Even as LTE deployments begin in earnest, Latin American and Caribbean wireless carriers continue to focus investments on the expansion and improvement of 3G networks. Wi-Fi, femtocells, microwaves and towers are expected to receive the largest share of telecom operators’ investment and effort.
Carriers’ 3G networks have a lot more room to grow. Although mobile penetration in Latin America has surpassed 100%, the vast majorityof mobile connections (81%) are prepaid and 2G (GSM with 81% of total connections and CDMA with 2%). As smartphone prices continue to drop, the number of 3G users is expected to increase.
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