Ericsson highlighted Tuesday the trends that demonstrated strong growth in demand for Mobile Broadband and Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in the Middle East and around the world, as part of a presentation at the LTE MENA 2012.
LTE is the fastest developing system in the history of mobile communication.
More than 150 million people today have access to LTE networks, which is remarkable growth since its initial launch at the end of 2009.
Speaking at the two-day event, Erik Ekudden, Vice President, Head of Technology Strategies, Ericsson, delivering a presentation entitled "Rethinking Mobile Broadband: Creating a High Performance Network with Improved Coverage", said "we live in a hyper-connected world and mobile broadband has emerged as a key link between consumers and the wealth of information they seek to have instant access to. The widespread use of smartphones, coupled with mobile access to the Internet has emphasized the need for network technology to reduce latency and improve efficiencies by the adoption of new technologies, such as LTE." He also highlighted the convergence of media and telecommunications. – SG