New York-based vendor Globecomm Systems has announced that it has signed contracts with Chariton Valley, Evolve Broadband and Indigo Wireless to provide them with Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. Texas-based Evolve Broadband has already completed successful 4G trials with Globecomm and will now continue its full LTE build-out. Meanwhile, Indigo Wireless, a rural GSM carrier which services Pennsylvania and Nebraska, has renewed its hosting contract with Globecomm for a three-year term and will initiate its first LTE trial site in June this year. Finally, Chariton Valley, a locally owned and operated wireless company providing telecoms services to businesses and residents in northeast Missouri, will introduce LTE services for residential subscribers in association with Globecomm. Andy Silberstein, senior vice president and general manager of Globecomm Network Services, commented: ‘Regional and rural carriers are facing growing customer demand for LTE services and competitive pressure from the big players. For a smaller operator, the migration to LTE is complex and expensive, making it more difficult to achieve than a simple upgrade’.