The past eighteen months have seen substantial investment in developing, lab testing and running field trials of 5G enabling and candidate technologies. The development of 5G systems has moved well beyond equipment vendors’ labs and into operators’ networks.
By the start of September 2017 GSA had identified 81 operators, in 42 countries, that have demonstrated or are testing, trialling or have been licensed to begin field trials of 5G enabling and candidate technologies.
Between them they have announced over 140 separate demonstrations, tests or trials that we have been able to identify.
This GSA paper focuses solely on what operators are reporting and announcing. It does not analyse trials and tests being run by vendors independently of licensed network operators, nor does it compare vendors’ various technologies.
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Updated with UK 5G trial 28th Sept 2017