GSA: 218 operators now investing in LTE

An update from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirms that 218 operators worldwide are now making investments in LTE networks. The organisation's latest update on both LTE FDD and LTE TDD systems states that 166 firm commercial LTE network deployments are in progress or planned in 62 countries. This includes 24 networks which have commercially launched, while a further 52 operators in 19 additional countries are engaged in LTE technology trials, tests or studies. According to the GSA, the number of operators investing in LTE has increased 98 per cent since June 2010, while the number of firm deployment commitments has more than doubled in the same period. Release