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LTE smartphone sales to rise 21% to 1 bln in 2016 - study

Wednesday 30 November 2016 | 08:40 CET | News
Worldwide sales of LTE-enabled smartphones are set to surpass the 1 billion milestone for the first time this year, posting 21.3 percent annual growth to hit 1.17 billion, according to the latest report from IDC. Much of that growth will come from emerging markets, where only 61 percent of 2015 smartphone shipments were 4G-enabled compared to the 2016 projection of 77 percent. Mature markets (US, Canada, Japan, and Western Europe) are further along the 4G adoption curve with 85 percent in 2015 and a projected 94 percent in 2016, said IDC. However, as IDC has previously predicted, overall

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