At the moment Samsung, HTC и LG smartphones lead the race, but China-based and other players are ready to step into the segment.
In the exception of Germany and Norther Europe countries, most operators focusing on sales of LTE mobile data cards, mobile hot-spots and household wireless broadband devices.
In Northern Europe the mostly adopted is Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE, Vodafone Germany has launched:
HTC Velocity 4G
HTC One XL
Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE
LG P936 Optimus True HD LTE
Deutsche Telekom additionally has HTC One XL and Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE.
Sales of LTE smartphones totalled only 1.9 million units in Europe in 1H2012, according to GfK.