LTE Ecosystem August 2023
GSA monitors and researches worldwide mobile broadband developments and publishes facts, statistics and trends. This report confirms that 24,942 LTE user devices have been announced — including commercial 5G devices also supporting LTE — from 1,011 manufacturers, and analyses the main developments and trends.
This report covers LTE frequency-division duplex (FDD) and time-division duplex (TDD) models, as well as LTE-related cellular IoT devices standardised by 3GPP as user equipment Cat-M1 and -M2 and Cat-NB1 and -NB2.
Although 5G grabs the headlines, LTE still dominates global mobile telecom services. There are 816 operators with commercially launched public mobile or broadband fixed wireless access networks see GSA’s report Public Networks and Operators: GAMBoD Database Snapshot, July 2023).
There were 6.2 billion LTE subscriptions globally by the end of 1Q21, according to July 2021 figures from Omdia. Given this huge market, it is not surprising that there is a vibrant number of technology suppliers supporting operators with LTE networks and within that, a large number of vendors selling a huge array of devices.
LTE Ecosystem August 2023
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