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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) presents this latest GSM/3G Market Update (published August 9, 2010). Mobile broadband continues as the major trend. The world’s first LTE networks are launched in Sweden and Norway. 110 operators are investing in LTE comprizing 80 firm commitments to deploy networks in 33 countries, plus 30 pre-commitment trials and studies. 116 operators have committed to HSPA+ deployments with 63 HSPA+ networks (that's almost 1 in every 5 HSPA networks) now launched. Almost 99% of WCDMA operators have launched the HSPA upgrade for mobile broadband. HSUPA is commercially launched on a third of 353 commercial HSPA networks and is available now in 60 countries on 118 networks. The number of HSPA user devices is rapidly growing, as is the number of suppliers participating in this market. The latest GSA survey identified 2,579 HSPA devices launched by 235 suppliers.
Stats at a glance: www.gsacom.com/news/gsa_fastfacts.php4
New and important mobile subscriptions milestones have been reached during Q2 2010:
* APAC: 2 billion GSM and WCDMA subscriptions milestone passed
* INDIA: 500 million GSM and WCDMA subscriptions milestone passed
* CHINA: 700 million GSM and WCDMA subscriptions milestone passed
* CLAC: 500 million GSM and WCDMA subscriptions milestone passed in the Central, Latin America and Caribbean region
This update also highlights how mobile HD voice services are an important market opportunity and reports on 3 commercial service launches and the growing eco-system of devices from leading vendors which support this service.
We also highlight two mobile broadband seminars that GSA is organizing - one in Hong Kong (September 6th, organized jointly with Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation) and one in London (September 27th). Details are provided in the Market Update and on the GSA website www.gsacom.com
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