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NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update

NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update

LTE and 5G Market Statistics

Network Types

Over 400 operators are investing in 5G networks

As of October 2020 GSA’s NTS database showed:

  • There are 795 operators with commercially launched LTE networks (offering broadband fixed wireless access and or mobile services)

Within this, GSA has identified:

  • 406# operators that have launched LTE fixed wireless access services (excludes those offering MiFi/dongle services only).
  • 728# operators that offer fully mobile LTE services.
  • 233 # operators hold licences to use spectrum for TD-LTE services, 165 of which are known to be actively using the spectrum (either deploying networks or have launched services).
  • 353 operators are deploying or have launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro technologies in their commercial networks. 207 operators are investing in one or more LTE-Advanced Pro technologies.
  • 402 operators in 129 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments.
  • 136 operators have announced that they have deployed 3GPP-compliant 5G technology in their networks. Of those, GSA now counts 112 operators in 47 countries/territories that have launched one or more 3GPP-compliant commercial retail 5G services.
  • 5G standalone data added to the NTS database for the first time: 52 operators investing in 5G standalone (including those evaluating/testing, piloting, planning, deploying as well as those that have launched 5G SA networks)

Network Features

110 deployed/launched NB-IoT networks worldwide

The NTS database tracks various LTE network technologies:

  • 4×4 MIMO – 150 operators identified as investing, of which 93 have deployed/launched the technology within their commercial networks.
  • 8T8R MIMO and Massive MIMO – 84 operators identified as investing in these technologies; at least 38 deployed/launched.
  • 256 QAM in the DL – 124 operators identified as investing, of which 79 are known to have deployed/launched the technology within their commercial networks.
  • And numerous key LTE service features:
  • 36 operators investing in LAA (9 with deployed/launched networks); 12 operators investing in LTE-U (3 with deployed/launched networks); 3 operators investing in LWA (one launch so far).
  • 273 operators investing in VoLTE, and 224 operators with launched VoLTE services.
  • 110 deployed/launched NB-IoT networks.
  • 49 deployed/launched networks LTE-M networks.

 

NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update

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NTS Snapshot - October 2020

NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update

LTE and 5G Market Statistics

Network Types

Over 400 operators are investing in 5G networks

As of October 2020 GSA’s NTS database showed:

  • There are 795 operators with commercially launched LTE networks (offering broadband fixed wireless access and or mobile services)

Within this, GSA has identified:

  • 406# operators that have launched LTE fixed wireless access services (excludes those offering MiFi/dongle services only).
  • 728# operators that offer fully mobile LTE services.
  • 233 # operators hold licences to use spectrum for TD-LTE services, 165 of which are known to be actively using the spectrum (either deploying networks or have launched services).
  • 353 operators are deploying or have launched LTE-Advanced or LTE-Advanced Pro technologies in their commercial networks. 207 operators are investing in one or more LTE-Advanced Pro technologies.
  • 402 operators in 129 countries are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments.
  • 136 operators have announced that they have deployed 3GPP-compliant 5G technology in their networks. Of those, GSA now counts 112 operators in 47 countries/territories that have launched one or more 3GPP-compliant commercial retail 5G services.
  • 5G standalone data added to the NTS database for the first time: 52 operators investing in 5G standalone (including those evaluating/testing, piloting, planning, deploying as well as those that have launched 5G SA networks)

Network Features

110 deployed/launched NB-IoT networks worldwide

The NTS database tracks various LTE network technologies:

  • 4×4 MIMO – 150 operators identified as investing, of which 93 have deployed/launched the technology within their commercial networks.
  • 8T8R MIMO and Massive MIMO – 84 operators identified as investing in these technologies; at least 38 deployed/launched.
  • 256 QAM in the DL – 124 operators identified as investing, of which 79 are known to have deployed/launched the technology within their commercial networks.
  • And numerous key LTE service features:
  • 36 operators investing in LAA (9 with deployed/launched networks); 12 operators investing in LTE-U (3 with deployed/launched networks); 3 operators investing in LWA (one launch so far).
  • 273 operators investing in VoLTE, and 224 operators with launched VoLTE services.
  • 110 deployed/launched NB-IoT networks.
  • 49 deployed/launched networks LTE-M networks.

 

NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update

©GSA 2020

https://gsacom.com

NTS Snapshot - October 2020
NTS Snapshot – October 2020 – Status Update
Date: 26th Oct 2020
Type: GSA Snapshot
Technology: 5G
Originator: GSA

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