At the end of last year there were over 230 million LTE-related mobile subscriptions worldwide, according to ABI Research. That’s 3.3% of all mobile subscribers.
This figure is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 36.6% between 2014 and 2019, resulting in more than 2 billion 4G subscriptions by the end of the forecast period.
The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Telefónica’s O2 Ireland business by Hutchison 3G, which operates the Three network.
However, Hutchison has been required to make commitments that’ll see it helping some competitors.
UK-based communications service specialist Azzurri Communications has appointed Chris Jagusz as its new Chief Executive Officer. He’ll join at the end of the summer.
Mr Jagusz was previously Managing Director at SSE Telecoms.
After a few weeks of rumours, Apple has confirmed that it’s acquiring Beats Electronics - the audio company founded by Jimmy Iovine and Dr Dre - along with the Beats Music streaming service.
The total deal is worth around $3 billion and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
LG has launched its G3 smartphone this week, providing a successor to last year’s LG G2. The ‘G’ prefix is used for LG’s premium devices.
Running Android on a Qualcomm quad-core processor, the LG G3 has a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 pixel display.