Alcatel-Lucent is helping AIS, Thailand’s leading mobile service provider, to improve cellular services for residents and the country’s substantial tourist economy with the country’s first deployment of small cells technology.
ABI Research estimates that there will be nearly 1.37 billion 4G LTE subscribers worldwide by year-end 2015, up from nearly 650 million in 2014. ABI Research forecasts that the LTE subscriber base will exceed 3.5 billion by 2020, demonstrating a 5 year CAGR of 20.8%. The exponential rise in LTE points-of-presence covered justifies the need for sustained investment in LTE infrastructure, which is expected to grow nearly 10% year-on-year.
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has recently commenced sample shipment of “TPM-2606P2” all-in-one Radio Frequency (RF) modules for Long Term Evolution (LTE) base station for small cells. These modules are expected to dramatically shorten LTE base station development and production periods.