Product Code: M13305IN2
What's next for the LTE ecosystem?
This insight offers an analysis of the LTE device ecosystem in light of
baseband market maturity. It presents a review of LTE baseband competition
with an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of each major manufacturer.
It finally examines next challenges that will affect the further evolution of
mobile broadband devices.
This Insight is part of our ongoing monitoring LTE Watch.
Table of Contents
1. Key Findings
2. Review of LTE baseband competition
- 2.1. Qualcomm still the market leader...
- 2.2. ... with competition warming up for second place
- 2.2.1. Nvidia
- 2.2.2. Broadcom
- 2.2.3. ST-Ericsson comes to an end
- 2.2.4. Intel Mobile Communication
- 2.2.5. Renesas Mobile
- 2.2.6. Access Network Technology (ANT)
- 2.3. Entry-level LTE devices on their way
- 2.4. The home-grown chipset strategy
- 2.4.1. Samsung
- 2.4.2. HiSilicon
- 2.5. The single-mode LTE strategy
3. What's next for LTE Devices?
- 3.1. Voice over LTE
- 3.2. LTE-Advanced and carrier aggregation
- 3.3. Receive diversity: MIMO and LTE devices
- 3.4. Increased battery life and reduced footprint
- 3.5. So where is the universal world LTE phone?
Tables & Figures
- Table 1: LTE baseband manufacturers on the market
- Table 2: NVIDIA LTE baseband offering
- Table 3: Renesas LTE portfolio
- Table 4: Peak data rate targets for LTE
- Figure 1: Samsung Droid Charge (launched May 2011) Tear Down
- Figure 2: Software Defined Radio advantages over modem with fixed-function
- Figure 3: Intel mobile application processor and LTE baseband road map
- Figure 4: Intel line of mobile device wins with its x86 mobile
application porcessor architecture
- Figure 5: Samsung 3rd generation LTE baseband CMC221S
- Figure 6: Huawei K3V2 quadcore processor
- Figure 7: Future of LTE devices
- Figure 8: VoLTE performance on early VoLTE devices
- Figure 9: Early VoLTE solutions vs latest VoLTE solutions
- Figure 10: Carrier aggregation scenarios
- Figure 11: The baseband and the whole transmit path