Topics Mobile Tech News Thursday, April 24

Headlines

Contact us


Site search:
complete archives list




Site Sponsors:


Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at Sidepon.com to save money.


4G LTE Connections to Hit 1.6 Billion in 2017
Posted: 09-Jan-2013 [Source: Strategy Analytics]

[Strategy Analytics predicts that LTE will overtake WCDMA as the largest revenue-generating wireless technology.]

Boston -- LTE will go mass market in 2013 as more countries join South Korea, the USA and Japan in pushing the technology aggressively into the smartphone market. The Strategy Analytics’ Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, “Worldwide Cellular User Forecasts and Outlook”, predicts there will be 1.6 billion LTE connections (excluding M2M) worldwide by 2017: 18 percent of the total market, but generating over 40 percent of service revenues.

Explosive growth in the last quarter helped to make 2012 a breakthrough year for LTE services as connections in the dominant markets of South Korea, the USA and Japan rocketed. There were 88 million connections on LTE networks at the end of 2012, with Strategy Analytics predicting this number will grow to 322 million in 2013 and 1.6 billion in 2017.

“The iPhone 5 helped propel the market forward in Q4 2012, but, due to its regionally focused frequency band choices, will create a short-term phenomenon of more LTE devices than connections on LTE networks,” commented Phil Kendall, Director of the Wireless Operator Strategies service and author of the report. “Nevertheless, the iPhone 5 has put further weight behind the increasingly strong support for LTE networks at 1800MHz, which will contribute to a doubling of global LTE coverage from 11% of the world’s population at the end of 2012 to 22% by end 2013.”

Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, Director of Strategy Analytics Mobile Broadband Opportunities service added, “Early adopter usage profiles and some premium pricing by operators creates an attractive revenue picture for LTE services in the medium term. Combined with strong device volumes and network expansion, LTE will overtake WCDMA in 2016 to become the largest revenue-generating technology in the wireless market.”

More...

Back to Headlines...

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

HTC One HTC One

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z

iPhone 5 iPhone 5

Kindle Fire HD Kindle Fire HD

Nokia N920 Nokia N920

Sony Xperia Sony Xperia

LG Optimus Quad-core LG Optimus Quad-core

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Droid Incredible 4G LTE Droid Incredible 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy S III Samsung Galaxy S III

HTC EVO 4G LTE HTC EVO 4G LTE

New iPad New iPad

Huawei Ascend D Quad Huawei Ascend D Quad

Nokia 808 PureView Nokia 808 PureView

Huawei Ascend P1 Huawei Ascend P1

Nokia 900 Nokia 900



 

Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2014 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC
webmaster@MobileTechNews.com