Posted: March 2, 2014

America remains the biggest LTE subscriber market.

According to latest report from 4G-Market.com, worldwide LTE subscribers will reach the 170-million milestone in 1Q 2014. There are 225 operators in 98 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:

Europe:

  • 84 commercial LTE networks deployed in 34 countries.
  • More than 9.4 million LTE subscribers (February 2014)
  • UK EE’s subscribers exceeded 2 million and UK Vodafone’s reached 0.5 million in February 2014

America:

  • 53 commercial LTE networks deployed in 16 countries.
  • 84.3 million LTE subscribers with 50.5% of worldwide share. (February 2014)
  • Verizon’s LTE subscriber surpassed 42.7 million and AT&T’s reached 25.4 million in 4Q 2013.

Asia:

  • 47 commercial LTE networks deployed in 23 countries.
  • 66.1 million LTE subscribers with 39.6% of worldwide share. (February 2014)
  • LTE subscribers in Japan exceeded 31 million while Korea’s hit 28 million in 4Q 2013.

 

Worldwide LTE Subscribers and Share, Q1 2014 (Units in Thousands)
Region Europe America Asia Oceanis Africa Total
1Q2014 Subscribers 9,437 84,316 66,057 7,100 17 166,927
1Q2014 Share 5.7% 50.5% 39.6% 4.3% 0.0% 100.0%
Source: MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber Database, Feb. 2014, 4G-Market.com

To see more about this report, please visit: Current Development of the Global LTE Subscriber Market, 1Q 2014.

 

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