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LTE roaming availability doubles in two years
Thursday, 2 February, 2017

More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

The research found that a total of 400 operators around the world can now offer their subscribers LTE roaming sessions, across 143 countries worldwide, compared with just 75 in 2014. The number of operators using BICS’ IP exchange (IPX) platform has also grown, with data traffic volumes increasing by 115% year-on-year.