5G Ecosystem November 2020 – 5G Devices Global Update


5G Ecosystem November 2020 – 5G Devices Global Update

Key facts

The number of announced 5G devices has continued to rise rapidly this month, accompanied by growth in commercially available 5G devices. By the end of October 2020, 492 5G devices had been announced, of which 249 were understood to be commercially available. This means at least half of all announced 5G devices are understood to be commercially available. The number of announced 5G devices has almost doubled since end-March 2020, while there is a 54% increase in the number of commercially available 5G devices in the last three months.

By end-October 2020, GSA had identified:

• twenty announced form factors (phones, head-mounted displays, hotspots, indoor CPE, outdoor CPE, laptops/notebooks, modules, snap-on dongles/adapters, industrial grade CPE/routers/gateways/ modems, in-vehicle routers/modems/ hotspots, drones, robots, tablets, TVs, cameras, USB modems, a switch, a vehicle OBU, a vending machine and an encoder).

• ninety-nine vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.

• four hundred and ninety-two announced devices (including regional variants, and phones that can be upgraded using a separate adapter, but excluding operatorbranded devices that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 249 that are understood to be commercially available:

• two hundred and forty-one phones (up 41 from September), at least 169 of which are now commercially available (up 21 in a month). Includes three phones that are upgraded to offer 5G using an adapter.

• one hundred and seventeen CPE devices (indoor and outdoor, including two Verizon-spec compliant devices not meeting 3GPP 5G standards, and enterprise CPE/ routers/gateways), at least 39 of which are commercially available.

• sixty-five modules, at least 14 of which are commercially available.

• twenty-five hotspots (including regional variants), at least 14 of which are commercially available.

• nine laptops (notebooks), at least one of which is commercially available.

• seven tablets, at least five of which are commercially available.

• twenty-eight other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, including in-vehicle routers/modems/hotspots, robots, snap-on dongles/adapters, a switch, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/ modems, cameras, a vehicle OBU, a ending machine and an encoder).

5G Ecosystem November 2020


5G Ecosystem November 2020