Worldwide LTE Subscribers and Share

Worldwide LTE Subscribers to Hit 205 Million in 2Q 2014 as US, South Korea and Japan Account for 78% of Total Subscribers

Growth momentum is expected to shift to China market.

According to MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber database, worldwide LTE subscribers will reach the 205-million milestone in 2Q 2014. There are 238 operators in 101 countries with LTE networks up and running, according to Taiwan’s MIC (Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute), an ICT industry research institute based in Taipei.

Highlights of MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber database’s latest LTE research findings include:


  • 101 commercial LTE networks deployed in 41 countries.
  • More than 20.3 million LTE subscribers (May 2014)
  • UK EE’s subscribers exceeded 2.9 million and UK Hutchison 3G’s reached 1.7 million in May 2014


  • 54 commercial LTE networks deployed in 17 countries.
  • 94.5 million LTE subscribers with 46.1% of worldwide share. (May 2014)
  • Verizon’s LTE subscriber surpassed 47.9 million and AT&T’s reached 30.2 million in 1Q 2014.


  • 58 commercial LTE networks deployed in 24 countries.
  • 82.7 million LTE subscribers with 40.3% of worldwide share. (May 2014)
  • LTE subscribers in Japan reached 40 million while Korea’s hit 30 million in May 2014.

Worldwide LTE Subscribers and Share, Q2 2014 (Units in Thousands)

2Q2014 Subscribers20,33194,57882,7487,59812205,267
2Q2014 Share9.9%46.1%40.3%3.7%0.0%100%
Source: MIC Worldwide Mobile Subscriber Database, May 2014


 Worldwide Mobile Subscriber DatabaseDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site. View the report: Current Development of the Global LTE Subscriber Market.




Companies and organizations analyzed or mentioned in the report include:

3 Denmark, 3 Hong Kong, 3 Italia, 3 Sweden, 8ta, A1, Aero2, Airspan, Alaska Communications, Alcatel-Lucent, Altel, Altel Communications, Ambit Microsystems, Antel, Asia Pacific Telecom, AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Azercell, Babilon-Mobile, BASE, Batelco, Bell Mobility, Bend broadband, Bharti Airtel, Bluegrass Cellular, B-Mobile, Bouygues Telecom, BTC, BTL, C Spire Wireless, Celcom Axiata, Cellcom, China Mobile, China Mobile Hong Kong, China Telecom, China Unicom, CHT, Cisco, Claro, CNT, Cosmote, COTA, CSL, Deutsche Telekom (DT), Dialog Axiata, Digicel, DiGi Telecommunications, Digitel, DNA, DOCOMO Pacific, Du, eAccess, Eastlink, Econet Wireless, EE, Elisa, EMT, Entel Movil, Ericsson, Etisalat, Far Eastone, Fjarskipti, Free Mobile, Fujitsu, Global, GTA, Huawei, Hutchison 3, Hutchison 3G, iConnect, IDC, IT&E, Juniper, KDDI, KT, K?Telecom /VivaCell?MTS, Lanka Bell, Leap /Cricket, LG Uplus, LIME, LMT/ TeliaSonera, M1, Manx Telecom, Max Telecom, Maxis, MegaFon, Meteor Mobile, MetroPCS, MiSpot, Mobily, Mobitel, Moldcell, Monaco Telecom, Motorola, Movicel, Movistar, MTC, MTN, MTS, Nawras, NBN, NEC, Neotel South Africa, Nepal Telecom, Nova, NSN, NTT DOCOMO, O2, Oi, Omantel, Omnitel/ TeliaSonera, Ooredoo, Open Mobile, Optimus/ Sonaecom, Optus ,Orange, P4, Panhandle, Panasonic, PCCW, Peoples Telephone, Pioneer cellular, Polkomtel /Plus, Post Luxembourg, Proximus, PT Internux/BOLT, Qtel, Regional Telecom, Rogers, Rostelecom, Safaricom, Samsung, Sasktel, SFR, Siminn, Si.mobil, SingTel, SK Telecom, Sky Telecom, Slovak Telekom, Smart, Smartone, Smile, Softbank, Spectranet, Sprint, Sprocket Wireless, StarHub, STC, Stoke, Sunrise, Surfline, SWIFT Networks, Swisscom, Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan Star Cellular, Tango, TDC, Telcel, Tele2, Telecom Italia, Telecom Namibia, Telecom NZ, Telefonica Movistar, Telefonica O2, Telenor, Tele-Post Greenland, TeliaSonera, TeliaSonera/Netcom, Telstra, Telus, T-Hrvatski, Thumb Cellular, Tigo, TIM, Tishknet, TMN/ Portugal Telecom, T-Mobile, Tricom, True Move, Ucell, UK broadband, U Mobile, UNE-EMP, Unitel, US Cellular, Vainakh Telecom, Verizon, Videocon, Vimpelcom (Beeline), VIPNet, Viva Bahrain, Viva, Vivo, Vodacom, Vodafone, Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), Wataniya Telecom, Yoigo, YooMee, Yota/ Scartel, Zain, Zamtel, Ziggo, ZTE


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