Worldwide mobile operator capital infrastructure expenditure in 2013 will experience opposing forces from different regional markets. “In North America, mobile carrier CapEx will grow 2.1 percent to US$13.4 billion as the accelerated LTE equipment spend programs from AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, etc. concentrate spending in 2013,” said Jake Saunders, VP and practice director of core forecasting at ABI Research.
Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base station technology that will enable energy-efficient and cost-effective operations while allowing the operator to meet the demands of its growing subscriber base.
The Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Alliance, which formally contributed to the IEEE 802.11ad standard process, has heralded its publication as a critical moment in bringing a global wireless ecosystem of interoperable, high performance devices that work together seamlessly.
Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones have provided LTE-enabled handset shipments a substantial lift in 2012 – even if it has not necessarily assisted the 4G mobile operators with “each and every” LTE handset sold.