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

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5G coverage is available in the central urban areas of all 27 biggest cities in the country

Telefonica 5G launch in Germany

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5G launches in Czech Republic

Vodafone Czech Republic announced in early October 2020 the launch of its NSA 5G network

Three Ireland 5G launch

Three joins Vodafone and Eir in offering 5G services to customers

3.4-3.8 GHz auction completed in France

Bids reached a total of 2.8 billion EUR

Multi-band 700/1500/2100 MHz auction completed in Austria

The second 5G auction in Austria was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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TDC 5G launch in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus and Helsingor

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Telekom Slovenije launches 5G services in the 2.6 GHz band

In July 2020, Telekom Slovenije announced it had launched a commercial 5G network using its 2.6 GHz spectrum.

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