Beyond Consumers, Beyond the US: the Implications of LTE for Defense, Public Safety, Energy, and What the World Can Learn from the US Market

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The next generation wireless technology, Long Term Evolution (LTE), is gathering headlines at breakneck pace. But the consumer focused coverage of Apple against Samsung and Verizon against AT&T misses the other 60% of the market, the vertical industries where LTE is going to have an even greater impact. Global Information Inc (GII), one of the world's oldest market research aggregators, has partnered with leading publishers to offer new studies and forecasts for the business impact of LTE in major markets. How will LTE impact oil, gas and energy production? How is the defense industry being shaped by LTE and wireless infrastructure? What are the implications for security and public safety?


New research suggests that well over 60% of LTE service revenue worth approximately $23 billion in annual service revenue will come from non-consumer vertical markets over the next five years. Spending towards wireless technologies will expand beyond the 45% of total telecom CAPEX currently going into LTE infrastructure. As Asia and the U.S. drives accelerated growth, the EU, South America and the Middle East should benchmark their performance and prepare for a LTE revolution of their own.

LTE in Industry Verticals: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2013 – 2018

Given its economic feasibility and the growing demand for data applications within the vertical market segments such as public safety, oil, gas and energy production, defense and others, vendors are increasingly pitching LTE as a well suited solution for fulfilling the communication needs among these vertical sectors.

Driven by its promise of diversified services such as broadband access, remote data acquisition, video surveillance and multimedia PTT, private LTE network deployments (e.g. in defense and public safety) and carrier service adoption (e.g. in the construction industry) is already underway in many vertical market segments.

We perceive LTE as a complimentary technology to LMR, and the growth of LTE is unlikely to cannibalize underlying LMR sales. On the contrary it is accretive, and at present the majority of LTE deployments are targeted to provide services such as mobile video that compliment mission critical voice (which is still supported by LMR).

Key companies and organizations mentioned in this report include: Alcatel Lucent, AT&T, BL Healthcare, Capita, Cassidian, Ericsson, General Dynamics, GSMA, Harris, Huawei, Motorola Solutions, Nokia Siemens Networks, Pepper Construction, Qatar MOI, Raytheon, Rio Tinto, Swindon Borough Council, Telit Wireless Solutions, Texas Energy Network (TEN), U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, UK Broadband, and Verizon Wireless.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

Public Safety LTE: A Global Assessment of Market Size, Technology, Vendor Trends and Spectrum Allocation 2013 – 2018

LTE is rapidly gaining momentum within the Public Safety industry. As a result Public Safety agencies, vendors and service provider are heavily investing in Public Safety LTE, with commercial deployments in both the North America and the Middle East region. While initial investments appear promising there still remain a number of key issues that need to be addressed such as frequency spectrum allocation, funding for private LTE network deployments, QoS prioritization of users in commercial networks, and interoperability with legacy Land Mobile Radio (LMR) systems such as APCO 25 and TETRA.

This report provides an in-depth examination of the global Public Safety LTE industry with detailed assessments of the technology, market size, and key trends within the Public Safety LTE industry.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

LTE lessons from market leaders in the USA

The USA is the most competitive LTE market in the world, with five operational networks as of December 2012, spanning multiple business models including low-cost, prepaid and high-speed premium services. LTE networks in the US are starting to deliver on the promises made by operators about 3G networks for advanced services such as high-speed data, mobile video delivery and two-way video calling. However, speed alone is not sufficient to ensure market success. Service coverage, multiple pricing models and device portfolios all drive user acceptance as well.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

The Wireless Infrastructure Market 2013-2018: Wi-Fi, WiMax, 3G, HSPA+ and LTE

LTE, 3G and WiFi offload equipment revenue share will rise while the market for WiMAX will continue to shrink. Given the market dynamics, Visiongain believes that the LTE equipment revenues will increase at CAGR of 13% while the WCDMA RAN market will contract by -5%. Overall 3G, WiMAX and LTE equipment revenues will grow at 3% CAGR over the report's forecast period.

This report provides regional sales forecasts and includes insight into the specific market drivers and restraints for Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Latin America, and Rest of the World countries. The report compares WiMAX and LTE, 3G and HSPA, 3G and LTE technologies and also discusses how WiFi offload is being applied towards capacity and coverage solutions for mobile operators.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at

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