Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HSPA Ecosystem Now Well Entrenched

The latest survey by the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) finds 3,227 HSPA user devices have been announced in the market, 25% higher than a year ago. The number of manufacturers increased by 29 to 264 in the same period. Two-thirds of user devices support peak downlink speeds of 7.2 Mbps or more, compared to just over 50% a year ago.

The survey also finds that HSPA+ networks are mainstream and being deployed by 1 in 3 HSPA operators. A total of 35 device manufacturers have introduced 182 HSPA+ products, representing 264% year on year growth (in July 2010 GSA confirmed 50 HSPA+ devices had been launched by 11 manufacturers). The HSPA Devices survey confirms that 97 devices support 21 Mbps peak downlink, 13 support 28 Mbps, 71 support 42 Mbps (DC-HSPA+), and 1 product supports 84 Mbps. GSA recently announced a 70% increase over 3 months in the number of 42 Mbps DC-HSPA+ networks which had entered commercial service, plus at least 26 more DC-HSPA+ networks in deployment or planned.


1,340 phones including smartphones

568 USB modems

498 Notebooks, netbooks

404 Wireless routers/gateways, mobile hotspots

292 PC data cards (PCMCIA cards, ExpressCards, embedded modules)

48 Personal Media Players, UMPCs

24 Femtocells

12 E-book readers

8 Cameras

33 Mobile tablets