Since 2018, a number of 5G networks were launched.
In Europe, 5G is available in 26 European Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and outside the EU, in Norway, Switzerland and the UK). In Asia, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, 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 December 2020, the 200 million mark of 5G connections was overtaken in China. In South Korea, 5G subscriptions reached 12 million while in Japan where 5G was launched in March 2020, the number of 5G modules sold by NTT DoCoMo reached 500,000 as at the end of October 2020.
EU-27 plus the UK countries with 5G commercial services – December 2020
Source: IDATE DigiWorld