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

ANFr authorises 5G trials at 273 sites

The French Frequency Agency approved 65 additional trial 5G sites

5G tests in the Netherlands

T-Mobile tests in The Hague, VodafoneZiggo in Maastricht

Significant shift in UK spectrum policy

OFCOM will release spectrum in both shared and licensed spectrum, already paid for by mobile operators

A two-part assignment procedure of the French 3.5 GHz frequencies

ARCEP revealed its plan for assigning spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band.

Vodafone expands its 5G coverage in the UK

Vodafone UK announced coverage in eight new cities in mid-of July 2019

Vodafone switched on 5G network in Germany

25 antenna sites switched on in 20 towns and cities including Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Dortmund and Munich.

Vodafone launches 5G plans in UK with unlimited 5G data

Vodafone has become the second UK mobile operator to turn on its 5G network after EE commercial launch in May 30.

TIM launches 5G services in parts of Rome and Turin with new 5G plans

Telecom Italia (TIM) launched commercial 5G services in Italy after the activation of its 5G network in parts of Rome and Turin on June 24

Vodafone Spain launched 5G in 15 cities

The network was switched on in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Zaragoza, Bilbao, Vitoria, San Sebastian, La Coruna, Vigo, Gijon, Pamplona, Logrono and Santander

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