LTE Ecosystem report – March 2019.
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) monitors and researches worldwide mobile broadband developments and publishes facts, statistics and trends. This report confirms 13,700 LTE user devices identified as launched, from 705 manufacturers, and provides an analysis of the main developments and trends. This new total is 26% higher than the number of devices reported by GSA in March 2018. 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.
The LTE Ecosystem report references 13,700 LTE user devices have been identified in the market from 705 manufacturers
The number of LTE devices has grown 26% year-on-year
THIS REPORT IS FOR GSA MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES UNTIL MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019 WHEN IT WILL BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.
Also in the LTE Ecosystem Report we note that while 5G trials have used prototype user equipment (UE), commercial services need commercial devices. Consequently, the 5G device ecosystem rapidly started to emerge as the first (limited) commercial 5G services were announced. As more services go live during 2019, so we can expect the device ecosystem to grow quickly. 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 will be released in this report and a new monthly publication 5G Device Ecosystem which will be available on the GSA website starting in March 2019. As of mid-March GSA had identified:
Not all these devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.
Prepared by GSA based on data from the GSA Analyser for Mobile Broadband Devices (GAMBoD)