Status of the LTE Ecosystem report: 5,104 LTE devices announced by 417 suppliers
April 7, 2016
This updated report was published by GSA on April 7, 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 5,104 the number of LTE user devices we consider as announced in the market, coming from 417 suppliers.
The number of LTE devices i.e. 5,104 as confirmed in this report is 2,185 higher than GSA reported in April 2015, representing 75% Y-o-Y growth. The number of manufacturers participating in this market grew 40% in the same period.
Cat 4, Cat 6, Cat 7, Cat 9, Cat 11 and Cat 12 user devices are quantified, confirming rapid gains in device performance and expansion of choice, as are terminals that support VoLTE and eMBMS (LTE Broadcast).
Cellular IoT Cat 1 devices are included for the first time.
The report summarises the device support for each of the main operating FDD and TDD frequency bands. Additional bands have now been included.
1800 MHz (3GPP Band 3) is the best supported spectrum for LTE deployments, having the largest LTE devices ecosystem (LTE1800). Over 55% of LTE devices can operate in band 3 spectrum.
The number of terminals that support LTE TDD (TD-LTE) is growing strongly. 1,943 LTE TDD devices are included in GSA’s database, which means that 38% of all LTE devices support LTE TDD (TD-LTE).
The smartphone is the largest LTE device category. 3,237 smartphones including operator and frequency variants are announced, giving an improved 63.4% 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 5,104 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 restricted to Members, Associates and Mobile Operators. For details of how to join GSA and access GAMBoD please click on the link below.
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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