The number of launched 5G networks reached 176: GSA

The number of launched 5G networks has reached 176 – with a presence in 72 countries and territories, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) said.
China Unicom 5G network
The GSA report today said 461 operators in 137 countries / territories are investing in 5G, including trials, acquisition of licenses, planning, network deployments and launches. The number of 5G devices that are commercially available has grown to 608, up more than 66 percent in six months, the report said.

176 operators in 72 countries / territories had launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G service among which 166 operators in 67 countries and territories had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G mobile services. The GSA also counts 63 operators in 34 countries/territories having launched 3GPP-compliant 5G FWA or home broadband services.

Regarding 5G devices, the GSA has catalogued 938 announced 5G devices, which is an increase from 588 since January 2021. While various 5G device form factors exist, the phone factor is the most prominent one, and GSA has identified 450 announced 5G phones, up from 351 in January 2021.

Joe Barrett, GSA’s President, said: “The continued growth in available devices and live networks shows that 5G is well on track to become a global success.”