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Global Mobile Infrastructure Markets 2019: Leaders are Emerging in the 5G Race

Dublin, Aug. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Mobile Infrastructure - 5G Activity Escalates Around the World" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

This research has identified 13 countries it sees as currently leading the race to 5G. The report provides market analysis, latest trends, spectrum insights and key telecom statistics for each country. This unique report also provides insights into 5G at a global level, by exploring key trends and considerations for 5G development.

As we draw close to 5G becoming a commercial reality - it is interesting to observe the different progress taking place in countries around the world. There is tremendous activity taking place with network upgrades, spectrum allocation, government policy and trials and testing being conducted in every region, with some taking greater strides than others. Amongst all of this activity; there are a number of countries emerging as 5G leaders.

To effectively advance with 5G, it is important to have the right mix of backbone infrastructure, 4G LTE coverage, government support, spectrum management and operator trials and testing.

Regionally, Europe remains a global workhorse in the development of mobile technologies, services and applications. Vendors within the region have been at the forefront of technological progress, and they remain so with the ongoing migration to 5G. Ultimately, European MNOs will likely take several years to roll out 5G technology, concentrating in the first instance on high-density city centres, identified hotspots (tourist and industrial areas) before extending to smaller cities and finally rural areas.

In the Asia-Pacific market, it is expected that Australia and China will be two of the top five markets that will drive 5G growth. 5G testing is now well underway in most developed markets across the region including Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, South Korea and Taiwan. Testing is also underway in a growing number of developing markets across Asia including such as Azerbaijan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Several countries are at the forefront of 5G development in the Middle East. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, in particular, are demonstrating significant progress. The UAE has the appropriate infrastructure in place to take advantage of 5G as it boasts one of the world's highest mobile penetration rates, substantial 4G LTE infrastructure and is considered one of the telecoms leaders in the region. Qatar has allocated spectrum frequencies to Etisalat and Du for 5G deployment use.

The major operators in the USA, led by AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile US, have partnered with vendors to trial 5G technologies and services and will be expanding their commercial services. In addition, operators are working on the potential of NB-IoT, LTE-U and LTE-A technologies, in some respects as complementary technologies supported by 5G.

Recent developments:

  • To progress to 5G - countries need to have the substantial 4G infrastructure in place as it is an evolutionary process.
  • The development of devices for 5G has escalated substantially in 2019.
  • In 2019 nearly 100 countries are conducting their own trials and testing of 5G.

Key Topics Covered:

5G in the global context

  • 4G LTE for the near future
  • Fibre broadband will be needed for 5G
  • 5G FWA

The 5G vision

  • IoT and M2M
  • 5G statistics and forecasts
  • 5G subscriptions forecast
  • 5G CAPEX spend
  • 5G devices

Leading 5G countries 2019

Asia-Pacific overview

  • Australia telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • LTE-B
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G Testing, Trials and Launches
  • 2015 - 2016 developments
  • 2017 developments
  • 2018 developments
  • 2019 developments
  • 5G spectrum
  • 5G Spectrum Auction

Europe overview


  • France telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • SFR
  • Orange
  • Free Mobile
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G spectrum
  • 2.6GHz
  • 3.5Hz
  • Spectrum reassignment - November 2018
  • 26GHz


  • Germany telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G Testing and Trials
  • Government policy
  • 5G spectrum

United Kingdom

  • UK telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G spectrum
  • Government support
  • 5G operator developments

Middle East overview


  • Qatar telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G trials and testing
  • 5G spectrum

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Arabia telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • Satellite mobile
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G trials and testing
  • 5G spectrum

United Arab Emirates

  • UAE telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • Etisalat
  • du
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G trials and testing
  • 5G spectrum

North America overview


  • USA telecom statistics
  • 4G market overview
  • 5G market overview
  • 5G spectrum
  • 3.5GHz
  • 28GHz

5G operator developments

  • Verizon
  • US Cellular
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile US
  • Sprint

Companies Mentioned

  • AT&T
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • BT
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • du
  • EEE
  • Free mobile
  • freenet
  • Huawei
  • KDDI
  • KT
  • LGU+
  • Mobily
  • Nokia
  • O2/H3
  • Optus
  • Orange
  • Saudi Telekom
  • SFR Group
  • SK Telecom
  • StarHub
  • T-Mobile
  • Telstra
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • Xiaomi
  • ZTE

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