521 operators have commercially launched LTE, LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro networks in 170 countries, according to data recently released by GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, in its latest update of the Evolution to LTE report. 74 mobile operators commercially launched 4G/LTE service in the past year. Bermuda, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Liberia, Myanmar, Samoa, and Sudan are amongst the latest countries to launch 4G/LTE.
738 operators are investing in LTE across 194 countries. This figure comprises 708 firm network deployment commitments in 188 countries (of which 521 networks have launched), and 30 pre-commitment trials in a further 6 countries.
GSA raised its forecast to 560 commercially launched LTE networks by end 2016.
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