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LTE MOBILE BROADBAND

Global mobile Suppliers Association GSA


Joe Barrett
President GSA
joe.barrett@gsacom.com
www.gsacom.com

2015 Global mobile Suppliers Association

May 2015

GLOBAL mobile SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATION


Promoting the Mobile Broadband Technology Roadmap

Evolution to LTE Report

Updated Quarterly
Short technology reports
VoLTE, HD Voice, LTE Broadcast etc.

Device Database (GAMBoD)


Tracks commercial availability of LTE
devices
Tracks device capabilities
Frequency, data rate, form factor,
VoLTE etc.

2015 Global mobile Suppliers Association

68,000+ registered site users


From the telecoms industry and
adjacent markets

Over 1 million GSA reports


downloaded over 5 years
Information papers, graphics,
Members and guest contributions

24,000+ Social Media


Connections
LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
Technology discussion groups

GSA PROGRAMS
Educating the Industry

2015 GSA Strategy

New GSA programs in the next


12 months
New Web Site making access to
GSA reports and data easier
and faster
Focus on LTE Technology
Roadmap to 5G
New Spectrum Working Group
with input to WRC19
GSA Forums to Promote
Technology Roadmap

LTE Broadcast
Cellular IoT
Spectrum WRC19
LTE in Unlicensed Bands
LTE Roadmap to 5G
Increase the scope of the
devices database (GAMBoD)

LTE Broadcast Forum


2015 Global mobile Suppliers Association

MARKET
TECHNOLOGY
UPDATE
MOBILE&BROADBAND
MARKET
STATUS

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LTE Market Status


GSAs Evolution to LTE report APRIL 9, 2015

646 operators investing in LTE in 181 countries

607 operator commitments in 176 countries


39 pre-commitment trials in 5 more countries

393 commercially launched LTE networks


in 138 countries
(

incl. 54 LTE TDD (TD-LTE) launched in 34 countries

GSA forecasts 460 commercially launched


LTE networks by end 2015
2,919 LTE user devices announced
(April 2015)

497 million LTE subscriptions globally: Q4 2014


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2015 Global mobile Suppliers Association

LTE-ADVANCED IS A MAJOR TREND


116 operators (30%) of LTE operators are investing
in carrier aggregation technology worldwide at
various stages of deployment
64 LTE-Advanced systems commercially launched
in 39 countries
52 (over 80%) commercially launched Category 6
systems; 30 systems support the max. 300 Mbps
theoretical peak DL speed, in 20 countries
A further 38 Category 6 LTE-Advanced systems are
in deployment, trial or test phase which means 90
Category 6 systems are commercially launched, in
deployment, trial phase or being tested,
representing almost a quarter of all commercially
launched LTE networks
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LTE USER DEVICES


LTE device frequency bands

LTE
are largest
commercially
operating
in over 20
Band
3networks
has the
user
devices
ecosystem; over 45% share of total
wide mobile
shes facts, bands (see chart Spectrum used in LTE
LTE TDD
devices
announced,
support is greatest for Band 40
(FDD and
TDD deployments)
via the
tworks 1085
are networks
Evolution to link on http://www.gsacom.com
s this figure
There were The table below confirms the bands that are most
supported by the devices ecosystem. Note that
end 2014.
several devices are multiband and/or multimode.
quency and
LTE FDDLTE User Devices
97 suppliers
LTE device frequency bands
2,919
ew devices
1800 MHz band 3
1,322 devices
14 i.e. 87%
2600monitors
MHz band
7 researches1,200
devicesmobile LTE networks are commercially operating in over 20
GSA
and
worldwide
broadband
developments
and 998
publishes
93% in the
2100 MHz band
1
devices facts, bands (see chart Spectrum used in LTE
statistics
393 LTE
s).
800 MHzand
bandtrends.
20
709networks
devices are networks (FDD and TDD deployments) via the
commercially
launched
globally
(GSA:
Evolution to link on http://www.gsacom.com
AWS band 4
613 devices
LTE
report, 9 Apriltri-band
2015). GSA forecasts
this figure
800/1800/2600
641 devices
will
to 460
networks
by end 563
2015.devices
There were The table below confirms the bands that are most
700rise
MHz
bands
12 or 17
supported by the devices ecosystem. Note that
497
globally
end 2014.
850million
MHz LTE
bandsubscriptions
5
551 by
devices
several devices are multiband and/or multimode.
900 MHz
548frequency
devices and
2,919
LTE band
user 8devices including
700 MHz
band 13
devices
LTE FDD
operator
variants
are announced405
by 297
suppliers
858 devices support Cat 4
1900 MHztoband
2 research. 1,356
420 devices
according
GSAs
new devices
1800 MHz band 3
1,322 devices
1900been
MHzannounced
band 25 since March
1712014
devices
have
i.e. 87%
2600 MHz band 7
1,200 devices
APT700
band
28 of suppliers grew
92 devices
growth.
The
number
93% in the
2100 MHz band 1
998 devices
69 devices support Cat 6

ociation

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perator and
giving an
types. LTE
st-growing.

same period (March 2014 = 154 suppliers).

LTE TDD
2300 MHz band 40
2600 MHz band 38
1900 MHz band 39
2600 MHz band 41
3500 MHz band 42,43

788 devices
685 devices
570 devices
539 devices
26 devices

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800 MHz band 20


AWS band 4
800/1800/2600 tri-band
700 MHz bands 12 or 17
850 MHz band 5
900 MHz band 8
700 MHz band 13
1900 MHz band 2
1900 MHz band 25
APT700 band 28

709 devices
613 devices
641 devices
563 devices
551 devices
548 devices
405 devices
420 devices
171 devices
92 devices

89% of all LTE devices can operate on a 3G


technology (2,035 on HSPA systems)
196 VoLTE capable devices including 177
smartphones have been announced
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MOBILE HD-VOICE (W-AMR)


Breakdown by Network Type
132 mobile operators have commercially
launched HD voice service in 81 countries
16 use VoLTE to enable HD voice calling on
LTE networks
11 VoLTE networks in Asia
HD voice is commercially launched on:

120 HSPA networks


14 GSM networks
16 LTE networks

Note: some operators offer HD voice service using more than one RAN. MVNOs are excluded
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LTE STATISTICS ASIA* AUSTRALASIA


393 LTE Networks
in 138 Countries
2,919 LTE Devices
Announced
64 LTE Advanced
Networks
116 Operators
InvesIng in LTE
Advanced
54 LTE-TDD
Networks
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* Includes Russia

45 LTE Networks in
16 Countries
19 LTE Advanced
Networks in 8
Countries
27 Operators
InvesIng in LTE
Advanced in 11
CounIes

10 LTE-TDD
Networks in 6
Countries
23 LTE-1800
Networks in 8
Countries
8 APT700 Networks
6 LTE Broadcast
Networks Announced
1 Commercial
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CONCLUSIONS

LTE is now mainstream


460 networks anticipate by end of 2015
1.2 billion* LTE subscriptions by end 2016
China having biggest impact on user adoption

LTE-Advanced is being deployed rapidly

Due to competitive and commercial pressures


Carrier Aggregation higher data rates
HD-Voice/VoLTE for high quality audio over IP
LTE Broadcast for more efficient DL delivery

LTE expanding technology reach


LTE in Unlicensed bands
LTE low power & bandwidth for Cellular IoT
LTE small cells for enterprise and home use cases
* Ovum forecast at December 2014
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Promoting the Mobile Broadband Technology Roadmap

www.gsacom.com
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