The United States leads the rest of the world in LTE subscriptions, reports Mashable. There are more than twice as many American LTE subscribers (47 million) than subscribers in either South Korea (20 million) or Japan (14 million).
However, South Korea (50 million) and Japan (128 million) are much smaller than the U.S. (314 million), so South Korea has far more LTE subscribers per capita.
Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of LTE mobile broadband services over the next five years but only in some countries.
Juniper Research estimates there will be 428 million LTE subscribers in service by 2016, representing about six percent of global mobile subscribers. North America, Western Europe, the Far East and China will account for almost 83% of the total LTE-enabled base station deployments worldwide by 2016, says Juniper.