Posted: November 28, 2013

America remains the biggest LTE subscriber market.

According to MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber database, worldwide LTE subscribers reached the 130-million milestone in 3Q 2013. There are 204 operators in 93 countries with LTE networks up and running, according to Taiwan’s MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute), an ICT industry research institute based in Taipei.

Highlights of MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber database’s latest LTE research findings include:


  • 75 commercial LTE networks deployed in 39 countries.
  • More than 5.5 million LTE subscribers (November 2013)
  • UK EE’s subscribers exceeded 1 million and reached 1.18 million in September 2013


  • 47 commercial LTE networks deployed in 17 countries.
  • 67.8 million LTE subscribers with 51.7% of worldwide share. (November 2013)
  • Verizon’s LTE subscriber surpassed 36 million and AT&T’s reached 21.2 million in 3Q 2013.


  • 42 commercial LTE networks deployed in 23 countries.
  • 53.2 million LTE subscribers with 40.5% of worldwide share. (November 2013)
  • LTE subscribers in Japan exceeded 23 million while Korea’s hit 26 million in 3Q 2013.

Top 10 LTE Operators, 4Q 2013 (Units in Thousands)

To see more about this report, please visit: Current Development of the Global LTE Subscriber Market, 4Q 2013.

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