4G ‘to drive mobile broadband growth’
Dubai, August 18, 2011
To cope with smartphone adoption and the high demand for broadband and other data intensive applications, mobile operators are planning to move to fourth generation (4G) technologies, said a report.
While Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and LTE are the two primary 4G technologies, more mobile operators are inclined towards LTE as the technology of the future, added the media report from Frost & Sullivan, a leading growth partnership company.
As the demand for mobile broadband services continues to explode, the service providers have shown preference for moving towards faster data networks, the report said.
With LTE technology offering lower operating costs for mobile data transfer, the mobile operators worldwide are progressively committing themselves to LTE network deployments as a path for moving towards 4G services.
With recent LTE launches in Europe and the US, the device and service ecosystem will is expected to mature and LTE will gain further momentum in other markets across the globe, particularly in Asia Pacific and Middle East, according to Frost & Sullivan. – TradeArabia News Service