LTE to be leading mobile systems tech by 2020 with 44.5% share
LTE (including LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro) is forecast to be the leading mobile systems technology by 2020 with 44.5% (3.8 billion) share of total global mobile subscriptions.
Already more users connect to 4G/LTE subscriptions than any other technology. For example, in Q4 2015 LTE subscriptions increased by 155.9 million, which was 75% higher than 3G/WCDMA-HSPA subscriptions growth of 89.2 million. GSM subscriptions fell by over 141 million in the same period.
The worldwide total number of LTE subscriptions is forecast to pass 3G/WCDMA-HSPA subscriptions during 2020.
Subscriptions data courtesy of Ovum. Analysis by GSA