5G Devices: June 2021 – Executive Summary

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5G Devices: June 2021 – Executive Summary

Key facts

The number of announced 5G devices has surpassed 800 for the first time and now stands at 822 announced 5G devices. This is an increase of 8.7% over the last month and 62% of all announced 5G devices are understood to be commercially available. The number of commercial 5G devices has grown by 26.5% over the last quarter, passing 500 for the first time to reach 511 commercial 5G devices.

By end-May 2021, GSA had identified:

twenty-two announced form factors.
one hundred and twenty-eight vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
eight hundred and eleven announced devices (including regional variants, but excluding operator-branded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 511 that are understood to be commercially available:
four hundred and sixteen phones (up 29 from April), at least 350 of which are now commercially available (up 20 in a month).
one hundred and forty-four FWA CPE devices (indoor and outdoor), of which 56 are now commercially available.
one hundred and six modules.
forty-five industrial/enterprise routers/gateways/modems.
thirty-eight hotspots.
fifteen laptops (notebooks).
sixteen tablets.
ten in-vehicle routers/modems/hotspots.
thirty-two other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, robots, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/modems, cameras, femtocells/small cells, repeaters, vehicle OBUs, a snap-on dongle/adapter, a switch, a vending machine and an encoder).
Not all devices are available immediately and specification details remain limited for some devices.

We can expect the device ecosystem to continue to grow quickly and for more information about announced devices to become available as they reach the market. Based on vendors’ previous statements and recent rates of device release, we might expect to see the number of commercial devices surpassing the 540 mark by the end of Q2 2021. GSA will be tracking and reporting regularly on these 5G device launch announcements. Its GAMBoD database contains key details about device form factors, features and support for spectrum bands. Summary statistics are released in this regular monthly publication.

5G Devices: June 2021 – Executive Summary






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