Report: 70% of operators think LTE deployments make business sense

Momentum behind LTE is set to accelerate worldwide with the majority of operators planning to launch services this year or next, according to a recent survey by Informa Telecoms & Media. The study, a survey of operators conducted in May with 528 respondents found that almost 60 per cent of operators confirmed they would launch LTE services this year (33.7 per cent) or next (24.9 per cent), while over 70 per cent claiming there is a viable business case to launch LTE today. However, Paul Lambert, a senior analyst at Informa, warned: "Because LTE technology, at the moment at least, is an extension of the mobile broadband experience, initial evidence suggests that mobile users aren't prepared to pay a significant premium for LTE access." Release