5G progress stays ‘healthy’ regardless of pandemic and financial downturn

5G growth remains ‘healthy’ despite pandemic and economic downturn

Research suggests {that a} pandemic and ensuing financial downturn hasn’t severely impacted 5G rollouts.

While 5G rollouts have slowed, they’re persevering with at a comparatively first rate tempo.

Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas, stated:

“The pace of new commercial 5G network launches has remained healthy through the challenging quarter, as mobile network operators continue to build 5G networks for the long-term.”

In Q2 2020, which covers the primary COVID-19 peak, information from TeleGeography suggests an additional 30 5G networks went reside—bringing the entire to 114 globally. By the top of 2020, the worldwide variety of business 5G networks is anticipated to double to 204.

5G brings improved speeds and reliability in areas served by the most recent technology community; whereas opening up new alternatives:

This is the present breakdown of 5G and LTE networks obtainable globally and within the Americas, as of September 16th 2020:


  • 5G: 114
  • LTE Advanced: 335
  • LTE: 682

North America

  • 5G: 7
  • LTE Advanced: 12
  • LTE: 23

Latin America & Caribbean

  • 5G: 10
  • LTE Advanced: 49
  • LTE: 125

Jose Otero, Vice President of Caribbean and Latin America for 5G Americas, commented:

“5G is breaking many records in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is the fastest mobile technology to arrive in the region and the first one included as part of many governments’ national development plans, including Brazil, Colombia, and Chile.” 

We’re all fed up of listening to in regards to the “new normal,” however we must always anticipate modifications to our lifestyle for the foreseeable future. Mobile know-how is extra important than ever to be in contact with household, buddies, colleagues, and reaching important providers.

The elevated demand for connectivity presents large alternatives for cellular operators, but in addition important tasks.

According to the most recent Ericsson Mobility Report (PDF), world cellular visitors over the previous 12 months – together with fastened wi-fi entry – has elevated by 53 p.c. With extra companies now realising some great benefits of offering extra versatile methods of working, it’s probably we’ll proceed to see visitors rising exponentially.

Data from Omdia suggests world 5G connections have reached nearly 138 million as of Q2 2020—representing a 116% progress over the primary quarter. Omdia predicts there will likely be 236 million world 5G subscribers by the top of 2020.

Kristin Paulin, Senior Analyst at Omdia, commented:

“We expect growth to pick up in the second half of the year, following the easing of lockdowns as well as continued 5G network expansion and the availability of more 5G devices.”

While a lot of the thrill and focus is on 5G, the uptake of 4G continues to develop quickly around the globe. Around 5.7 billion 4G LTE connections are anticipated by the top of 2020.

More information will be present in a 5G Americas whitepaper obtainable here.

(Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash)

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