51 A.Market Analysis………….. III-51 Outlook………….. III-51 African Mobile Scenario: Key Statistical Data III-51 Table 44: African Mobile Communication Market by Technology Type (2016 & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions for 2G, 3G and 4G (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 45: African Mobile Communication Market (2016 & 2020P): Penetration of Mobile Connectivity as a Percentage (%) of Total Population (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. III-51

Table 46: African Mobile Communication Market by Handset Type (2016 & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Subscriptions for Smartphones and Non-Smartphones (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)………….. III-52 Service/Product Launches…………..III-52 Corporate Development…………..III-53 B.Market Analytics…………..III-54 Table 47: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) Market Analyzed with Number of Unique Subscribers in Thousand for the Years 2014 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 88 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries – 96)

The United States (16) Canada (3) Japan (3) Europe (25) – France (2) – Germany (2) – The United Kingdom (1) – Italy (1) – Spain (1) – Rest of Europe (18) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (33) Middle East (5) Latin America (3) Africa (8)

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