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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:

  • 30 Modules
  • 11 Tablets
  • 10 Notebooks
  • 2 PC Cards
  • 27 Smartphones
  • 70 Routers
  • 47 Dongles

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 bands:

  • 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 (registration page for new site users at

LTE is the fastest developing mobile system technology ever. According to a related recent GSA report (Evolution to LTE report – October 12, 2011), 248 operators in 87 countries currently investing in LTE. 185 operators are firmly committed to deploy commercial LTE systems in 66 countries, with a further 63 “pre-commitment” technology trials or pilot networks under evaluation in an additional 21 countries.

35 operators have commercially launched LTE networks in 21 countries.

GSA has established a new LinkedIN discussion group for LTE User Devices:

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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LTE User Devices LinkedIN group:



Members: Alcatel-Lucent · Cobham Wireless, formerly Aeroflex · CommAgility · Ericsson · Expway · Huawei · inCode · Nokia · Qualcomm · SpiderCloud Wireless ·
Associate: Analysys Mason · CATR (China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT) · Philips · Redline Communications · Reliance Jio Infocomm · Rohde & Schwarz ·


Last Updated: November 28, 2015