TD-LTE industry development report 2012

By 2016, the number of global TD-LTE users (excluding users in China) is expected to reach about 100 million, accounting for about 10-20% of the total number of LTE users.

The development of China's TD-LTE users depends on the pattern of operators. In case there is only one TD-LTE operator, the number of China's TD-LTE users (i.e., China Mobile TD-LTE users) will be over 110 million by 2016; under optimistic forecast, there will be more than 200 million TD-LTE users by 2016.