The report notes that a number of significant TD-LTE network deployments have occurred in the past three years, such as Sprint in The U.S., Bharti Airtel in India, and SoftBank in Japan, as a result of spectrum availability and decreased deployment costs. For example, China based vendor, Huawei signed a US$45.0 Million contract with Italian ISP Tiscali in September 2016. On the other hand, Ericsson also holds a significant share of the global TD-LTE ecosystem market, capitalizing on upcoming deployment opportunities in both Asia Pacific and Europe.
The report finds that equipment-wise, macro cells have considerably more demand than small cells, whereas on the basis of device type, notebooks deliver the maximum revenue share of the market, than other segments including PCs, smartphones, routers, and tablets. Geographically, North America currently is the most lucrative regional market, although Asia Pacific offers widespread opportunities too.