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LTE-A用基礎設施:Heavy Reading的競爭分析

LTE-A Infrastructure: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis

出版商 Heavy Reading 商品編碼 318976
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 15 Pages
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LTE-A用基礎設施:Heavy Reading的競爭分析 LTE-A Infrastructure: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
出版日期: 2014年08月31日 內容資訊: 英文 15 Pages



第1章 簡介

第2章 為何需要LTE-A

第3章 競爭分析

  • 測量標準
    • 組合(產品與服務結構)的廣度
    • 功能性的充實度
    • 方法的獨自性
    • 客戶基礎/普及率
    • Buzz Factor
  • 供應商分析
    • Airspan
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Ericsson
    • Huawei
    • 日本電氣
    • Nokia Networks
    • Radisys
    • ZTE

第4章 企業排行榜

第5章 結論

Product Code: Vol. 5, No. 4

Services with Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) features (those in the 3GPP LTE specifications for Release 10 and above) are being rolled out around the world. Networks supporting those features use equipment from network equipment providers keen to ensure their LTE infrastructure continues to support their exiting wireless operator customers as they migrate to ever-faster, denser networks.

While LTE networks up to Release 8/9 are relatively homogenous across the world, those with LTE-A features vary significantly because operators are picking and choosing from a wide range of Release 10+ features depending on their specific requirements.

This means vendors must develop their products and solutions carefully, building in those features that will appeal to their important existing customers, and anticipating the needs of other operators, all of whom may have different short-, medium- and long-term LTE strategies. As always, Network equipment providers' roadmaps are driven by pragmatism as much as anything.

LTE-A networks will become commercial in many countries during the rest of 2014, and other LTE network operators will inevitably enhance their networks by switching on LTE-A features as they densify their network and seek to improve customers' experience.

Vendors have been responsive to the needs of their customers, and sought to enable those standards-based features that are most needed - many now have solutions that can be upgraded in software to support multiple LTE-A features.

The market for LTE-A network infrastructure is likely to change as higher-powered chipsets find their way into smartphones and other user equipment. When that happens, trials will become commercial services, and rollout will accelerate across networks. When this happens, vendors that have proven experience with industry-leading South Korean operators (Ericsson and Nokia Networks) will be well positioned, as will those with breadth of experience across operator networks (Huawei).

‘LTE-A Infrastructure: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis’ summarizes the drivers of LTE-A network investment, and assesses the products and solutions offered by the leading LTE infrastructure vendors. It focuses on the breadth of the vendors' portfolios, the number of Release 11 and 12 LTE-A features they have enabled and the additional related capabilities they have developed, their success at selling their solutions, and the buzz they have succeeded in building around their approach to LTE-A. It applies a ranking overall to eight leading vendors, and describes their LTE-A approaches and offers.

Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:

Summary of Vendor Analysis for LTE-A Solutions

                     Source: Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider

Ranking the vendors assessed in this report involves making comparisons between companies that are not all playing the same roles in the market. The fact is, the market for complete wireless network infrastructure has consolidated to a handful of companies worldwide. Nonetheless, the breadth of assessment criteria mean that a ranking is possible. We gave equal weight to scores in each of the five criteria, since there would be little justification for applying any other weights in a general assessment. The scores for each vendor are compiled in the following excerpt.

Companies profiled in this report include: Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRO); Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU); Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC); Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Shenzen: 002502); NEC Corp. (Nasdaq: NIPNF); Nokia Networks, a division of Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK); Radisys Corp. (Nasdaq: RSYS); and ZTE Corp. (Nasdaq: ZTCOF).

Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. Why LTE-A Is Needed

III. Competitive Analysis

  • Criteria for Measurement
    • Breadth of Portfolio
    • Range of Functionality
    • Uniqueness of Approach
    • Customer Base/Penetration
    • Buzz Factor
  • Vendor Analysis
    • Airspan
    • Alcatel-Lucent
    • Ericsson
    • Huawei
    • NEC
    • Nokia Networks
    • Radisys
    • ZTE

IV. Company Rankings

V. Conclusions

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