Year-End 2014: Nearly Half a Billion LTE Connections Worldwide

LTE subscriber numbers reached a new milestone with nearly half a billion connections worldwide at the end of 2014 according to data gathered by Ovum.


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Ericsson acquires telecom IT services business in China
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Ericsson launches 5G collaborations with Universities
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Nokia Networks selected by iWireless as sole supplier for LTE network in USA
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Vietnam Smartphones Increase by 57% in 2014, Heats Up by Budget Models
A total of 28.7 million mobile phones were shipped to Vietnam in 2014, reflecting an annual growth rate of 13% year-on-year (YoY), more

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MegaFon selects Nokia Networks to build its 4G LTE network
Russia's MegaFon has signed a 7-year contract with Nokia Networks to upgrade the operator's nationwide network. more

Sri Lanka Mobile Phone Market Touches One Million Mark in Q4 2014
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