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GSA 5G End of the Year Report - 2021

January 10, 2022

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) released their end of the year counts for 5G devices. Below is a summary of the report:

200 commercial 5G networks launched worldwide

  • A total of 200 operators in 78 countries/territories had launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services.
  • 187 operators in 72 countries/territories had launched 5G mobile services.
  • 83 operators in 45 countries/territories had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G FWA services (41.5% of those with launched 5G services).
  • 99 operators in 50 countries had been identified as investing in 5G standalone (including those evaluating/testing, piloting, planning, deploying as well as those that had launched 5G SA networks). GSA had catalogued 20 operators in 16 countries/territories as having deployed/launched 5G standalone in public networks.
  • GSA has catalogued 1257 announced 5G devices, up by nearly 125% from 559 in a year.
  • GSA has identified 614 announced 5G phones, up more than 120% from 278 at the end of 2020.
  • There are at least 857 commercially available 5G devices, up more than 155% from 335 in a year.

Over 1250 announced 5G devices announced

  • GSA has catalogued 1257 announced 5G devices, up by nearly 125% from 559 in a year.
  • GSA has identified 614 announced 5G phones, up more than 120% from 278 at the end of 2020.
  • There are at least 857 commercially available 5G devices, up more than 155% from 335 in a year.

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