Analysts predict global LTE fragmentation
Spectrum fragmentation by % of LTE connections, 2011/15
1. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
this sucks, but I knew our wireless carriers will find a way to keep us lock from taking their exclusive phone from one carrier to another
2. Slammer (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)
The carriers have always held the upper hand in imbalanced power. They have successfully manipulated the industry to adapt or do without. With today's dependency on wireless communications, who can do without? Profits obtained by locking consumers into contracts is much easier than competing for subscribers on a pricing or innovation level.
3. theoak (Posts: 318; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
So, now ... 2600 is at 5% ... yet in 2015 ... it more than doubles to 11% and the 2500 MHz comes out of NO WHERE to 10%.
The current 19% that North America is pushing with the 1700 - 2100 is going to have negative growth and be at 13% in 2015.
So ... the question is ... who owns 2600MHz and 2500MHz???
Answer: ... China and Clearwire
China is the sleeping giant as far as cell phones and is just starting to wake up ... the 2500+ range has no choice but to get bigger.
4. iCandy (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
FYI - The EU is designating 2600 as the band for Mobile Broadband. As well, given the unequal requirement for upload/download speeds with Mobile Broadband, the European Union's FCC counterpart claims it will likely become LTE-TDD. As such Asia, NA and Europe will have sufficient LTE compatibility.
5. iblackdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
Whats the difference in spectrum? Is one faster than the other?
6. eddptty2003 (Posts: 11; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
there is going to be fragmentation on LTE just like there is now o GSM that is why the invented quadband phones for use on all GSM band quadband phones consisit of ability to use 850/900/1800/1900 mhz. so all amnuf have to do is come up qith a phone with atleast the 4 major bands around the world