SNS releases public safety LTE & mobile broadband report

USA’s FirstNet can save up to 40% in TCO over 10 years

Signals and Systems  Telecom has issued a significant new report – ‘The Public Safety LTE & Mobile Broadband Market: 2014 – 2020′.
It claims that public safety organizations worldwide recognise LTE as the de-facto standard for mission critical mobile broadband communications. With spectrum already allocated, public safety agencies in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the USA have already begun to operate private LTE networks. Driven by public safety demands, LTE products can now also operate in spectrum bands previously unthinkable, such as the 400 MHz band, which is widely available to public safety agencies worldwide – the report says.

Demands for tactical and rapidly deployable broadband solutions have also led vendors to develop private LTE base station products in a variety of innovative form factors such as Cell in a Box (CIAB) or airborne cells.

SNS’ research estimates the global spending on private LTE infrastructure including base stations (eNodeBs), mobile core (EPC) and backhaul will account for $2 Billion annually by the end of 2020.

By the same time, the installed base of private public safety LTE base stations (eNode Bs) will reach nearly 155,000 globally.

That follows a CAGR of nearly 60 per cent between 2014 and 2020, and will serve nearly 4 million private public safety LTE subscribers worldwide.

Service prioritization partnerships with commercial LTE network carriers will create an ecosystem for operating public safety devices over commercial LTE networks during this transition period.

S&S estimates that public safety LTE device shipments over commercial networks will account for nearly $7 Billion in annual revenue by the end of 2020.

This report presents an in-depth assessment of the global public safety LTE market, besides considering the wider LMR and mobile broadband industries.

The report also presents comprehensive forecasts for mobile broadband,  LMR and public safety LTE subscriptions from 2011 till 2020.

Also covered are public safety LTE service revenues as well as device and infrastructure (eNodeB base stations, EPC mobile core, backhaul) shipment and associated revenue forecasts.

Key findings include: -

  • A large nationwide deployment such as FirstNet in the USA can save up to 40 per cent in TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) over 10-years by opting for a public-private partnership rather than a private only investment
  • Global spending on private LTE infrastructure including base stations (eNodeBs), mobile core (EPC) and backhaul will account for $2 billion annually by the end of 2020
  • As much as 15 per cent of all public safety LTE investments will be military centric tactical deployments by 2020
  • Commercial carriers and public safety MVNOs will pocket nearly $7 billion in public safety LTE service revenues by the end of 2020, following growth at a CAGR of 40 per cent between 2014 and 2020
  • Almost all major LMR industry players are leveraging partnerships with established LTE infrastructure vendors such as Ericsson,  Alcatel-Lucent and NSN, to offer end-to-end LTE solutions

The report is priced at $2,500 for a single user license or  $3,500 for a company wide license. More information from here.

About Hans Cett

Hans Cett is an established freelance author and consultant specialising in the mobile communications industry. He also writes for Countdown2MWC - http://countdown2mwc.wordpress.com/
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