Evolution from LTE to 5G – August 2018 Update
Sixty-seven telecom operators in 39 countries – nearly 10% of all those with LTE networks – have announced intentions of making 5G available to their customers between 2018 and 2022.
- 865 operators investing in LTE, including pre-commitment trials.
- 681 commercially launched LTE or LTE-Advanced networks in 208 countries, including those using LTE for FWA services, as well as 114 LTE-TDD (TD-LTE) networks launched in 60 countries.
- 156 commercial VoLTE networks in 76 countries and 229 operators investing in VoLTE in 107 countries.
- 261 launched networks that are LTE-Advanced in 119 countries.
- four launched networks that are capable of supporting user equipment (UE) at Cat-18 DL speeds (within limited geographic areas).
- 690–700 anticipated commercially launched LTE networks by end-2018 (GSA forecast).
- 60 NB-IoT and 18 LTE-M/Cat-M1 networks commercially launched with 57 other operators investing in NB-IoT and 26 other operators investing in LTE-M/Cat-M1 in the form of tests, trials or planned deployments.
- 154 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.
- 67 telecom operators in 39 countries have announced intentions of making 5G available to their customers between 2018 and 2022.
Figures and information can be used providing GSA is referenced as the source