LTE is catching on quickly among rural wireless operators

Rural operators once were considered slow followers when it came to deploying the next generation of mobile technology--but that is not the case with 4G. Most rural operators want to deploy 4G as quickly as possible so they can offer customers the latest 4G smartphones and other data-hungry devices. But the road to LTE for rural operators is fraught with regulatory, competitive and cost issues. This special feature looks at some of the obstacles small operators face when it comes to deploying 4G. Special report