This report is available to GSA Members, Associates and Operators and will be made generally available to registered GSA website subscribers on the 1st of August.
8,623 LTE devices announced by 569 suppliers
This updated report was published by GSA in July 2017 and confirms the mainstream LTE user devices ecosystem and fast developing support for LTE-Advanced, LTE-Advanced Pro systems and emerging LPWA markets. As a result of our latest research and verification process we have increased to 8,623 the number of LTE user devices we have verified as announced in the market from 569 suppliers. This is over 53% higher than the number of devices GSA reported in June 2016. The number of suppliers grew 25% 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, ViLTE, eMBMS (LTE Broadcast), PTT, 4×4 MIMO, 256QAM (downlink) features as well as LTE operation in unlicensed spectrum (LAA, LTE-U, LWA) are 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, 48, 62 and 66.
TDD selector bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 44.
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) continues to be the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800). 62.9% of LTE devices can operate in band 3 spectrum.
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly. 3,367 devices i.e. over 39% of LTE devices support the LTE TDD (TD-LTE) mode.
The phone form factor has the largest ecosystem. 5,722 phones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 66.3% share of all LTE device types. The LTE-connected tablet PC segment (705 devices) is growing strongly.
21.4% of LTE phones support VoLTE.
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