Alcatel-Lucent is no. 2 for the full year 2012 and posted its best LTE quarter to date in the fourth quarter of 2012.
LTE market to almost double in 2013
Thursday 14 March 2013 | 22:08 CET | News
The LTE market will almost double in 2013, passing the USD 10 billion mark for the first time. The US, Japan, and South Korea have been fueling the engine with LTE, and this year BRIC is coming back with some serious LTE spending, according to Infonetics Research.
The global mobile infrastructure market, including 2G/3G, LTE, and WiMAX, rose 6 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2012, to USD 10.8 billion, driven by North America, China, and sustained modernization projects in Europe.
LTE revenue grew 115 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, fueled by an onslaught of new deployments worldwide paired with the existing strong markets of Japan, North America, and South Korea.
The report also shows that Ericsson maintains its lead in the LTE infrastructure market, though Nokia Siemens Networks is closing the gap as of the fourth quarter. Meanwhile Alcatel-Lucent is no. 2 for the full year 2012 and posted its best LTE quarter to date in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Wireless subscribers hit 6 billion in 2012 and are expected to reach 7 billion by 2017, including 569 million LTE subscribers.
When I read numbers like, "Wireless subscribers hit 6 billion in 2012 and are expected to reach 7 billion by 2017, including 569 million LTE subscribers. " they are difficult to understand considering,
The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth. As of today, it is estimated to number 7.072 billion by the United States Census Bureau. ( wikipedia)
should have said "subscriptions" not suscribers.
Nevertheless the number is tricky as the number
of subscriptions doesen´t necessarily increase
with the number of the devices (bandwith sharing
or mobile complet solutions of global careers) to
name just two of many examples.