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Analysis of global LTE pattern: led by Verizon today, who will take the lead in 2016

today's wireless industry is returning to its original stage: countries around the world are closely embracing LTE technology and creating a globally shared technical standard for the first time since analog technology. At the same time, there is no doubt that countries around the world have unanimously moved towards LTE technology, because LTE technology claims faster speed, higher network efficiency, lower equipment cost through economies of scale, and can provide broader support for suppliers and operators. According to the statistics of consulting agency signals and systems Telecom, in February, there were 52 officially commercial LTE networks in the world, and there were more than 300 LTE supporting devices on the market

which operators will be at the forefront of this technology? How many LTE users and devices are currently on the market? Most importantly, where will the future go

fiercebroadbandwireless' report has made accurate predictions for the future LTE market. These figures help highlight the initial development of the industry and its growth potential

thanks to Verizon, North America dominates the global LTE industry

according to the statistics of signals and systems Telecom, North America accounted for 83% of the global LTE equipment shipments in 2011. The number of global LTE users reached 6.4 million at the end of the fourth quarter of 2011. Signals and systems Telecom said that the United States and Japan accounted for 72% and 23% of the total LTE users respectively. Driven by the early release of Vodafone, T-Mobile and Telefonica O2, Germany ranks third in the number of users, with about 150000 LTE users, accounting for 2% of the total number of users

Figure 1: distribution of global LTE equipment shipments in 2011

of course, the biggest driving factor for LTE in the United States is Verizon Wireless at present. Verizon Wireless announced the LTE network deployment plan as early as 2007, bidding to purchase 700MHz frequency band from FCC at about US $10billion. Verizon launched LTE network at the end of 2010, and has been expanding the market since then. Now, Verizon's LTE network has covered more than 200million people

Figure 2: distribution of LTE user market share of operators

"Verizon's pricing strategy, which is not based on technical suggestions and combines objective factors such as your actual needs, on-site working environment and the characteristics of materials that are usually tested, reflects the ambitious strategy of this operator to alleviate the congestion of 3G network facilities by attracting as many users as possible." James be2, an analyst at signals and systems Telecom, and nnett, an LCD Chinese character display, commented. "This strategy not only helps Verizon attract the largest number of users, but also helps operators improve economies of scale by purchasing a large number of LTE devices."

in fact, Verizon seems to be extremely hungry to move its users from the aging 3G network to the LTE Network - this operator provides twice the number of LTE smart phone users, and feeds back the out of tolerance signal to adjust the speed of the traction or screw to the monthly data flow of 3G smart phone users, and will not release new 3G smart phones at the same time

but LTE will grow rapidly in the Asia Pacific region and other regions in the future

although until now, the United States has been dominant in the LTE market (and this situation will continue, because at&t mobility has released LTE, and clearwire, sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and other companies have also prepared to release it), LTE in other regions is also ready to start to grow

according to the statistics of signals and systems Telecom, Western Europe and the Asia Pacific region will achieve high growth in the next five years

"in the next five years, we will see that a considerable part of the market share will be transferred to major operators in the Asia Pacific region, because the development momentum of TDD LTE is increasing." Bennett of signals and systems Telecom wrote in a recent report. "In 2012, we will see the number of users rise to more than 22million, and the U.S. market will continue to dominate. But in 2016, China Mobile will have 15% of the global LTE market share through TDD LTE deployment."

Figure 3: distribution of global LTE equipment shipments in 2016

and how big will the LTE market grow

"up to 2013, LTE will expand and strengthen the initial growth of the rare earth industry network, because many operators around the world need to recover from the recent 3g/hspa basic investment, and the certification authority has not separated sufficient frequency band resources." Bennett wrote, "with the growth of future demand, it is expected that the global large-scale LTE user growth will be in 2014 and 2015. The overall growth rate of the industry is expected to be 150%, and the number of users will reach 600million in 2016."

Figure 4: LTE user number forecast

and what is the LTE equipment shipment

according to the statistics of signals and systems Telecom, LTE devices generated more than $2.1 billion in profits in 2011, but this profit accounted for less than 1% of the total profits of mobile devices. The agency predicts that the profit of LTE equipment will reach $82billion in 2016

Figure 5: LTE equipment shipment forecast

this is all about LTE

obviously, LTE is the future, so that many WiMAX operators (such as clearwire and Yota) are shifting their front lines. In the United States, in fact, all large and small wireless networks are developing in the direction of LTE. Regional companies such as llular and leap wireless are also deploying this technology, just like sprint and clearwire, their larger operators. Even the national plan public safety network will rely on LTE technology

many different factors are driving this technological innovation, including operators' need to defeat their rivals and smartphone manufacturers' urgent need to install LTE into their devices

for whatever reason, most people will agree that the future is all about LTE. C114 China Communications

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