Global LTE subscriptions to surpass 3 billion in 2020, says SNS Research database

DUBAI, UAE. 16th June 2014: SNS Research's latest database indicates that global LTE subscriptions will surpass 3 Billion at the end of 2020.

With nearly 7 Billion mobile network subscriptions worldwide, global mobile penetration is fast approaching the 100% mark. Mobile broadband in particular is witnessing considerable growth. SNS Research estimates that LTE subscriptions have already crossed the 200 Million mark.

LTE is estimated to account for nearly 320 Million subscriptions at the end of 2014. Driven by ongoing deployments, LTE penetration will significantly grow at a CAGR of 46% over the next 6 years. LTE connections will eventually represent more than 3 Billion subscriptions in 2020. Presently U.S, Japanese and South Korean wireless carriers are leading LTE subscriptions with a combined market share of 80%, driven by their early adoption of the technology.

Covering over 200 countries and 810 wireless carriers worldwide, the “2G, 3G & 4G Wireless Subscriptions, Spectrum Licensing, Ownership & Infrastructure Contracts Database: 2014 – 2020” database tracks mobile network subscriptions, penetration, spectrum licensing, mobile infrastructure contracts and network ownership data. The database is delivered as a Microsoft excel file.

The database will be of value to current and future potential investors into the wireless sector, as well as wireless carriers and infrastructure/device vendors who wish to broaden their knowledge of the wireless ecosystem.

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