The 5G Standard

Mobile Device Trends

Dec 19,2022

On September 6, 2022 the Global Certification Forum (GCF) issued its Mobile Device Trends report, including certification data from the first half of 2022.

The GCF noted on its website: "The report reveals the changing mix of device types being certified, together with the extent of support for 5G and, in particular, for 5G standalone (SA) operation. During the first six months of 2022, the proportion of 5G devices supporting SA passed the 90% milestone."
GCF logo Small"Smartphones continue to be the largest class of devices certified, and in 2021 they make up 43% of the devices, down five percentage points on 2020. This decrease in smartphone share is partly due to continued growth in the number of modules certified, up more than three percentage points on 2020 to just under 30%. Nearly a third of the module total was made up of IoT modules."

The GCF Mobile Device Trends report for 2021-22 can be downloaded free of charge here:

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