This updated report was published by GSA on October 10, 2016 and confirms the mainstream and fast growing LTE user devices ecosystem. As a result of our latest research and verification process we have increased to 6,504 the number of LTE user devices we have verified as announced in the market, coming from 502 suppliers.
This new total is twice the number identified by GSA in June 2015. The report covers LTE FDD and TDD (TD-LTE) models. The number of suppliers grew about 65% in the same period (June 2015 = 305 suppliers).
Cat 1, NB1 (NB-IoT), Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 7, Cat 9, Cat 10, Cat 11, Cat 12 and Cat 13 user devices are quantified, confirming rapid gains in device performance and expansion of choice, as are terminals that support VoLTE, eMBMS (LTE Broadcast), and PTT.
The report summarises the device support for each of the main operating FDD and TDD frequency bands. Additional bands have been included.
FDD selector bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 66
TDD selector bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42/43,44
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) is the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800). Almost 60% of LTE devices can operate in band 3 spectrum.
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly. 2,505 devices i.e. 38.5% of LTE devices, support the LTE TDD (TD-LTE) mode.
The smartphone form factor has the largest ecosystem; 4,187 smartphones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 64.3% share of all LTE device types. The LTE tablet PC segment is also fast-growing. 540 products are now launched in the market.
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Detailed analysis of each of the 6,504 LTE devices in GSA’s devices database is supported in the GAMBoD-LTE tool – www.gsacom.com/gambod
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Numerous charts, maps etc. explaining mobile broadband developments including LTE devices are available at www.gsacom.com
There are a number of GSA-managed LinkedIn groups relating to LTE devices, see list of group names and links below:
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