LTE Networks show strong growth

The Global mobile Suppliers Association has published a report detailing the amount of LTE networks around the globe

January 5, 2012
LTE Data World

The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has published an update to its Evolution to LTE report, confirming that 49 LTE operators worldwide have now launched commercial services.

285 operators have committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies – 30 percent more than in mid 2011. The GSA report covers LTE FDD and LTE TDD system modes.

The GSA report confirms 226 firm commercial LTE network deployments – a 36 percent increase in 6 months – are in progress or planned in 76 countries, which includes 49 launched networks. Another 59 operators in 17 additional countries are engaged in LTE technology trials, tests or studies.

LTE World map

LTE World map

49 LTE networks – twice as many as 6 months ago – have launched commercial services in 29 countries, which include: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, UAE, Uruguay, USA, and Uzbekistan.

Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said: “The number of commercial networks more than doubled as operators obtained new spectrum, and many were also able to re-farm existing spectrum (particularly in the 1800 MHz band) for LTE deployment.”

LTE commercial network launches per year:

  • 2009 = 2 networks launched
  • 2010 = 15 networks launched
  • 2011 = 29 networks launched
  • 2012 = 3 networks launched (to January 3)
  • GSA forecast for end 2012 = 119 commercial LTE networks in over 50 countries

Tags: Active, alan hadden, gsa, LTE

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

Will you use an LTE service as a primary broadband connection if data costs are low enough?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Robbers prefer R10 over iPhone

Armed robbery

Four gun toting robbers who held up a man and his daughter in Durban refused an iPhone but instead took her handbag containing a paltry R10

2014 MyBroadband conference in photos

MyBroadband conference

The 2014 MyBroadband conference took place at Gallagher Estate on Tuesday, attracting a record crowd and hosting the top players in the telecommunications market

Monk in trouble for iPhone 6 photo

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcement with Tim Cook

A monk in northern Vietnam could face disciplinary measures after photos of him posing with an iPhone 6 – the latest model not officially on sale in the country

Google and Apple prepare for privacy battle

Android vs Apple - eating apple

A new battle is brewing over privacy for mobile devices, after moves by Google and Apple to toughen the encryption of their mobile devices sparked complaints from law enforcement

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)