VoLTE (Voice over LTE) Ecosystem Market 2015: Indusry Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts to 2030

Market Research estimates that VoLTE service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 36% between 2015 and 2020. By the end of 2020, VoLTE subscribers will account for nearly $120 Billion in revenue. Although traditional voice services will constitute a major proportion of this figure, over 12% of the revenue will be driven by video calling and supplementary services.

“VoLTE (Voice over LTE) technology allows a voice call to be placed over an LTE network, enabling operators to reduce reliance on legacy circuit-switched networks. Powered by IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) architecture, VoLTE brings a host of benefits to mobile operators ranging from the ability to refarm legacy 2G and 3G spectrum to offering their subscribers a differentiated service experience through capabilities such as HD voice and video telephony.

First deployed by South Korean operators in 2012, VoLTE is beginning to gain momentum globally. As of Q3’2015, more than 20 operators have commercially launched VoLTE services and several roaming and interoperability agreements are already in place.

Market Research estimates that VoLTE service revenue will grow at a CAGR of 36% between 2015 and 2020. By the end of 2020, VoLTE subscribers will account for nearly $120 Billion in revenue. Although traditional voice services will constitute a major proportion of this figure, over 12% of the revenue will be driven by video calling and supplementary services.

The VoLTE (Voice over LTE) Ecosystem: 2015 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the VoLTE ecosystem including enabling technologies, key market drivers, challenges, collaborative initiatives, regulatory landscape, standardization, opportunities,  operator case studies, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for VoLTE smartphone shipments, subscriptions, service revenue and infrastructure investments from 2015 till 2030. The forecasts cover 7 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

Table of Contents
1 Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Executive Summary
1.2 Topics Covered
1.3 Historical Revenue & Forecast Segmentation
1.4 Key Questions Answered
1.5 Key Findings
1.6 Methodology
1.7 Target Audience
1.8 Companies & Organizations Mentioned

2 Chapter 2: An Overview of VoLTE
2.1 What is VoLTE?
2.2 Architectural Evolution of VoLTE
2.2.1 CSFB (Circuit-Switched Fallback): The First Step Towards VoLTE
2.2.2 The Push From CDMA Operators
2.2.3 Towards an IMS Based VoLTE Solution
2.2.4 SRVCC (Single Radio Voice Call Continuity)
2.2.5 Integrating Video Telephony
2.3 Key Enabling Technologies
2.3.1 VoLTE Infrastructure
2.3.1.1 IMS Core: CSCF, HSS, BGCF & MGCF
2.3.1.2 VoLTE Application Servers
2.3.1.3 SBC (Session Border Controller)
2.3.1.4 MRF (Media Resource Function)
2.3.1.5 PCRF (Policy and Charging Rules Function)
2.3.2 VoLTE Devices
2.3.3 Roaming & Interconnection Technology
2.3.3.1 LBO (Local Breakout)
2.3.3.2 S8HR (S8 Home Routing)
2.4 Market Growth Drivers
2.4.1 Spectral Efficiency & Cost Reduction
2.4.2 Enabling HD Voice, Video Calling & Rich IP Communications
2.4.3 Improved Battery Life
2.4.4 Integration with WiFi: Enhanced Indoor Voice Coverage
2.4.5 Bundling Voice with Other Services
2.4.6 Fighting the OTT Threat
2.5 Market Barriers
2.5.1 Initial Lack of Compatible Devices
2.5.2 Roaming & Interconnect Issues
2.5.3 Limited Revenue Potential
2.5.4 Service Assurance Challenges

3 Chapter 3: Collaboration, Standardization & Regulatory Landscape
3.1 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
3.1.1 Release 8
3.1.2 Release 9
3.1.3 Release 10
3.1.4 Release 11
3.1.5 Release 12, 13 & Beyond
3.2 GSMA
3.2.1 Feature Requirements
3.2.1.1 IR.92: IMS Profile for Voice and SMS
3.2.1.2 IR.94: IMS Profile for Conversational Video Service
3.2.2 Roaming, Interworking & Other Guidelines
3.2.2.1 IR.64: IMS Service Centralization & Continuity Guidelines
3.2.2.2 IR.65: IMS Roaming & Interworking Guidelines
3.2.2.3 IR.88: LTE Roaming Guidelines
3.3 VoLTE Interworking Technology Consultation Group, Korea

4 Chapter 4: VoLTE Deployment Case Studies
4.1 AT&T Mobility
4.1.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.1.2 Vendor Selection
4.1.3 Future Prospects
4.2 China Mobile
4.2.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.2.2 Vendor Selection
4.2.3 Future Prospects
4.3 DT (Deutsche Telekom)
4.3.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.3.2 Vendor Selection
4.3.3 Future Prospects
4.4 KDDI
4.4.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.4.2 Vendor Selection
4.4.3 Future Prospects
4.5 KT Corporation
4.5.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.5.2 Vendor Selection
4.5.3 Future Prospects
4.6 LG Uplus
4.6.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.6.2 Vendor Selection
4.6.3 Future Prospects
4.7 NTT DoCoMo
4.7.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.7.2 Vendor Selection
4.7.3 Future Prospects
4.8 Rogers Communications
4.8.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.8.2 Vendor Selection
4.8.3 Future Prospects
4.9 Singtel
4.9.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.9.2 Vendor Selection
4.9.3 Future Prospects
4.10 SK Telecom
4.10.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.10.2 Vendor Selection
4.10.3 Future Prospects
4.11 SoftBank Mobile
4.11.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.11.2 Vendor Selection
4.11.3 Future Prospects
4.12 Swisscom
4.12.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.12.2 Vendor Selection
4.12.3 Future Prospects
4.13 Telefónica
4.13.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.13.2 Vendor Selection
4.13.3 Future Prospects
4.14 Verizon Wireless
4.14.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.14.2 Vendor Selection
4.14.3 Future Prospects
4.15 Vodafone Group
4.15.1 Service Launch Strategy
4.15.2 Vendor Selection
4.15.3 Future Prospects

5 Chapter 5: VoLTE Industry Roadmap & Value Chain
5.1 Industry Roadmap
5.1.1 2015 – 2020: Large Scale VoLTE Rollouts
5.1.2 2020 – 2025: Building New Services on VoLTE Architecture
5.1.3 2025 – 2030: Continued Investments with 5G Rollouts
5.2 Value Chain
5.2.1 Enabling Technology Providers
5.2.2 VoLTE & IMS Infrastructure Suppliers
5.2.3 VoLTE Device OEMs
5.2.4 Roaming, Billing & Supplementary Service Providers
5.2.5 Mobile Operators
5.2.6 Test, Measurement & Performance Specialists

6 Chapter 6: Key Market Players
6.1 Accedian Networks
6.2 Alcatel-Lucent
6.3 ALEPO
6.4 Altair Semiconductor
6.5 Amdocs
6.6 Apple
6.7 Aricent
6.8 Ascom
6.9 Asus (ASUSTeK Computer)
6.10 Avago Technologies
6.11 BICS
6.12 BroadSoft
6.13 BT Group
6.14 CellMining
6.15 CENX
6.16 Cirpack
6.17 Cisco Systems
6.18 D2 Technologies
6.19 Dialogic Corporation
6.20 DigitalRoute
6.21 Ecrio
6.22 Empirix
6.23 Ericsson
6.24 EXFO
6.25 F5 Networks
6.26 Fujitsu
6.27 GCT Semiconductor
6.28 GENBAND
6.29 Gigamon
6.30 Hitachi
6.31 HP (Hewlett-Packard Company)
6.32 HTC Corporation
6.33 Huawei
6.34 iBasis
6.35 Imagination Technologies
6.36 IMSWorkX
6.37 InfoVista
6.38 Intel Corporation
6.39 InterDigital
6.40 Iskratel
6.41 Italtel
6.42 Keysight Technologies
6.43 Lenovo
6.44 LG Electronics
6.45 Metaswitch Networks
6.46 Mitel Networks Corporation
6.47 Mobileum
6.48 NEC Corporation
6.49 NewNet Communication Technologies
6.50 Nokia Networks
6.51 OpenCloud
6.52 Openet
6.53 Oracle Corporation
6.54 Pantech
6.55 Qualcomm
6.56 Quortus
6.57 RADCOM
6.58 Radisys Corporation
6.59 Samsung Electronics
6.60 Sandvine
6.61 Sansay
6.62 Sequans Communications
6.63 Sharp Corporation
6.64 Sonus Networks
6.65 Sony Mobile Communications
6.66 Spirent Communications
6.67 SPIRIT DSP
6.68 Summit Tech
6.69 Syniverse
6.70 Taqua
6.71 Tektronix Communications
6.72 Viavi Solutions
6.73 VMware
6.74 ZTE

7 Chapter 7: Market Analysis & Forecasts
7.1 Global Outlook of VoLTE
7.2 VoLTE Subscriptions & Service Revenue
7.2.1 VoLTE Subscriptions
7.2.2 VoLTE Service Revenue
7.2.3 Segmentation by Application
7.2.4 Voice Telephony
7.2.5 Video & Supplementary Services
7.3 VoLTE Infrastructure
7.3.1 Segmentation by Submarket
7.3.2 CSCF Servers
7.3.3 SBCs
7.3.4 VoLTE Application Servers
7.3.5 Other IMS Elements (HSS, BGCF, MGCF & MRF)
7.3.6 VoLTE Capable PCRF Solutions
7.4 Segmentation by Region
7.4.1 Asia Pacific
7.4.2 Eastern Europe
7.4.3 Latin & Central America
7.4.4 Middle East & Africa
7.4.5 North America
7.4.6 Western Europe

8 Chapter 8: Conclusion & Strategic Recommendations
8.1 Why is the Market Poised to Grow?
8.2 Competitive Industry Landscape: Acquisitions, Alliances & Consolidation
8.3 Geographic Outlook: Which Countries Offer the Highest Growth Potential?
8.4 Monetization: Can VoLTE Drive Revenue Growth?
8.5 Operator Branded OTT Services: Implications for VoLTE
8.6 Virtualization: Moving VoLTE to the Cloud
8.7 WebRTC: Friend or Foe?
8.8 Status of RCS Adoption
8.9 Prospects of Roaming and Interconnected VoLTE Services
8.10 MCPTT over VoLTE: Enabling Public Safety Applications
8.11 Strategic Recommendations
8.11.1 VoLTE Solution Providers
8.11.2 Mobile Operators

List of Figures
Figure 1: The CSFB Mechanism for LTE
Figure 2: VoLTE via IMS
Figure 3: SRVCC Network Architecture
Figure 4: Video Telephony with VoLTE
Figure 5: Global VoLTE Capable Smartphone Shipments: 2015 – 2030 (Millions of Units)
Figure 6: VoLTE Industry Roadmap
Figure 7: VoLTE Value Chain
Figure 8: Global VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 9: Global VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 10: Global VoLTE Service Revenue by Application: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 11: Global VoLTE Based Voice Telephony Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 12: Global VoLTE Based Video & Supplementary Services Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 13: Global VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 14: Global VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue by Submarket: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 15: Global CSCF Server Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 16: Global SBC Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 17: Global VoLTE Application Server Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 18: Global Other IMS Elements (HSS, BGCF, MGCF & MRF) Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 19: Global VoLTE Capable PCRF Solution Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 20: VoLTE Subscriptions by Region: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 21: VoLTE Service Revenue by Region: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 22: VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue by Region: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 23: Asia Pacific VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 24: Asia Pacific VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 25: Asia Pacific VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 26: Eastern Europe VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 27: Eastern Europe VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 28: Eastern Europe VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 29: Latin & Central America VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 30: Latin & Central America VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 31: Latin & Central America VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 32: Middle East & Africa VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 33: Middle East & Africa VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 34: Middle East & Africa VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 35: North America VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 36: North America VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 37: North America VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 38: Western Europe VoLTE Subscriptions: 2015 – 2030 (Millions)
Figure 39: Western Europe VoLTE Service Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Billion)
Figure 40: Western Europe VoLTE Infrastructure Revenue: 2015 – 2030 ($ Million)
Figure 41: RCS Business Model

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