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LTE to Account for 20.7% of All Handset Sales in 2017
Posted: 21-Sep-2012 [Source: Pyramid Research]

[Pyramid Research forecasts LTE handset sales to reach 490.5 million in 2017, a 73 percent CABR over 2012 levels.]

Cambridge, Mass. -- LTE handset sell through is expected to reach 490.5 million in 2017, a 73 percent CAGR over 2012 levels, and will account for 20.7 percent of all handset sales, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.

Research in Focus: LTE helps leaders in the communications industry identify emerging opportunities in LTE markets around the world. The first report, Global LTE Subscriptions to Reach 802m by 2017, is available in PowerPoint format and accompanied by an Excel file that contains all the data underlying the report. The report is available through an annual subscription with quarterly updates for $12,495 or as a one-off resource for $4,995.

Download an excerpt or purchase the report here.

For now, the majority of LTE subscriptions are for PCs, PC add-ons and tablets. However, by the end of the forecast period Pyramid Research expects handsets to account for the bulk of LTE subscriptions, especially in North America, Europe and developed Asian markets. By 2017, 82 percent of handset sales in South Korea, and 79 percent of handset sales in Japan, are expected to be LTE. In the U.S., LTE handsets will be 71 percent of total mobile handset sell-through.

A blend of primary research, market indicators and qualitative analysis, the Research in Focus series stays true to Pyramid's corporate objectives by offering comprehensive unparalleled coverage on emerging technologies, markets and business models, focusing on the topics that matter most to the key players in the global communications industry. Pyramid also offers Research in Focus: IPTV and Research in Focus: Smartphones.


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