Granted, LTE pioneers like TeliaSonera in Sweden are already testing LTE Advanced with up to 1Gbps download speeds, but their scale is just not that massive.
The chart below from TeleGeography visualizes the trends in LTE deployment for the next few years, and some not so surprising developments are expected.
In 2016, LTE subscribers in Asia are expected to hit 200 million, with the current leader North America close to the 80 millionth mark. Still, we'd wager to say that North America, and Verizon in particular, will continue to hold the "most expensive" title in the world of LTE networks.
source: TeleGeography via SlashGear