New research published yesterday by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) identifies a total of 355 W-CDMA-enabled mobile devices launched by 41 suppliers, compared to 166 devices from 25 suppliers surveyed a year ago. The GSA also found that there were 32 devices which support so-called 3.5G HSDPA technology. Last week the association reported that there are 108 commercial W-CDMA operators in 47 countries, and 23 HSDPA networks delivering commercial services in 18 countries; 96 operators in 48 countries have committed to rolling out HSDPA.
Further GSA research identifies 307 EDGE-enabled devices launched worldwide by the end of April, compared with 113 devices counted in a survey a year earlier. The latest total includes 60 GSM/EDGE devices supporting W-CDMA, and 31 devices which also support HSDPA. The report said that there are 204 EDGE network deployments in 113 countries, of which 151 EDGE networks in 88 countries have launched commercial services. 67 operators are deploying combined EDGE/W-CDMA networks, of which 40 have launched.