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LTE perks up broadband wireless access trade

Posted: 23 Sep 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:LTE  broadband wireless access  4G 

Market intelligence firm ABI Research has stated that LTE has not only turbocharged the mobile Internet experience for end-users, but it has also revitalised the broadband wireless marketplace. The New York-based company has found that 1.26 billion households do not have DSL, cable, or fibre-optic broadband, and fixed and mobile telcos are looking to LTE to make the connection.

"By the end of 2014, ABI Research anticipates there will be 14.5 million residential and commercial premises with fixed LTE broadband access. By 2019, that figure should grow to 123 million," said Jake Saunders, VP and 4G practice director at ABI Research.

According to the report, chipset and CPE vendors are stepping up efforts to prime the market by manufacturing lower cost devices for both the consumer and enterprise segments. Chinese vendors like Huawei and ZTE, along with American brands such as NETGEAR and Novatel Wireless, have partnerships with North American carriers like Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and AT&T to provide exclusive LTE routers that utilise the carrier's individual 4G networks.

ABI Research forecasts the shipment numbers for residential LTE gateways and commercial LTE fixed wireless terminals to grow from 9.3 million in 2014 to nearly 44 million in 2019. "Fixed LTE broadband access is proving to be an 'add-on' market opportunity for a number of mobile operators that were initially focused on the mobility market," added Cheri Wong, research analyst.

On the chipset front, ABI has asserted that Intel is keen to jostle for market share with the likes of Sequans, Qualcomm, and GCT. In June 2014, Intel and Lantiq announced the release of a Cat6 LTE 300 Mbit/s joint reference platform. The firm also noted that integrated devices like LTE gateways and fixed wireless terminals can help provide a solution for users in rural areas to have access to high-speed Internet.

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