1 INTRODUCTION 16
1.1 STUDY OBJECTIVES 16
1.2 DEFINITION 16
1.3 STUDY SCOPE 17
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 17
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THIS STUDY 18
1.4 CURRENCY 18
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 18

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY AND PRIMARY RESEARCH 21
2.1.1.1 Key industry insights 22
2.1.2 SECONDARY DATA 22
2.1.2.1 Major secondary sources 22
2.1.2.2 Key data from secondary sources 23
2.1.3 PRIMARY DATA 23
2.1.3.1 Primary interviews with experts 23
2.1.3.2 Breakdown of primaries 24
2.1.3.3 Key data from primary sources 24
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 25
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 25
2.2.1.1 Approach for arriving at market size by bottom-up analysis
(demand side) 25
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 26
2.2.2.1 Approach for arriving at market size by top-down analysis
(supply side) 26
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 28
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 29

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 30

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 35
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET 35
4.2 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE
AND COUNTRY 36
4.3 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL, BY TYPE 37
4.4 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 37
4.5 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION 38
4.6 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COUNTRY 39

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 40
5.1 INTRODUCTION 40
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 41
5.2.1 DRIVERS 41
5.2.1.1 LTE Advanced Pro delivers higher bitrates in cost-efficient manner 41
5.2.1.2 Improved efficiency with additional functionality 42
5.2.1.3 Reduced latency and optimized connectivity to usher growth avenues 42
5.2.1.4 Growing demand for improved network coverage 43
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 43
5.2.2.1 Technical ambiguity in air interface waveform technologies 43
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 44
5.2.3.1 Dedicated provision for IoT 44
5.2.3.2 Backward compatibility for assisting 5G technology 44
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 45
5.2.4.1 Optimization of complex radio frequency front-end (RFFE) architecture in LTE AP-based devices for improved performance 45
5.2.4.2 Inter-cell interference among different cell sites 45
5.3 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 46

6 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE 48
6.1 INTRODUCTION 49
6.2 SMALL CELL 51
6.2.1 INTEGRATED SMALL CELLS 53
6.2.1.1 Microcell 53
6.2.2 STAND-ALONE SMALL CELLS 54
6.2.2.1 Picocell 54
6.2.2.2 Femtocell 54
6.3 MACRO CELL 54
6.4 RAN EQUIPMENT 56
6.5 DAS 58

7 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 62
7.1 INTRODUCTION 63
7.2 SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING (SDN) 64
7.3 NETWORK FUNCTIONS VIRTUALIZATION (NFV) 66

8 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION 69
8.1 INTRODUCTION 70
8.2 URBAN AREAS 72
8.3 PUBLIC SPACES 74
8.4 RURAL AREAS 76
8.5 RESIDENTIAL AREAS 79
8.6 RETAIL STORES (SUPERCENTERS AND HYPERCENTERS) 80
8.7 HIGHWAYS 83
8.8 LARGE ENTERPRISES 84
8.9 AIRPORT/RAIL/BUS TERMINALS 86
8.10 SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES (SMES) 88
8.11 HOTELS/MOTELS 90
8.12 OTHERS 92

9 GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS 95
9.1 INTRODUCTION 96
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 97
9.2.1 US 100
9.2.2 CANADA 100
9.2.3 MEXICO 101
9.3 EUROPE 102
9.3.1 GERMANY 104
9.3.2 UK 105
9.3.3 FRANCE 106
9.3.4 REST OF EUROPE 106
9.4 ASIA PACIFIC 107
9.4.1 CHINA 109
9.4.2 JAPAN 110
9.4.3 SOUTH KOREA 111
9.4.4 INDIA 111
9.4.5 REST OF APAC 112
9.5 REST OF THE WORLD 112
9.5.1 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 113
9.5.2 SOUTH AMERICA 114

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 115
10.1 OVERVIEW 115
10.2 MARKET PLAYER RANKING ANALYSIS (2017) 116
10.3 COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS 118
10.3.1 PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS 119
10.3.2 PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 122
10.3.3 ACQUISITIONS & OTHERS 124
10.3.4 ALLIANCES & AGREEMENTS 126

11 COMPANY PROFILES 127
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View)*
11.1 KEY PLAYERS 127
11.1.1 HUAWEI 127
11.1.2 ERICSSON 132
11.1.3 NOKIA NETWORKS 136
11.1.4 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS 141
11.1.5 ZTE 145
11.1.6 NEC 148
11.1.7 CISCO SYSTEMS 151
11.1.8 QUALCOMM 155
11.1.9 INTEL 159
11.1.10 CIENA CORPORATION 162
11.1.11 CAVIUM, INC. 165
11.1.12 QORVO, INC. 168
11.2 OTHER KEY PLAYERS 171
11.2.1 ALPHAWIRELESS 171
11.2.2 AIRSPAN NETWORKS 171
11.2.3 INCOAX NETWORKS AB 171
11.2.4 NODE-H GMBH 172
11.2.5 MIMOSA NETWORKS 172
11.2.6 COMMSCOPE 173
11.2.7 SIERRA WIRELESS 173
11.2.8 RAKON 174
11.2.9 ACCELLERAN NV 174
11.2.10 COMBA TELECOM SYSTEMS 175
11.2.11 AMERICAN TOWER 175
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, and MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

12 APPENDIX 176
12.1 INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS 176
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 177
12.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 181
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 183
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 183
12.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 184

LIST OF TABLES
TABLE 1 LTE ADVANCED PRO: ENHANCING FOUNDATION FOR EFFICIENT CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY 42
TABLE 2 EXPANDING TO NEW USE CASES 43
TABLE 3 WAVEFORM TECHNOLOGIES AND FEATURES 44
TABLE 4 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 50
TABLE 5 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 6 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 7 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL, BY TYPE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 53
TABLE 8 TYPES OF BASE STATIONS 54
TABLE 9 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR MACRO CELL, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 10 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR MACRO CELL, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 11 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RAN EQUIPMENT, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 12 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RAN EQUIPMENT, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 13 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR DAS, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2019-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 14 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR DAS, BY REGION, 2019-2023 (USD MILLION) 60
TABLE 15 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 63
TABLE 16 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SDN, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 65
TABLE 17 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SDN, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 66
TABLE 18 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR NFV, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 19 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR NFV, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 20 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 21 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR URBAN AREAS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 22 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR URBAN AREAS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 23 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR URBAN AREAS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 24 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR PUBLIC SPACES, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 25 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR PUBLIC SPACES, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 75
TABLE 26 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR PUBLIC SPACES, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 27 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RURAL AREAS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 28 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RURAL AREAS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 78
TABLE 29 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RURAL AREAS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 30 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 31 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 79
TABLE 32 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RESIDENTIAL AREAS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 80
TABLE 33 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RETAIL STORES, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 34 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RETAIL STORES, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 35 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RETAIL STORES, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 82
TABLE 36 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HIGHWAYS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 37 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HIGHWAYS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 38 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HIGHWAYS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 84
TABLE 39 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR LARGE ENTERPRISES, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 84
TABLE 40 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR LARGE ENTERPRISES, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 85
TABLE 41 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR LARGE ENTERPRISES, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 86
TABLE 42 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR AIRPORT/RAIL/BUS TERMINALS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 87
TABLE 43 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR AIRPORT/RAIL/BUS TERMINALS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 87
TABLE 44 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR AIRPORT/RAIL/BUS TERMINALS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 88
TABLE 45 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMES, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 88
TABLE 46 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMES, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 89
TABLE 47 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMES, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 89
TABLE 48 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HOTELS/MOTELS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 90
TABLE 49 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HOTELS/MOTELS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 91
TABLE 50 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HOTELS/MOTELS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 51 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR OTHERS, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 93
TABLE 52 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR OTHERS, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 93
TABLE 53 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR OTHERS, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD THOUSAND) 94
TABLE 54 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 55 NORTH AMERICAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 56 NORTH AMERICAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 57 NORTH AMERICAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 100
TABLE 58 EUROPEAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 102
TABLE 59 EUROPEAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 104
TABLE 60 EUROPEAN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 104
TABLE 61 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 107
TABLE 62 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 63 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 109
TABLE 64 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN ROW, BY REGION, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 112
TABLE 65 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN ROW, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 66 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 113
TABLE 67 RANKING OF KEY PLAYERS IN LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET (2017) 116
TABLE 68 MOST RECENT PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS 119
TABLE 69 MOST RECENT PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS 122
TABLE 70 ACQUISITIONS & OTHERS (2015-2018) 124
TABLE 71 ALLIANCES & AGREEMENTS (2017-2018) 126

LIST OF FIGURES
FIGURE 1 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET SEGMENTATION 17
FIGURE 2 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 19
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 26
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION METHODOLOGY: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 27
FIGURE 5 DATA TRIANGULATION 28
FIGURE 6 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE, 2018 VS. 2023 (USD MILLION) 31
FIGURE 7 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY CORE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2023 (USD MILLION) 32
FIGURE 8 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION, 2018 VS. 2023 33
FIGURE 9 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY REGION, 2017 34
FIGURE 10 REDUCED LATENCY AND OPTIMIZED CONNECTIVITY TO PROPEL LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET GROWTH DURING FORECAST PERIOD 35
FIGURE 11 CHINA TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN APAC IN 2023 36
FIGURE 12 STAND-ALONE SMALL CELLS TO HOLD LARGER SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL TYPE IN 2023 37
FIGURE 13 NFV TO HOLD LARGER SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN 2023 37
FIGURE 14 RESIDENTIAL AREAS TO HOLD LARGEST SIZE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR SMALL CELL BY 2023 38
FIGURE 15 US HELD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN 2017 39
FIGURE 16 TIMELINE OF ADVANCEMENTS IN CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY FROM ANALOG TO 4G LTE ADVANCED PRO 40
FIGURE 17 LTE-ADVANCED PRO MARKET: DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES 41
FIGURE 18 LTE ADVANCED PRO ECOSYSTEM VALUE CHAIN 46
FIGURE 19 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE 49
FIGURE 20 SMALL CELL TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET BY 2023 50
FIGURE 21 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR MACRO CELL FOR RURAL AREAS TO GROW AT HIGHER CAGR DURING FORECAST PERIOD 55
FIGURE 22 PUBLIC SPACES TO HOLD LARGEST SIZE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR DAS BY 2023 59
FIGURE 23 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR NFV TO GROW AT HIGHER CAGR DURING FORECAST PERIOD 63
FIGURE 24 RESIDENTIAL AREAS TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR NFV IN 2023 67
FIGURE 25 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY DEPLOYMENT LOCATION 70
FIGURE 26 URBAN AREAS TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET IN 2023 72
FIGURE 27 MACRO CELL TO HOLD LARGEST SIZE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RURAL AREAS IN 2018 77
FIGURE 28 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR RETAIL STORES FOR SMALL CELL TO GROW AT HIGHER CAGR DURING FORECAST PERIOD 81
FIGURE 29 APAC TO HOLD LARGEST SHARE OF LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR LARGE ENTERPRISES IN 2023 85
FIGURE 30 NFV TO LEAD LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET FOR HOTELS/MOTELS DURING FORECAST PERIOD 91
FIGURE 31 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 96
FIGURE 32 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET SNAPSHOT: NORTH AMERICA 98
FIGURE 33 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET SNAPSHOT: EUROPE 103
FIGURE 34 LTE ADVANCED PRO MARKET SNAPSHOT: APAC 108
FIGURE 35 COMPANIES ADOPTED PRODUCT LAUNCH AS KEY GROWTH STRATEGY DURING 2015-2018 115
FIGURE 36 PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS - KEY STRATEGY ADOPTED BY PLAYERS DURING 2015-2018 118
FIGURE 37 HUAWEI: BUSINESS OVERVIEW 128
FIGURE 38 ERICSSON: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 132
FIGURE 39 NOKIA OYJ: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 136
FIGURE 40 SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 141
FIGURE 41 ZTE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 145
FIGURE 42 NEC: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 148
FIGURE 43 CISCO SYSTEMS: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 151
FIGURE 44 QUALCOMM: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 155
FIGURE 45 INTEL: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 159
FIGURE 46 CIENA CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 163
FIGURE 47 CAVIUM, INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 165
FIGURE 48 QORVO, INC.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 168