5G Global Launches & Statistics
|5G will account for as many as 1.2 billion connections by 2025|
The Global Rollout of 5G
By 2025, 5G networks are likely to cover one-third of the world’s population. The impact on the mobile industry and its customers will be profound.
5G is more than a new generation of technologies; it denotes a new era in which connectivity will become increasingly fluid and flexible.
5G Networks will adapt to applications and performance will be tailored precisely to the needs of the user.
Working closely with the mobile operators pioneering 5G, the GSMA is engaging with governments, vertical industries including automotive, financial services, healthcare providers, transport operators, utilities and other industry sectors to develop business cases for 5G.
5G Era Resolution Centre
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Thursday 31 Oct 2019 | 5G | 5G Overview Videos | 5G Video Series | Resources |
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Wednesday 30 Oct 2019 | 5G | 5G Overview Videos | 5G Video Series | Resources |
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Uses 5G to enjoy VR contents anywhere anytime.
Uses 5G to provide realistic AR services such as the virtual zoo.
Uses 5G to enable extremely high quality performance / music videos.
Uses 5G to process games on the cloud and stream to / receive input from users.
Uses 5G to enable many people to sing-a-long simultaneously online.
Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom cross-border trial validates federated Telco Edge Cloud for differentiated XR gaming
Wednesday 8 July, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
It is well established that edge computing is opening up new use cases that are computing and data-intensive, latency-sensitive and that may also require data residency, security and resilience. As Edge becomes a commercial reality, with more players competing in the space, ...
Monday 6 July, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
The EU has adopted regulations to accelerate 5G network installations by simplifying the deployment of small cell antennas that provide the last mile for 5G networks. The regulation defines the physical and technical characteristics of small cells, setting strict limits on ...
Tuesday 30 June, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
Since 2018, the mobile industry has witnessed the adoption of 5G for broadband use cases, namely Fixed Wireless Access and enhanced Mobile Broadband using non-standalone (NSA) configuration Option 3. While there are more 5G use cases such as Massive Internet of Things (mIoT) ...
Monday 1 June, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
Nokia has become the first of the world’s three largest telecoms equipment vendors to join a new open RAN lobby group. Launched in early May with more than 30 members from across the ecosystem, the Open RAN Policy Coalition aims to influence and promote government policies ...
Thursday 14 May, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg (pictured) revealed the operator plans to expand a 5G mobile edge compute (MEC) initiative launched with Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2019 to a total of ten cities this year, to make the technology more widely available to developers. During an ...
Tuesday 14 April, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
The Future Networks team continue to work towards expanding the 5G Operator Platform ecosystem, and we are compiling a collaborative list of stakeholders who are filling various roles to support the 5G Era. The 5G Operator Platform Ecosystem Directory will list companies by ...
Monday 6 April, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
KDDI and SoftBank have established a joint venture to build out 5G technology in rural areas. The agreement will include the ‘mutual use’ of existing base stations and management of new sites, which will accelerate deployments in rural Japan. This follows a recent ...
Monday 30 March, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
Telefónica has partnered with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx to assist in the development and deployment of open RAN solutions. This follows an announcement from the operator that it would also be conducting 4G and 5G Open RAN trials in key ...
Monday 9 March, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
Lufthansa Technik is working with Vodafone and Nokia to test its own private 5G networks on two separate projects. One enables clients to remotely join the airline’s engineers in real-time inspections of engine parts; the other project applies live AR/VR to overlay ...
Friday 28 February, 2020 | 5G | 5G Digest | Latest News
A group of leading operators, backed by the GSMA, teamed to develop an interoperable platform for edge computing, with the goal of making the solutions more accessible to end users and enterprises. In a statement, the GSMA said it would support a partnership between ...
Thursday 2 January, 2020 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
2019 was without question the year of 5G, as the industry took it from the conceptual phase of standardisation of 2018, to worldwide consumer launches. This is primarily due to the successful collaborative efforts made by the industry to identify common challenges, share ...
Monday 7 October, 2019 | 5G | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
Verizon has acquired the AR and VR technology assets of Jaunt XR, a start-up that has raised over $100 million since 2013. The deal bolsters Verizon’s capabilities in AR/VR, adding to its RYOT portfolio which is building immersive entertainment content for the operator’s 5G ...
GSMA Future Networks 5G Global Launch Update: Revenue generated to hit $4.2 billion by next year (Gartner)
Tuesday 1 October, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
GSMA Future Networks 5G Global Launch Update: Revenue generated to hit $4.2 billion by next year (Gartner) 5G’s development has continued apace over August, with new evidence of clear progress towards mainstream availability in both the shorter and longer term. By the start ...
Wednesday 14 August, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
2019 has been widely referred to as ‘the year of 5G’, and it’s increasingly easy to see why. Following the first commercial launches in the US and South Korea (nationwide rollout by all three operators concurrently across all key cities and towns) on the 3rd of April this ...
Sunday 7 July, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
Extended Reality, or XR – the spectrum of technologies including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), simulated reality (SR) and others – will deliver strikingly engaging visuals across a wide range of digital uses, in ways most people have never experienced. The ...
Monday 29 April, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
The GSMA held a high-level meeting with over twenty representatives from mobile operators, regulatory bodies and equipment and chip vendors to discuss the future of the LTE industry. Participants exchanged views about the challenges facing operators as commercial 5G ...
Monday 18 March, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
Among the biggest opportunities of the 5G era is XR, or extended reality – the spectrum of technologies incorporating virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and simulated reality. VR, in particular, has felt like the ‘technology of tomorrow’ for some time, but ...
Monday 25 February, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
5G is not simply the latest incremental step from 4G – it’s an entirely different proposition altogether. 5G will completely transform the role connectivity plays in our everyday lives, making widespread some extraordinary use cases which were the preserve of a very few who ...
Thursday 10 January, 2019 | 5G Digest | Digest | Latest News
It has become increasingly apparent to the mobile industry in recent months that the networks of base stations which make its work possible are, in one very important way, imbalanced. The infrastructure which allows connected devices to talk to their networks – and to each ...
Thursday 29 November, 2018 | 5G Digest | AR/VR Digest | Digest | Latest News
At Huawei’s 9th Global Broadband Forum held in London we announced the launch of a new industry-wide initiative called The GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum that is designed to accelerate the delivery and adoption of 5G cloud-based augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) ...