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Some GSMA forecasts from the Bernabè presentation.
By 2015 there will be:
- 9.1 billion mobile connections
- 4.6 billion mobile customers
- 3.2 billion mobile broadband connections
- 350 million 4G connections
The mobile industry 'ecosystem' will be worth $1.9 trillion and employ 9.8 million people.
Operators will spend $793 billion on infrastructure between 2012-15.
Forget the world phone. By 2015, LTE is forecast to be deployed in 38 different spectrum combinations.
The key to LTE success? The GSM Association view is it will be the availability of unified TD/FDD devices.
GSMA director-general Anne Bouverot says it's “encouraging” that products containing TD-LTE chipsets are already on the market.
“But that's not enough to drive the market to scale. The key requirement for success is dual mode chipsets for TD and FDD LTE,” she said at today’s GTI Summit in Hong Kong.
“I cannot emphasise enough that dual chipsets are absolutely critical for the success of this industry.”
The LTE devices will need to be capable of being sold in multiple markets and to enable roaming, she said.
“We can't allow the industry to split again between technologies as we saw in the past,” she said, citing GSM and CDMA in the 2G era and W-CDMA, cdma2000 and TD-SCDMA in 3G.