With 6.4 billion connections today, the 3GPP family of technologies is available on nearly 800 networks in more than 220 countries worldwide. It’s anticipated that most of those networks will evolve to 4G LTE. Globally, LTE has more than doubled in mobile connections from 124 million at the 2H 2013 to 282 million at the 2H 2014, and the number of deployments has tripled from 96 to 318 commercial networks.
Moreover, 5G wireless research and development has already started for possible networks in 2020 or beyond.
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In the first quarter of 2014, the overall worldwide mobile service provider revenue increased by just 0.58 percent year-on-year to $264 billion, according to the latest global market study by ABI Research.
The aggregate service revenue for 2014 will grow 2.9% YoY to $1.01 trillion, mainly driven by the mobile Internet.
Imagine a world where all manner of electrical and electronic devices are connected together via a wireless link — that’s the Internet of Everything. The installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, that’s about 20 percent more than in 2013.
The number of IoE devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecast for 2020.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission proposed changing how it measures high-speed Internet to potentially require download speeds of 10 megabits per second Mbps or higher for a service to qualify as broadband.
The FCC currently defines broadband as 4 Mbps download speed and 1 Mbps upload speed.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming. But are businesses ready for a completely connected future? In a recent study, high-tech sector business execs were the most prepared to optimize the IoT, with 34% of survey respondents.
And, nearly one-quarter of professionals in that group were planning to prep for this new world.
International Internet capacity in Latin America has increased four-fold in the past five years, to reach 14.6 Tbps in 2014. According to TeleGeography, 86 percent (12.6 Tbps) of Latin America’s bandwidth is now connected to the U.S. and Canada, making it the world’s highest-capacity inter-regional route.
Growing 43%, Internet bandwidth capacity between Latin America and North America has surpassed the Europe route.
Brazil ranks in the top 10 broadband internet access countries worldwide, with 22 million broadband users out of a population of ~200 million. Fixed broadband equipment revenue in Brazil dipped 11% year-over-year in 2013, to $175 million. Broadband users are primarily located in the urban areas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil’s 2 largest cities, where penetration rates are near 35%.