1800 MHz dominates LTE deployments and user devices ecosystem
April 23, 2014: GSA (the Global mobile Suppliers Association) has published its latest Status of the Global LTE1800 Market report with details of 120 commercially launched LTE1800 networks in 63 countries. 43% of LTE operators have used 1800 MHz (band 3) spectrum in their networks either as a single band system, or as part of a multi-band deployment. 1800 MHz is the prime band for LTE deployments worldwide, and will greatly assist international roaming for mobile broadband. Many more LTE1800 network deployments are in the pipeline.
1800 MHz now also has the largest user devices ecosystem. More terminals can operate in this band than in any other, representing over 37% of all LTE user devices. More than half of newly launched user terminals support operation in 1800 MHz spectrum. A total of 589 LTE1800 user devices have been announced, representing annual growth of 152%. Smartphones are the largest category.
The Status of the Global LTE1800 Market report published on April 22, 2014 is free for registered GSA website users to download from http://www.gsacom.com
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The Evolution to LTE report published by GSA on March 31, 2014 confirmed that 279 LTE networks have commercially launched in 101 countries. The report may be downloaded by registered site users via the link on http://www.gsacom.com
For the latest updates on the LTE devices ecosystem download the Status of the LTE Ecosystem report (March 19, 2014) via the link on http://www.gsacom.com
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