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Press Release -- March 4th, 2021
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GSA: Number of 5G devices announced smashes the 600 mark

21% increase in the number of announced 5G devices the last three months

LONDON, UK – 4TH MARCH 2021 – The GSA today confirmed another major milestone in the commercial availability of 5G devices with the number of announced devices passing the 600 mark. GSA is reporting 628 announced 5G devices, an increase of 21% over the last three months, with the number of commercially available devices now exceeding 400 for the first time.

The new “5G Devices – March 2021 – Executive Summary” report reveals that of the 628 announced 5G devices, the total number of commercially available 5G devices now stands at 404, which is an increase of 33.3% over the last three months and represents 64.3% of all announced 5G devices.

The new report also shares that by end-February 2021, GSA had identified:

  • 21 announced form factors.
  • 119 vendors who had announced available or forthcoming 5G devices.
  • 628 announced devices (including regional variants, but excluding operator-branded devices
    that are essentially rebadged versions of other phones), including 404 that are understood to be commercially available:
  • 306 phones (up 12 from December), at least 274 of which are now commercially available (up 23 in a month).
  • 122 FWA CPE devices (indoor and outdoor), of which 47 are now commercially available.
  • 80 modules.
  • 34 industrial/enterprise routers/gateways/modems.
  • 29 hotspots.
  • 15 laptops (notebooks).
  • 8 tablets
  • 34 other devices (including drones, head-mounted displays, including in vehicle routers/ modems/hotspots, robots, snap-on dongles/adapters, TVs, USB terminals/dongles/modems, cameras, femtocells/small cells, vehicle OBUs, a switch, a vending machine and an encoder).

The full report can be downloaded here: https://gsacom.com/paper/5g-devices-march-2021-summary/ (registration required).

“5G is taking over, fast. This 21% increase in the number of announced 5G devices is an encouraging figure that testifies to the industry’s capacity to make 5G more widespread,” commented Joe Barrett. “As more and more devices are made available and more networks are now live, adoption rate is now becoming an area worth focusing on. This rapid growth in device availability indicates that 2021 is set to be an important year in the roll-out and adoption of new 5G services”

About GSA

GSA is the voice of the global mobile ecosystem representing companies engaged in the supply of infrastructure, semiconductors, test equipment, devices, applications and mobile support services. The organisation plays a central role in promoting 3GPP technology, advocating spectrum policies and stimulating IMT industry development. The association is a single source of information for industry reports and market intelligence

The GSA GAMBoD database is a unique search and analysis tool that has been developed to enable searches of LTE and 5G devices and new global data on Mobile Broadband Networks, Technologies and Spectrum (NTS). Results are presented as a list or in charts. Charts may be inserted into documents or presentations, subject to accreditation of GSA as the source.

GAMBoD is a resource dedicated to promoting the success and growth of the Mobile Broadband (MBB) industry and ecosystem and is fully available to all employees of GSA Executive and Ordinary Member companies and GSA Associates who subscribe to the service. More information on GAMBoD is available here: https://gsacom.com/gambod/

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