LTE Cannot Come Soon Enough for Some Operators

For some operators, LTE cannot come soon enough, states the latest report from Analysys Mason, which details how wireless data traffic will grow tenfold in developed markets in the period to 2015. However, there are many roads to a data-optimised RAN, and LTE is only one component. "LTE can provide data at a sixth of the price of basic W-CDMA. In the long term, it may be the only way to profitably manage the increasing demand for data traffic," says Helen Karapandžic', of Analysys Mason. Not only does LTE offer cost savings and performance improvements, like reduced latency, which will enhance growing data services such as video, TV and gaming, it also offers a full evolution path. LTE is only just at the beginning of its product life cycle. Article