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4G LTE Subscriptions at 2.54 billion Globally as of September 2017


By the end of September 2017, global LTE subscriptions, according to Ovum data, stood at 2.54 billion compared to 1.70 billion a year earlier, GSA reveals.

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iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus: Apple’s competitive edge is dangerously fading away says Ovum

Apple guarantees success for another year with its new device range but its competitive edge is dangerously fading away, says Ronan De Renesse, Lead Analyst, Consumer Technology, Ovum. The iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus was announced yesterday along with iPad Pro, the new Apple TV with Siri and the iPad Mini 4. Both iPhones comes with 2GB RAM, an ...

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China Mobile is the largest mobile operating groups in the world

According to the latest research by analyst firm Ovum, China Mobile is the largest mobile operating groups in the world in terms of proportionate subscriptions. China Mobile is followed by Vodafone and India’s Bharti Airtel. Mai Barakat, Senior Analyst, Middle East and Africa, Telecoms (Ovum) says “Based on the rankings in late 2014, Bharti Airtel overtook China Unicom in terms ...

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Ovum says 2G/3G networks won’t close en masse until 2020

LTE’s appeal and increased affordability means operators in developed markets have to refarm GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate this demand. The next step is to close down these legacy networks, but determining the “sweet spot” for network closure is challenging, according to a new report by market research firm, Ovum. “For operators in transition, there are key revenues – ...

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Total of 497 million LTE subscriptions worldwide as of 2014

GSA, the Global mobile Suppliers Association, revealed there were 497 million LTE (Long Term Evolution) subscriptions worldwide by 31 December 2014. A total of 290 million LTE subscriptions were gained in the year, equivalent to 140% annual growth. GSA said that LTE subscriptions are growing faster than any other mobile communications system technology, and by a substantial margin.

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Ovum Comment: Five takeaways from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 welcomed a record number of visitors and exhibitors through its doors. The event has morphed from a mobile industry congress to a broader ICT–TMT–mobility fair at which telecoms meets digital media, IT, and entertainment. The extent to which the telecoms industry is part of this broader technology and entertainment landscape is a moot point. With ...

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Ovum Comment: Line IPO signals next level of chat wars

Japanese messaging app Line provider, Line Corp has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) at the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Line has applied for the IPO to be valued at 10 trillion Yen (approximately US$9.8 billion). Line, a mobile messaging platform, offers free text and voice messaging, voice calling and group chat. It comes integrated with various interactive elements such ...

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