2G and 3G for a long time will dominate the industry
April 27, 2009, 9:32 am
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.