Over 1000 commercially viable 5G devices are now available
Over 1000 commercially viable 5G devices are now available, According to the Global (mobile) Suppliers Association, the number of announced 5G devices increased by 3.2 percent in March 2022, bringing the overall number to 1,334, 677, with mobile phones accounting for the majority of the total.
The GSA listed 24 form factors of 5G devices from 191 vendors in its ‘5G-Ecosystem Summary April 2022′ study.
The GSA identified a total of 1,334 announced items, with at least 1,000 accessible to buy, in what amounts to a census of all 5G equipped kit on the market. It divides the ecology into four categories:
213 fixed wireless access customer-premises equipment (CPE) devices for indoor and outdoor purposes 677 phones
There are 174 modules total.
85 routers, gateways, or modems for industrial or corporate use
55 hotspots powered by batteries
33 different types of tablets
28 notebooks or laptops
11 routers, modems, or hotspots in the vehicle
8 USB terminals (dongles, modems, etc.)
Drones, head-mounted displays, robotics, TVs, cameras, femtocells/small cells, repeaters, vehicle on-board units, a snap-on dongle/adapter, a switch, a vending machine, and an encoder are among the 52 other devices. Over 1000 commercially viable 5G devices are now available.
There are 722 devices that have announced compatibility for standalone 5G in sub-6 GHz bands, with 537 of these being commercially available.
“The 5G ecosystem got off to a flying start in the first quarter of the year, with the industry breaking through the symbolic barrier of 1000 commercially available devices, and there are many more to follow,” said Joe Barrett, GSA President. “In fact, we might estimate the number of commercial devices to surpass 1,200 by the end of the second quarter of 2022, based on manufacturers’ earlier claims and recent rates of device release.” The 5G ecosystem still has a lot of room for expansion, and we’re excited to see that happen, whether it’s in terms of the amount of devices, networks, or end-users.”
Those who aren’t in the telecoms business are likely to associate 5G with mobile phones, but it’s much more than that, and the more compelling use cases are frequently offered by things like industrial stationary implementations of the technology. You can judge how significant it is that over 1000 different 5G-enabled bits of gear are now available, but it does signal a developing ecosystem, and a larger range of hardware solutions appears to be bound to aid future adoption. Over 1000 commercially viable 5G devices are now available.