Wireless Landscape: Only 70% of the U.S. Has Access to LTE Networks

As wireless carriers boast recent LTE expansions, companies are interested in promoting new services for the “connected” end-user and tapping into IoT opportunities. The difference between having a basic wireless signal versus a true connected LTE-based experience is essential. With this in mind, do you have a strong grasp of today’s competitive wireless landscape?

To help industry players make better business decisions (and give us, the end user, a glimpse of the state of LTE), Mosaik Solutions released its annual Wireless Competitive Landscape poster. For example, you might be surprised to find out that 30 percent of the U.S. still does not have access to LTE service.

This year’s edition includes a heat map of North America LTE networks that are available in areas across the continent, as well as information on low-band spectrum (sub 1 GHz) holdings by each of the “Big 4” operators. Additional takeaways include:

  • 82 percent of Americans, or 256 million people, now have four or more LTE providers from which to choose
  • 7 percent of the U.S. population, or more than 27 million people, have two or fewer LTE networks from which to choose
  • Two operators dominate existing low-band spectrum holdings in almost all of the top 100 markets

 You can download the infographic here. For additional insights, check out Mosaik’s release.