Report

Evolution from LTE to 5G – October 2017

This report is the latest update in a series of studies published by GSA tracking the development of mobile technology markets worldwide.

We summarize network trials, deployments, and the availability of services across a variety of technology innovations and spectrum bands.

Key metrics:

  • 814 operators investing in LTE
  • 644 commercially launched LTE or LTE-Advanced networks in 200 countries, including 100 LTE-TDD (TD-LTE) networks launched in 57 countries
  • 125 commercial VoLTE networks in 60 countries, and 205 operators investing in VoLTE in 95 countries
  • 212 launched networks that are LTE-Advanced, in 105 countries
  • 7 launched networks that support Cat-16 user equipment (UE)
  • 680-700 anticipated commercially launched LTE networks by end-2017 (GSA forecast)

GSA welcomes additions to the database of information. The database also contains information about spectrum bands and bandwidth used, where available. If you have additional information please contact research@gsacom.com

The next update of this report will be in January 2018.

©2017 GSA

This report is the latest update in a series of studies published by GSA tracking the development of mobile technology markets worldwide.

We summarize network trials, deployments, and the availability of services across a variety of technology innovations and spectrum bands.

Key metrics:

  • 814 operators investing in LTE
  • 644 commercially launched LTE or LTE-Advanced networks in 200 countries, including 100 LTE-TDD (TD-LTE) networks launched in 57 countries
  • 125 commercial VoLTE networks in 60 countries, and 205 operators investing in VoLTE in 95 countries
  • 212 launched networks that are LTE-Advanced, in 105 countries
  • 7 launched networks that support Cat-16 user equipment (UE)
  • 680-700 anticipated commercially launched LTE networks by end-2017 (GSA forecast)

GSA welcomes additions to the database of information. The database also contains information about spectrum bands and bandwidth used, where available. If you have additional information please contact research@gsacom.com

The next update of this report will be in January 2018.

©2017 GSA

Date: 12th Oct 2017
Type: GSA Report
Technology: 5G
Originator: GSA

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