5G Devices 2019.
15 new 5G devices added to the GSA GAMBoD database in the last month – 48 announced 5G devices in total, excluding regional variants and prototypes not expected to be commercialised.
While 5G trials have used prototype user equipment (UE), commercial services need commercial devices. Consequently the 5G device ecosystem rapidly started to emerge as the first (limited) commercial 5G services were announced. As more services go live during 2019, we can expect the device ecosystem to grow quickly. GSA will be tracking and reporting regularly on 5G device launch announcements. Its GAMBoD database will contain key details about device form factors, features, and support for spectrum bands. Summary statistics will be released in this new monthly publication.
As of late-April GSA had identified the following 5G devices 2019:
5G chipsets from five vendors – Huawei, Intel, Mediatek, Qualcomm and Samsung – although Intel has announced its withdrawal from the 5G modem market. GSA has not been able to confirm the potential implications for the Fibocom module previously expected to contain the XMM8160 chipset.
Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices. GSA its constantly updating the GAMBoD database with new devices. Full details of all the devices can be searched. For access to the database please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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