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Research and Markets: VoLTE Business Cases: The Value of Spectrum Reuse, an Enhanced Feature Set and Virtualisation


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Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bsfdwh/volte_business) has announced the addition of the "VoLTE Business Cases: The Value of Spectrum Reuse, an Enhanced Feature Set and Virtualisation" report to their offering.

Communication app providers such as LINE and Viber Media stand to benefit from the improved speed and low latency of LTE, yet most mobile network operators (MNOs) rely on legacy infrastructure for voice services. Many MNOs are currently hesitant to invest in a core upgrade to provide native VoLTE services because the outlook for voice revenue is poor.

We have built a heuristic model to highlight sensitivities in the VoLTE business case with viable solution options for three generic operator profiles.

THIS STRATEGY REPORT:

- examines the main drivers and inhibitors of VoLTE deployment

- provides an overview of the cost savings that VoLTE can offer through spectrum reuse, efficiency, eliminating dedicated voice infrastructure etc.

- explores the revenue benefits that MNOs need to target to ensure a successful VoLTE business case

- assesses the impact that virtualisation can have on the success of a VoLTE business case

- discusses the market environment, including: VoLTE deployment status, drivers and inhibitors, and vendor landscape.

This report uses a heuristic business case model to highlight sensitivities in the business case for VoLTE and to clarify potential implementation options for three generic mobile network operator (MNO) profiles: one from the USA, one from an advanced Western European country and one from a middle-income country in Asia-Pacific (APAC).

For each operator, we have explored the potential costs and benefits of a VoLTE deployment and have highlighted the success factors. In addition, we assess the potential benefits of spectrum reuse and of improvements to the user experience. We also examine the impact that virtualisation can have on the cost side of the business case.

The report provides recommendations for operators and vendors.

It is based on several sources:

- The internal research, including coverage of VoLTE services in the Next-Generation Services research programme, vendor research from our Service Delivery Platforms telecoms software programme, and our cost modelling expertise from operator projects

- interviews with operator and vendor stakeholders in the VoLTE market.

KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN THIS REPORT

- What are the main drivers and inhibitors for VoLTE deployment?

- What kind of cost savings can VoLTE offer through spectrum reuse, efficiency, eliminating dedicated voice infrastructure etc.?

- What revenue benefits do MNOs need to target to ensure a successful VoLTE business case?

- What impact can virtualisation have on the success of a VoLTE business case?

- What is the market environment, including: VoLTE deployment status, drivers and inhibitors, and vendor landscape?

WHO NEEDS TO READ THIS REPORT

- Executives in mobile operator CTO offices responsible for optimising the cost and delivery of network-based voice and other communications services.

- MNOs with LTE networks that are exploring options to deploy VoLTE and other advanced communications services.

- Vendors that want insight into how they should develop, deliver/deploy and maintain their solutions for different types of operators in different

geographical regions.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Spectrum Reuse Offers the Clearest Benefits
  3. Other Commercial Benefits Are Speculative
  4. Virtualisation Helps Mitigate Uncertainty
  5. Appendix
  6. About The Authors

Companies Mentioned

- AT&T; (USA)

- Huawei

- Hutchison 3G UK

- LG Uplus

- Samsung

- T-Mobile USA

- Vodafone

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bsfdwh/volte_business

Research and Markets
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