Ericsson leads global 4G LTE market in Q4 2011

By Telecom Lead Team: Wireless equipment major Ericsson
is leading the LTE 4G market globally. Going forward, the LTE market is set to
grow with a CAGR of 150 percent over the next 5 years and will eventually
represent more than 8 percent of all mobile connections by 2016.


From an infrastructure manufacturer perspective,
Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent are leading the market and
account for a combined market share of 65 percent of all LTE contracts.
Ericsson is also leading the market from a technology neutral perspective with
a 25 percent stake in all global 2G/3G/4G contracts,” according to a report
from Signals and Systems Telecom.


LTE Subscriptions reach 6.4 million in Q4 2011 with
Verizon Wireless and NTT DoCoMo leading the market share.

With over 49 fully commercial network launches and 200
LTE-enabled devices available in the market as of January 2012, LTE adoption
has considerably gained momentum throughout the globe. Unique market and
operator requirements have driven several early LTE launches.

Driven by these early launches global LTE subscriptions
have reached 6.4 million at the end of Q4 2011.

From an operator viewpoint Verizon Wireless (U.S) is
leading the market with  64 percent market share thanks to its tremendous
coverage footprint that currently spans across 178 regional markets in the
United States.

Verizon’s market share is followed by NTT DoCoMo, which
represents 23 percent of all LTE subscriptions.

Covering over 810 operators, 53 infrastructure vendors
and 222 countries worldwide the 2G/3G/4G Subscriptions, Deployments and
Infrastructure Contracts Database Q1’2012″ tracks global cellular network
deployments, infrastructure vendor contracts, and subscriptions by technology,
data protocol, category (pre-paid, post paid), region, country, and operator.

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