International 5G scoreboard

Overview of 5G developments

This page provides an overview of the state of 5G internationally. Below you will find tables and charts about 5G rollout and 5G spectrum awards in major international markets.

Table: Comparison of 5G rollout in international markets

Please note: There may be discrepancies between the reported figures, as the method for calculating the number of base stations is not standardised between regions.

Sources: Data on subscriber numbers and base stations were collected from various sources including regulator announcements.

Chart: Assigned 5G spectrum in international markets (EU data represents average spectrum assigned)

Please note: For the EU, data on spectrum assigned has been averaged out across all EU27. Some individual countries may have more spectrum assigned for 5G, while some may have less or none.

USA data shows all spectrum made available to mobile operators by the FCC. Not all of this spectrum will have been sold to operators so the final amount of spectrum assigned to operators may be slightly lower.

 For further information about methodology, see page 32 in the full 5G Observatory report 15.

Table: Assigned 5G spectrum bands in international markets

Latest News in Europe

5G Observatory releases new July 2022 report

The 5G Observatory has published its latest report which gives readers an overview of 5G developments within the EU and internationally.

Political agreement reached on the 2030 Policy Programme: Path to the Digital Decade

The European Parliament and the Council of the EU have reached a political agreement on the programme.

Telia says it covers 1/3rd of Estonia’s population with 5G

Estonian operator Telia says it now operates 204 5G base stations and is using its newly acquired spectrum licences in the 3.6 GHz band.

Cosmote says its 5G network now covers 70% of Greece’s population

The Greek mobile network operator says it expects its network to cover 80% of the population by the end of this year.

Frankfurt Airport and NTT to build “Europe’s largest” private 5G network

Work on building 5G infrastructure for the project is due to begin in the third quarter of this year.

Telefónica and Ericsson complete 5G network slicing demo

The companies have also agreed to share their findings with the GSMA and the wider industry.

Report: Private 4G/5G equipment market slowing

Telecom market analyst Dell’Oro Group says the private wireless radio access network (RAN) market is developing at a slower pace than expected.

Telefónica says its 5G network now reaches 50% of Germany’s population

The mobile network provider says it has reached its target six months ahead of schedule.

Ericsson, Qualcomm and Thales partner to bring 5G to space

The three companies say they will conduct tests involving non-terrestrial 5G networks connected to smartphones.

all news in Europe
Subscribe to our mailing list