LTE Operators Get Ready to Support Roaming

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1Q 2014 | IN-1018504

 

LTE Commercial Services Up and Running… But What About Roaming?

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As reported in a recent ABI Research press release on mobile subscriber adoptions, worldwide LTE-related subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013 and are expected to grow at a CAGR of 43.6% between 2013 and 2019, to exceed 2 billion. By the end of 2013, LTE-TDD subscribers accounted for 5% of the LTE market, while 94.2% of the LTE market was taken up by LTE-FDD.

This subscriber growth is remarkable, but it is even more remarkable to see this LTE subscriber growth taking place in multiple markets at the same time. ABI Research estimates that, at the end of December 2013, there were 260 commercial LTE networks around the world. Among the LTE subscription growth, Asia-Pacific contributes the most with a 49% share. The second greatest contributor is North America, with an 18% share.

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