There’s no doubt, 4G LTE has turbocharged the Mobile Internet experience, which has reflected in rapid adoption of new smartphones along with other mobile devices. Besides, it has also reinvigorated the broadband wireless marketplace. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, 1.26 billion households do not have DSL, cable, or fiber-optic broadband.
“This shift in monthly data quota provides an opportunity for mobile operators to actually revise their pricing strategy,” said Lian Jye Su at ABI Research. This change is being reflected in an average increase of 11.31 percent in the monthly tariff in the top 20 markets.
The Rich Communications Services (RCS) market size is expected to grow from $775.4 million in 2014 to $ 5.7 billion in 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 49.3 percent. Though the service deployment requires expensive IMS infrastructure, the availability of RCS-hosted solutions has made it relatively cheaper.
Spain’s large land area — more than 195,000 square miles — and varied terrain have posed major problems for a government trying to provide modern telecoms infrastructure to all residents. Gradually, though, these efforts are paying off.
69.8% of Spanish households had an internet connection in 2013.
Improving the quality of indoor voice communication for smartphone users is a high-priority for mobile service providers. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, the femtocell market will see a steady growth as revenues reach $4.2 billion in 2019, owing to a rise in enterprise unit shipments.
In North America, LTE technology represented 33 percent of the total 391 million mobile connections in the region — the largest market share for LTE compared to any country or region in the world — at the second quarter of 2014. On a global scale, there were 280 million LTE subscriptions representing 4 percent of the world’s 7 billion mobile connections.
via 4G Americas
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market grew 9.2% year over year in the second quarter of 2014 2Q14. The enterprise segment continued to grow at a steady rate and increased 7.7% over the same period last year. The consumer WLAN market had a very good quarter in 2Q14 — growing 10.9% year over year.