The Register – Mobile giants: 4G is so yesterday. Better IT can kickstart revenue growth

“The trend is clear: Ericsson’s biggest customers in North America and Japan have largely completed their large roll-out programmes of LTE, and revenues are to an increasing level coming from other markets, among them Middle East and China,” Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of telecoms consultancy Northstream, told Reuters.

“It will be increasingly important to grow market share in China which by far will be the biggest LTE market for the coming three to four years.” Sales in north east Asia were up 16 per cent year-on-year, boosted by China and Taiwan but offset by lower spending in Japan and South Korea.

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