GSA confirms 197 LTE user devices announced by 48 manufacturers
October 28, 2011: An update to the ‘Status of the LTE Ecosystem’ report published today by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 48 manufacturers have announced 197 LTE-enabled user devices. This total is more than three times the number of products reported by GSA in its first LTE devices survey in February 2011.
This latest survey considered for FDD and TDD devices their form factors, operating frequencies, and support for fallback technologies when outside LTE coverage areas (i.e. HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, EV-DO, or TD-SCDMA)
Breakdown by form factor:
2 PC Cards
Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said: “Our research confirmed that the number of LTE-enabled smartphones, including operator and frequency variants, has more than tripled over the past 3 months.”
The report also considered the availability of devices by frequency band and likely required combinations, and is summarized as follows for the main LTE
700 MHz (US Digital Dividend) 106 devices 800 MHz (EU Digital Dividend, Band 20) 42 devices 1800 MHz (Band 3) 41 devices 2600 MHz (Band 7) 52 devices 800/1800/2600 MHz 32 devices AWS (Band 4) 35 devices
118 LTE devices also support HSPA technologies.
The GSA report ‘Status of the LTE Ecosystem’ (October 28, 2011) is available as a free download to registered site users via the link at
Numerous charts, maps etc. confirming the progress of mobile broadband development including LTE are available at
GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) represents GSM/EDGE/WCDMA-HSPA/LTE suppliers, providing reports, facts, analysis and information explaining market developments and trends. GSA-organized seminars facilitate enhanced dialog between operators, members and developer communities.
GSA member organizations: Aeroflex . AnyDATA Inc . Avvasi . Bytemobile .
Ericsson . Huawei . inCode . mimoOn . Nokia . Nokia Siemens Networks .
Qualcomm . Renesas Mobile . Sony Ericsson . SpiderCloud Wireless .
ST-Ericsson . Talking Eye . Telcordia Technologies . Velocent Systems
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