4G to stimulate growth in mobile devices

LTE and WiMAX technologies will trigger explosive growth in smartphones, which in turn will give rise to widespread use of new applications including gaming, streaming, social networking, video and music applications, according to Datamonitor.

The market research firm said: "The improved network speed, efficiency and capacity provided by 4G, together with the increasing capabilities of converged mobile devices will lead to increased rich media content and applications."

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