5G Ecosystem – January 2021 – Executive Summary

The number of announced 5G devices grew rapidly in 2020, accompanied by a corresponding rise in the number of commercially available 5G devices. By the end of the year, 559 5G devices had been announced, of which almost 60% were understood to be commercially available. This is an increase of 25.9% in the number of announced 5G devices in the last quarter, while the number of commercially available 5G devices has now reached 335, representing an increase of 50.9% in the last three months.

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

5G Ecosystem - January 2021 - Executive Summary

Figure 1: Growth of announced 5G devices (announced and commercially available)