5G Tests, Trials Gain Momentum Across Globe

in News, 5G, Network Slicing, MIMO, LTE
5G Status - Jan 2019

5G has gathered momentum globally as per latest GSA report. 201 operators, in 83 countries are currently investing in 5G mobile and 5G FWA networks, ~30% increase since mid-2018. Level of commitments include tests, trials, planned and pilot deployments, and launches.

At least 87 projects are using Massive MIMO and 26 projects are featuring network slicing in the context of 5G as per the latest report.

LTE growth still remains strong, GSA had identified 712 operators running LTE networks providing mobile and/or fixed wireless broadband services in 213 countries worldwide. GSA forecasts that 760–770 operators will be running LTE networks by the end of 2019.

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