Unlicensed LTE: Can’t we all just get along?
This market study discusses the various types of Unlicensed LTE technology which allow LTE to be used in the unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum band. It also discusses the current controversy surrounding LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), License Assisted Access LTE (LAA-LTE), the forthcoming 3GPP Rel-13 standard, and LTE Wi-Fi Aggregation (LWA) which is also being considered for standardization by the 3GPP.
The market study also provides a five-year forecast for the number of smartphones sales that will likely support Unlicensed LTE technology.
Key Questions Answered
- What is Unlicensed LTE?
- What is the 5 GHz band and why is it important?
- What is LTE-U?
- What is LAA-LTE?
- What is Listen Before Talk?
- How are LTE-U and LAA-LTE different? Why is it meaningful?
- What is LWA? How is it different? Why is it meaningful?
- What is required to deploy LTE-U, LAA-LTE and LWA?
- When will any Unlicensed LTE technology be deployed?
- What is the potential adoption by consumers?
Who Should Read
- Mobile operators, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
- Mobile backhaul providers, including telcos and cable MSOs
- Wired and wireless backhaul vendors and solution providers
- Mobile OEMs, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
- Wired and wireless infrastructure vendors, particularly those servicing the U.S. market
- Financial and investment analysts.
Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Unlicensed LTE
- The 5 GHz Band
- A Quick Aside on Spectrum
- How Wi-Fi Shares
- Enter LTE-U
- How does LTE-U Share?
- What’s the Issue?
- Enter LAA-LTE
- Enter Stage Left: LWA
- The Cage Match
- What has the FCC Done?
- LTE-U Forum and “Evolve”
- Any Deployments of LTE-U?
- Future Deployments
- Timeline for “Unlicensed LTE” Deployment
- Timeline for “Unlicensed LTE” Smartphone Sales
- Vendor Profiles
- Airspan Networks
- Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia
- Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
- Broadcom Limited
- Cablevision Systems Corporation
- Cambium Networks
- Comcast Corporation
- Federated Wireless
- Nokia Networks
- Qualcomm Technologies
- Ruckus Wireless
- SpiderCloud Wireless
- T-Mobile US
- Device Types
- Network Technology
- About iGR
List of Tables
- Table 1: Sale of Smartphones in North America Supporting “Unlicensed LTE,” 2015-2020
List of Charts and Figures
- Figure A: Sale of Smartphones in North America Supporting “Unlicensed LTE,” 2015-2020
- Figure 1: Simplified 5 GHz Band Plan
- Figure 2: How LTE-U Shares Unlicensed Spectrum
- Figure 3: 3GPP View of Unlicensed LTE
- Figure 4: Overview of How LWA Works
- Figure 5: Sale of Smartphones in North America Supporting “Unlicensed LTE,” 2015-2020
- Figure 6: SpiderCloud E-RAN System
For additional information on the Unlicensed LTE: Can’t we all just get along? market study, please contact Iain Gillott, at (512) 263-5682 or by email.