Since 2018, a number of 5G networks were launched.
In Europe, 5G is available in 18 European Member States, plus the UK, Norway and Switzerland. In Asia, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the Philippines Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand provide 5G services. In North America, 5G services have been available in the USA since 2018 and in Canada since June 2020.
The COVID-19 slowed the 5G deployment but adoption is impressive in Asia: as at the end of June 2020, the 100 million mark of 5G connections was overtaken in China. In South Korea, 5G subscriptions reached 7.4 million while in Japan where 5G was launched in March 2020, the number of 5G modules sold by NTT DoCoMo reached 149,000.
EU-27 plus the UK countries with 5G commercial services – September 2020
Source: IDATE DigiWorld