5G Device Ecosystem: November 2019 Update
5G Device Ecosystem November 2019
183 5G devices from 72 vendors tracked in the GSA GAMBoD database, at least 42 are commeercially available.
In the first ten months of 2019, the number of announced 5G devices grew rapidly, starting with a few announcements and then gathering pace as operators in various parts of the world launched their fi rst commercial 5G services.
By 18 November, GSA had identified as part of its 5G Device Ecosystem research:
- fifteen announced form factors (phones, head-mounted display, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops/notebooks, modules, snapon dongles/adapters, enterprise routers, IoT routers, drones, robots, TVs, a switch, a USB terminal and a vending machine).
- one hundred and eighty-three announced devices (including regional variants, and phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, but excluding prototypes not expected to be commercialised), including at least 42 that are commercially available (up from 38 in October and around 20 commercially available devices in June 2019)
- fifty-four phones, at least twenty-fi ve of which are now commercially available, (including three that can be 5G-enabled with an adapter)
- eleven hotspots (including regional variants), at least six of which are now commercially available
- fifty-nine CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizonspec compliant devices) at least nine of which are now believed to be commercially available
- thirty-four modules
- three robots
- two snap-on dongles/adapters
- seven routers
- two drones
- two head-mounted displays
- two laptops (notebooks)
- one switch
- two USB terminals/dongles
- three televisions
- one vending machine.