Posted: May 23, 2014

Growth momentum is expected to shift to China market.

According to MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber database, worldwide LTE subscribers will reach the 205-million milestone in 2Q 2014. There are 238 operators in 101 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:


  • 101 commercial LTE networks deployed in 41 countries.
  • More than 20.3 million LTE subscribers (May 2014)
  • UK EE’s subscribers exceeded 2.9 million and UK Hutchison 3G’s reached 1.7 million in May 2014


  • 54 commercial LTE networks deployed in 17 countries.
  • 94.5 million LTE subscribers with 46.1% of worldwide share. (May 2014)
  • Verizon’s LTE subscriber surpassed 47.9 million and AT&T’s reached 30.2 million in 1Q 2014.


  • 58 commercial LTE networks deployed in 24 countries.
  • 82.7 million LTE subscribers with 40.3% of worldwide share. (May 2014)
  • LTE subscribers in Japan reached 40 million while Korea’s hit 30 million in May 2014.


Worldwide LTE Subscribers and Share, Q2 2014 (Units in Thousands)
Region Europe America Asia Oceania Africa Total
2Q2014 Subscribers 20,331 94,578 82,748 7,598 12 205,267
2Q2014 Share 9.9% 46.1% 40.3% 3.7% 0.0% 100%
Source: MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber Database, May 2014


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