Huawei Makes LTE Headway
That puts the Chinese vendor right up with Nokia Networks , which last month claimed market leadership with 17 commercial deployments (to which it has since added -- see DT Does LTE With NSN .)
Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC), of course, is the other main vendor vying for LTE bragging rights.
Huawei's update comes as Wireless Intelligence estimates that, by 2015, the Asia/Pacific region alone will have more than 120 million LTE connections, with China accounting for about half of that number, and Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea accounting for the vast majority of the remainder. In China, those numbers will include the expected rollout of the Time Division Duplex (TDD) version of LTE (known as TD-LTE or LTE TDD). (See China TD-LTE Latest, NTT Docomo Sets LTE Date, TD-LTE in Japan?, and KDDI Picks Challengers for LTE Deployment.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading