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

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.

German authorities opened process for private 5G licences

Frequencies in the 3.7GHz to 3.8GHz range can be particularly used for verticals including industry 4.0, agriculture, automotive and forestry.

Orange Romania launches 5G in three cities

The player became the first in the Orange group to provide 5G services commercially.

Telefonica launches 5G services in the UK

Services are available in six cities and towns since October 17, 2019

ARCEP authorizes eleven 5G projects to use the 26 GHz band

In January 2019, the Government and ARCEP issued a joint call for the creation of 5G trial platforms that would be open to third parties and using the 26 GHz band.

Deutsche Telekom launched 5G services in five cities

Berlin, Bonn, Cologne, Darmstadt, and Munich

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