SOURCE: 4G Americas

4G Americas

May 16, 2013 13:19 ET

4G Americas Reports 100 Million LTE Connections Worldwide -- 57 Million LTE Connections in the U.S. and Canada

172 LTE Networks in 70 Countries -- 250 LTE Networks Expected by Year-End

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) -  4G Americas reports that the number of LTE connections worldwide will pass 100 million this week, according to estimates by Informa Telecoms & Media, with the U.S. and Canada capturing 57 million subscriptions of that global total. There are 172 operators in 70 countries with LTE networks and more than 250 commercial LTE networks are expected by the end of this year.

"Canada and the U.S. continue to outpace the world in LTE connections with a hefty 57 percent of all LTE connections," stated Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. "We are pleased to report that 20 Latin American operators have commercially deployed LTE networks and the number of connections in the region is quickly increasing."

Global

  • 172 commercial LTE networks today; 250 commercial LTE networks expected by the end of 2013
  • Over 450 total commitments to LTE deployment by wireless operators to date
  • 68 million LTE connections at the end of 2012; 100 million as of May 2013, representing an increase of nearly 50 percent in five months
  • Nearly a doubling of connections forecast in 2013 to 134 million LTE connections
  • LTE connections are forecast to reach 1 billion by early 2018

North America

  • 22 commercial LTE networks deployed in Canada and U.S.
  • 38 million LTE connections at the end of 2012; 57 million LTE connections as of May 2013 with 57 percent global market share

Latin America

  • 20 commercial LTE networks in 9 countries: Antigua & Barbuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Uruguay
  • More than 136,000 LTE connections (May 2013)
  • Forecast 2 million LTE connections at the end of 2013

4G Americas maintains a current list of HSPA, HSPA+ and LTE Global Deployments on its website. For more information and to view a variety of statistical charts on the 3GPP family of technologies, visit www.4gamericas.org. LTE subscriber and forecast data is from Informa Telecoms & Media World Cellular Information Service (WCIS+).

Additional information on LTE is available in free white papers on the 4G Americas website.

About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.

4G Americas' Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, BlackBerry, Cable & Wireless, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Gemalto, HP, Mavenir, Nokia Siemens Networks, Openwave Mobility, Powerwave, Qualcomm, Rogers, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.

Contact Information

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    4G Americas
    Vicki Livingston
    +1 262 242 3458
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