2013 Will Be The Year Of 4G

  • 91 million this year to 275 million in 2013
  • 203% jump
  • 2013 will be the first year of 4G

Following the success of smartphones in 2012, next year is slated to be the year for 4G, as LTE-enabled handsets is expected to triple from 91 million this year to 275 million in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics.

  • 91 million this year to 275 million in 2013
  • 203% jump
  • 2013 will be the first year of 4G

Following the success of smartphones in 2012, next year is slated to be the year for 4G, as LTE-enabled handsets is expected to triple from 91 million this year to 275 million in 2013, according to Strategy Analytics. That number translates to a 203% jump!

"It is clear that 2013 will be the first year of 4G," said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, in a statement. "LTE smartphone shipments worldwide will exceed a quarter-billion units for the first time. Multiple operators and multiple phone vendors will be launching dozens of LTE models across numerous countries worldwide.”

"LTE has quickly become a high-growth, high-value market that no operator, service developer, component maker, or device vendor can afford to ignore."

Strategy Analytics also said that new entrants, like Amazon and Mozilla, should be careful. "We caution possible new entrants like Amazon will not find it easy to break into the fiercely competitive LTE smartphone market and they will need breakthrough products that are strongly differentiated in such areas as design, price, or services," analyst Linda Sui said in a statement.

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