Infonetics: LTE pushes mobile infrastructure market to $47B in 2014; big drop ahead

LTE alone drove mobile infrastructure revenue up 10 per cent year-on-year to $46.8 billion (€44 billion) worldwide in 2014, due in large part to China Mobile's massive TDD LTE deployment, according to IHS-owned Infonetics Research. However, Infonetics/IHS expects the 2G/3G/4G mobile infrastructure market to drop from nearly $47 billion to $27 billion from 2014 to 2019, as the planet reaches the end of macrocell mobile deployments. In the fourth quarter of 2014, global macrocell mobile infrastructure revenue totalled $12 billion, up 8 per cent from the third quarter of last year and 10 per cent higher compared to the same period of 2013. Release