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LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021

LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021

Introduction

LTE Device Ecosystem: Status Update End December 2021

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) monitors and researches worldwide mobile broadband developments and publishes facts, statistics and trends. This report confirms that 21,538 LTE user devices have been identified as launched (including commercial 5G devices also supporting LTE) from 974 manufacturers and provides an analysis of the main developments and trends.

This report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) models and LTE-related cellular IoT devices standardised by 3GPP as UE Cat-M1/M2 and UE Cat-NB1/NB2.

LTE user devices

While 5G grabs the headlines, LTE still dominates global mobile telecoms. There are 797 operators with commercially launched public mobile or broadband fixed-wireless access networks (GSA: LTE and 5G Market Statistics End October 2021). There were 6.2 billion LTE subscriptions globally by the end of Q1 2021 (source: Omdia, July 2021). LTE accounts for 63.8% of mobile subscriptions globally. Given this huge market, it is not surprising that there is a vibrant base of technology suppliers supporting operators with LTE networks and within that, a large number of vendors selling a huge array of devices.

There are 21,538 LTE-capable user devices including frequency and operator variants from 974 suppliers catalogued in GSA’s GAMBoD database, a 14.2% increase in the number of devices since December 2020. The number of devices catalogued in the GAMBoD database has continued to grow rapidly, at an average growth rate of more than 2,900 devices per year for the past four years. The increase in vendors over the last quarter largely represents the addition to the database of a number of manufacturers of IoT devices and unusual specialist form factors such as drones, and robots.

LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021

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LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021

Introduction

LTE Device Ecosystem: Status Update End December 2021

GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) monitors and researches worldwide mobile broadband developments and publishes facts, statistics and trends. This report confirms that 21,538 LTE user devices have been identified as launched (including commercial 5G devices also supporting LTE) from 974 manufacturers and provides an analysis of the main developments and trends.

This report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) models and LTE-related cellular IoT devices standardised by 3GPP as UE Cat-M1/M2 and UE Cat-NB1/NB2.

LTE user devices

While 5G grabs the headlines, LTE still dominates global mobile telecoms. There are 797 operators with commercially launched public mobile or broadband fixed-wireless access networks (GSA: LTE and 5G Market Statistics End October 2021). There were 6.2 billion LTE subscriptions globally by the end of Q1 2021 (source: Omdia, July 2021). LTE accounts for 63.8% of mobile subscriptions globally. Given this huge market, it is not surprising that there is a vibrant base of technology suppliers supporting operators with LTE networks and within that, a large number of vendors selling a huge array of devices.

There are 21,538 LTE-capable user devices including frequency and operator variants from 974 suppliers catalogued in GSA’s GAMBoD database, a 14.2% increase in the number of devices since December 2020. The number of devices catalogued in the GAMBoD database has continued to grow rapidly, at an average growth rate of more than 2,900 devices per year for the past four years. The increase in vendors over the last quarter largely represents the addition to the database of a number of manufacturers of IoT devices and unusual specialist form factors such as drones, and robots.

LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021

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LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 - Update to end of 2021

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LTE-Ecosystem January 2022 – Update to end of 2021
Date: 5th Jan 2022
Type: GSA Report
Technology: LTE
Originator: GSA

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