5G Ecosystem-Devices: October 2019 Update
GSA has identified 172 announced 5G devices from 71 vendors with at least 38 that are commercially available.
The growth of the devices ecosystem has been nothing short of spectacular.
5G Ecosystem-Devices growth
In the first nine 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.
By 18 October, GSA had identified:
- fifteen announced form factors (phones, head-mounted display, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops/notebooks, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, enterprise routers, IoT routers, drones, robots, TVs, a switch, a USB terminal and a vending machine).
- seventy-one vendors that had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
- one hundred and seventy-two 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 38 that are commercially available (up from around 20 commercially available devices in June 2019)
- fifty phones; at least twenty-three of which are now commercially available, (including three that can be 5G-enabled with an adapter)
- ten hotspots (including regional variants); at least four of which are now commercially available
- fifty-five CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon spec compliant devices) at least nine of which are now believed to be commercially available
- thirty-two 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.
Not all devices are available immediately and specifi cation details remain limited for some devices.
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