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The number of global 4G LTE wireless subscribers has skyrocketed from thousands to millions in just three years, and research firm iSuppli predicts that rate of growth will only speed up.
The rise in worldwide subscribers on 4G LTE has far exceeded expectations. In just three years since its nascent beginnings, the mobile technology has skyrocketed — going from 600,000 users in 2010 to nearly 100 million subscribers in 2012. Now, in a new report, market research firm IHS iSuppli is projecting that global users will double in 2013 and that by 2016 LTE will claim more than 1 billion subscribers.
“With LTE emerging as a true global technology standard, its ecosystem now faces both challenges and opportunities,” iSuppli’s senior analyst for wireless communications, Wayne Lam, said in a statement. “Rapid adoption will drive design innovations, particularly in smartphones, but issues like spectrum fragmentation will also remain an overhang for the LTE industry that requires attention. Overall, however, the LTE space will be less worried about rifts or divisions in technology, and more concerned with laying the foundation for sustained growth across the entire LTE landscape.”
In 2010, analysts projected that LTE would reach 300 million users by 2015. But at the rate wireless technology is now proliferating, iSuppli believes it could reach this many people by 2014. Just in the last year LTE subscribers jumped 599 percent from 13.2 million subscribers in 2011 to 92.3 million in 2012. It’s projected that LTE users will reach 198.1 million by the end of 2013. As smartphone technology and apps become increasingly more comprehensive and dependent on faster delivery, wireless infrastructure has to keep up. This has proven difficult in some aspects, according to iSuppli. For example, while 3G registered on just a few spectrums, LTE has registered more than 40 different frequency spectrums so far. So, even though subscribers are multiplying, kinks still need to be ironed out.
The carrier was far behind the leading major carrier, Verizon, which won out on voice and data services in a new Consumer Reports study. More bad news for AT&T. Consumer Reports has released its annual carrier ratings. And just as it had in the last two years, AT&T landed in last place, far behind the top major carrier in the roundup, Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless fared somewhat well in the study, earning relatively strong marks on voice and data. The only bright spot in AT&T’s review was its 4G LTE network, which actually beat out its chief competitor in this year’s study.
Sprint and T-Mobile USA landed between Verizon and AT&T. For its part, AT&T isn’t ready to back down. In a statement an AT&T spokesperson said the company is always working to improve its service. ”While delivering an even better customer experience is a never-ending job, we’re pleased that our customers rate their 4G experience as best of any carrier,” the spokesperson told. “We’ve invested significantly to deliver unique advantages, including offering the nation’s largest 4G network, which enables the fastest iPhone 5downloads and simultaneous talk and surf.”
Consumer Reports’ survey examines voice, data, and customer service across the wireless space. Although Verizon was tops among major carriers, across the industry, it actually landed in the middle of the pack. Smaller carriers, in fact, fared better than their major rivals.
Here is the actual ranking of the seven carriers included, from highest to lowest rating:
1. Consumer Cellular
2. U.S. Cellular
3. Credo Mobile
4. Verizon Wireless
6. T-Mobile USA
Consumer Cellular and Credo are actually mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) that rely on other carriers’ networks to deliver their service. Interestingly, Consumer Cellular relies on AT&T’s network. Credo uses Sprint’s network.
Today 20 April 2012. The New iPad so call as iPad 3 models are out. As usual, i love tech, i will keep you all updated with the latest happenings in our country Malaysia. The launch of The New iPad and the prices for iPad had release.
The Malaysia Apple reseller call Switch had officially announce The New iPad (iPad 3) price list for all of the models. As below here are the price list:
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi RM1,499
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi RM1,799
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi RM2,099
- New iPad (iPad 3) 16GB WiFi+4G RM1,899
- New iPad (iPad 3) 32GB WiFi+4G RM2,199
- New iPad (iPad 3) 64GB WiFi+4G RM2,499
You would wonder is buying The New iPad (iPad 3) is worth or rather go for iPad 2? Here its where will answer your question.
Buy The New iPad if you are a person which important about as below.
- High-quality images are important to you. The foremost argument for the new iPad is its gorgeous, high-resolution display. It’s sharper and brighter, and offers more compelling color and detail than the display on the iPad 2. If you appreciate the difference in image quality between standard-definition and high-definition content, you’ll want a new iPad.
- You love to play games. The new iPad blew its predecessor away on our PCWorld Labs graphics tests.
- You need to use a fast connection everywhere. The new iPad is the first Apple tablet that can connect to 4G networks. (You can buy a new iPad that works on either AT&T’s 4G network or Verizon’s 4G network.) If you go with Verizon, you can also use the iPad as a hotspot, allowing other devices to piggyback on its wireless connection. And Apple now sells only the Wi-Fi version of the iPad 2, so if you need an anywhere connection, the new iPad is your only option among Apple tablets.
- You like to keep lots of video and music on your tablet. The iPad 2 is available only with a 16GB capacity. If you need 32GB or 64GB, you’re looking at a third-generation iPad.
- You love to take pictures with your tablet. The new iPad’s camera may not replace your point-and-shoot, but it is far superior to the camera that the iPad 2 carries.
- Weight and size are important to you. The iPad 2 is slightly lighter than new iPad: 1.33 pounds to 1.4 pounds. Though that difference may not sound like much, but it’s noticeable when you hold the tablet in one hand.
- You hate recharging. In PCWorld Labs tests, the iPad 2 lasted 7 hours, 37 minutes while playing a video continuously. That’s nearly two hours longer than the new iPad, which held out for just 5 hours, 41 minutes on a charge.
- You’re, well, frugal. You’ll save $100 by buying a $399 iPad 2 instead of the baseline new iPad. That Ben Franklin can buy apps, music, movies, and then some; or you can sock the extra bucks away for the next version of iPad, which is likely to arrive in 2013.
If you are curious are the 4G or LTE is ready in Malaysia? The answer is No. You cant have a good coverage or a good bandwidth or a good coverage in Malaysia. The 4G or LTE technology is currently not that advance in Malaysia. There is none of the telecommunication company in Malaysia are supporting 4G or LTE. For me i will still choose 3G Service for Malaysia and also base on the bandwidth speed of our telecommunication company. For the 4G or LTE System, my point of view, its possible to have 4G or LTE but it might take a while for us to be able to use 4G or LTE in The New iPad (iPad 3).
So are you going to queuing it up and get The New iPad (iPad 3) ? There is also another way if you are not willing to queue to buy The New iPad. You can order online from Apple Store Malaysia. If you worry about the iPad Colour, don’t worry. The New iPad (iPad 3) are available in both Black and White Colour.
We understand that the Philippines LTE network will use the 2.1GHz band, and that trials have been conducted. However, a report is stating that the Philippines will only receive a non-LTE version of the tablet. Do also note that a launch date for the Philippines has not been announced. Apple unveiled the new version of its popular iPad tablet yesterday, with a whole host of new improvements including a high-resolution display, a faster processor and LTE support. The company will also be launching the slate globally on March 16, with Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan being the first Asian countries on the list. Macau is the only other Asian country scheduled to get the device in the second wave, leaving out most of Southeast Asia including countries like Malaysia. If you happen to live in one of these lucky countries, take heed before you start prancing around in joy. One of its newest features, LTE support, will not work outside of the US and Canada even if your country has LTE networks. This is because the North American LTE networks utilize the 700MHz and 2.1GHz frequency, unlike the rest of the civilized world, which usually uses the 800MHz, 1.8GHz, 2.3GHz and 2.6GHz band for its networks. Some countries are also considering using the 900MHz, which is currently used by 2G networks, once they move all their users over to 3G networks.
Apple’s iPad supports LTE on 700MHz and 2.1GHz, which means that owners of the new iPad in countries like Hong Kong, which will use the 2.6GHz band, will not be able to enjoy the fast speeds once it’s network is ready. The same situation is also applicable in Japan, as telcos there are using the 800MHz and 2GHz bands for their LTE networks. In Singapore, local site HardwareZone has reported that all three local carriers will be using the 1.8GHz and 2.6GHz bands for its LTE operations, which means that the new iPad will also not be able to access the upcoming networks. In a separate report by a local daily, Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said that the 700MHz band in Singapore is currently used by broadcasting services, though the government agency did not “rule out making part of the 700MHz band available for 4G services in the future”. Apple would not confirm if the company would be releasing an iPad that is compatible with global LTE networks. In a statement a spokesperson said that the new iPad “is designed with cellular antennas that access a larger frequency spectrum, giving you the most comprehensive support for networks around the world and blazing-fast downlink speeds of up to 42Mbps with DC-HSDPA and up to 21.1Mbps with HSPA+”. The statement did not include any mention of LTE support–which effectively rules out one of the key features of getting the new iPad. That said, the tablet is still compatible with current 3G networks and will be able to utilize the fast HSDPA and HSPA speeds, though that is greatly dependent on the quality of your telco’s network and the type of data plans available.