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LTE-Advanced is now a mainstream mobile technology
According to GSA data, 521 operators have now commercially launched LTE, LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro networks in 170 countries and 147 of these operators (37%) have deployed LTE-Advanced while 9 of these operators have commercially launched LTE-Advanced Pro. LTE-Advanced has now moved into mainstream deployments and GSA has raised its forecast to 560 LTE network deployments by the end of 2016.
Since the beginning of 2016, 74 mobile operators have commercially launched 4G/LTE service and countries such as Bermuda, Gibraltar, Jamaica, Liberia, Myanmar, Samoa, and Sudan are the most recent to gain access to 4G-LTE mobile broadband.
For those people looking for a more focused LTE read – GSA has produced 6 Snapshots and a number of graphs and maps that have been pulled from the Evolution to LTE report on the following topics:
The 1800 MHz band (b3) is the most widely used contiguous band in 4G-LTE commercially launched systems deployments worldwide. The second most popular contiguous band is 2.6 GHz (b7), followed closely by 800 MHz (b20) then AWS (b4). Band 40 is the most commonly used spectrum for LTE TDD deployments. Download the for full details.
Narrow Band IoT continues to be a hot topic in the industry and has consistently featured in the top 10 ranking of downloads from the GSA web site during 2016. GSA published a white paper on from Rohde & Schwarz this month.
Other popular downloads last month include:
The Top Member reports for July were:
New GSA Members
GSA would also like to welcome two new companies to GSA: Radisys Corporation as a new GSA Member and Syniverse as an Associate of GSA.
The GSA Team.