Mobile Broadband Market Worldwide to Reach 1 Billion Connections in 2012, Pyramid Finds

Aug 2, 2010

Pyramid Research forecasts that the mobile broadband market worldwide will reach 1 billion connections during 2012, segmented by 3G and 4G network technologies. Mobile operators around the world will invest billions in the spectrum and network infrastructure to deploy 4G networks, but are struggling to keep pace with 3G data traffic growth driven by the use of smartphones and USB dongles, as well as bandwidth-intensive video content and applications. These challenges require a transaction-based business case that allows them to more fully monetize the broadband traffic generated by mobile Internet services, content, and applications, according to a special report from Heavy Reading ( and Pyramid Research (

The Business Case for 4G Mobile Networks is a complimentary special report that analyzes the myriad of decisions mobile operators must make in planning their 3G+ and 4G networks, packet core and service platforms, and related software solutions in order to deliver a sufficient return on their infrastructure investments. This 8-page report also offers Heavy Reading insights, key lessons, and best practices drawn from our recent operator and vendor 4G network planning and business case consulting engagements, leveraging the WiROIâ„¢ - a Wireless ROI planning tool.

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"Operators planning to deploy 4G networks face many technical, strategic, and business complexities in how to manage their network evolution and critical questions on how to get a return on their investments," says Berge Ayvazian, Senior Consultant, Heavy Reading, and Director, 4G Consulting Practice. "Together, Heavy Reading, Pyramid, and Wireless 20/20 have helped operators to more accurately forecast mobile broadband subscriptions, revenue, and traffic growth; we hope this special report offers valuable insight into the findings we are generating from this new service."

As the research divisions of the Light Reading Communications Network, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research provide the most comprehensive communications research, technology analysis, and market data for more than 100 markets around the world. For more information, visit:,, or To inquire about the 4G business planning and consulting service components, benefits, and pricing, please contact us at

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