Technology seems to have no boundations even if the world is living with newly imposed restrictions following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. This seems apt for the new 5G technology that has made its way into the lives of millions as the 5G devices have increased by 24.1% quarter-on-quarter, says the latest Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) report.
According to the report, the 5G devices has increased by 24.1% quarter-on-quarter, reaching 938 while the number of commercially available 5G devices grew 29.9% over the same period, reaching 608 devices, the ‘5G Device Ecosystem – August 2021’ report said.
As per the report, the number of commercially available devices represents 64.8% of the total number of announced 5G devices. Of these commercial 5G devices, over 400 are phones. Interestingly, 528 announced devices have declared support for 5G Standalone (SA) in sub-6GHz bands, of which, 365 are commercially available.
“As we see more spectrum allocated to 5G services and more networks launched, so we can expect to see this device momentum to continue to grow, such that we might expect to see the number of commercial devices surpassing the 650 marks by the end of Q3 2021,” Joe Barrett, President, Global mobile Suppliers Association said.
The report also suggests that about 143 vendors have now announced available or forthcoming 5G devices. Across 22 different form factors, there are 450 5G phones, at least 401 of which are now commercially available (up 20 in a month).
The report also noted there are 171 Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) CPE devices (indoor and outdoor), of which 67 are now commercially available.