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May 29, 2014

4G ,LTE based Mobile Broadband Users to exceed a billion, cover 85% global mark

1billion users to have 4g  by 2017

ITU ( international Telecom Union ) estimates show that
 there are 2.1 billion active mobile-broadband subscriptions in the world  till 2013 , this is people with a 3G or 4G connection). 

Users with mobile broadband  consists of  29%of the global population, and mobile broadband subscriptions  have grown 40% YoY over the last 3 years years Mobile  broadband today outnumber fixed broadband subscriptions by a ratio 3:1

Meanwhile  there were   176 million LTE ( Long term Evolution or 4G number) users by 2013 ,compared to 90 million in 2012. However  by 2017  the number of LTE  users across the world is expected to number about a billion..and would account for  about 1 out 8 mobile connections .A recent Ericson report " projects  that 85% of the world’s population will be covered by high-speed mobile networks by 2017.In the United States, LTE networks cover  90% of population, compared to 47% in Europe and 10% in Asia