Source: Analysys Mason
For some operators, LTE cannot come soon enough, states the latest report from Analysys Mason entitled Operator strategies for network evolution: the road to LTE, which details how wireless data traffic will grow tenfold in developed markets in the period to 2015. However, there are many roads to a data-optimised RAN and LTE is only one component.
“LTE can provide data at a sixth of the price of basic W-CDMA. In the long term, it may be the only way to profitably manage the increasing demand for data traffic,” says Helen Karapandžić, co-author and Analyst at Analysys Mason.