LTE-advanced subscriptions to reach 500 million by end of 2018

ABI ResearchThe LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) subscriptions will take an important role in the mobile subscriber market, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 295% between 2013 and 2018 to reach 500 million, which will represent 34% of the overall 1.47 billion LTE-related subscriptions. Meanwhile, total LTE subscriptions for 1Q-2013 increased by 37.5% quarter-on-quarter, reaching 108 million.

Sprint will be adding 4G LTE in nine additional cities in coming months

iPhone 5 and other 4G LTE supported smartphone power data users in several cities will soon enjoy a very fast smartphone data experience and benefite from all you can consume 4G LTE plans. Sprint is laying the long term building blocks to stay in the race and potentially surpass carriers such as AT&T and Verizon both of whom are saturating the US with 4g LTE networks of their own.