GSA reveals 98 LTE devices in market from 35 phone makers

17 Mar 2011

The GSA has published an update to the status of the LTE ecosystem report and revealed there are 98 LTE user devices that have been announced by 35 suppliers.

The number of LTE devices now confirmed represents an increase of 55pc compared to the number GSA reported in its first report into the LTE ecosystem published just five weeks ago.

Most devices are designed to ensure ubiquitous mobile broadband coverage by supporting existing mobile network technologies – ie, dual mode working.

The report also confirms where additional modes are supported, indicating HSPA, HSPA+ and/or EV-DO and TD-SCDMA as appropriate in addition to the LTE mode.

Breakdown of LTE devices by form factor:

Modules = 22

M-Tablets = 7

Notebooks/netbooks = 6

PC Cards = 1

Smartphones = 6

Routers (including personal hotspots) = 28

USB modems/dongles = 28

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years