Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) published a report on "Evolution to LTE" which is available on their website here to download.
The report starts with the need for LTE and emphasises its importance with regards to the Mobile Broadband take off. It goes on to encourage the operators to embrace LTE and lists the operators that have committed to LTE roll out.
As of April 2010:
- 64 networks in 31 countries have committed to LTE network rollout.
- Upto 22 LTE networks would be in service end of 2010
- 39 or more LTE networks will be in service end of 2012
Spectrum is another area of focus of this report. Along with 2.6GHz, 700MHz will probably be used in Americas, New Zealand and India. 800 MHz and 900 MHz will probably be available and used in Europe.
Finally with LTE being rolled out, it would be easy to upgrade to LTE-Advanced when the standards are finalised in Release-10.
For people interested in this report and topics, the following related presentations are available from GSA: