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4G LTE revenues set to skyrocket: Juniper Research report

A new report from Juniper Research finds that 4G LTE revenues are set to grow rapidly, reaching more than US$340 billion by 2017 globally, compared to just over US$75 billion this year. This figure will represent approximately 31% of total...


February 14, 2013  


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A new report from Juniper Research finds that 4G LTE revenues are set to grow rapidly, reaching more than US$340 billion by 2017 globally, compared to just over US$75 billion this year. This figure will represent approximately 31% of total service revenues from all mobile services of all generations (2G/3G/4G) at that time, and reflects the continued success of LTE in serving higher value subscribers.

The new report finds that with LTE gaining momentum over the past 12 months, initially dominated by the enterprise segment, consumer subscribers will begin to sign up for services in volume this year and will overtake the enterprise subscriber numbers in 2015.

The new Juniper report, 4G LTE: Subscribers, Devices, Infrastructure & Service Revenue 2013-2017, found that with the increased penetration of LTE capable smartphones and other connected devices, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) will need to develop clear pricing strategies to transition customers.

“Overall they will have to present customers with innovative services that will meet users’ requirements and, crucially, that users will attach value to. Operators will have to review their tariff structures to balance the need to monetize the greatly increased data throughput, yet still offer attractive packages”, said report author Nitin Bhas.