5G Scoreboard

The scoreboardMay 2020 (Analysis Branch estimates) Subs (millions)China 50-60M*U.S. 5M **Korea 6MRest of world < 5M (“Low-band 5G” not included because slower than 4G.) The coverage Korea 90% – >100,000 cellsGulf & Arabia ?40%China ?20% – >200,000Ireland 25%U.S. ?15%UK ~10% (guess)Others lower or unreported * The Chinese carriers reported ~75 million contracts in April,...

May 24 5G Wireless News

Japan is finally moving, with NTT setting a goal of 2.5 million within a year. Japan: Soon Millions of 5G Users Rakuten’s software-based network isn’t working yet for 5G; when it does, expect rapid growth. KDDI made a point of charging the same price for 5G as for 4G. Almost no carrier is finding...

5G phone price watch

The underlying factors affecting the price of 5G phones. Phone prices are the most important factor driving demand and hence the course of 5G. I predict 5G will rapidly accelerate as the price of phones falls under US$300 in 2020. I’m not tracking all the models in every country, just the newsworthy changes. ***...

China 5G growth watch

Half the 5G in the world the next few years will be in China.  To understand 5G, I track China. I expect: 2019 125,000-200,000 radios, covering most of Beijing and other cities.2020 600,000-800,000. More than 700 million people covered2022 2,000,000 per China Mobile August One million sold in 15 Days! Huawei Mate 20 5G TAKING...

Scroll to top