Ericsson: LTE will be widespread in 2012

Ericsson anticipates Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology will see widespread deployments in 2012, with the U.S. and Japanese markets leading the way and Europe to follow. According to Juniper Research, 24 million subscribers will use LTE technology for mobile broadband services by 2012.

Arun Bhikshesvaran, vice president of business strategy and CTO for Ericsson North America, said Ericsson has begun a trial of its LTE baseband equipment with an unnamed carrier. He expects it will be completed toward the end of the year.

For more about Ericsson's LTE plans:
- check out this blog from GigaOm

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