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4G LTE now deployed in 100 countries, here's where you can use your multiband iPhone or iPad

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4G LTE now deployed in 100 countries, here's where you can use your multiband iPhone or iPad

The GSA organization just released a map of the next LTE milestone reached - deployment in 100 countries worldwide. You only need to take one look at the map to determine that LTE is going mainstream. 

There are currently 268 commercially available 4G LTE networks, and GSA forecast this number to reach the whopping 350+ carriers by the end of the year. another interesting tidbit is that almost half of those networks are using the LTE1800 band, and in total the LTE subscribers are closing in on the 160 million mark.

The phones and tablets with the widest LTE band support are currently made by Apple, as it has to sell one and the same product across the globe, so its iPhones and iPads sport a record number of bands coverage inside their tiny Qualcomm radios. 

The iPhone 5s and 5c models sold on Sprint offer 13-band LTE support, including the valuable LTE1800. The record, however, goes to the newest iPads - the Air and the mini - which cover 21 bands, so theoretically you can use them with fast download speeds in most of the countries you see painted in red on this map above.

source: GSA 

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posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:24

1. 1701nino (Posts: 228; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


Yea we in Croatia finally got LTE like last year or something. Truthfully i'm perfectly happy with HSDPA on my nexus 4.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:43

3. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Visiting the motherland this summer. Glad there's lte.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:31

5. mss1988 (Posts: 25; Member since: 19 Apr 2012)


And we in Serbia are on par with sub-Saharan Africa, Iran and North Korea :P

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:49 2

10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"4G LTE now deployed in 100 countries, here's where you can use your multiband iPhone or iPad"

Daniel P. what forced you to make such article titles? Does iPhone and iPad are the only one multiband devices in the world?

Also such article was already posted here on PhoneArena.com by Maxwell R. and in his article titles we can't see anything about iPhone or iPad.

"LTE networks now operational in 100 countries"

http://www.phonearena.com/news/LTE-networks-now-operational-in-100-countries_id52266

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:51 2

18. Arirank (Posts: 40; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


The best comment today (y) (y)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:26 1

20. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thank you. :)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 05:28

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 970; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Here in India LTE still sucks. I've seen no user who's using LTE. There's no awareness about LTE. Heck, even 3G services are damn expensive here. Mobile data scene here sucks bad.

Also the wired internet. I've seen users in other countries using multi Mbps connections without cap at very cheap rates, then why not here?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:19

4. Nimay_7 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


well about wired internet, i can say mtnl is really awesome as it doesnt have cap, but yaa if we talk rates.. no one gives us for cheaper rates..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:47

7. brar.arsh (Posts: 121; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Here in canada, if you want a good plan with unlimited nation wide and about 5 6GB LTE data, you are spending about 100 dollars a month on Rogers/Bell/Telus..
It isn't cheap here too and regarding wired Internet, the plans are about 70 80 dollars for unlimited usage, so that's also high. Over this there is 13.5% tax..

Everything looks good till the time you don't jump into it.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:18

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1714; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Have patience buddy. Reliance and Airtel are bringing affordable LTE connections in the summer to major cities. :D

posted on 07 Feb 2014, 00:14

22. Mittal (Posts: 427; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


be sure that it will be all but affordable.. I am just waiting when they will bring down prices on 3G.. this 2G is too frustrating

posted on 08 Feb 2014, 05:12

23. Nimay_7 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Buddy 3g is cheaper to 2g in reliance.. dont forget that..

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 06:47 1

6. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


BREAKING NEWS!!!!

'iPhones and iPads' are the ONLY 'multiband' devices in the whole wide world! (even though they can't take advantage of those 'multibands' and work mostly on global wi-fi)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:35

9. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Why do I think you're an emo in real life?

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:55

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Maybe becouse you are Apple's fanboy and just want to insult him? (rhetorical question)

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 10:00 1

19. bucky (Posts: 1295; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


I'm a not a fanboy of any OS with computers or phones. I just buy what suits me.

Papinyc just always seems butthurt or offended easily. Seems like his parents took his iPhone away

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 11:22 1

21. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Oh bucky, bucky, bucky why are you so phucky, phucky, phucky??? The article is about LTE coverage and multiband devices and, yet, the title specifically implies that the iDuds are the only multiband devices in the whole wide world. I merely pointed out the obvious so, there's no need for your butt to be so hurt. What's the matter? Did your parents force you to use an iPhone, thereby, refusing to get you a real "smartphone"??

Please don't hate (just lubricate) .... next time it won't hurt so bad.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:59

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


lol ... hardly

In real life I am a 'multiband' Galaxy Note 2 (that doesn't exist); I am rooted on 4.3, I L♥ve unlimited data with free tethering (Thank you Fox-Fi), I L♥ve free Google Voice on Groove IP, I L♥ve walks in the park but, unlike you, I probably wouldn't hold and cuddle you after sex (even if you begged me).

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 07:58

12. kevinhope5 (Posts: 28; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


We in Zimbabwe got LTE sometime last year June... My iPhone 5s is chowing data like there's no tomorrow

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:47 2

14. breathlesstao (Posts: 71; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


...why is a general availability map of a general technology so arbitrarily linked to specific devices of a specific brand? This kind of thing is seen in paid advertisements, for cryin' out loud.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 08:51

15. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:32 1

16. PAPINYC (Posts: 2186; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


That's because in a world of 'general availability' this site is "generally biased".
Not only paid advertisements, by the 'vay, Apple has threatened PhoneArena that, if they (PhoneArena) don't agree to their iProduct placement, they (Apple) will never ever again provide them (PhoneArena) with review units (even though, they [PA] still have to stand on line to get one [at Full retail] ... lol

posted on 06 Feb 2014, 09:44

17. tim123 (Posts: 10; Member since: 27 Jan 2014)


China has LTE but it can't be used to full expend since it own capital, Beijing only has a few place that can actually give full LTE connectivity. So the changes of getting LTE connectivity is like 5%

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