LTE adoption to be worth $40 billion

Old fashioned handsetMarket intelligence company ABI Research said that mobile broadband and the high speed performance of LTE means the market for mobile network monitoring and optimisation will be worth over $40 billion over the next five years.

And it’s China that’s leading the rush – with widespread adoption of SSL encryption being a game changer.

Practice director Joe Hoffman believes that mobile optimisation will become more important than ever before.

“The advent of all IP services, including VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and LTE-U require close attention from the operator,” he said. “All leading network infrastructure vendors, including Ericsson, Nokia Networks and Alcatel-Lucent, offer their own or partnered solutions. Likewise, the independents, such as Citrix, ByteMobile and Openwave Mobility, provide differentiated, targeted and ready-to-use solutions for every mobile broadband operator.”

ABI believes that capacity improvement will be such that there will be virtually free network and spectrum gear.