Samsung solidifies its top position in the fast-growing LTE market


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The LTE smartphone segment is growing at a rapid pace, and Samsung is at the lead of its expansion. Thanks to its diverse range of LTE-capable handsets, Samsung Electronics took the largest share of the LTE market in this year's the second quarter, solidifying its position as a dominant player in this fast-growing market segment.

According to market research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung sold a variety of LTE-enabled products, including the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Grand 2 LTE, Galaxy Core LTE and the Galaxy Note series, for a total of 28.6 million LTE devices sold in the year's second quarter alone.

With the release of the Galaxy S5 Broadband LTE-A in June, Samsung introduced the world's first smartphone that supports LTE Category 6, further proving its leadership in the fast-growing LTE market. The Broadband LTE-A boasts a download speed of 225 Mbps, which is up to three times faster than any previous version of LTE. Samsung is committed to maintaining its leadership in telecommunications technology by building upon its expertise in manufacturing parts, handsets and network devices in the LTE category.

Now, Samsung is catalyzing the growth of the LTE industry even further with the introduction of its latest LTE-capable handset, the Galaxy S5 LTE+. Featuring the fastest download speed over LTE in the world, 300Mbps, the Galaxy S5 LTE+ enables users to download an impressive 562 MP3 songs (4MB each) or 450 e-books (5MB each) in a single minute.

Over the years, Samsung's LTE leadership has been unmatched. The company has been responsible for many of the world's firsts in the LTE category, including the launch of the Samsung Craft, the very first LTE handset, in 2010. Then in 2011, Samsung introduced the Galaxy S2 LTE, which ushered in the age of LTE globally. And most recently, in 2013, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S4 LTE-A – the world's first LTE-Advanced smartphone.

Samsung wants to continue innovating in order to provide additional LTE services beyond speed to its consumers. As an example, Samsung has become the first to commercialize two advanced technologies – VoLTE and eMBMS. The first, VoLTE, allows users to enjoy quality voice calls through LTE network, whereas eMBMS enables high-definition multimedia broadcasting through an LTE base station. Samsung's eMBMS solution was recognized as the "Most Innovative Application or Service" at the LTE World Summit held in Amsterdam in June, further emphasizing the company's experience in commercializing such advanced technologies.

Samsung has been able to constantly maintain its LTE dominance through effectively optimizing the connectivity between the handset and the network to ensure maximum performance and by maintaining top competitiveness in LTE standard patents. With the LTE market representing a big opportunity for growth and continued innovation, Samsung seeks to set itself even further apart from the competition and to provide consumers with the most robust offering of connectivity options.

Samsung plans to continue both its technological and market leadership in the LTE category through the synergy of its state-of-the-art mobile technology combined with its ability to customize technology based on differing partner needs, ensuring the best, most comprehensive customer experience.

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21 Comments

1. mturby unregistered

keep spending hundreds of millions in ads promoting cheap materials phones sammy, this is how u got the market. Unlike Apple and others Android makers (motorola/sony/LG), they do sell quality!

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Ever watched Sammy's QA-QC process with the makings of Galaxies. They are also quality stuffs.

8. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The truth is that ppl don't care about the aluminium tin can, but they care about the functionality and best tech.

19. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

My Opinion is Using Poly Carbonate is fine. But the design should be premium. Have you ever seen other OEM phones with poly carbonate body? i like a Note-3 / GS-2 like phones from Sammy. Alpha is also great looking. But I dont like GS4 / GS5 Design.

9. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I must say my ownership of a M7 left me with a bad taste of Aluminum. I prefer my phones to be all Polycarbonate. Preferably soft touch. But I've had so many Samsung phones I can't count them all and their build quality is fine, in fact the manufacturer I've had the worst time with is HTC. Every phone I've owned of HTC except the One M7 needed to have a warranty claim on them for some defect. So to each their own.

10. Philipand96

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 12, 2014

The article on LTE enable phones which in Samsung’s case is limited to flagship phones GALAXY NOTE* & GALAXY S* and variants or premium Apple previously only releases one (now two phones) only the iPhone5 and after were 4G LTE so only those qualified, The report states Samsung are top so have sold more 4G LTE phones than Sony / Motorola / LG So for whatever reason people are buying more 4G LTE Samsung product than others The largest organ on the human body is SKIN. Plastic / metal covering is insignificantly small on a phone but dominate choice (Apple marketing!) Samsung and othe (NON APPLE) by offering a range is products all budgets are catered for Apple until recently on had the one phone you either paid that price or went without or bought pre owned so 2 years old and dated Apple has now issued a more affordable range the “C" which is what iPhone were prior to Apple adopting metal. The not so "quality" iphone5C still cost much more than high end phones with more specs At the end of the day it is consumer choice to buy a product, the lower end of Samsung portfolio is NOT included in this count

11. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

for how long samsung is going to retain its position? sooner or latter it will go down... market is not same like before

3. D.Lamore

Posts: 198; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Didn't they say sammy is going down, but they are topping all the charts and not even taking a break. Sammy produces phones for all categories that's why. Spread the love sammy , let the whole world be connected , be it super rich or poor.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Excellent job by Samsung. Queue the haters with their flawed logic and unsubstantiated arguments, I do understand that sucks for them not to have their fav OEM doing as well as Samsung :)

6. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Innovation and general development of technology is great as long as it gives us the consumer options with price ranges that's reasonable. Just keep em coming Samsung

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Pump and dump. j/k Kudos Samsung, you have worked for this stat an earned it..

12. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

what's the point of havving cat 6 4g ? or even 4g, since 3g can reach 42mbps ?? almost no carrier can give you that speed, let alone 4g at all

13. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

I wonder why all Samsung commercial or ads most of the model are American or Europian. I never see Korean people on there ads. Why Samsung?

14. RandomAshole

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Just came in for the girl. ;-)

15. chuongster

Posts: 33; Member since: May 13, 2012

I agree...the girl

16. strudelz100

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Last time I thought the "Galaxy" brand outsold iPhones. Now its just "LTE Phones"? Nice spin on declining sales Samsung. Bravo.

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well, Samsung still remains strong....Go Samsung!~

18. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

Samsung > ALL.

20. theo14461 unregistered

In the real world, that pretty model would have an iPhone.

21. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Bah! LTE service on the provider's side is not good anyways so this feature is rather unuseful to date.

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