GSA: LTE smartphone announcements treble in last three months

The GSA's latest report into the LTE ecosystem claims that handset vendors have announced 27 LTE-enabled smartphones, a threefold increase on the number reported by the GSA in February. The supplier organisation says that 48 manufacturers have announced 197 LTE-enabled user devices during the last three months, with routers accounting for the largest share of the total, with 70 devices, followed by dongles with 47 and modules 30. Tablets, notebooks and PC cards make up the remainder. The GSA said in a statement: "The ecosystem of LTE-capable user devices is rapidly developing to meet current and anticipated future needs of operators and their customers. Several LTE user devices are in commercial use or announced and many more are in the pipeline." Release