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BuddeComm Intelligence Report - Global LTE Trends, Statistics and Leading Markets

LTE has become the fastest-developing mobile system technology and many countries around the world are either trialling or deploying 4G LTE networks. At the start of the year it was expected there would be over 200 LTE networks in commercial operation worldwide by the end of 2013. This forecast is well on track with 222 commercial networks already in operation as of October 2013. Spending on LTE infrastructure spending may diminish temporarily towards the end of 2014 as many operators finish up their initial LTE deployments.

This BuddeComm Intelligence report provides information and statistics on the overall global LTE market and includes valuable insights into the countries which are leading in terms of LTE development, written by BuddeComm's Senior Analysts.

Latest developments:

There is no doubt that LTE is going to take a prime position in broadband developments. With competitively priced services, innovative smartphones and an increasing range of very innovative apps this market is set to continue to boom. Japan, South Korea, USA and Scandinavia are just some of the leading markets in terms of LTE. Voice-Over LTE (VoLTE) is an emerging service on LTE networks, particularly in the USA and South Korea.

Companies mentioned in this report:

AT&T Mobility; Clearwire; Ericsson; Huawei; KDDI; Metro PCS; Nokia Siemens Network; NTT DoCoMo; Softbank; Sprint; T-Mobile; TDC; T-Mobile; Telenor; TeliaSonera; US Cellular; Verizon; ZTE.


1. Synopsis
2. Will LTE steal the broadband revolution?
3. Market summary
3.1 Subscriptions and deployments
3.2 Regional market share
3.3 Growing interest in TD-LTE (TDD)
3.4 VoLTE
4. Examples of leading LTE markets
4.1 USA
4.1.1 Operators
4.2 South Korea
4.2.1 South Korea and VoLTE
4.3 Japan
4.3.1 Japan and LTE-Advanced
4.4 China
4.5 Germany
4.6 United Kingdom
4.6.1 H3
4.6.2 EE
4.6.3 O2
4.6.4 Vodafone
4.6.5 Other developments
4.6.6 Regulatory issues
4.7 France
4.7.1 Bouygues Telecom
4.7.2 SFR
4.7.3 Orange
4.7.4 Other players
4.8 Scandinavia
4.8.1 Norway
4.8.2 Sweden
4.8.3 TeliaSonera
4.8.4 H3
4.8.5 Tele2
5. Other recent insights
5.1 Turkey on the cusp of LTE
5.2 LTE services launched, facilitating mobile broadband in Mauritius
5.3 LTE in South Africa
5.4 Angola: Billions of US$ in investments into LTE and fibre in 2013-15
5.5 Fibre and LTE propel broadband in the UAE
5.6 Moldova among Europe's leading markets for mobile technologies
5.7 Estonia remains among leading European nations for LTE
6. Related reports
Table 1 Worldwide LTE subscribers 2011 - 2018
Table 2 Worldwide LTE growth 2010 - 2013
Table 3 Regional market share of LTE subscriptions 2012
Table 4 Verizon Wireless LTE device sales 2011 - 2012
Table 5 South Korea - LTE mobile subscribers by operator 2011 2013
Table 6 Japan LTE subscribers 2010 - 2013
Table 7 NTT DoCoMo LTE roadmap 2011 2013; 2015
Table 8 Sweden - LTE subscribers 2010 - 2013
Exhibit 1 LTE definition
Exhibit 2 TD-LTE commercial networks launched early 2013
Exhibit 3 Long-term evolution (LTE) roadmap in Japan 2008 - 2012

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