LTE to reach 100m subscriptions faster than any previous mobile standard

The number of LTE subscriptions worldwide will grow at a CAGR of more than 400 per cent from 2010 to 2014, a pace faster than any previous mobile standard including 3G, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. For the first time, most of the major players, operators and vendors alike, are behind the same mobile standard, notes Daniel Locke, analyst at Pyramid. "By using LTE's more efficient and cost-effective flat IP architecture, mobile operators can transfer the savings to end users in the form of lower prices for access, faster data rates, and higher traffic allowances for a wider adoption of mobile data services," he says. "To date, 27 mobile operators worldwide have publicly committed to deploying LTE, with 12 of them expected to roll out commercial services in 2010 and the remainder during 2011 and 2012," he adds. Article