October 2017: The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has identified 54 countries that do not have a 4G LTE network. A map showing the countries and a full list has been published on the GSA web site at https://gsacom.com
“There are very few countries that have yet to launch commercial 4G/LTE service,” said Joe Barrett, President, GSA. “We refer to these countries as LTE Not-Spots and although some are small island countries, GSA believes that LTE will eventually be launched in every single country in the world.”
GSA has also published a graph of LTE network growth covering the 644 commercial LTE networks which was included in the latest “Evolution from LTE to 5G” report, both of which are available on the GSA web site.
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