The number of VoLTE subscriptions will reach 59.6 million in 2014 and more than 1.2 billion in 2019, said ABI Research.

LTE-related cellular subscriptions will grow at a CAGR of 36.6 percent between 2014 and 2019, to exceed 2 billion. Nearly 56 percent of LTE-related cellular subscriptions will be using VoLTE services by the end of 2019.

LTE-related cellular subscriptions surpassed 230.9 million last year, 3.3 percent of mobile subs.

“For VoLTE to be a success, there needs to be adoption of the technology by handset vendors and not just the operators. It is anticipated that Apple will incorporate VoLTE into iPhone 6,” said Marina Lu, research analyst at ABI Research.

Growth of LTE-enabled handsets shipments was 222 percent to 335.4 million units in 2013.

In 2014, LTE-enabled media tablets are expected to ship 12.8 million units annually along with 10.6 million USB dongles.

LTE network will cover around 64…

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Comments on: "VoLTE subscriptions will reach 59.6 mn in 2014 and 1.2 bn in 2019: ABI Research" (1)

  1. How many subscribers are actually using VoLTE at the end of Q1 or Q2 2014? And what percentage of the time are they using it instead of defaulting back to CS on 2/3G?

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