Verzion Wireless will start seeing profitable LTE
revenues within 5 to 7 years after LTE service launch, according to a report
from Signals and Systems Telecom.
The report said Verizon Wireless will witness the start
of its CAPEX recovery in 2018, from large scale CAPEX investments on its LTE
footprint which are expected to reach $22 billion.
From an operator perspective, China Mobile is leading the
market with over 650 million subscriptions. Indian operators (primarily Bharti,
Vodafone, Reliance, Idea Cellular, BSNL etc) also constitute a considerable
market share with over 928 million subscriptions.
Mobile broadband has also seen considerable growth with
3.5 G HSPA subscriptions reaching 566 million, EV-DO subscriptions reaching 272
million, and 4G LTE subscriptions reaching 6.4 million.
LTE subscriptions that currently comprise only 0.1
percent of the market will significantly grow over the next 5 years, eventually
representing more than 8 percent of the market in 2016. Presently, U.S operator
Verizon Wireless and Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo are leading the LTE market
with market shares of 63 percent and 22 percent respectively, driven by their
early adoption of LTE technology.
By Telecomlead.com Team