Home » 

UK ISP News Archives

 » 
Sponsored Links

IDATE Forecasts 371 Million Superfast LTE Mobile Broadband Subscribers in 2015

Posted: 15th Feb, 2011 By: MarkJ
2015 idate lte forecastResearch firm IDATE has today revealed that the next generation of superfast LTE (Long Term Evolution) based Mobile Broadband services will have 371 Million subscribers worldwide in 2015. The USA and Asia are expected to drive most of this growth, while the first UK based LTE services won't surface until the end of 2013 or early 2014 (Ofcom's Timetable).

Based on modelling results and considering the case of a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) already running GSM and 3G networks, IDATE suggests that the total cumulated investment for the LTE RAN overlay deployment from 2011 to 2018 will come to 335 million Euros.

IDATE also recently predicted that global mobile internet penetration would reach 37% (2.67 Billion users) by 2015 (here), which is up from 20% in 2010. Mobile internet services will then generate access revenues of GBP139bn (161bn Euros).

Today most UK mobile users can expect to receive average download speeds of around 2Mbps on current 3G / HSPA based technology. The first generation of 3G / LTE should push peak speeds up to around 150Mbps+, although Ericsson hinted in 2009 that real world performance would probably be closer to 10Mbps.

Future 4G / LTE Advanced services will push peak speeds to 1Gbps, although it's too early to judge what kind of impact this will have on mobile operators and real-world performance. Capacity and revenue will still be highly restricting factors.
Search ISP News
Search ISP Listings
Search ISP Reviews
 Latest UK ISP News
 Cheapest Superfast Broadband ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
 Cheapest Ultrafast Broadband ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | Compare More ISPs
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £17.99
    Speed 33Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • UtilityWarehouse £19.99
    Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
  • NOW £23.00
    Speed 63Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £24.00
    Speed 73 - 82Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Shell Energy £24.99
    Speed 38Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
Large Availability | View All
Cheapest Ultrafast ISPs
  • Gigaclear £15.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Zzoomm £19.95
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • YouFibre £19.99
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Community Fibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • BeFibre £21.00
    Speed: 150Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: £25 Love2Shop Card
Large Availability | View All
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored Links
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. FTTP (5409)
  2. BT (3491)
  3. Politics (2499)
  4. Openreach (2279)
  5. Business (2227)
  6. Building Digital UK (2218)
  7. FTTC (2039)
  8. Mobile Broadband (1943)
  9. Statistics (1766)
  10. 4G (1641)
  11. Virgin Media (1595)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (1439)
  13. Wireless Internet (1380)
  14. Fibre Optic (1380)
  15. FTTH (1379)
  16. 5G (1217)
  17. Vodafone (1128)
  18. EE (1112)
  19. TalkTalk (927)
  20. O2 (918)
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules