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Research and Markets: LTE Business Models & Charging Mechanisms 2014 - 2018

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "LTE Business Models & Charging Mechanisms 2014 - 2018" report to their offering.

Commercial LTE deployments gained further momentum in 2013, with the total number of LTE networks growing by 78% and the trend will continue in 2014 also. A number of factors are responsible for the accelerated growth of LTE deployments across the globe such as

  • Operators in both developed and developing markets now prefer LTE over other mobile network technologies to meet the future demand of mobile data services, and;
  • Vendor commitments to offer affordable LTE devices in the short term.

More than 260 commercial LTE networks are available today across the globe and several operators are engaged in trial and feasibility study. Few operators have also been able to encourage their customers to adopt high-speed data services, and register significant growth in ARPU. However, most of the LTE launches have failed to seize the real potential of the technology and are now burdened with huge Opex as they need to carry the legacy networks as well.

We have analysed the launch, business model, monetisation strategies and uptake of several LTE networks to find out:

  • What prompted them to launch LTE?
  • How have they fared so far?
  • And, how other MNOs can have a better LTE program?

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1: Executive Summary

Chapter 2: LTE Deployment Strategies

  • LTE Operator Types and Business Models
  • Verizon's LTE Rollout Roadmap, 2010 - 2013
  • Verizon's Data Pricing Evolution
  • No Unlimited Data Plans
  • Verizon Wireless: Towards VoLTE in 2014
  • TeliaSonera, Sweden - LTE Rollout Roadmap, 2010 - 2013
  • TeliaSonera LTE Pricing Strategy
  • Net4Mobility - A Commercial LTE Joint Venture by Tele2 and Telenor
  • Telenor LTE Pricing Strategy
  • Tele2 LTE Pricing Strategy
  • CyFrowy Polsat - Bundling LTE with other Telecom Services
  • Offering DSL-like Services in Rural Areas - Vodafone, Germany
  • Vodafone Germany LTE Rollout Roadmap, 2010-2013
  • Vodafone Germany LTE Pricing
  • LTE offers an attractive proposition for MVNOs
  • LTE Deployments - Where should you begin for ensuring the shortest turnaround?
  • Ideal LTE Strategy for Late Entrants

Chapter 3: Wholesale/ Under-the-Floor Players' (UtF) LTE Network Business Model

  • Wholesale Business Model: Operators getting aggressive?
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Future of LTE Wholesale Business Model
  • Major Wholesale LTE Networks
  • LightSquared, USA
  • Yota, Russia
  • Aero2, Poland
  • MVS communications, Mexico
  • Kenya's LTE Wholesale Network: PPP Model

Chapter 4: LTE Pricing Strategies 2013-2018

  • LTE Pricing Options and Trends
  • Throttling Unlimited Data Plans - How long can you offer?
  • Orange, UK
  • AT&T, USA
  • LTE Pricing - How does the end-user perceive it?
  • Positioning of LTE Services - A Make or Break Strategy for MNOs: Urban/ Rural/ Unserved/ Underserved/ Developed Areas - Suggestions & Guidelines
  • LTE Tariff Plans of Major Operators
  • Verizon Wireless, USA
  • AT&T Mobility, USA
  • MetroPCS, USA
  • TeliaSonera, Sweden
  • Vodafone, Germany
  • Telefonica (O2), Germany
  • Telefonica (O2), Czech Republic
  • Telecom Italia, Italy
  • Yota, Russia
  • NTT DoCoMo, Japan
  • SoftBank, Japan
  • SK Telecom, South Korea
  • LG U+, South Korea
  • KT Corp., South Korea
  • Bharti Airtel, India
  • Telstra, Australia
  • SingTel, Singapore
  • VivaCell-MTS, Armenia
  • Etisalat, UAE
  • Zain, Saudi Arabia

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