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EVOLUTION

 FROM  LTE  TO  5G  –  UPDATE  JULY  2017  


 
Key  Mobile  Charts  

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KEY MOBILE CHARTS 12 JULY 2017 * * Taken from the GSA report Evolution from LTE to 5G July 2017.
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LTE, LTE-TDD

Commercial LTE networks 2009 to end-June 2017 © GSA 2017 Number of commercial networks using TDD bands 38-43 at
end-June 2017 © GSA 2017

Although already widely deployed, several countries announced LTE


services in Q2 2017 and by the end of June 2017 there were 601 LTE 98 LTE TDD (TD-LTE) systems are commercially launched in 56
networks in service worldwide. In 2017 there have been LTE/4G services countries. There have been launches during 2017 by Tiscali (Italy),
introduced in Afghanistan, Antarctica, Barbados, Bermuda, Botswana, Telecom Namibia and most recently Vodafone Spain. 32
Congo, Cook Islands, Guyana, Libya, Madagascar, Nepal, Northern operators have deployed converged FDD & TDD networks. APT
Mariana Islands, Myanmar, Pakistan, Samoa, Somalia, South Africa, Taiwan and DTAC Thailand have revealed plans to deploy TDD
Sudan, Tahiti, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam. systems, and TDD spectrum is being used for testing future
technology for 5G networks.

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LTE in APT700 and 1800MHz bands

Commercial networks using APT700 band 28 (or compatible Number of commercial LTE 1800 MHz networks per country at
European bands) at end-June 2017 © GSA 2017 end-June 2017 © GSA 2017

41 operators have now launched commercial services using APT700


band 28, or services in compatible European bands (CEPT 700). Among
recent deployments are Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group (deploying an
FDD-LTE network for smart city applications) and TPG Telecom in 280 operators have commercially launched LTE1800 (band 3) systems in
Australia. 700MHz spectrum has been awarded in Iceland, and the 119 countries/territories either as a single band or as part of a multi-
licensing consultation process is proceeding in Colombia and Sweden. band deployment. In the last quarter, launches have been announced
by operators in Myanmar and Nepal.

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KEY MOBILE CHARTS 12 JULY 2017 *
* Taken from the GSA report Evolution from LTE to 5G July 2017.
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LTE-Advanced & LTE-Advanced Pro

Stated maximum downlink speed of the fastest LTE-Advanced &


By the end of June 2017 there were: LTE-Advanced Pro network per country at end-March 2017 © GSA 2017

•  197 commercially launched LTE-


Advanced networks in 96 countries
•  New and expanded trials in the
second quarter of 2017 from Telenor
Bulgaria, A1 Solvenia, Vodacom South
Africa, Vivacell Armenia and NBN in
Australia

Operators have different amounts of spectrum they can aggregate, and vary in
their deployment of 256QAM modulation and 4x4 MIMO. Some operators report
theoretical downlink speeds; others report live-network tested speeds. Coverage of
very fast networks varies within countries and by operator.

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KEY MOBILE CHARTS 12 JULY 2017 * * Taken from the GSA report Evolution from LTE to 5G July 2017.
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VoLTE, 3GPP IoT

Number of commercial VoLTE networks by country at end-June 2017 3GPP-technology IoT network launches, trials, demos and plans by
© GSA 2017 country at end-June 2017 © GSA 2017

170 operators are investing in VoLTE in 75 countries including 109 operators We have counted 6 commercial NB-IoT/Cat-NB1 networks, with a further 55
with commercially launched VoLTE-HD voice service in 57 countries. networks in 37 countries trialling, demonstrating or planning to deploy NB-
IoT/Cat-NB1; 2 commercial LTE-M/Cat-M1 networks (Verizon USA and AT&T
USA), and 16 other networks in 10 countries trialling, demonstrating or
planning to deploy LTE-M/Cat-M1.

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KEY MOBILE CHARTS 12 JULY 2017 * * Taken from the GSA report Evolution from LTE to 5G July 2017.
To download the full report, visit www.gsacom.com

5G timetables

Pre-standards and standards-based 5G network plans announced (earliest In the first six months of 2017 we have identified at least 36 operators from 23
launch date per country) at end-June 2017 © GSA 2017 countries that have demonstrated 5G technologies, or announced 5G tests, or
trials. At least 22 operators to date have now made public commitments to
deployment of pre-standards ‘5G’ networks in 13 countries, with the earliest
launch dates currently planned by operators in Italy and the US. We include
only countries where operators have announced their plans, not countries
where governments have made general statements of intention.

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