5G Device Ecosystem – Member Report – October 2021

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5G Device Ecosystem – Member Report – October 2021

The number of announced 5G devices continues to rise and has now passed the 1000 mark for the first time. There are now 1060 announced 5G devices, an increase of 21.4% in the last quarter. Of these devices, 66.4% are understood to be commercially available. The number of commercial 5G devices has grown by 26.4% over the last three months. For the first time, the number of 5G devices understood to be commercially available has passed 700 to reach a total of 704 devices.

By end-September 2021, GSA had identified:

•          twenty-two announced form factors.

•          one hundred and fifty-eight vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.

•          one thousand and sixty announced devices (including regional variants, but excluding operator-branded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 704 that are understood to be commercially available:

o          five hundred and twenty-three phones (up 45 from August), at least 459 of which are now commercially available (up 35 in a month).

o          one hundred and eighty-eight FWA CPE devices (indoor and outdoor), at least of which 89 are now commercially available.

o          one hundred and thirty-eight modules.

o          seventy industrial/enterprise routers/gateways/modems.

o          forty-six battery operated hotspots.

o          twenty-three tablets.

o          nineteen laptops (notebooks).

o          eleven in-vehicle routers/modems/hotspots.

o          eight USB terminals/‌dongles/‌modems.

o          thirty-four other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, robots, TVs, cameras, femtocells/‌small cells, repeaters, vehicle OBUs, a snap-on dongle/‌‌adapter, a switch, a vending machine and an encoder).

o          five hundred and eighty-eight announced devices with declared support for 5G standalone in sub-6 GHz bands, 410 of which are commercially available.

Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.

5G Device Ecosystem – Member Report – October 2021

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