Commercial 5G services continue to expand in 40 countries

Commercial 5G services continue to expand in 40 countries

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By Wisse Hettinga

Of these commercial networks, GSA data records that there are now 63 operators live with 3GPP-compliant commercial 5G mobile services (57 full launches, 6 limited availability launches), while 34 have launched 3GPP-compliant 5G FWA or home broadband services (27 full launches, 7 limited availability launches). By the end of March 2020, the GSA GAMBoD database included detailed data and analysis on a total of 381 operators in 123 countries that are investing in 5G.
“5G remains on track to become the fastest adopted mobile technology ever,” said Joe Barrett, President, GSA. “Not only are we seeing milestone after milestone being passed in 5G network deployments, but also in commercial 5G device launches. This month alone we’ve hit 70 operators with live 5G services and over 250 announced 5G devices, of which at least 67 are commercially available today. Regulators, operators and vendors are all working hard so that this year will see more spectrum auctioned or allocated, more 5G mobile and fixed wireless access services launched, and even more devices across all form factors come to market.”

A detailed list of all the networks is available for GSA Members and Associates to download, and via the GAMBoD database.

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