Waiting for 5G? Keep Waiting…

Waiting for 5G Keep Waiting... 300x207 Waiting for 5G? Keep Waiting...New market data forecasts from ABI Research aren’t painting a rosy picture of 5G availability for those impatient for its arrival.

According to the projections made, it will take more than 5 years for 5G to reach the 100 million subscriber mark—2 years longer than 4G.

ABI says the reason 4G subscriber growth was much faster than previous generations is because it was fueled by the capabilities of increasingly powerful smartphones and the availability of 4G devices.
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LTE Market to ‘Peak’ Next Year

LTE Market to Peak Next Year 300x225 LTE Market to Peak Next YearThis week, the team over at market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its 3rd quarter 2014 (3Q14) 2G, 3G, LTE Mobile Infrastructure and Subscribers report.

According to the always-insightful data the researchers serve up, LTE is set for a big 2015.

The report in question tracks more than 50 categories of equipment, software, and subscribers based on all existing generations of wireless network technology. In short, a projection from Infonetics isn’t a casual guess.
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Burning Up the Wires: U.S. iPhone Users Consume the Most LTE and Wi-Fi Data

Burning Up the Wires U.S. iPhone Users Consume the Most LTE and Wi Fi Data 300x200 Burning Up the Wires: U.S. iPhone Users Consume the Most LTE and Wi Fi DataWireless, it appears, is now king of the hill.

There’s confirmation. Recent network usage data from Mobidia Technology, Inc. shows LTE (an abbreviation for Long-Term Evolution, commonly marketed as 4G LTE, is a standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals usage in the U.S. continued to increase in Q3.

Currently, Wi-Fi usage accounts for 80 percent of all data consumed.

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2015 LTE Handset Shipments to Reach 680 Million

2015 LTE Handset Shipments to Reach 680 Million 300x225 2015 LTE Handset Shipments to Reach 680 MillionThe amazingly insightful folks at ABI Research are out with a new report which estimates that 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015.

If that prediction proves prophetic, it will represent growth of 204 million units over 2014.

Additionally, ABI Research estimates that the total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by the end 2019.
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LTE Subscriptions Reach Milestone

LTE Subscriptions Reach Milestone LTE Subscriptions Reach Milestone2014 will go down in history as a banner year for LTE.

The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the milestone of 250 million in the first quarter of 2014.

That was the announcement ahead of the weekend from global analyst firm Ovum.
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Sprint Activates More 4G LTE Markets Across the U.S.

Sprint Activates More 4G LTE Markets Across the U.S. 263x300 Sprint Activates More 4G LTE Markets Across the U.S.From sea to shining sea, Sprint has just activated an array of new markets, all of which now have access to the carrier’s fast-growing 4G LTE network.

For now, the ultra-fast cellular network has been launched in 17 new markets across the United States.

According to details provided to MMW from Sprint, the new locations include:

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Shipments of Powerful Smartphone Modems to Top 700M by 2019

Shipments of Powerful Smartphone Modems to Top 700M by 2019 Shipments of Powerful Smartphone Modems to Top 700M by 2019A new report out of London and shared with MMW on Monday estimates that shipments of second-generation LTE basebands, commonly called Cat4, barely exceeded 42 million in 2013.

But that’s about to change for these components, which enable mobile users to enjoy up to 150 Mbps bandwidth.

New insight from ABI Research indicates that key chipset suppliers are stretching their muscles for next-generation basebands that will enable speeds of up to 300 Mbps, namely Cat6 chips.

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