The development of 5G technology is going on smoothly and consistently. Since the commercialization of 5G technology early last year, a number of countries and regions already have this network. According to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), commercial 5G is now available in 38 countries. Its latest report also shows that as of July 2020, there are 92 commercial 5G networks in 38 countries globally.
As of July this year, 392 operators in 126 countries and regions have announced that they are investing in 5G. Furthermore, 115 operators announced that they have deployed 5G technology that complies with 3GPP standards in their existing networks.
Among them, 92 operators in 38 countries and regions already have active 5G services that comply with 3GPP standards. 84 operators have 5G mobile services compliant with 3GPP standards. 37 operators have 5G FWA or home broadband services that comply with 3GPP standards. Nine operators announced the launch of limited available 5G services or trial commercial services. These are not part of the commercial 5G services that are already active.
Major 5G Players
In the 5G development market, there are many players in the field. However, Huawei, Ericsson, and Nokia stands out. Unfortunately, the free and fair play is between Ericsson and Nokia. This is because Huawei is currently dealing with multiple bans from the U.S. It is already facing a ban from the U.S. and its allies. The Chinese manufacturer can not use anything that has American technology in it recently. Nevertheless, the company is still releasing 5G devices and signing 5G contracts.
Huawei has over 90 commercial 5G contracts as of February 2020
Recently, Ding Yun, executive director of Huawei spoke on Huawei’s 5G. Ding Yun said that the development of 5G in deployment, ecology, and experience is beyond imagination. According to him, Huawei has 91 5G commercial contracts. Furthermore, over 600,000 5G Massive MIMO AAU (Active Antenna Unit) modules have been shipped.
Ericsson has 100 commercial 5G contracts as of July 2020
According to Ericsson’s official website, the company currently has 100 5G commercial contracts. As of now, Ericsson has a publicizable 5G commercial contract with 58 operator customers. In addition, it provides equipment for 56 already operational 5G commercial networks in 23 countries. Its 5G live network also cut across five continents.
Nokia has over 50 commercial 5G contracts as of November 2019
In addition, Nokia has signed 50 5G commercial contracts worldwide, demonstrating strong growth momentum. The contract covers many early 5G operators and 16 of them are currently commercial. This figure will be significantly higher now given that the figure is nine months old.