ABI Research is out with a new projection that calls for growth of 10% in mobile telecoms capital expenditure (CapEx) in Latin America this year, rising to $6.1 billion.
What’s driving the investment boom? Upgrades and expansion of 3G WCDMA and 4G LTE coverage will result in radio access network-related spending capturing 40% of CapEx. Investment in small cell base stations is garnering momentum with 40% year-on-year growth in 2014 to $484 million.
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Last year, global LTE-related subscriptions topped 229.7 million. It’s a lofty number for sure, but one that will appear dismal in comparison to the numbers projected for 2019.
Said subscriptions will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6% between 2013 and 2019, ABI projects, to exceed 2 billion.
By the close of 2013, LTE-TDD subscribers accounted for 5% of the LTE market, while 94.2% of the LTE market was taken up by LTE-FDD.
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Visiongain, an independent media company in Europe, reports that the speed at which LTE network deployment is accelerating may actually surprise you.
While it’s no secret that everyone and their grandmother has heard about LTE’s rampant growth, the growth is likely much greater than most realize.
As mobile operators are investing to keep pace with competition and with dramatic growth in mobile data traffic, this pace will pick up further momentum as 2014 progresses.
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U.S. carriers are expected to make fantastic strides in delivering more comprehensive LTE coverage and capacity in 2014.
New projections from Strategy Analytics shared with MMW this week call for the U.S. to lead the world in 4G LTE this year.
“T-Mobile’s acquisition and swap of spectrum with Verizon Wireless will further the carriers’ respective aims of greater LTE coverage and capacity in 2014, intensifying network-based competition and stimulating market growth,” a report summary from Strategy Analytics reads.
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Recently, AT&T inked an agreement with Rogers in Canada to offer 4G LTE roaming to its customers visiting Canada.
But the carrier’s expansionary aims have now taken AT&T into Europe.
The nation’s second largest carrier has secured 4G LTE roaming agreements with the U.K.-based EE. AT&T customers can enjoy 4G LTE cellular roaming services in the U.K.
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As 2013′s end looms large, Sprint isn’t slowing down in the least when it comes to the carrier’s plan to activate its 4G LTE cellular network in as many markets as possible ahead of 2014′s arrival.
This week, Sprint announced that its 4G LTE cellular network coverage now encompasses 70 additional markets.
The new locations include:
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Major carriers the world over have their work cut out for them. And it seems they’re up to the task.
Spectrum repurposing is gaining momentum, says ABI in a new report indicating that the launch of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services by major carriers first in South Korea and soon in the United States is part of the effort to move voice calls from the circuit switched 2G and 3G networks to the packet switched LTE networks.
To achieve this, operators have built extensive LTE networks, which also serve as a marketing tool to stay in competition.
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