Report: Global LTE pricing to fall 60% in five years

Global LTE mobile broadband pricing will decline by as much as 60 percent during the five-year period between 2012 and 2016, according to a new report from the Tariff Consultancy Ltd. (TCL). The study said that LTE is currently being promoted as a premium mobile broadband product based on a high theoretical download access speed. However, the firm anticipates that LTE mobile broadband pricing will decline as more operators worldwide adopt the technology. By the end of 2016 TCL forecasts more than 250 million users of LTE mobile broadband services, and average pricing per subscriber will decrease to around $26 per month--a decrease equivalent to more than 60 percent in LTE pricing over the five-year period. Article