2G and 3G for a long time will dominate the industry

April 27, 2009, 9:32 am

2g and 3g for a long time will dominate the industry   On the horizon, looming commercial exploitation of high-speed fourth-generation networks, LTE, in some regions of the network in place WiMAX. It would seem that the prospects for 3G neoptimistichny and 2G long time to collapse. However, In-Stat reports that the network of previous generations for a long time, will dominate.
A couple of examples from history. In 2001, AT T 1G-start to minimize network TDMA. Its exploitation was completely terminated in 2008. 3G networks were launched NTT Docomo, in 2001, but the 2G-network will be used until the 2012 ode. And in India and in China the majority of subscribers using networks of 2G. In Russia, a similar situation - the building of 3G-network was launched fairly recently and they are not present in all regions.
Another curious bit of information:
  • Half of the 2008 base stations - 2G;
  • In 2012, the share of LTE supplied stations will account for less than 1%;
  • In 2012, 2G-station with EDGE will be sold 25 times better than the LTE;
  • It is projected that in 2013 of 1, 5 billion phones only 1, 7% will support LTE;
  • In 2012, the 3G-services bring more profit than the 2G.


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