By the end of 2018, overall connection to LTE will be 7 times greater than today’s level and will equal up to 1.3 billon connections. Two major factors are leading to this fast growth:  1) network operators are eager to gain access to new revenue sources, and; 2) mobile users like to gain full range excellent sped access to the internet.

Why are 3D digital models a critical part of LTE Network development?  City 3D and country-wide digital models are critical elements in developing high capacity and efficient LTE networks.  The use of such digital models results in significant savings of time and money in the design of LTE networks.

3D City micro planning model

The 3D City micro planning model delivers data on all above-ground features and city substructures such as houses, bridges, and undergrowth.

  • 3D City Models are high-accuracy geodata for networks micro-planning and optimization in densely built-up areas
  • 3D City Models are an essential tool for the deployment of 3G,4G, GSM, LTE, WiMax, UMTS, CDMA and HSDPA networks
  • The use of these models results in the highest quality and most up-to-date network design
  • These models are well-suited for the cost-effective design of high-capacity digital networks

Regional models

The regional model is ideal for large areas or whole country-RF planning.

  • Low to medium resolution database is used for RF network design and pre-design.
  • Regional model dataset typically includes several layers –  Digital Terrain Model (DTM), Clutter, Vectors, Text labels, Orthoimage.
  • There are four options of Regional models – Basic, Standard and Improved Regional models and Pre-design regional model.

The most attractive and fastest growing regions includes

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific (developed and developing)
  • Eastern Europe
  • Western Europe
  • Middle East
  • US and Canada

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LTE Spectrum Strategies and Forecasts to 2018

TE Spectrum Strategies and Forecasts to 2018 – 3rd edition

Published: August 2013

As the drive to open up new frequency bands for 4G continues, the global spectrum map is becoming ever more complex. Spectrum re-farming, the emergence of TD-LTE, the growth of support for Band 3 (1800MHz) and Band 28 (APT 700MHZ), along with the addition of more new bands, are all helping to further complicate the picture.

Julian Bright, Senior Analyst, Networks, Informa Telecoms & Media


Based on detailed country-by-country research, this year, the report for the first time will include detailed forecasts for spectrum licensing down to 3GPP band-number level, including take-up out to 2018 by region and country, and taking into account market size and coverage expectations. Forecast launch dates for LTE, by band number, will be included down to country and operator level.

The report will also analyze developments such as: the continuing growth among operators worldwide of support for Band 3 (1800MHz); the growing commitment by governments and regulators to the Asia Pacific 700MHz band plan (Band 28); and the recent recognition by 3GPP of new bands such as the 450MHz band (designated as Band 31), which is being used by the Brazilian government to develop LTE for the provision of rural services in the country.