According to the GSA, which represents mobile equipment suppliers, the number of announced 5G devices rose by 3.2% in March of this year.
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By 2025 the major targets are 100 Mbps networks for all households; gigabit connectivity for key businesses and institutions; uninterrupted 5G coverage for all urban areas and major transport paths; and access to mobile data everywhere. Read more here.
The German operator also says their 5G services are available in over 200 cities.
This goal was unveiled by the Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport in its new Gigabit strategy plan.
The Norwegian telecommunications company has launched a new TV service that uses 5G fixed wireless access instead of relying on wired broadband.
European telcos are also spending more on investment according to the study, yet the continent is still trailing international peers.
Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) will experience rapid growth in the United States, according to consulting firm Global Data.
The Czech operator O2 has announced a new 5G wifi modem for mobile broadband customers which aims to reach underserved areas.
The German telco says this is a faster deployment than previous mobile generations.
Deutsche Telekom is offering a 5G home internet service to a small sample of existing customers
This was one of the key takeaways from the third 5G Observatory workshop, which also highlighted green issues and the need to reconsider geographic coverage.