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2011 Rewind: Where in the World Is LTE?

Michelle Donegan
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Michelle Donegan
12/29/2011
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It's been a very busy year for Long Term Evolution (LTE), so Light Reading Mobile has updated its list of commercial LTE services.

At the end of 2011, we count 33 commercial LTE services worldwide, which is up from just nine at the end of 2010. (See Where in the World Is LTE?.)

And while the U.S. is perceived as the hottest LTE market around, it's certainly not the only place to find some LTE action. Indeed, the next-generation mobile broadband service is now available in countries across the Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East as well as North America. In Europe, TeliaSonera AB (Nasdaq: TLSN) alone has launched LTE services in seven markets across its footprint.

To make it onto our list, it had to be clear that a potential customer could go to an operator's shop or website, buy a device and subscribe to an LTE service. We did not include pilots, user trials or so-called "commercial networks," where an operator may have launched an LTE network but it is not yet offering devices or charging customers to use the service.

As always, we welcome feedback. If there are any commercial services or price plan details that we missed here, please let us know on the message board.



— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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Michelle Donegan
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12/5/2012 | 5:46:45 PM
re: 2011 Rewind: Where in the World Is LTE?


Thanks, Kai.


I updated the chart with additions and corrections.


Michelle

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12/5/2012 | 5:46:45 PM
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Thanks! I updated the chart to include Bell Canada.


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12/5/2012 | 5:46:44 PM
re: 2011 Rewind: Where in the World Is LTE?


Thanks! We got that press release this morning and I'll update the chart.


Michelle

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12/5/2012 | 5:46:44 PM
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Hello


Please find below the news release, dated December 4th :


 


"Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced its selection by Saudi Telecom Company (STC), the leading service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to launch the first 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless network in the country, bringing subscribers true broadband services to their mobile devices".



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12/5/2012 | 4:45:30 PM
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What happned to NSN at TeliaSonera?  The end of 2010 showed NSN at 4 of TeliaSonera networks (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland).  Now it is only in Finland.

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12/5/2012 | 4:45:30 PM
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I had the impression that Saudi Telecom C had ordered equipment from 4 suppliers, thus adding Alcatel Lucent and NSN to Huawei and Ericsson. Am I mistaken ?

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12/5/2012 | 4:45:28 PM
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The question is, would all of the money that all of these Telco's spend on actual equipment (not the money that goes to payoff their union labor and company executives) to upgrade their networks to support LTE for all of next year exceed one quarter of Cisco's sales?  I seriously doubt it. Chambers knows what he is doing and that is why he is not touching this market with a ten foot pole.  Despite heavy demand on their networks, these guys are not serious about taking care of their customers.

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12/5/2012 | 4:45:28 PM
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Nokia Siemens Networks was missing as a supplier (in some cases the only supplier) in the following LTE commercial networks;


- Telia Denmark


- EMT Estonia


- mobily Saudi


- LMT Latvia


- Bell Canada


- Sky Brazil


There has been a press release on all of these so this is easy to verify.


/Kai

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12/5/2012 | 4:45:28 PM
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err... you got Rogers in there but you missed their main rival, Bell Canada.


 


How did you manage that?

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