50 5G Commercial Networks – in 27 Countries
The 5G launches in China mean 50 5G operators have now launched 3GPP compliant commercial 5G services
By the end of October 2019 328 operators in 109 countries had announced they were investing in 5G.
69 operators had announced that they had deployed 3GPP compliant 5G technology in their networks.
A total of 50 operators had launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services:
Australia (Optus, Telstra), Austria (3 Austria), Bahrain (Batelco, Viva), China (China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom), Estonia (Elisa), Finland (Elisa, TeliaSonera), Germany (T-Mobile, Vodafone), Ireland (eir, Vodafone), Italy (TIM, Vodafone), Kuwait, (Ooredoo, Viva, Zain), Latvia (Tele2), Lesotho (Vodacom), Maldives (Dhiraagu), Monaco (Monaco Telecom), New Zealand (Spark), Philippines (Globe), Qatar (Ooredoo, Vodafone), Republic of Korea (KT Corporation, LG Uplus, SK Telecom), Romania (RCS & RDS [Digi Mobil], Vodafone), Saudi Arabia (STC, Zain), South Africa (Rain), Spain (Vodafone), Switzerland (Sunrise Communications, Swisscom), UK (3 UK, EE, O2, Vodafone), United Arab Emirates (Du, Etisalat), Uruguay (Antel), USA (AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Verizon Wireless).
39 operators had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G mobile services (36 full launches, 3 limited availability launches).
29 operators had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G FWA or home broadband services (19 full launches, 10 limited availability launches).