Wednesday, 15 August 2018

LTE is motoring but there is plenty of gas left in the tank for HSPA

By Dan Warren, GSMA
Monday 10 May 10

'Operators will invest up to $72 billion globally in non-LTE mobile broadband technologies over the next 12 months.'

It has been a busy few months for the international mobile broadband market. In December TeliaSonera finally ended industry speculation by being the first mobile operator to deploy commercial LTE services in Stockholm and Oslo. At the Mobile World Congress in February, Verizon Wireless CTO Dick Lynch confirmed that his company is very much on track to follow suit and deploy LTE this year. NTT DoCoMo has also publically targeted this year for the launch of LTE and looks to be the first Asian operator to embrace the technology. These operators make up a tiny percentage of the total number of operators (86 to date) that have publically committed to, or are currently planning, future LTE network migration. LTE is motoring and will unite the vast majority of the world's mobile operators behind one mobile broadband technology platform…

It has been a busy few months for the international mobile broadband market. In December TeliaSonera finally ended industry speculation by being the first mobile operator to deploy commercial LTE services in Stockholm and Oslo. At the Mobile World Congress in February, Verizon Wireless CTO Dick Lynch confirmed that his company is very much on track to follow suit and deploy LTE this year. NTT DoCoMo has also publically targeted this year for the launch of LTE and looks to be the first Asian operator to embrace the technology. These operators make up a tiny percentage of the total number of operators (86 to date) that have publically committed to, or are currently planning, future LTE network migration. LTE is motoring and will unite the vast majority of the world's mobile operators behind one mobile broadband technology platform…

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