LTE continues to thrive across the world

September 17, 2012

LTE Strategies 2012Recent data from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) shows that 68 operators across  countries have launched commercial LTE services in the last 12 months.

These operators are expected to have 152 commercial LTE services in 65 countries by the end of the year.  This is an expected growth of more than 50% in the next quarter alone!

The GSA report also shows that there are a further 55 operators in 11 countries in the initial stage of negotiation to launch LTE services.

The UK in particular is accelerating its LTE launches and according to EE (the new brand for Everything Everywhere), its new 4G network will cover a third of the UK population by the end of 2012.  Further towns, cities and rural areas, will follow rapidly with 2013 population coverage to reach 70%, with 98% covered by 2014.

It’s clear from this report that LTE has never been a hotter topic for discussion and, as 347 operators in 104 countries commit to commercial LTE network deployments, engage in trials, technology testing or studies, the momentum behind LTE looks set to explode.

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Visualising LTE networks across the world

July 26, 2011

With figures showing that more than 200 operators across the world are now investing in LTE infrastructure, it is clear that the deployment of LTE is a hot topic within the telecoms industry.

Since TeliaSonera launched the first ever LTE service in Stockholm, Sweden in December 2009, operators in countries across Europe, North America and Asia have followed suit in deploying their very own commercial LTE networks.

So how does the current LTE network world map look like? We’re glad you asked.

We’ve put this LTE world map together to visualise LTE across the world ahead of our LTE Deployment Strategies conference in November. Let us know what you think.


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 N.b. The above information is derived from the Evolution to LTE report from the GSA and was correct at the time of publication. Click to see the latest version.

The Arctic Circle gets its very own LTE base station

July 5, 2011

The Arctic Circle has it all – snow, ice caps, polar bears and, of course, LTE base stations. That’s right a LTE base station.

Telenor Norway has launched the world’s most northerly LTE base station in Svalbard, located within the Arctic Circle. The site in Longyearbyen uses Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE solution and enabled those who attended the launch to gain access to HD video streaming at a speed of 100Mbps and access data quickly and seamlessly.

Extreme conditions in this part of the world makes it essential that this high speed connection is maintained and not damaged by the Arctic temperatures the region experiences. Norway are not the only Scandinavian country to roll out LTE in parts of the country, Sweden and Finland have also recently commercially deployed LTE.

So on your next holiday to the far north of Norway, maybe in search of the Northern Lights, you can record it, upload it, share it and stream it quickly and easily in one of the most harshest and remote parts of the world.

Interested in attending an LTE event? Why not come along to Telecoms IQ’s LTE Deployment Strategies which will be held in Berlin in November. For more information on this conference, please visit the LTE Deployment Strategies conference website.