Fourteen operators in 11 countries have now made commitments to launch some form of 5G-based services.
There is a frenzy of testing of 5G technology and concepts worldwide. GSA has identified 134 operators in 62 countries that are investing in 5G technology in the form of demos, lab trials or field tests that are either under way or planned, acquisition of 5G licences or announced deployment plans.
5G Status Globally:
- 134 operators that have been engaged in, are engaged in, plan to engage in, or have been licensed to undertake 5G demos, tests or trials of one or more constituent technologies.
- At least 48 operators that have now made public commitments to timelines for deployment of pre-standards ‘5G’ or standards-based 5G networks in 33 countries.
- 14 operators in 11 countries have now made commitments to launch some form of 5G-based services.
Operators continue to provide clarity about their intentions in terms of launch timetables for 5G or pre-standards 5G. GSA is aware of 48 operators in 33 countries that have made statements about their intended timelines for the launch of 5G networks.