Business and Management

Where Is the LTE Voice Service?

Despite massive growth in mobile broadband, the average income per user (ARPU) has declined. Network operators are reluctant to invest in existing 2G / 3G infrastructure, which will become obsolete from time to time. You can get more information about voice services via

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The total revenue around the world for the cellular industry is expected to reach the US $ 1.1 trillion in 2012, according to Firm analyst Wireless Intelligence. However, the increasing number of global cellular connections combined with intense competition in this industry, from time to time, is an inevitable force of the ARPU.

The main reason for the downward trend is that users are not ready to reach their pockets and pay premiums for cellular broadband, especially when other alternatives like free Wi-Fi exist. Wireless intelligence says commoditization of messaging services, especially through 'unlimited' tariffs and bundled packages and cellular broadband services to form the core of most major operator revenues. 

Growth Strategy

Analyst companies are not wrong there. It seems that every cellular operator plays the waiting game. Waiting to see how future income will be realized from cellular services. Top services (OTT) such as Skype and Google Talk have been eroded into traditional-minute-based business operators have enjoyed for years.

Driver for LTE

Recently I was involved in a discussion with the operating team of cellular operators who had just launched an enhanced Broadband LTE package with speeds of up to 100Mbps. 


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