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GSA confirms LTE investments by telecoms operators in more than 100 countries

The GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has published an update to its Evolution to LTE report which confirms 338 telecoms operators in 101 countries have committed to commercial LTE network deployments or are engaged in trials, technology testing or studies. The report covers LTE FDD and LTE TDD technologies.

280 operators have made firm commitments to deploy commercial LTE networks in 90 countries. A further 58 operators in 11 more countries are in a pre-commitment stage and are engaged in LTE technology trials, tests or studies.

89 LTE operators have now launched commercial services in 45 countries. This figure includes 9 commercial LTE TDD systems which are launched in Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden and the UK. [continues after image]

63 operators have launched commercial LTE services in the past 12 months.

By the end of 2012 GSA forecasts there will be 150 commercial LTE networks operating in 64 countries.

LTE commercial network launches per year:

  • 2009 = 2 networks launched
  • 2010 = 15 networks launched (year-end cumulative total = 17)
  • 2011 = 30 networks launched (year-end cumulative total = 47)
  • 2012 to July 11th = 42 networks launched (total to date = 89)
  • GSA end 2012 outlook = raised again, to 150 networks in 64 countries

GSA re-affirms LTE as the fastest developing mobile system technology ever.

The Evolution to LTE report is researched and published by GSA and provides a concise update of the business drivers, objectives and targets for LTE – Long Term Evolution and the evolved packet system, including network operator commitments, deployments, launches, trials, the growing eco-system including device availability, spectrum requirements and developments, Voice over LTE developments, standardization activities including LTE-Advanced, and more.

The Evolution to LTE report is available as a free download to registered site users at www.gsacom.com/gsm_3g/info_papers

Registration page to download this and other reports, papers, charts, etc. www.gsacom.com/php/register_form

Numerous charts and maps depicting the mobile broadband market, growth and trends including LTE are available at www.gsacom.com/news/statistics

About GSA

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) represents leading GSM, 3G/WCDMA-HSPA and LTE suppliers, delivering trusted own-researched surveys, reports, facts, stats, objective analysis and information confirming and explaining mobile communications technology and market developments, trends, evolution and opportunities.

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GSA member organizations: Aeroflex • BelAir Networks • Bytemobile • Ericsson • Huawei • inCode • mimoOn • Nokia • Nokia Siemens Networks • Qualcomm • Renesas Mobile • Sony Ericsson • ST-Ericsson • Talking Eye • Telcordia Technologies

Members: Aeroflex · Alcatel-Lucent · Broadcom · Ericsson · Expway · Huawei · inCode · mimoOn · Nokia · Qualcomm · SpiderCloud Wireless · Talking Eye ·
Associate: Analysys Mason · CATR (China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT) · Philips · Rohde & Schwarz ·

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Last Updated: December 19, 2014