34% of Mobile Ops Plan to Launch LTE in 2012

A majority of mobile operators plan to launch Long Term Evolution  services in 2012 or 2013,  according to a recent survey by Informa Telecoms & Media. Almost 60 percent of operators say that they will launch 4G services n 2012 (33.7 percent) or next (24.9 percent), while the vast majority – 70.5 percent – believe there is a viable business case to launch 4G today, Informa Telecoms & Media says.

The survey shows that the main reasons operators are launching LTE is to create new revenue streams (34.7 percent); to increase capacity to offer mobile broadband services (23.3 percent); and to build brand value through technology leadership (31.3 percent).
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