915 million LTE subscribers expected worldwide by 2016

There will be more than 915 million LTE subscriptions worldwide by the end of 2016, according to think tank Idate. Asia-Pacific is expected to represent the majority (41.6 per cent) of the total, with North America representing 21.6 per cent, Western Europe 15.8 per cent while the African and Middle region and Eastern Europe will account for 7.5 per cent and 4.9 per cent respectively.

2013 a ‘Darwinian tipping point’ for Europe’s telcos

Europe’s telecoms and media companies must embrace innovation in key areas such as mobile, cloud computing and big data, as well as forge strong strategic relationships with other industry players like content delivery networks, if they are to survive the current revenue squeeze, according to think tank IDATE.

Small telcos play key role in FTTH expansion in North America

The number of North American households hooked up to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks has hit the nine million mark, with small incumbent telephone companies continuing to lead the growth in fibre to the home deployments, according to the FTTH Council Americas.