330 operators investing in 5G networks – 51 operators with commercially launched 3GPP-compliant 5G services
As of mid-November 2019 GSA’s NTS database showed:
There are 787 operators with commercially launched LTE networks (offering broadband fixed wireless access and or mobile services).
236 operators hold licences to use spectrum for TD-LTE services, 167 of which are known to be actively using the spectrum (either deploying networks or have launched services).
359 operators investing in either LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro technologies. Of those, 321 operators have deployed/launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro technologies in their commercial networks. 197 operators are investing in one or more LTE-Advanced Pro technologies.
330 operators in 110 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments.
73 operators have announced that they have deployed 3GPP-compliant 5G technology in their networks.
With multiple announcements of 5G launches in recent weeks, GSA now counts 51 operators in 27 countries that have launched one or more 3GPP-compliant commercial 5G services (some with smart phones; some with 5G routers; some offering services widely; some with limited geographic, device or and customer availability).
Including 40 5G mobile services (including 2 limited availability launches) and 29 5G FWA or home broadband services (10 limited availability).