LTE in Industry Verticals: Market Opportunities and Forecasts 2014 – 2019


There is a rapidly growing demand for broadband-enabled data applications within certain vertical market segments including public safety, oil, gas and energy production, defense and others. Wireless infrastructure and support service providers are optimizing LTE as the technology of choice for general communications and various applications including remote data acquisition, video surveillance, multimedia PTT, and others for private LTE network deployments.

This report provides an in depth assessment of LTE in industry verticals including use cases, case studies, business case, value chain analysis, adoption timelines, and evaluation of key trends and drivers. The report includes forecasts for subscriptions and service revenue for 2012 to 2019 with sub-market data for the following industries: Manufacturing, Oil, Gas and Energy, Construction, Agriculture, Mining, Utilities, Transportation, Defense, Public Safety, Education and Distance Learning, Healthcare. Forecasts also include a breakdown by consumer and enterprise users.

Target Audience: 

Application Developers

Mobile network operators

Managed service companies

Mobile device manufacturers

Wireless infrastructure vendors

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) suppliers

WiMAX and WiFi infrastructure suppliers

Research and development organizations

Government officials and agencies globally

Enterprise companies and businesses of all types

Table of Contents:


1              Introduction       7

1.1          Executive Summary        7

1.2          Topics Covered 8

1.3          Key Questions Answered             9

1.4          Target Audience               10

1.5          Companies Mentioned 11

2              LTE Technology Overview            13

2.1          LTE RAN Technology (E-UTRAN)                14

2.2          EPC Technology                16

2.3          Interoperability with 2G/3G Systems      18

2.3.1      Mobile Data Only Service             18

2.3.2      LTE Data Service with 2G/3G Voice           18

2.3.3      Voice and Data Services over LTE              18

2.4          Interoperability with LMR Systems          19

2.5          LTE Advanced Support for Heterogeneous Commercial and LMR Networks          20

3              LTE Business Case in Vertical Industry Segments                25

3.1          Key Market Drivers         25

3.1.1      LTE vs. LMR         25

3.1.2      Security Features             27

3.1.3      Spectrum Flexibility        28

3.1.4      Economic Feasibility        29

3.1.5      Vendor Commitments   29

3.1.6      Support for Data Intensive and Low Latency Applications              31

3.1.7      Voice Interoperability    31

3.2          Key Barriers        31

3.2.1      Interoperability with Legacy Proprietary Solutions            31

3.2.2      The Private vs. Shared Commercial Network Debate       32

3.2.3      Device Challenges and Opportunities     33

3.3          The LTE in Industry Verticals Value Chain               39

4              Vertical Industry Segments         42

4.1          Manufacturing and Automation                42

4.1.1      IoT is the Driver for LTE Enterprise Growth           42

4.2          Oil and Gas         44

4.2.1      Critical Communication Needs in Remote Locations         44

4.2.2      Reliance on LMR Solutions           45

4.2.3      Data Applications and Economic Feasibility:  Is LTE the Answer?  45

4.2.4      Texas Energy Network (TEN): An operational M2M LTE Network for the Oil and Gas Industry      46

4.3          Construction      47

4.3.1      Communication Needs of a Huge Market             47

4.3.2      Case Study: LTE Enables Pepper Construction     48

4.4          Agriculture          49

4.4.1      Fundamental Aspect to National Economies        49

4.4.2      The GSMA mAgri Initiative           49

4.4.3      LTE Based M2M Solutions            49

4.5          Mining  50

4.5.1      LTE in Mining: Communications and Remote Monitoring                50

4.5.2      Case Study: Rio Tinto LTE Network           50

4.6          Utilities 51

4.6.1      Complimenting LMR Narrowband Communications         51

4.6.2      Extending Prospects to M2M     51

4.6.3      Enabling Smart Grid and Smart Meter Applications           51

4.7          Transportation  53

4.7.1      Cellular M2M in the Transportation Industry       53

4.7.2      Enabling Content Services            53

4.7.3      New Opportunities: Adverting on Public Transport           54

4.8          Defense               54

4.8.1      Technology is No Longer Driven by Military Needs and Funding  54

4.8.2      Leveraging Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Communications Equipment           55

4.8.3      U.S. Army LTE Trial           55

4.8.4      Naval Task Force Connectivity: U.S. Navy Adopts LTE       56

4.9          Public Safety      57

4.9.1      Endorsement as the Next Generation Public Safety Communication Technology               57

4.9.2      Transforming the Next Generation Command Center     59

4.9.3      Qatar MOI: Leveraging LTE for Real-Time Video Monitoring          59

4.10        Education and Distance Learning               60

4.10.1    The Importance of Internet Connectivity in Education    60

4.10.2    Community-wide LTE Networks                60

4.10.3    Learning from WiMAX: Past Success Stories         60

4.11        Healthcare          61

4.11.1    Transforming the Healthcare Industry    61

4.11.2    LTE and Mobile Video: The Future of E-Healthcare           61

5              Key Trends in LTE and Industry Verticals                62

5.1          Critical Infrastructure     62

5.1.1      U.S Nationwide Private LTE Network: Synergies with Public Safety LTE    62

5.1.2      Private Deployments Targeting Critical Infrastructure      62

5.2          Municipal Networks       63

5.2.1      Prospects of Municipal LTE Networks     63

5.2.2      Case Study: Swindon Borough Council    63

5.3          M2M     64

5.3.1      2G/3G Market Penetration         64

5.3.2      The LTE Era for M2M      65

5.4          LMR vs. LTE: Complement or Replace     66

5.5          LTE in the Traditional Enterprise Segment             67

5.5.1      Serving the Needs of the Traditional Enterprise 67

5.5.2      Mobile Workforce           67

5.5.3      Improving In-Building Coverage: LTE Small Cells 68

5.6          Adoption Timeline by Vertical Industry Segment               68

5.6.1      Oil, Gas and Energy Production  68

5.6.2      Construction      68

5.6.3      Agriculture          69

5.6.4      Mining  69

5.6.5      Utilities 69

5.6.6      Transportation  69

5.6.7      Defense               69

5.6.8      Public Safety      69

5.6.9      Education            70

5.6.10    Healthcare          70

6              Market Analysis and Forecasts   71

6.1          The Global LTE Market: 2014 – 2019          71

6.1.1      Global LTE Subscriptions: 2014 – 2019       71

6.1.2      Global LTE Service Revenue: 2014 – 2019                72

6.1.3      Consumer and Enterprise LTE Subscriptions Compared: 2014 – 2019          73

6.1.4      Consumer and Enterprise LTE Service Revenue Compared: 2014 – 2019   74

6.1.5      Global LTE Subscriptions by Vertical Segment: 2014 – 2019             75

6.1.6      Global LTE Service Revenue by Vertical Segment: 2014 – 2019      76

List of Figures

Figure 1: LTE RAN Architecture   14

Figure 2: LTE EPC Architecture    17

Figure 3: HetNet Toplogy              21

Figure 4: Growth of Connected Devices   34

Figure 5: LTE Value Chain: Traditional Enterprise and Vertical Segments  39

Figure 6: LTE Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry       46

Figure 7: Cellular Network Integration in a Smart Grid Setup        52

Figure 8: Public Safety LTE Network         58

Figure 9: Global LTE Subscriptions: 2014 – 2019 (Millions)               71

Figure 10: Global LTE Service Revenues: 2014 – 2019 ($ Billion)    72

Figure 11: Consumer and Enterprise LTE Subscriptions Compared: 2014 – 2019 (Millions)                73

Figure 12: Consumer vs. Enterprise LTE Service Revenues 2014 – 2019 ($ Billion)    74

Figure 13: Global LTE Subscriptions by Vertical Industry 2014 – 2019 (Thousands)                75

Figure 14: Global LTE Service Revenue by Vertical Industry 2014 – 2019 ($ Billion)               76

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RFID – Radio Frequency Identification

What is RFID?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a wireless technology used for transmitting the identity of person, object, or entity in the form of a unique serial number from one device to another.

RFID can be further classified into two categories:

  • Passive RFID – It requires manual scanning or labeling to capture the identification data.
  • Active RFID – It does automatic scanning and transmits the data to RFID enabled devices.

RFID enabled devices stores information that is passed to readers. The readers are connected to the network where the information is authenticated.

RFID enabled devices and readers are connected to the network, thereby enabling tracking and data sharing.

  • Wireless technology
  • Transmits Information
  • Enables authentication, tracking and data sharing.

How RFID works?

  • Hardware: Tags and Readers
  • Software: Local Server
  • Information Systems: Enterprise Integration, and supply chain management

Advantages of RFID:

  • Patient safety
  • Ensures five rights of medication
  • Patients privacy is ensured

Disadvantages of RFID:

  • Security concerns
  •  Resistance to change
  •  Privacy of nurses
  •  High Cost
  •  Interference with other devices
  •  Difficult to extract


Example of RFID – RFID in action:

RFID reader at the hospital test lab identifies the time and location the sample was actually taken. RFID technology is used for capturing an accurate and reliable sample collection time, as well as validating the proper collection location.

A reusable plastic hangtag or printed paper label can house a standard RFID device.  In turn, a RFID enabled device can store blood sample. The patient information is written on this RFID tag and affixed to the sample, enabling the technician to accurately identify sample collection time and location as well as its arrival time in the lab. The Lab tech places the blood product sample into the freezer, and calls for the test sample to be transported to a blood testing laboratory for the analysis. Each step of the critical processes is automatically tracked by the RFID system (time/location the sample put into the freezer, time sample was picked up by the delivery service, and time sample was delivered to the final lab).

One of the critical steps in blood-sample handling, which affects the freshness of the sample is the environmental conditions that the sample was exposed to during the transportation of the sample as well as the waiting times before processing the sample. The RFID integrated temperature monitoring device (example picture shown is ThermAssure by Evidencia) allows tracking of the sample temperature tracking during transportation  and storage, thus ensuring the freshness of the sample before actual testing. This is a great quality assurance feature which can be used for all types of hospital sample-testing processes conducted by outside labs.


RFID Journal’s ninth annual event will focus on helping health-care providers understand how the technology can help them improve patient safety, hospital operations and supply chain efficiencies.

This event will be the premier industry event focused on the use of radio frequency identification technology within the health-care industry. The event will feature leading hospital executives explaining how they employ RFID to improve asset-utilization rates, reduce expenses and improve patient outcomes, and will provide a unique learning experience for health-care executives. Early adopters will share the results of real-world deployments, and answer questions regarding the benefits they have achieved with RFID.

About RFID Journal

RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information regarding radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide—online and at face-to-face events. 

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My journey from pregnancy to motherhood

Let me start narrating my journey from the very beginning when I just came to know that very soon I was going to be a mommy. I was super excited and, at the same time super nervous. Lots of things started creeping in my belly apart from the biological ones of course. I was thrilled and I was overjoyed at my first experience of “Mommyhood” but at the same time I was pretty scared thinking about the whole pregnancy thing. Although I very well knew that I was very well prepared for welcoming a new life in my family but I was not so sure about how I was going to overcome this journey of finally becoming a mother and hold my little baby in my hands. One thing which irritated me the most was that all my known elders (and even seniors in the stage of motherhood) were always ready with a thousand odd uninvited suggestions at hand. Don’t do this….don’t do that…..don’t….don’t…..don’t!!!! Apart from this, people staring at you, the daily morning sickness, the constant fear of your baby’s well being, improper sleep and things that bring discomfort in your daily schedule.

Mom n baby

Mom n baby

But my journey would remain incomplete if I don’t share the unimaginable feeling of becoming a mother of the most beautiful baby girl in the world. That feeling truly can’t be expressed in words. It was just amazing. That beautiful moment made me realize that all the pain and discomfort one goes through during pregnancy is worth it. All the things I hated about pregnancy like the mood swings, the fear, the nervousness, my fat belly, the stretch marks, morning sickness, the terribly fitting clothes, and many such things just vanish away and have no importance the moment you hold your baby in your hands. That time I felt that every second of my journey of motherhood was worth the end. My own experience will make me say that it’s the best feeling in the world. So, trust me all you ladies just don’t fear of being pregnant because you just can’t imagine the happiness you are going to experience the moment you touch and hold your baby. Just take care of yourself and your health and enjoy your motherhood. Great feelings when being a mother first time. My hubby also having best experience whiles my pregnancy stage.

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Yet another alternative to test breast cancer

Quest Diagnosis, a medical testing company, announced recently of developing a new genetic test to  diagnose breast cancer. The test has been named as BRC Advantage.

While reading this news, my mind took me into my childhood memories. I was 8 when my loving grandmother passed away. She died at a very early age of 50 as she was late in diagnosing her breast cancer. If she was a little more aware about the various breast cancer tests available, she might have lived longer.

Womens Health

Womens Health

The new test developed is capable of identifying BRCA1 (BReast CAncer gene one) and BRCA2 (BReast CAncer gene two), genes responsible for normal growth and functioning of the breast cells. But any kinds of abnormalities (mutations) in these cells can lead to an increased risk of breast or ovarian cancer.

Earlier a company, Myriad Genetics had a patent on these two BRCA genes which gave the company an exclusive holding on testing any mutations in these genes.

But a recent US Supreme Court ruling has invalidated this patent thus making the two BRCA genes available to other companies for developing their own tests. Breast Cancer Therapies Markets

And why not? A naturally occurring gene is a nature’s product and not a mere patent. And very  soon the Supreme Court’s decision seems to be showing results with Quest Diagnosis coming with its first such test called BRC Advantage. The test is currently available in 49 US states and more than 2100 service centers. Quest Diagnosis hopes to increase the availability of these tests at high risking populations.

Reading about this new breast cancer test, questions still keep pouring in my mind that even after enough number of tests available, are we women actually aware about them?

Staying fit at 45

Fitness over 40 is a matter of growing concern among most women turning 40 or nearing the menopausal age. In the mid-40s, women experience some physical and emotional changes as a result of the many hormonal changes taking place; thus causing an end to body’s reproductive capability. There are also common complaints of problems like uncomfortable knee, back ache, or hip and joint pain.

women health

women health

Before undergoing any fitness program, it is always considered beneficial to consult a doctor to know about the most suitable program according to the needs of your body. Be firm but not strict about a fitness regime. Reduce the risks of stress and thereby getting ill, and improve overall health with a consistent and well-designed fitness program.

Increasing physical fitness will result in strengthening of muscles to support joints and reduce arthritis pain and other aches. Another common and simple way to improve upon one’s health is including enough raw fruits and vegetables in her diet, drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water as well as to lessen the daily consumption of white flour and sugar.

Lack of physical exercise also halts the body’s natural decline in mid forties posing a greater risk of conditions like obesity, blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac problems, stroke and cancer related problems.

Among women, mid-40s is a crucial point in life and a time when muscle mass begins to decrease and fat begins building up. It is a time when aging process begins to speed up. During this critical time, if we neglect our exercise routine then it cause severe health hazards.

Walking is one of the simplest and the best forms of exercise, which should not be neglected and necessarily put into a woman’s daily routine. Fitness over 40, Hormonal changes in a woman’s body during the mid-40s age can also cause reduced bone strength but if you are staying fit, this can be easily encountered.

Can we imagine cats and monkeys providing way for HIV vaccine?

A scientist at the University of Florida recently discovered that cats will provide future evidence for HIV vaccine. University’s immunology professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Janet Yamamoto, who has 30 years of experience in the study of feline immunodeficiency virus or FIV, has found a common region in FIV and HIV. He describes the region to be an element of protein critical for its survival which may also become a solution to the HIV vaccine.

Yamamoto, when discovered the FIV in 1986, believed it to be quite unlike to HIV because only protein sequences were found to be similar between the two virus species.

But now she has found a protein on the FIV to be generating an immune response in blood from people infected with HIV. These findings were also published in the Virology Journal.

She believed that her efforts to develop HIV vaccines were based on some antibodies used in flu vaccines instead of T-cells. She also found a region on the FIV where these T-cells can be activated to produce more of these cells that in turn killed HIV-infected cells. The region was consistent and thus also very important in finding a vaccine that can protect people from HIV.

Since HIV viruses change very frequently so an area was needed on virus which doesn’t change. Dr. Mobeen Rathore, director of the HIV research Centre in the university has also studied the research and found that although the virus was smarter than the vaccine; there are chances that the reverse can also become true, which can be found by carrying forward the research on cats.

Yamamoto was pretty optimistic about the research being successful in cats and thus succeeded in discovering the first FIV vaccine in the year 2002.

She also said that prior to testing the vaccine in humans; it must also be tested in monkeys. Simian immunodeficiency virus or SIV, which infects monkeys, has also been identified with a similar protein region. She also considered the cat and the monkey models (which were being used for the development of a vaccine for humans) to be quite instinctive but different from the development of smallpox from cowpox vaccine. She thinks that even if animal studies go well, still researchers will take at least five years to reach a level where it can be studied on humans. Yakamoto said she would surely like to witness that as she was the one who started the whole chapter.

Will we actually be able to prevent HIV with the help of cats and monkeys in the next five years? Or is this just another research? Let us wait for the next few years and find out.
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Influential Women in India: the list is unending

Even being equal in terms of population with men in India, women in India still lag behind in terms of facilities provided to them in terms of education, health care, jobs, etc and they have to strive hard to get that. But the picture seems to be changing with women now liberating themselves from irrational traditions and superstitions and getting equally educated as men so that they can also stand on a par with men and even above them.

The women in India are creating their mark everywhere both in professional and public sphere. You name any sector from media & entertainment to business to politics to philanthropy, women and their skills are effective in every sphere. Along with playing her role as an efficient homemaker as well as showcasing her talents outside home, Indian women have proved that they are no less than men.

If we start quoting examples of the influential women in India who prove to be efficient role models as well, the list will be unending. Beginning from Saina Nehwal, the world’s number 5 badminton player, who has been influential in changing the attitude of many towards sports and motivated thousands of young girls to make a career in sports by winning many laurels including the Khel Ratna award.

Kiran Majaumdar Shaw, Chairman and MD of Biocon, was declared as India’s richest women in the year 2004. She started her company with a meagre amount of just Rs. 10,000 and with her efforts made it Asia’s largest biopharma company.

In banking and bourses sectors also, women like Chitra Rama Krishna (MD of National Stock Exchange) or Chanda Kocher (CEO of ICICI bank) have shown incredible dedication to their work and become the top notches in their respective fields.

In terms of earning money also, women are no less. Kareena Kapoor Khan, the most sought after face in Bollywood, is the highest paid female celebrity in the Indian film industry with annual earnings of more than 70 crores in year 2012 via box office and endorsements. As like Anjali Kalan also built on the premise that reading is valuable, capable of stirring emotions and firing the imagination. Whether you’re looking for new market research report product trends or competitive industry analysis of a new or existing market, Aarkstore Market Research Pvt Ltd has the best resource offerings and the expertise to make sure you get the right product every time.

The list of women playing their role doesn’t just end to making money. There are many others like Sudha Murthy, Nita Ambani, Medha Patkar who are making them recognised because of their philanthropic contributions to the Indian society.