GSA Evolution to LTE report: 480 LTE networks launched in 157 countries Rev. 1
January 26th, 2016 [5.2MB]
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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:
480 LTE networks are commercially launched in 157 countries.
409 operators deployed LTE using the FDD mode only
50 operators deployed LTE using the TDD mode only
21 operators deployed using both LTE FDD and TDD modes
104 operators commercially launched LTE service in 2015.
163 LTE operators are investing in LTE-Advanced deployments, studies or trials in 72 countries. 116 operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced networks in 57 countries.
118 operators in 56 countries are investing in VoLTE deployments, studies or trials. 46 operators have commercially launched VoLTE-HD voice service in 29 countries.
1800 MHz band 3 spectrum is in commercial service in 100 countries on 213 LTE networks (LTE1800) representing over 44% of all LTE networks globally.
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