North America and Asia Account for Highest Proportion of TD-LTE Network Deployments, Direct Carrier Billing Accelerates Revenue Growth for CSPs
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As LTE turns into a commercial reality in many countries this year, the technology will have limited economic impact initially until services and devices are available competitively. 2013 will also be a key year for time-division long-term evolution TD-LTE deployments. Traditional frequency division (FD) operators could use TD-LTE as an opportunity to create market segmentation.
According to the new report, "Prospects for TD-LTE: deployments, market drivers and spectrum band review", TD-LTE support is provided by all major equipment vendors and device support is expected to increase significantly in 2013 as networks are launched in China, India, and the USA. China Mobile, the world's largest operator by subscribers, already carried out a large-scale TD-LTE trial in 2012 and is poised to launch a commercial network in 2013. Furthermore, the research indicates that 185 operators are planning to deploy TD-LTE networks.
In the developed Asia-Pacific telecoms markets, a number of trends are driving the landscape including: the spread of 4G, the widespread penetration of smartphones, the roll-out of national broadband networks and FTTx service, and falling fixed revenue particularly for voice services.
A second new study, "The developed Asia-Pacific telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2012-2017" posits that LTE (4G SIMs) will grow rapidly to account for 63% of all mobile connections in developed Asia-Pacific by 2017. The resulting growth in handset data revenue will nearly offset declines in traditional services, but operators will still face a range of challenges to sustain revenue in the region. According to the report, mobile penetration in developed Asia-Pacific is forecast to grow from 115% at the end of 2012 to 133% by the end of 2017.
Worldwide mobile payments are expected to surpass $600 billion by 2016. Through direct carrier billing (DCB) infrastructure, communications service providers (CSPs) can directly participate in the over-the-top market by providing a payment option for consumers directly on their mobile phone bills. Large CSPs such as AT&T, Rogers Communications, Telefonica, and Vodafone have already adopted DCB to provide an open standard for a growing number of applications.
CSPs achieve revenue growth by taking a margin for providing the payment service. "Direct carrier billing: giving CSPs a share of the mobile payments market", a new report, forecasts that DCB will provide CSPs with more than $12 billion in revenue in 2022, which represents a significant stake in the growing mobile payments market.
This study examines the drivers and inhibitor of direct carrier billing (DCB), provides a 10-year forecast of communications service provider (CSP) revenue from DCB and a 5-year forecast of vendor revenue.
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