ABI Research: LTE reinvigorates the broadband wireless access marketplace

LTE has turbocharged the mobile Internet experience for end-users, reflected by the rapid adoption of LTE-capable smartphones along with other mobile devices. What's more, it has also reinvigorated the broadband wireless marketplace. According to ABI Research, 1.26 billion households do not have DSL, cable, or fiber-optic broadband. Fixed and mobile telcos are looking to LTE to make the connection. The research company estimates that there will be 14.5 million residential and commercial premises with fixed LTE broadband access by the end of 2014. By 2019, that figure should grow to 123 million. ABI Research also forecasts that the shipment numbers for residential LTE gateways and commercial LTE fixed wireless terminals will grow from 9.3 million in 2014 to nearly 44 million in 2019. Release