Global Mobile Broadband - The Fast Growth of LTE
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. 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 213 commercial networks already in operation as of September 2013.
This report provides a summary of 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.
Japan, South Korea, USA and Scandinavia are 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.