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Global LTE Connections Approach 2 Billion at Year-End 2016

4Q 2016: Nearly 300 Million LTE Subscriptions in North America

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that LTE continued its impressive momentum in North America, Latin America and throughout the world according to data from Ovum for the fourth quarter of 2016. As of the end of 2016, global LTE connections reached 1.9 billion and surpassed 2 billion connections by February of 2017.


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50% of Global Population to Connect to a 4G Network by 2022

The mobile telecoms landscape is changing rapidly, with nationwide 4G deployments near completion in most markets across the world. But the race is far from over, with the first Gigabit LTE networks beginning to appear and offering blazingly fast connections to end users that can reach up to 1Gbps download speeds. ABI Research estimates that the two billion global 4G (LTE) subscribers in early 2017 will rise to exceed four billion during 2022. This means that more than one out of two people globally will be using an LTE network by 2022.


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High-Speed Downlink LTE-Advanced Pro Subscribers Will Reach 641 Million in 2021

As LTE-Advanced Pro deployments gain momentum across the world, the technology, presented as a successor to current LTE-Advanced networks, is the stepping stone to 5G for mobile operators. LTE-Advanced Pro is available in different flavors and covers an extensive range of use cases. ABI Research forecasts global subscribers for high-speed data throughput will exceed 641 million in 2021, with 87% stemming from Asia Pacific, North America, and Western Europe.


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