As per the reports given by Telecom Lead, in the Middle East and North Africa markets, 4G/LTE will charge 10 percent of SIMs by 2017.
Reports from Analysis Manson say that, there is a prediction made, that 4G connections will have a growth at a CAGR of 122 percent from 2012 to 2017 and 4G will not be launched in Egypt until 2013 and Morocco in 2014.
It also added that 3G will be the leading network technology, which will reach 192 million SIMs with 43 percent of all SIMs in the region by 2017 and subscribers in 2G mobile networks will be in demand in 2015, when subscriptions in 3G and 4G connections will begin to take over.
Analysis Manson has also predicted that telecoms sector revenue in the Middle East and North Africa will grow by 27 percent to $96.4 billion in 2017 from $70.3 billion in 2011 and even added that the fastest growth would be in the area of mobile data services, with handset data revenue set to grow at a CAGR of 17.9 percent between 2012 and 2017.
According to Roz Roseboro, principal analyst at Analysis Manson, operators will try to increase the average revenue per user i.e. ARPU of their higher-value customer base by encouraging greater mobile data usage.
According to Yankee Group, the number of active LTE connections will grow from 114 million in 2013 to 258 million in 2014. The report also says that by 2016 the mobile operators worldwide would fall to $697 billion as compared to $769 billion in voice and consumer messaging service revenue in 2011 and there will be more bundling of OTT communications apps with LTE subscriptions as well as operators increasing their portfolio of cloud-based solutions, including offering bundled content storage and backup with premium LTE services.
According to Frost & Sullivan, the mobile broadband services revenue in Latin America will have a growth of $34.41 billion in 2017 compared to $6.74 billion in 2011 and this is due to increasing coverage of 3G, 3.5G, and 4G networks and greater penetration of low-cost smart devices.