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The number of new LTE RAN and EPC (Evolved Packet Core) contracts recorded by Ovum in the second half of 2014 was 56, reflecting the shrinking opportunity for LTE equipment supply contracts tied to new network deployments.


  • Just 56 new LTE RAN/EPC contracts were recorded by Ovum in the second half of 2014, reflecting the shrinking opportunity for new LTE equipment supply contracts as operators shift focus towards extending network coverage, increasing capacity, and introducing support for features such as LTE-Advanced.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain insights into the level of vendors’ engagement in new LTE rollouts through analysis of LTE contract announcements.
  • Compare relative vendor LTE contract shares and find out which vendors address the largest markets.

Key questions answered

  • How many new LTE contracts were announced in the latest half-year?
  • How do the major vendors rank in terms of LTE contract wins and LTE coverage?

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