GSA: LTE user device models reach 5,614

The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said it has now registered 5,614 LTE user devices on the market including all frequency and operator variants from 455 suppliers. It has also observed growing support for LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro technologies: 25 per cent of operators have launched LTE-Advanced including seven LTE-Advanced Pro networks. Furthermore, 430 devices now also support voice-over-LTE (VoLTE). Over 500 LTE networks have now been commercially launched in 168 countries. GSA forecasts there will be at least 550 commercial networks by end 2016. Report

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