ABI Research: China to lead with 65% LTE Base-Stations by 2019

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China is projected to be the largest market for mobile base stations in the world, with over 65% of the worldwide LTE installed base coming from China by the year 2019, according to ABI Research. China Mobile's aggressive target to have 500,000 LTE base stations by end of this year pushes this trend further for this region. The LTE installation base is expected to increase by eight times in 2014, with Asia Pacific region now becoming the largest market for LTE, followed by North America and Western Europe.

Worldwide, LTE macro RAN spending is also set to reach $35B this year as LTE expenditures account for a majority of RAN spending with Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Solutions and Networks, and Alcatel-Lucent among the major vendors companies set to benefit, said ABI.

Michael Howard Co-founder and Principal Analyst Carrier Networks [credit:infonetics.com]After deploying over 200,000 TD-LTE basestations last year, China Mobile now plans a massive expansion of more than 500,000 basestations to deploy in 31 provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions by the end of 2014,” says Nick Marshall, principal analyst at ABI Research. “The company plans peak CAPEX in 2014 and 2015 to help construct what the company claims will be the world’s largest 4G network.”

Nick Marshall, Principal Analyst at ABI Research

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