LTE Case Studies & Reports

915 Million LTE Subscribers Globally by the End of 2016

in News, Report, IDATE, LTE
4G LTE

Analysts IDATE predicts more than 915 million LTE subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2016 and expects first billion to be exceeded during 2017. Asia-Pacific is expected to represent a sizeable 41.6% of the total, North America 21.6%, Africa/Middle East 7.5%, Eastern Europe 4.9% and Western Europe 15.8%. 

Ericsson: 4.5 Billion Smartphone Subscriptions by End of 2018

in Blog, Report, Ericsson, 4G, LTE
4G

Mobile-data traffic will continue to grow significantly in the coming years. According to latest Ericsson Mobility Report, Video makes up the largest segment of data traffic in networks, and it is expected to grow around 60 percent annually up until the end of 2018.

Smartphones to converge with tablets and replace games consoles

in Report, press-release, S21, 4G, LTE

Oxford, UK – 28 May 2013. By analysing trends, tech website S21 (http://www.s21.com) predicts that in 2014 smartphones, phablets and tablets will merge into a device with a screen size of 6 inches.

Performance comparison of 2 GHz satellite-terrestrial network and 700 MHz LTE network for PPDR services

in Report, press-release, LS telcom, LTE

21st May, 2013 - Lichtenau. LS telcom, the world’s largest supplier of independent spectrum management solutions, today announces the publication of a report comparing the use of 2 GHz and 700 MHz for public protection and disaster relief (PPDR) networks.

474 New LTE Devices Launched in Past Year

in Blog, Report, GSA, LTE
4G

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) reports that 97 manufacturers have announced 821 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants. Of these, 474 new LTE user devices were launched in the past year. 

LTE Subscribers to Exceed 100 Million Globally in 2013

in Blog, Report, iSuppli, LTE
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

in Blog, Report, ABI Research, Small Cell, LTE
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

in Report, press-release, Small Cell, LTE

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.

ANALYST NOTE

GSA: 145 LTE Networks in Commercial Service

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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

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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.