This updated report was published by GSA on January 13, 2017 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 7,037 the number of LTE user devices we have verified as announced in the market, coming from 517 suppliers.
This new total is 2,621 (59.3%) higher than the total reported in February 2016. The number of suppliers grew 40% in the same period.
Cat 0, 1, M1, NB1 (NB-IoT), Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 7, Cat 9, Cat 10, Cat 11, Cat 12, Cat 13, 15 and 16 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 and also the LTE-based LPWA cellular IoT technologies now developing in the market.
FDD selector bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 62 and 66.
TDD selector bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44.
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) is the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800). Over 60% of LTE devices can operate in band 3 spectrum.
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly. 2,797 devices i.e. 39.7% of LTE devices support the LTE TDD (TD-LTE) mode.
The smartphone form factor has the largest ecosystem. 4,559 smartphones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 64.8% share of all LTE device types. The LTE tablet PC segment (570 devices) is also growing.
Support for VoLTE amongst device manufacturers is significantly strengthening. GSA now reports that almost 1 in 5 all LTE devices incorporate the VoLTE capability.
The LTE-connected DRONE is included in this report as a new device form factor for the first time.
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Detailed analysis of each of the 7,037 LTE devices in GSA’s devices database is supported in the GAMBoD-LTE tool – www.gsacom.com/gambod
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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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