GSA confirms over 250 LTE networks now launched
December 18, 2013 – GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, confirmed today that 251 LTE networks in 93 countries are now commercially launched.
The number of countries with LTE service has grown 45% this year. LTE service has been introduced to 29 new countries so far in 2013. China is the newest market following the commercial launch today by China Mobile of its LTE TDD (TD-LTE) network.
Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said: “Approaching half of the global total of LTE networks in service will have been launched during this year alone.”
The full list of 251 commercially launched LTE networks is available on the GSA website for registered site users to download. Visit www.gsacom.com and follow the link to the Interim Evolution to LTE report: 251 commercially launched LTE operators.
Full details of all LTE market developments including network deployments and service launches worldwide will be included in the next update of the authoritative Evolution to LTE report, which will be published by GSA shortly. The Evolution to LTE report is the most widely read and referenced source of information about LTE for the industry and is a free download for registered site users.
Registration page for new users: http://www.gsacom.com/user/register
Numerous charts, maps etc. confirming the progress of mobile broadband developments including LTE are also available on the home page and at www.gsacom.com/news/statistics
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) represents GSM/EDGE, WCDMA-HSPA and LTE suppliers, providing reports, facts, analysis and information explaining market developments and trends. Through its website GSA supports a global community including 61,000 registered users from the telecoms industry and new sectors who are exploring new business opportunities or operational benefits when using LTE, including from energy/utilities, transport, medical, publishing, entertainment, broadcasting, aviation, and the automotive industries.
GSA LinkedIN Group: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2313721
LTE1800 LinkedIN Group www.linkedin.com/groups?=&gid=3129390
LTE TDD LinkedIN Group www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3978061
LTE User Devices LinkedIN Group: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4759091
5G LinkedIN Group: www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=5089259