LTE Subscribers to Exceed 100 Million Globally in 2013

IHS iSuppli Special Report Jan 2013

LTE subscribers are projected to surpass the 100-million mark this year and will reach 198.1 million in 2013, up 115% from 92.3 million last year, according to an IHS iSuppli Wireless Communications Special Report.

500K Outdoor Small Cells to be Deployed in 2013

ABI Research

ABI Research has forecasted that outdoor small cells will reach 500,000 units in 2013 in its latest report on outdoor small cells and carrier Wi-Fi Market Data. 1W and below small cell class will represent almost two-thirds of unit shipments in 2013, and continue to grow to overtake the higher power 5-10W microcell shipments during 2014.

Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges

Campbell, CALIFORNIA, January 16, 2013—Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its Small Cell and LTE Backhaul Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insights into operators’ current and future plans for outdoor small cells and backhaul.

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GSA: 145 LTE Networks in Commercial Service

GSA Report Jan 2013

GSA has confirmed that 145 operators have launched commercial services in 66 countries so far. GSA further reports that 104 new operators have committed to invest in LTE network deployments in 2012, raising the total number of committed operators to 330 in 104 countries.

ABI Research: 103M LTE Mobile Devices, 2M Femtocell Units Shipped in 2012

ABI Research

According to a new ABI Research finding, an estimated 103 Million 4G LTE mobile devices were shipped in 2012. Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones provided LTE-enabled handset shipments a substantial lift in 2012. LTE-enabled handset contribution was put to 91 million in 2012 and the balance came from other mobile devices.

LTE Smartphone Shipments to Grow Threefold Globally in 2013

4G

Global LTE smartphone shipments will grow threefold to reach 275 million units in 2013, reports Strategy Analytics. 90.9 million units are expected to be shipped in 2012.  Company forecasts that it will be a record year for 4G technology.

North America Adds 19M LTE Subscriptions in 12 Months

Global LTE Connections - Q3 2012

LTE subscriptions in North America has soared to 22.3 million, a increase of almost 19 million in 12 months at the end of the 3Q 2012. This represents 51 percent of all 43.7 million LTE connections worldwide, reports 4G Americas. 128 commercial LTE networks have been launched in 58 countries to date.

Report: 98% of Mobile Operators See Small Cells Essential for Networks

According to a latest small-cell market status report by Informa Telecoms & Media, 98% of mobile operator respondents believe small cells are essential for the future of their networks. Results are based on a survey with 280 respondents from around the world, although focused on Asia, Europe and North America and more than 30% of whom were operators.

Ericsson Mobility Report on The Pulse of The Networked Society

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report of November 2012, 14 million new mobile subscriptions were recorded in Q3 for a total of 676 million. Ericsson estimates that another 230 million mobile subscriptions will be added by 2018.

LTE, LTE-A AND 4G: the move to the Het Net

A Mobile Europe report on LTE, LTE-Advanced including state of market.

LTE in Russia: Recent Development indicators

The award of LTE-licenses to Russia’s major carriers in July 2012 promises to break the maturity of and bring new developments to the world’s six largest mobile market.

New Wireless Broadband Applications and Devices: Understanding the Impact on Networks

Mass market mobile wireless applications and devices for the subscribers have exploded in recent years.  The proliferation of new applications, devices and services has led to increased signaling and data traffic flowing through HSPA and LTE mobile broadband networks. 

Ericsson: LTE to cover half the world's population by 2017

Ericsson Report

A new Traffic and Market Report from Ericsson says that 85 percent of the world's population will have internet coverage via 3G by 2017 and there will be close to nine billion mobile subscriptions, compared to six billion by the end of 2011. Report expects mobile data traffic to grow by 15 times between 2011 and 2017.