GSA Evolution to LTE report: 494 LTE networks commercially launched in 162 countries
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April 8th, 2016
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The Evolution to LTE report confirms the status of the LTE market worldwide including LTE, LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro network deployments (FDD and TDD), commercial service launches, the user devices ecosystem, subscriptions growth, regulatory developments including spectrum allocations, VoLTE, APT700, LTE Broadcast, and highlights the main industry facts and trends.
The report is based upon GSA primary research and industry contacts and is our independent assessment and analysis of the LTE market status, supported by facts and metrics.
This report confirms:
494 LTE networks are commercially launched in 162 countries.
422 operators deployed LTE using the FDD mode only
51 operators deployed LTE using the TDD mode only
21 operators deployed using both LTE FDD and TDD modes
175 LTE operators are investing in LTE-Advanced deployments, studies or trials in 76 countries. 127 operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro networks in 61 countries.
126 operators in 60 countries are investing in VoLTE deployments, studies or trials. 55 operators have commercially launched VoLTE-HD voice service in 34 countries.
1800 MHz band 3 spectrum is in commercial service in 104 countries on 226 LTE networks (LTE1800) representing over 45% of all LTE networks globally.