Saturday, January 5, 2013

ABI Research:103 Million LTE Devices Shipped in 2012

ABI Research estimates that 103 million 4G LTE mobile devices shipped in 2012, although the research agency notes that there is not a 1-to-1 correspondence between devices and LTE subscriptions. According to the report, LTE-enabled handsets to 91 million units by YE-2012 and the balance coming from other mobile devices.

New sign-ups and conversion of 3G subscribers with LTE-capable handsets should gather pace in 2013 and 2014. By 2017 we are anticipating 785 LTE million subscribers, up from 58 million at the end of 2012 – generating US$14 billion in annual service revenues,” stated Phil Solis, Research Director.