This paper was prepared by analyst company Innovation Observatory on behalf of the LTE Broadcast Alliance, with assistance from the founding operators of the Alliance: EE, Telstra, KT and Verizon.
The LTE Broadcast Alliance was formed in April 2016. Its operator members are CSL Mobile, EE, HKT, Korea Telecom, Reliance Jio, Smartfren, Telstra, TIM, Turkcell and Verizon Wireless, and represent more than 370 million customers. The LTE Broadcast Alliance aims to facilitate the development of the LTE Broadcast ecosystem.
This paper explains how LTE Broadcast has developed from a network technology initially intended to support the efficient streaming of live video to multiple users into a way of supporting a large number of different services. It details the lessons learned from early commercial deployments and trials. It describes the way that players in the LTE Broadcast ecosystem have successfully worked together to finalise network implementations and prove commercial cases.
The paper also shows the growing momentum behind LTE Broadcast as more services are prepared for launch.
The market potential is large: forecasts published by GSA in November 2015 suggested service revenues may reach USD14bn by 2020, with a customer base of two billion by that time https://gsacom.com/paper/evaluating-the-lte-broadcast-opportunity/
The LTE Broadcast Alliance founding members welcome feedback and comment on this paper, and are happy to respond to operators’ requests for more information about LTE Broadcast in general, trials and commercial services, and device requirements for LTE Broadcast services. If you are a network operator, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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