5G Devices Ecosystem – June 2019 update
5G Devices Ecosystem Report – Prepared by GSA based on data from the GSA Analyser for Mobile Broadband Devices (GAMBoD).
26 new 5G devices added to the GSA GAMBoD database in the last month – 90 announced 5G devices in total, excluding regional variants and prototypes not expected to be commercialised.
In the first half 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 first commercial 5G services. In fact, the number of announced devices more than doubled in the three months to the end of June. We can expect the device ecosystem to continue to grow quickly and 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 are released in this regular monthly publication.
By the end of June, GSA had updated the 5G Devices Ecosystem report to include:
- thirteen announced form factors (phones, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, enterprise routers, IoT routers, drones, a switch, a USB terminal and robot).
- thirty-nine vendors that had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices, including sub-brands separately (plus four in partnership with Sunsea).
- ninety announced devices, up from 33 at the end of March (excluding regional variants, re-badged devices, phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, and prototypes not expected to be commercialised)
- twenty-five phones (plus regional variants); at least nine of which are now commercially available
- seven hotspots (plus regional variants); at least three of which are now commercially available
- twenty-three CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon-spec compliant devices) at least eight of which are now believed to be commercially available
- twenty-three modules
- two snap-on dongles/adapters
- two routers,
- two IoT routers
- two drones
- one laptop
- one switch
- one USB terminal
- one robot.