Friday, June 10, 2011
See "LTE Subscriptions Racing Ahead of Expectations" - here.
Fei Feng Seet, analyst, said: "We believe LTE adoption will take off more rapidly than expected, with more operators announcing network launches and existing players widening network coverage .. and as mobile data speeds increase, the idea of replacing fixed lines with wireless connections becomes more popular among consumers.” (See also - "Ofcom: 21% of Broadband Homes Use Mobile Broadband" - here).
The following chart may put these numbers in global perspective. According to a report by Infonetics Research - "The number of LTE subscribers is forecast by Infonetics to top 290 million by 2015" (while total number of subscribers will be close to the world population - 7B).
See "LTE equipment catches up to WiMAX; $245B to be spent on mobile equipment 2011–2015" - here.