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LTE in Middle East and Africa: Market for Services, Devices, and Infrastructure 2013 – 2017

In this report we evalaute the future of the LTE market in the Middle East and Africa 2013-2017.

Publication date: 2013.04.14

Publisher: MindCommerce

2013.04.14

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Report Description

Africa and the Middle East are two of the fastest growing regions in the world for mobile communications and Internet adoption/usage. As of June 2012, Internet penetration in the ME represented approximately 40 % of potential penetration while mobile penetration reaches nearly 100%. In certain countries, mobile Internet is prevalent, such as Saudi Arabia wherein roughly 80% of users have mobile broadband.

The fourth generation (4G) of cellular via the LTE technology represents a huge step forward and opportunity for ME and Africa as it will open the door for many new applications, expanded usage of existing services, and many new user behaviors. In this report we evalaute the future of the LTE market in the Middle East and Africa 2013-2017.

The report includes:

  • The future of LTE in ME and Africa
  • LTE technologies and the drivers for 4G
  • Analysis of Middle East and Africa markets and players
  • Forecasts for services, devices and infrastructure 2013 – 2017
Target Audience:
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • ME and Africa mobile network operators
  • Global infrastructure and support service providers
  • Investors in mobile and Internet infrastructure in ME and Africa
Table of Contents:

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 3
2.0 INTRODUCTION 6
2.1 LTE TECHNOLOGY AND MARKET OVERVIEW 8
2.1.1 FDD LTE 9
2.1.2 TDD LTE 10
2.1.3 LTE ADVANCED. 11
2.1.4 LTE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE 12
2.1.5 THE EVOLUTION TO 4G AND BEYOND 21
2.2 MARKET DRIVERS FOR LTE 24
2.2.1 THE INCREASING NEEDS FOR HIGHER DATA RATES 27
2.2.2 LTE APPLICATIONS 28
2.3 PEAK DATA RATE 35
2.4 MULTIPLE ACCESS METHODS 35
2.4.1 OFDM MODULATION 36
2.4.2 RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE 36
2.4.3 THE RISE OF MOBILE COMMERCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST 38
2.4.4 THE KEY MARKET OBSTACLES FOR LTE ADOPTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST 38
2.4.5 DEVICE CHALLENGES 40
3.0 THE MIDDLE EAST MARKET OVERVIEW 42
3.1 A BRIEF OVERVIEW 43
3.2 THE MIDDLE EAST MARKET 44
3.3 AFRICA MARKET 44
3.3.1 THE PLAYERS 48
3.3.2 THE CONSUMER 48
3.4 THE FUTURE OF THE MARKET 49
3.5 LTE DEVICE SHIPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 50
3.5.1 DEVICE LAUNCHES BY FREQUENCY BAND 50
3.5.2 DEVICE LAUNCHES BY VENDOR 51
3.5.3 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA LTE SUBSCRIPTIONS 2011 – 2016 52
3.5.4 MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA LTE DEVICE SHIPMENT REVENUES TO 2016 55
3.5.5 MIDDLE EAST LTE OPERATOR SERVICE REVENUES TO 2016 55
3.5.6 MIDDLE EAST OPERATORS LTE ARPUS TO 2016 55
3.6 MIDDLE EAST LTE INFRASTRUCTURE AND REVENUES TO 2017 56
3.6.1 LTE INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING BY REGION AND EQUIPMENT CATEGORY 56
3.6.2 MIDDLE EAST LTE RADIO ACCESS NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING BY REGION AND TDD/FDD CATEGORY 56

Figures

Figure 1 Subscribers Growth 2010 to 2015 4
Figure 2 The use of mobile internet 5
Figure 3: Worldwide Mobile Data Usage 27
Figure 4 Current Mobile Data Plans 28
Figure 5 LTE Future Data Plans 29

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