Global market developments

At the end of 2025, IDATE DigiWorld forecasts 1.3 billion 5G connections, 5 years after the global launch.

2019 was the year of first 5G launches in advanced mobile markets (Australia, Austria, Finland, Italy, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, and more to come).

2020 will also see a number of 5G launches in the world.

eMBB connections will globally account for 90% at YE 2025. eMBB will also take the lion’s share of 5G mobile revenues.

World 5G connections (Estimates, 2020-2025)

 

Source: IDATE DigiWorld, June 2019

Latest News in Europe

Ofcom finalizes rules for upcoming 5G spectrum auction

700 MHz and 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz frequency bands auction

5G launch by Telenor Norway in March 2020

Telenor plans to light a total of 8,500 base stations throughout the country

The Ofcom consults on exposure to EMF

The regulator published results of a measurement campaign

Three UK 5G launch for smartphone users

5G mobile services were launched on February 14th, 2020 in 65 locations

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications launched a consultation on the 26 GHz frequency band

It plans to organise the auction in summer 2020

Telia Finland launches 5G services

Telia has teamed with Nokia and Huawei to provide 5G services in Helsinki, Oulu, and Vantaa.

5G is really ON in Europe

A total of 15 players have launched commercial 5G services as at year-end 2019

Eir launched commercial 5G services in 10 locations across Ireland

Eir became the second mobile operator to launch a 5G network in Ireland after Vodafone

EE rolls out 5G in 14 more cities

The operator said its 5G NSA network now covers 61% of the London area.

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