Reports are out that 132 networks have reported trials or plans to launch LTE commercially this year. Verizon has also hinted at LTE handsets by mid-2011. HTC interested in launch of the Evo 4G Android phone for Sprint. There are actually more trials of WiMAX networks 188 underway today. And that number is only expected to grow in 2011.
If this technology proves successful then we could see several WiMAX operators migrate to the LTE standard. It is also mentioned that with the 4G battle plays out, 3G networks should not be ignored.