According to the latest GSA report, 201 operators in 83 countries have invested in 5G mobile networks and 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) networks by mid-January 2019. Operators have announced 524 independent demonstrations, tests or tests.
In the GSA statistics, the most frequently used frequency band is N78 (3.3GHz-3.8GHz), which is used in 107 experiments, followed by n257 (26.5GHz-29.5GHz) and 87 experiments using this frequency band.
GSA said that 11 operators have announced limited launch of 5G services (including mobile services and FWA services). These operators include AT&T (United States), Elisa (Finland and Estonia), Etisalat (United Arab Emirates), Fastweb (Italy), LGUplus (Korea), KT (Korea), SKTelecom (Korea), Ooredoo (Qatar), TIM (Italy), Verizon (United States) and Vodacom (Lesotho).
The services of these operators are limited in terms of geographical coverage, terminal availability and the number of customers providing services.
Seven other operators said they had started 5G base stations, but had not yet launched commercial services.
In addition, 86 telecom operators in 46 countries announced by January 2019 that they would launch commercial 5G services by the end of 2022.
Among them, 52 operators in 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region are investing in 5G, and three operators in Korea have announced small-scale commercial 5G services. Nineteen operators in 11 other countries have announced that they will launch 5G services in 2019 or 2020.
Source: C114 China Communications Network Responsible Editor: Qiao Junyi_NBJ11279