|[October 23, 2013]
Research and Markets: The Global LTE (Long Term Evolution) Tariff Tracker Latest Edition Q3 2013 Covers Pricing for 126 Mobile Operators Offerings across 76 Countries
DUBLIN --(Business Wire)--
Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m4bqbl/global_lte_long)
has announced the addition of the "Global
LTE (Long Term Evolution) Tariff Tracker" subscription to their
The latest edition of the quarterly Global LTE (News - Alert) Tariff Tracker service
offers highlights such as the following key trends:
- Operators continue to expand the geographical coverage. e.g. O2 (News - Alert) in the
UK has rolled out its LTE network in another five cities with
Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Nottingham, and Sheffield now covered
along with London, Leeds and Bradford. The operator plans to cover 13
cities by the end of this year. Telenor in Norway announced that it will
cover 90 per cent with LTE by 2015.
- The 3rd quarter edition reveals that operators have increased their
portfolio with new plans. For example Ooredoo (Qatar) now offers all its
plans with LTE access compared to when it launched nd only the most
expensive plan i.e. the unlimited plan) was available with LTE.
Subscriber numbers are rarely published; here are some of those that
have been made public:
- Orange (News - Alert) France claims to have 250K LTE users on its network (Sept.
- Swisscom has around 500K LTE users on its network (August 2013)
- EE revealed that it has over 1 Million 4G customers (Sept. 2013)
- SKT announced that it had 11 million LTE users, which accounts for 40%
of its total customer base (July 2013)
The average per month cost for monthly charged plans is Euro 49.70
(previous update Euro 48) inclusive of tax, average inclusive allowance
is 18 GB (previous update 17 GB). These averages relate to offerings
that are for accessing the network via Portable/PC (excludes Smartphone
offerings) on a contract.
Prepaid LTE has been launched by some operators, with Batelco one of
these operators launching in August 2013. Batelco offers two prepaid
bundles for BHD 15.00 (Euro 59) and BHD 30.00 (Euro 118) for 4 GB and 15
GB respectively. The network is throttled once this allowance has been
used. Smart in the Philippines launched prepaid LTE in August and
Mobitel (News - Alert) in Slovenia in September 2013.
Operators extend LTE to smartphone users. Elisa in Estonia launched new
SmartPhone plans, which for the first time give access to the operators
LTE network. T-Mobile (News - Alert) in Austria announced the same move recently.
- Operators continue to entice customers to take up LTE hence various
promotions are on offer. Currently Bouygues Telecom (France) is offering
new connections that take out a 4G SmartPhone plan with two months free
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