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Heavy Reading Releases Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider [Professional Services Close - Up]
[August 21, 2014]

Heavy Reading Releases Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions, with several vendors taking an early lead in this key mobile sector, according to the report, Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider, released by Heavy Reading.

According to a release from the company, LTE-A Infrastructure: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis summarizes the drivers of LTE-A network investment and assesses the products and solutions offered by eight LTE infrastructure vendors.

Heavy Reading said the competitive analysis focuses on five key areas: the breadth of each vendor's LTE-A portfolio, range of approach, customer wins, and the "buzz factor" that each supplier has built around its approach to LTE-A. Each supplier is evaluated on each of these core criteria to determine an overall rating.

"Services with LTE-A features are now being rolled out around the world," said Danny Dicks, research analyst with Heavy Reading 4G/ LTE Insider and author of the report. "Networks supporting those features use equipment from network equipment providers keen to ensure their LTE infrastructure continues to support their exiting wireless operator customers as they migrate to ever-faster, denser networks." While LTE networks up to Release 8/9 are relatively homogenous across the world, the company said those with LTE-A features vary significantly because operators are picking and choosing from a range of Release 10+ features depending on their specific requirements, Dicks said.

"The market for LTE-A network infrastructure is likely to change as higher-powered chipsets find their way into smartphones and other user equipment," he said. "When that happens, trials will become commercial services, and rollout will accelerate across networks." Heavy Reading, the research division of Light Reading, offers analysis of telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors.

Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions.

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