Global VoLTE Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Aug 2017
  • Pages: 71
  • SKU: IRTNTR13698

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This industry research report identifies AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, SK Telecom, and T-Mobile as the key vendors in the global VoLTE market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by market shares, value, forecasting, trends, technology (VoIMS, CSFB, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Overview of the global VoLTE market

Research analysis on the global VoLTE market identifies that the demand for quality over voice services will be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of the market. Technavio’s market research analysts predict that this market will grow at a CAGR of more than 47% by 2021. The benefit of VoLTE is that the quality of the call is better than 2G and 3G connections and there is more data transfer over 4G compared to 2G and 3G. Traditionally, voice networks transmit voice calls using 8 Kbps codec, but VoLTE transmits voice calls using 13 Kbps codec, which results in clearer phone calls compared with a typical cellular phone call. The efficiency of VoLTE is three times as much as 3G and six times as much as 2G. The voice calls are in HD quality and offer a much richer experience altogether. Fast, reliable, and richer services encourage subscribers to switch to VoLTE. The high-value mobile subscribers are ready and already willing to swap providers to avail VoLTE services.

The increasing adoption of LTE technology is one of the latest trends that will gain traction in the VoLTE market.  LTE is one of the latest technologies in the telecom space. It is widely adopted by telecom operators due to its advantages such as being the most efficient data-supported mobile technology and its high-level safety and security measures. TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) have signed a MoU for their joint commitment to the need to develop mission-critical public safety communication standards for LTE-based technology. Public safety networks in which the LTE technology has been implemented can respond to the demanding need for reliable voice and data connectivity at significant speeds with increased security measures.


Competitive landscape and key vendors

The VoLTE market consists of an extensive range of telecommunication providers and LTE equipment suppliers. The market is projected to grow rapidly due to the growth in the LTE deployment across the world. With all players focused on gaining maximum market shares, the competition among the players in this marketspace is quite intense.


The leading vendors in the market are –

  • AT&T
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Mobile  

The other prominent vendors in the market are Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, Bouygues Telecom, Celcom Axiata, Cisco, DNA, DTAC, Huawei, Kcell, KT, KPN, LG Uplus, Mavenir Systems, Mobile TeleSystems, Mobitel, Orange, Rogers Communications, Saudi Telecom Company, SFR, Smart Communications, Swisscom, Tata DoCoMo (Teleservices), TDC, Telekom Austria, Telenor, TELUS, Turkcell, and Vodafone.


Segmentation by technology and analysis of the VoLTE market

  • VoIMS
  • CSFB

During 2016, the VoIMS technology segment accounted for the major shares of the VoLTE market. Factors such as the advent of 5G networks and the virtualization and cloudification of IMS network functions, will contribute to the growth of this industry segment in the coming years.


Geographical segmentation and analysis of the VoLTE market

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA

This market study estimates that in terms of geographic regions, the Americas will be the major revenue contributor to the VoLTE market throughout the forecast period. The high level of awareness and the presence of public safety technologies in the region will drive the growth of the market. In addition, the increased penetration of mobile broadband and favourable conditions prevalent in North America will also fuel the market’s growth in this region.


Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be of the global VoLTE market in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global VoLTE market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global VoLTE market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global VoLTE market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global VoLTE market?
  • Trending factors influencing the market shares of the global VoLTE market in Americas, APAC, and EMEA.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global VoLTE market?

PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by technology

  • Global VoLTE market by technology
  • VoIMS
  • CSFB
  • Others

PART 07: Geographical segmentation

  • Global VoLTE market by geography 2016-2021
  • Americas
  • EMEA
  • APAC

PART 08: Decision framework

PART 09: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 10: Market trends

  • Enhanced efficiency of VoLTE device batteries
  • Incorporation of VoLTE with VoWi-Fi
  • Rising adoption of LTE technology

PART 11: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario

PART 12: Key vendor analysis

  • AT&T
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • SK Telecom
  • T-Mobile
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 13: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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