January 30, 2024Anmol Nagpal

Status of 5G launches and subscriptions worldwide

515 operators in 155 countries/territories have been investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, pilots, licence acquisitions, planned and actual deployments.

Source: 5G

Of those, 243 operators in 96 countries/territories have launched commercial 3GPP-compatible 5G services (mobile or fixed wireless access).

Source: Pixabay

112 operators are identified as investing in 5G standalone for public networks (including those evaluating, testing, piloting, planning as well as those that have launched 5G standalone networks).

Source: Telecom Bill 2023

More than 1700 5G devices have been announced, out of which at least 1400 5G devices are commercially available.

Source: Xiaomi

28 more countries and territories are planning 5G spectrum assignments by the end of 2023. This includes 112 operators that offer 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) services.

Source: Pexels

A GSMA intelligence report predicts that global 5G connections will cross 2 billion mark by the end of 2025.

Source: Pixabay