233 operators, i.e. 40% are investing in LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro network technologies.
183 operators (31.5% of LTE operators) have commercially launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro networks in 87 countries.
Deployment of LTE-Advanced systems for UE Category 6 user devices (151 – 300 Mbps downlink) is a major trend.
Category 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 16 (the latter with peak downlink speed up to 1 Gbps) user devices are also 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 on January 30, 2017 https://gsacom.com/paper/gsa-evolution-lte-report-january-2017/
Complete details per operator are available in the Evolution to LTE report.
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