BELLEVUE, Wash. – August 22 2013
4G Americas reports that LTE has been commercially launched on 200 networks worldwidein 78 countries and that number is expected to grow to 250 networks by the end of 2013. 4G Americas, a wireless industry association, provided the first public list of the milestone 200 LTE networks today. The surge in LTE deployments will result in more than 100 new LTE networks launched in 2013 alone. Additionally, the evolution of LTE to the 3GPP Release 10 standards of LTE-Advanced has been commercially launched on two networks to date. Some analysts expect numerous LTE-Advanced networks to be launched by the end of this year as operators deploy one or more of the enhanced features of the standard.