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GSA: LTE Devices: 417 products launched

GSA Confirms LTE User Devices Tripled in 12 Months, 417 Products Announced

July 3, 2012: An update to the ‘Status of the LTE Ecosystem’ report published today by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) confirms that 67 manufacturers have announced 417 LTE-enabled user devices, including frequency and carrier variants.

Alan Hadden, President of the GSA, said: “The number of LTE user devices announced in the market has more than tripled over the past year.”

The figures include 83 LTE smartphones and 31 tablets.

Research for the report covered devices for use on FDD or TDD modes of the LTE system, their form factors, operating frequencies, and the fallback technologies which are supported when customers move outside the LTE coverage areas (i.e. ability to access HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSPA+, EV-DO, or TD-SCDMA systems).

Breakdown of LTE user devices by form factor:

  • 45 Modules
  • 31 Tablets
  • 19 Notebooks
  • 1 PC card
  • 3 Femtocells
  • 83 Smartphones
  • 157 Routers
  • 78 Dongles

Total = 417 user devices (July 3, 2012)