40% of operators are investing in LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro network technologies.
166 operators (31% of LTE operators) have commercially launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro networks in 76 countries.
Deployment of LTE-Advanced systems for UE Category 6 user devices (151 – 300 Mbps downlink) is a major trend.
Category 9 user devices (301 – 450 Mbps downlink), Category 11 and Category 12 user devices (451 up to 600 Mbps DL and 100 Mbps UL) are announced in the market.
This report lists all LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro investments (deployments, launches, frequencies, trials, studies) together with the status of the supporting devices ecosystem, and is an extract from the Evolution to LTE report published by GSA on October 26, 2016.
Complete details per operator are available in the Evolution to LTE report https://gsacom.com/paper/gsa-evolution-lte-october-2016/