Strategy Analytics: Carrier Aggregation Smartphones Ramp Up with LTE-A
Chipsets Support Downlink Data Rates to 300 Mbps and Above
Boston, MA - October 08, 2015 –The number of operators offering LTE-A with carrier aggregation will continue to increase rapidly, with faster data rates the norm, as outlined in the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components report, “Carrier Aggregation: Status of Devices, Operators and Bands.” The report lists devices, chipsets and operators supporting the technology with a forecast of CA-enabled device shipments, and provides a comprehensive list and analysis of band combinations approved and under consideration.
According to Christopher Taylor, Director of the Strategy Analytics RF & Wireless Components service and author of the report, “Shipments of CA-enabled devices has grown rapidly in 2015 with the adoption of the technology in China and with rollouts of LTE-A by more operators around the world. At the same time, new chipsets supporting carrier aggregation have started to reach the market, and this should lead to lower prices and wider adoption of the technology.”