ABI Research: LTE and LTE Advanced subscriptions to exceed 430M by end 2014

The growing appetite for on-the-go, real-time information and mobile entertainment services will see the total number of subscribers for LTE and LTE Advanced grow to nearly 411 million and 22 million respectively by year-end 2014, according to latest estimates by ABI Research. The research company also predicts that 45 networks will have commercially launched LTE Advanced by the fourth quarter of 2014. Over 337 of the world's mobile networks had already deployed 4G LTE by the end of the second quarter of this year. The evolution of LTE to LTE Advanced has seen the technology gain traction in regions like North America and Asia-Pacific, with Western Europe trailing slightly behind in subscriber numbers. Release

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