LTE Networks to See Faster Growth Rate than Any Previous Mobile Standard

Submitted by lalit on May 20, 2009 - 10:05pm.

Most mobile networks are now moving toward 4G-network technology and LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the most widely supported 4G-network standard. Pyramid Research estimates that LTE adoption will grow at 404 percent from 2010 to 2014, a pace faster than any previous mobile standard including 3G (HSPA/UMTS).

According to Pyramid Research, the reason behind this faster adoption rate is “LTE’s more efficient and cost effective flat IP architecture, mobile operators can transfer the savings to end users in the form of lower prices for access, faster data rates, and higher traffic allowances for a wider adoption of mobile data services.”

Daniel Locke, analyst at Pyramid Research said, “To date, 27 mobile operators worldwide have publicly committed to deploying LTE, with 12 of them expected to roll out commercial services in 2010 and the remainder during 2011 and 2012.”

It took HSPA/UMTS six years to reach 100 million mark, but LTE will reach 136 million in less than four year by 2014. We think it’s not just the cost saving offered by LTE network that will result in faster adoption. We believe that the 4G adoption rate will be higher because range of devices that can use wireless 4G network will be higher. We have already seen that 3G networks took off after introduction of iPhone and similar devices in past two years. These data hungry devices will result in higher 4G (LTE) adoption rate.
[Via DigiTimes]