The number of commercial 5G networks worldwide has reached 144 in 61 countries / territories as of the end of January 2021, the latest data released by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) showed.
413 operators in 131 countries / territories are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments.
152 operators are investing in the 4×4 MIMO technology, of which 94 have deployed/launched within their commercial networks.
There are 806 operators with commercially launched LTE networks worldwide (offering broadband fixed wireless access and or mobile services) and that 421 operators have launched LTE fixed wireless access services (excludes those offering MiFi/dongle services only).
“5G commercial networks are live in more than 60 markets. This statement demonstrates the demand for 5G services, and with hundreds of operators still investing in 5G, we can clearly see the direction that the industry is taking towards abundant, widespread 5G,” said Joe Barrett, president of Global mobile Suppliers Association.