7,847 LTE devices announced by 546 suppliers
This updated report was published by GSA on April 5, 2017 and confirms the mainstream LTE user devices ecosystem and fast developing support for LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro systems. As a result of our latest research and verification process we have increased to 7,847 the number of LTE user devices we have verified as announced in the market, coming from 546 suppliers. This is over 77% higher than the number of devices we reported in February 2016. The number of suppliers grew 48% in the same period.
The report summarises the device support for each of the main operating FDD and TDD frequency bands and also addresses support for the LTE-based LPWA cellular IoT technologies now developing in the market.
Granularity of the report and related GAMBoD database:
UE Categories 0, 1, M1, NB1 (NB-IoT), 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 are quantified, confirming recent gains in device performance and expansion of choice, and support for the developing Cellular IoT market. Terminal support for VoLTE, eMBMS (LTE Broadcast), PTT and LTE-U features is also indicated.
FDD selector bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 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, 44 and CBRS.
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) is the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800). 62% of LTE devices can operate in band 3 spectrum.
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly. 3,074 devices i.e. over 39% of LTE devices support the LTE TDD (TD-LTE) mode.
The phone form factor has the largest ecosystem. 5,125 phones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 65.3% share of all LTE device types. The LTE-connected tablet PC segment (644 devices) is growing strongly.
18.3% of LTE phones support VoLTE.
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