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LTE to Reach 4 Percent of US Handset Sales in 2011

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According to research from Strategy Analytics, LTE technology will account for 4 percent of mobile handset sales in the United States during 2011. Major players driving the emerging LTE market this year will include Samsung, Android and Verizon Wireless.

Tom Kang, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, "We forecast LTE technology to account for 4 percent of mobile handset sales in the United States during 2011, rising from near-zero in 2010. LTE is fast becoming a high-growth, high-value 4G market for handset vendors, component manufacturers and operators."

Neil Mawston, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, "The United States is already the world's most important market for LTE handsets and services. Key players driving US LTE growth this year will include Samsung, HTC, LG, Android, Verizon Wireless and AT&T. Emerging players that could shake up the LTE market over the next year include Apple, Amazon or even Nintendo."

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