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Research and Markets: Global LTE Infrastructure Market 2014-2018 - Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia & ZTE Dominate the Industry

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xxm49k/global_lte) has announced the addition of the "Global LTE Infrastructure Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

The Global LTE Infrastructure market to grow at a CAGR of 15.98 percent over the period 2014-2018.

One of the main drivers is the increase in the demand for mobile internet and other data-centric applications. In recent years, the Telecom industry has witnessed a surge in data-driven services, a trend that is likely to continue throughout the period 2013-2018. Such services require higher bandwidth, greater speed, and better coverage. LTE is accepted to be the most efficient mobile technology to cater to increasing data services.

With the influx of China-based products into the market and threats from Wi-Fi solutions to replace LTE for some data services, the competition in the Global LTE Infrastructure market is expected to remain hypercompetitive during the forecast period. The competition may be eased off through either some vendors dropping out of the market or vendors opting for price war. To sustain their position in the market, LTE infrastructure vendors are expected to adopt the strategy of manufacturing small and price-competitive products. European telecom vendors will again face cut-throat price competition against their highly price-competitive Chinese counterparts as well as among themselves. Since the surge of Chinese telecom vendors, Huawei and ZTE, the top European vendors are facing threats for their market share. During the forecast period, emerging countries will contribute a lot to the LTE market but at the same time will demand price-sensitive solutions from the vendors. During the forecast period, the world is expected to spend billions of dollars on high-speed networks, punishing margins at a time when profitability is already under pressure, especially for European vendors.

Further, the report states that one of the main challenges is the overarching dominance of HSPA/HSPA+ technology. HSPA and LTE are the two technologies that the industry has faith in for handling unstoppable data services. Given HSPA's first mover advantage, and relatively evolved ecosystem, HSPA poses a major threat to the growth of LTE technology. During the forecast period, there will be continued tussle between LTE and HSPA acceptance. Depending upon factors such as cost and bandwidth, the operators around the world will adopt either of the technologies.

The key vendors dominating this market space are:

  • Alcatel-Lucent SA
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
  • ZTE Corp.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. LTE: Presence & Prospects

07. LTE: Business Case for Telecom Operators

08. Market Landscape

09. Geographical Segmentation

10. Buying Criteria

11. Market Growth Drivers

12. Drivers and their Impact

13. Market Challenges

14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

15. Market Trends

16. Trends and their Impact

17. Vendor Landscape

18. Key Vendor Analysis

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xxm49k/global_lte

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