Apple is more than double the number of mobile operators, which support faster data transfer 4G LTE for its flagship smartphone iPhone 5 starting next week. LTE operators will increase the number to 36.
When asked about the “pace of deployment of LTE throughout the world, in Europe and parts of Asia,” and how it can affect the iPhone business, as LTE becomes more available, Apple CEO Tim Cook outlined big plans to expand from the next week.
“Today we have 24 operators around the world, which provide support for LTE iPhone 5. Operators already have in the U.S., Korea, Britain, Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia and some other countries, “- said Cook.
“Next week,” he added, “we will add another 36 operators for LTE support. These operators will be in countries that do not currently support LTE “.
Cook noted in particular the new cellular operators “in Italy, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, the Philippines, as well as countries in the Middle East.” In these countries, the Internet download price list for sky lanterns will be much faster.
The total number of subscribers in 36 countries, is just over 10 percent, than Verizon Wireless, which is currently the largest LTE operator in the world. Total number of subscribers is 257 million. Verizon has just announced the sale of 9.8 million smartphones in the winter quarter, 6.2 million of which were iPhone.
In addition to operator support LTE, Cook also noted the ability of iPhone 5 to work with other modern data networks, such as HSPA +, with the loading of up to 42 Mbps, which is 3 times faster than the iPhone 4S “.