15 mobile operators have deployed 5G networks, using 3GPP standardized wireless technology, according to 5G Americas.
There will be an additional 47 launches of 5G technology expected before the end of 2019 for a total of more than 62 live 5G networks.
Research firm Ovum forecasts that 5G technology will achieve 37 million customers by year end 2020, grow to 156 million by end of 2021 and then increase to more than half a billion in 2022.
Telecom equipment maker Ericsson has forecast that 5G subscriptions are expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024.
5 5G networks are set to launch by end of Q2 2019. 11 5G networks are expected to launch by end of Q3 2019. 13 5G networks are expected to launch by end of 2019. An additional 17 operators have announced plans for deployment of 5G in 2019.
More than 100 operators have announced their 5G deployment plans in 2020 and beyond and are testing, trialing and building their networks in stages of planned deployments.
North America is among the world’s 5G innovators with three national operators offering live 5G services in numerous markets across the country and a fourth expected deployment this year.
According to U.S. President Donald Trump, there will be 92 U.S. cities with 5G services at the end of 2019.
5G connections are forecast to reach 4 million by the end of 2020 and increase to 186 million by the end of 2023 in North America.