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LTE in shared spectrum: new markets are opening up for vendors, but at the risk of cannibalising old ones

Caroline Gabriel Senior Contributor, Research

"Shared spectrum provides mobile vendors with the opportunity to enter new markets, but they must not put established revenue streams at risk."

Shared spectrum for LTE will fragment the mobile service provider landscape and create new markets for equipment and device vendors. This comment outlines a strategy for suppliers to seize this opportunity, without cannibalising their most-important customer base – the mobile operators.