Global Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018: Driving Super-fast Connectivity in the 4G/LTE Era

Global Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018: Driving Super-fast Connectivity in the 4G/LTE Era

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Formerly treated as a luxury in developed nations, mobile broadband speeds are quickly becoming a global norm. Ubiquitous high-speed connectivity is being engendered by network operators and national governments alike. Networks are making their foray into fibre backbones, which will facilitate the installation of LTE small cells and push heterogeneous networks forward. Visiongain has calculated that global mobile broadband revenue will reach $231 billion in 2013.

Emerging markets will play a central role in mobile broadband market expansion. Whereas developed mobile markets such as those of Japan, Sweden, and Korea are reaching saturation, China, India, Indonesia, and the like are becoming hotbeds for smartphone proliferation. Many of these have lower smartphone penetration rates, rising per capita income, and a strong tendency towards FMS, trends that indicate a prosperous, fast-growing immediate future for mobile broadband.

Dominated by HSPA, the mobile broadband market is set to grow hand-in-hand with fixed broadband, LBS, IPTV, automotive connectivity, and mobile VoIP. Strong and diverse offerings from OEMs, rapid 3G/4G deployment tables from operators, and increasing receptiveness from regulators all point to a surging mobile broadband ecosystem that is prepared to keep pace with expanding consumer demand.

What makes this report unique?

An array of primary and secondary sources has informed the findings of our report. These findings have been placed in global and regional context, highlighting market trends and strategic opportunities in each. The report identifies and examines key players in a market poised for substantial growth. Our forecasts are informed by the performance of parallel markets and leading vendors, including exclusive interviews with experts in the mobile broadband field. All these findings are presented in a thorough, straightforward manner.

Why you should buy The Global Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018: Driving Super-fast Connectivity in the 4G/LTE Era

• 145 pages of comprehensive analysis
• 89 tables, charts, and figures
• Exclusive expert interviews informing the analysis from:
- Qualcomm, a market-leading vendor in mobile broadband component technology;
- 4G Americas, a wireless sector association that promotes, facilitates, and advocates for the deployment of the 3GPP family of mobile broadband technologies in the Americas.
• Global mobile broadband market revenue forecasts between 2013-2018
• Global mobile broadband subscriptions forecasts between 2013-2018
• Forecasting and comparison of global mobile broadband subscription volumes in developed and emerging markets from 2013-2018.
• Forecasting of mobile broadband revenue and shipment volumes in 5 regional markets from 2013-2018:
- North America
- Asia-Pacific
- Europe
- Latin America
- The Middle East and North Africa
• Forecasting of mobile broadband revenue and shipment volumes in 13 leading national markets from 2013-2018
- The United States
- China
- Japan
- India
- Brazil
- Germany
- Italy
- The United Kingdom
- Indonesia
- France
- Spain
- Korea
- Russia
• Forecasting of related and influential (global) markets and technologies from 2013-2018, including:
- LTE infrastructure deployment
- Mobile social networking users
- Location-based services revenue
- Mobile cloud services revenue
- VoIP subscriptions and application revenue
- IPTV subscriptions
- Connected car connectivity revenue
- Feature phone and smartphone shipment volumes
- Mobile data traffic forecast
- Mobile health (mHealth) forecast
• 15 leading mobile broadband companies identified, their leading products and corporate strategies profiled:
- Alcatel-Lucent
- Cisco Systems
- Ericsson
- Fujitsu
- Hitachi
- HTC
- Huawei
- LG Electronics
- Motor
Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Growing Popularity of Mobile Broadband
1.2 Mobile Broadband is Entering into Rapid Growth Stage
1.3 Business Case for Mobile Broadband Points to Positive NPV
1.4 Benefits to Enterprise and Mass Market Customers with Increasing Mobile Broadband Penetration
1.5 Emerging Markets Set to Benefit from Mobile Broadband
1.6 Aim of the Report
1.7 Market Definition
1.8 Report Structure
1.9 Report Scope
1.10 Target Audience
1.11 Methodology

2. Introduction to Mobile Broadband
2.1 What is Mobile Broadband?
2.2 History and Development of Mobile Broadband
2.3 Why is Mobile Broadband Appealing?
2.4 Increasing Growth of Global Mobile Broadband Market
2.4.1 Technologies Accounting for Growth in Developed and Emerging Markets
2.5 3G Mobile Broadband Lifecycle Stage
2.5.1 Narrowband Dialup
2.5.2 Narrowband ISDN
2.5.3 Broadband DSL
2.5.4 Broadband Cable
2.5.5 Broadband Wireless
2.5.6 Broadband Satellite
2.6 Business Case for Mobile Broadband
2.7 Growth Drivers for Mobile Broadband
2.7.1 Mobility: A Key Growth Driver
2.7.2 Increasing Smartphone Penetration
2.7.3 Growing Data Usage
2.7.4 The Increasing Importance of Social Media
2.7.5 Flat Rate Pricing Driving Mobile Broadband
2.8 Mobile Broadband in the Future
2.8.1 Replacing Lost Revenue in Voice and Messaging
2.8.2 Effects of an Expanding Applications Ecosystem
2.8.3 Interplay between Mobile Broadband and On-the-go Business Culture
2.9 Importance of Mobile Broadband
2.10 Mobile Broadband Moving Towards LTE Technology
2.11 Mobile Broadband Overview

3. Global Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
3.1 Overview
3.2 Global Mobile Broadband Connections
3.2.1 OECD vs Rest of the World in Mobile Broadband Connections
3.2.2 Global LTE Subscriptions
3.2.3 Mobile Broadband Subscriptions in OECD Countries
3.3 Mobile Broadband Revenue Forecast 2013-2018
3.3.1 Global Mobile Broadband Revenue 2013-2018

4. Regional and National Mobile Broadband Market Forecasts 2013-2018
4.1 Regional Mobile Broadband Market Forecasts 2013-2018
4.1.1 Regional Mobile Broadband Revenue Forecast 2013-2018
4.1.2 Regional Mobile Broadband Subscriptions Forecast 2013-2018
4.2 The North American Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
4.2.1 North American Mobile Broadband Revenue: What Will be the Impact of Early Saturation?
4.2.2 North American Mobile Broadband Subscriptions
4.3 The Asia-Pacific Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
4.3.1 Asia-Pacific Mobile Broadband Revenue: Steady Growth from the World's Largest User Base
4.3.2 Asia-Pacific Mobile Broadband Subscriptions
4.4 The European Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
4.4.1 European Mobile Broadband Revenue: Will High Competition Translate to Diminishing Returns?
4.4.2 European Mobile Broadband Subscriptions: Growth from Eastern Europe
4.5 The Latin American Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
4.5.1 Latin American Mobile Broadband Revenue: Will Latin America's Growth be in Keeping with Other Developing Markets?
4.5.2 Latin American Mobile Broadband Subscriptions
4.6 The MEA Mobile Broadband Market 2013-2018
4.6.1 MEA Mobile Broadband Revenue
4.6.2 MEA Mobile Broadband Subscriptions
4.7 Leading Mobile Broadband National Markets
4.7.1 Leading National Mobile Broadband Markets Forecast 2013-2018
4.7.1.1 Blooming of the BRIC National Markets
4.7.2 Leading National Mobile Broadband Subscription Forecast 2013-2018
4.7.2.1 Subscription Gains in the BRIC Markets

5. Mobile Broadband: Utilities and Opportunities for Improvement
5.1 Location Based Services
5.2 IPv6 and Mobile Cloud Computing
5.3 Future of VoIP
5.4 VoLTE
5.5 Mobile Broadband Data Usage Trends
5.6 Mobile Broadband for Business Use
5.7 Energy
5.8 Mobile Health (mHealth)
5.9 Transportation
5.9.1 Cl