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Most 5G commercial launches are scheduled for 2020, but a few were made in 2018

Michela Venturelli Research Analyst
Roberto Kompany Senior Analyst, Research

"New spectrum bands are required to realise 5G’s full potential, but many of these are not yet available."

Analysys Mason’s 5G deployment tracker includes information about commercial 5G launches, both planned and ongoing, and is updated as operators roll out 5G networks. The tracker lists the spectrum bands used by operators, the initial coverage of their networks and a collection of relevant use cases, trials and proof of concept (PoC) demonstrations carried out by mobile network operators (MNOs) prior to their launches, as well as the scheduled deployment times. The March 2019 version of the tracker contains information on 61 MNOs, spread across 7 different regions.