5G-Market Snapshot May 2023
By the end of March 2023, GSA had identified 524 operators in 156 countries and territories were investing in 5G, including trials, acquisition of licences, planning, network deployment and launches. This number excludes nearly 200 additional companies awarded priority access licences in the US auction of CBRS spectrum, which could potentially be used for 5G
Of those, a total of 249 operators in 97 countries and territories had launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services
243 operators in 96 countries and territories had launched 5G mobile services
105 operators in 57 countries and territories had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G fixed wireless access services (just over 42% of those with launched 5G services)
10 operators with soft launches are also included in the 5G network figures.
115 operators are identified as investing in 5G standalone (including those evaluating/testing, piloting, planning and deploying, as well as those that have launched 5G standalone networks). GSA has catalogued 41 operators as having deployed or launched 5G standalone in public networks
GSA has catalogued 1,896 announced 5G devices, up by more than 50% from 1,257 at the start of 2022
GSA has identified 989 announced 5G phones, up more than 50% from 613 at the start of 2022
There are at least 1,513 commercially available 5G devices, up more than 52% annually from 990
5G-Market Snapshot May 2023
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