Voice Over LTE (VOLTE) And Voice Over Wi-Fi Market

Voice Over LTE (VOLTE) And Voice Over Wi-Fi Market: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2016-2026

Market Overview

VoLTE, stands for Voice over LTE or Voice over Long Term Evolution. It is a LTE (communication standard) -based technology which supports voice calls over an LTE network. VoLTE is analogous to VoIP service (Voice over Internet Protocol) and supports voice calls over a broadband connection by Internet voice applications such as Skype and Vonage.

VoLTE service are independent of the legacy circuit-switched voice network and  delivers these service when  data flow within the LTE data bearer. VoLTE services offers three times more voice and data capacity than 3G UMTS and up to six times more than 2G GSM.

Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) is the use of a Wi-Fi network for voice services. In most cases, the Wi-Fi network and voice components supporting the voice system are privately owned by end-users.

These voice over services enables mobile network operators to offer rich voice, video, and messaging services. These services transmits voice in the form of data packets of small sizes thus reducing congestion, increasing spectrum efficiency and reducing operational and maintenance costs.. Additionally, VoLTE enables operators to offer Rich Communication Services (RCS) such as video calling, video voice mail, instant messaging and real time language translation.

Market Overview:

With people becoming increasingly accustomed to Wi-Fi technology, mobile operators (Telcos) are aiming at exploiting this potential business opportunities by offering VoWiFi in residents and enterprises, and are planning to extend coverage area of their service by deploying LTE and 2G/3G networks.

Presently, VoWiFi services are available for smartphone and tablet clients availing OTT (over the top) services.. As VoLTE becomes more established, OEMs of networking devices strategizes to increasingly implement a VoIP client, which is complementary for Wi-Fi in the terminal chipset. This integrated client will enable complementary use of VoLTE and VoWiFi technologies to make voice call by pressing a switch.

Market Dynamics:

Voice over services are emerging as popular technologies as they offer additional advantages to both the entities - the mobile network operators and the subscribers. Improved quality of voice call as compared to conventional 3G or 2G technology is one of the potential factors driving the market of VoLTE and VoWiFi. . Additionally, spectral efficiency offered by LTE is twice as that of 3G/HSPA and six times as that of the GSM technology, enabling higher bandwidth allocation for data services.

Similarly, VoWiFi is extends mobile operator’s radio coverage and is bundled into a user’s existing mobile plan.  VoWiFi works on the core network elements used for LTE access and provides user identity and other mobile services.

With increasing indoor coverage of internet, subscribers are giving up their landlines connection. Mobile operators are viewing this as potential opportunity and are expecting higher customer acquisition rates by offering VoWiFi services

Potential drawbacks which are expected to restrain the growth of the VoLTE and VoWiFi market include necessity of transmitter and receiver (i.e. communication devices) supporting VoLTE technology, limited 4G coverage and high pricing structure. However, with the increasing competition among Telcos to acquire customers in 4G space, increasing adoption of VoLTE supported devices, stabilized prices are expected to change the market dynamics during the forecast period.

Key Market Players

The major players sin the global VoLTE and VoWiFi market include Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Nokia Solutions and Networks, Verizon Wireless (Verizon Communications), Ericsson, Aptilo Networks,  Alcatel-Lucent S.A., LG Uplus Corporation, MetroPCS Communications, Inc., AT&T, Inc., KT Corporation and Mitel Networks Corporation.

The report covers exhaustive analysis on:

  • VoLTE and VoWiFi Market Segments
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi Market Dynamics
  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2014 - 2015
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi Market Size & Forecast 2016 to 2026
  • Ecosystem Analysis
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain
  • VoLTE and VoWiFi Market Drivers and Restraints

Regional analysis for VoLTE and VoWiFi Market includes development in the following regions:

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • Western Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • U.K
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Nordics
      • Benelux
      • Rest of the Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Poland
      • Russia
      • Rest of the Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Australia and New Zealand (A&NZ)
    • China
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • The Middle East and Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • North Africa
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

Voice Over Lte Volte And Voice Over Wi Fi Market Segmentation:

Global VoLTE market is mainly classified on the basis of technology, device type, end-users and geographies.

Global VoWiFi market is mainly classified on the basis of 

  • voice client
  • device type
  • end-users
  • geographies.

On the basis of technology, VoLTE market is segmented as 

  • Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB)
  • Voice over LTE via GAN (VolGA)
  • Dual Radio or Simultaneous Voice

On the basis of voice client, VoWiFi market is segmented as 

  • Integrated VoWiFi client
  • Separate VoWiFi client
  • Browser VoWiFi client

On the basis of device type, VoLTE and VoWiFi market is segmented as

  • smartphones
  • routers
  • wireless modems
  • others
  • laptops
  • notebooks
  • tablets
  • modules.

On the basis of end-users, VoLTE and VoWiFi market is segmented as 

  • residential users
  • commercial users

Global market of VoLTE and VoWiFi covers following geographies:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
  • Japan
  • Middle East & Africa

Report Highlights:

  • Detailed overview of parent market
  • Changing market dynamics in the industry
  • In-depth market segmentation
  • Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
  • Recent industry trends and developments
  • Competitive landscape
  • Strategies of key players and products offered
  • Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
  • A neutral perspective on market performance
  • Must-have information for market players to sustain and enhance their market footprint

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