China to Have Largest Number of 4G Subscriptions in APAC by 2018, States Westward Research in Its Report Available at MarketPublishers.com

13 Sep 2017 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – The past decade saw mobile subscriptions continue to grow considerably. The main reason for the growth globally over the last 5-7 years is the uptake in developing economies, mainly China and India, which captures close to 30% of the world’s total mobile subscriptions and over 50% of the mobile subscriptions in developing nations.

By 2018, China is expected to have the biggest number of 4G subscriptions, with India following after. As of 2016, 22 novel LTE networks were activated across the region, leading to an increase in the overall number of the region’s live LTE networks to 106 in March 2017. There are also close to 36 live LTE-A networks in 18 countries of the region. VoLTE services are also live on 34 networks across 15 countries. The region is also likely to see 71 4G LTE networks deployed over the next couple of years.

In spite of the fact that Australia, Japan and South Korea took the lead amid the region’s other countries with respect to 4G penetration, the region is also poised to observe enhanced 4G penetration propelled by the outstripping growth across Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Myanmar, among others.

Topical research report “4G LTE: Current State, Spectrum Holding and Market Scenario in Asia-Pacific” elaborated by Westward Research provides an all-round understanding of the market scenario and competitive landscape.

The study provides an all-encompassing overview of the trends in world fixed telephony, fixed line broadband, mobile telephony and broadband subscriptions. It gives an overview of LTE deployment trends globally. The report gives deep insights into the spectrum holdings of the major telcos in various frequency bands, comprising such details as bandwidth holding and respective uplink and/or downlink frequency details. The research publication offers information on spectrum bands and types of services offered on each of these frequency bands; top telcos, major vendors and tower infrastructure providers active in these countries. The research report limelights 4G LTE development incentives of top service providers and details pertaining to vendors and tower infrastructure providers in over 35 nations in the APAC region. The report gives a brief review of the frequency holding by telcos, major vendors operating and the recent incentives and developments by government bodies and regulators, service providers and dominant technology vendors in the region’s specific countries.

More topical reports by the publisher are available at Westward Research page.

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