5G Devices: Ecosystem Report September 2019 –
The report was update 15th October 2019.
GSA has announced 129 5G devices in total, excluding regional variants and prototypes not expected to be commercialised.
In the ﬁrst eight 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 ﬁrst commercial 5G services. 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 10 September, GSA had identified:
fifteen announced form factors (phones, head-mounted display, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, enterprise routers, IoT routers, drones, robots, TVs, head-mounted displays, a switch, USB terminals and a vending machine).
fifty-six vendors that had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices, including sub-brands separately (plus four in partnership with Sunsea).
one hundred and twenty-nine announced devices, up from 100 at the end of July (excluding regional variants, rebadged devices, phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, and prototypes not expected to be commercialised):
forty-one phones (plus regional variants, plus three that can be 5G enabled with an adapter); at least 16 of which are now commercially available, plus three more that can be 5G-enabled with an adapter
nine hotspots (plus regional variants); at least fi ve of which are now commercially available
twenty-eight CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizonspec compliant devices) at least eight of which are now believed to be commercially available
two USB terminals/dongles
two snap-on dongles/adapters
two IoT routers
two head-mounted displays
one vending machine