Fixed Operators Turn to LTE to Complement Fixed Broadband Footprint, Pyramid Finds

Jan 19, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fixed services in every region are losing ground fast to mobile services, with mobile data capturing an increasingly substantial share of total telecom revenue. In response, fixed operators are deploying LTE to complement their fixed broadband footprint in places where deploying fixed network isn't commercially viable, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (

Is LTE Another Building Block for Fixed-Mobile Substitution? analyzes the LTE deployments up to date. We look at the mobile operators' rationale for rolling out LTE services, going beyond their need to address the growing need for fast speed data access. We compare fixed and mobile technologies' speed performance, and we assess the cases in which LTE can play a substitute role to fixed broadband. Next we discuss LTE deployment by German fixed network operators in rural areas where LTE becomes an extension of their fixed networks. We also look at how LTE in urban areas is priced compared with ADSL. We then outline how satellite TV providers are making use of LTE in their quest to become multiplay operators. Finally, case studies from Vodafone Germany, TeliaSonera Sweden, Cyfrowy Polsat, NTT DoCoMo and SK Telecom provide insight into how LTE rollouts are currently being managed and planned.

Download an excerpt or purchase the report here.

"Operators worldwide are deploying LTE mainly to gain additional capacity and higher throughput," says Sylwia Boguszewska, Senior Analyst at Pyramid Research. However, LTE has an added benefit that takes it beyond the convenience of mobility: LTE's peak speed positions it well compared with a number of fixed broadband technologies. Pyramid Research expects more operators will be phasing out DSL and replacing it with more efficient, LTE-based networks that can be served by the digital dividend spectrum. "In rural areas, LTE is the long-awaited alternative to DSL," she adds.

To learn more about Pyramid's perspective on the LTE market, download an excerpt from the latest Thematic Report LTE Devices and Applications: Next-generation mobile networks driven by video services.

Is LTE Another Building Block for Fixed-Mobile Substitution? is part of Pyramid Research's Telecom Insider Report Series and is priced at $595. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in Africa & the Middle East, Asia-Pacific or Europe) or Lorena Marani (for those in Latin America or North America).

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