Status of the LTE Ecosystem report: 4,416 LTE devices announced by 369 suppliers
February 11, 2016
This updated report was published by GSA on February 11, 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 4,416 the number of LTE user devices we consider as announced in the market, coming from 369 suppliers.
The number of LTE devices i.e. 4,416 as confirmed in this report is 1,770 higher than GSA reported in February 2015, representing 67% Y-o-Y growth. The number of manufacturers participating in this market grew 34% in the same period.
Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 9 and Cat 12 user devices are quantified, confirming the rapid gain in performance and expansion of choice, as are terminals that support VoLTE and eMBMS (LTE Broadcast).
The report summarises the device support for each of the main operating FDD and TDD frequency bands.
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) is the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800).
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly and gaining share. 1,746 LTE TDD devices are included in GSA’s database, which means that almost 40% of all LTE devices support LTE TDD (TD-LTE).
The smartphone is the largest LTE device category. 2,706 smartphones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 61.2% share of all LTE device types. The LTE tablet PC segment is also fast-growing.
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Detailed analysis of each of the 4,416 LTE devices in GSA’s devices database is supported in the GAMBoD-LTE tool (www.gsacom.com/gambod). GAMBoD is NOT a public resource, and access for use is strictly restricted. For details on how to access GAMBoD see the information provided in this report.
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:
LTE User Devices: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4146472
LTE TDD: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=3978061
APT700 band: www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4759091