Major mobile operators plan on turning to Wi-Fi to add more than a fifth of additional data capacity to their networks in 2013 and 2014, according to study. And new standards make it even easier for subscribers to access these networks.
Dual-mode smartphones and devices that support both 3G and LTE will lead to millions of new wireless broadband customers, says new report from Maravedis.
With heavy growth expected to continue, users of the 4G wireless broadband service will reach about 300 million in another five years, says Juniper Research.
Executives from Samsung and Alcatel-Lucent say they're optimistic about prospects for the standard taking off this year, even as major U.S. carriers go a different road.