Report: LTE did not lift infrastructure market in Q1

The worldwide 2G/3G/LTE mobile infrastructure market totaled $9.8 billion (€7.45 billion) in the first quarter, down 9 per cent sequentially and 2 per cent year-over-year, despite another LTE ramp-up in North America and Europe, according to latest figures from Infonetics Research. This indicates that LTE has not yet been able to lift the infrastructure market out of its doldrums, the report added.  Nevertheless, life without LTE "would be hell," noted the research and analysis company. "LTE is the highlight of our long-term 2G/3G/4G infrastructure forecast, growing at a 16 per cent CAGR over the five years from 2012 to 2017," added Richard Webb, directing analyst for microwave and carrier Wi-Fi at Infonetics. Report