In the past, the infrastructure network relied on 2G/3G and voice services as the core services. As consumer service requirements diversified, data services replaced voice as key services. In addition, networks have become increasingly complex. Operators have to maintain multiple networks of 2G, 3G, and LTE. Selecting an infrastructure network for an operators' core services has become absolutely necessary.
Nurturing new services to create unprecedented value
In recent years, requirements for wireless network applications have grown rapidly, not only from individuals, but also from households and vertical industries. The value chain is constantly changing. All these factors inject great potential into wireless network development and bring tremendous opportunities and challenges in network operation. The LTE infrastructure network is promoting a transformative upgrade in traditional industries. With such a network, operators can proactively explore multiple new industry ecosystems and business models while optimizing their existing services. They can create unprecedented value in sectors as diverse as the IoT, Internet of Vehicles (IoV), Internet of Elevators, Internet of Cows, and public safety.
LTE is the perfect choice, both technologically and commercially, to support full service development over the next two decades. It is the fastest growing type of communications network. A single LTE carrier can provide over 1 Gbps when commercial terminals are used. With continuous LTE evolution, the throughput is likely to increase by several fold. In addition, different business models can be flexibly used for LTE networks, which are proved as a success in B2C, B2H, B2X, and other fields.