5G, using 3GPP standardized wireless technology, has been commercially deployed by 15 mobile network operators worldwide, according to 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and TeleGeography (GlobalComms Database).
5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has published The Status of Open Source for 5G, a white paper providing an overview of the 5G architecture, and its open source principles defined by 3GPP Release 15.
5G Americas announced that global mobile connections will total ten billion by 2023 according to forecasts provided by Ovum. Also, by the end of 2023, global 5G connections are expected to reach 1.3 billion.
5G Americas and Small Cell Forum (SCF) believe that if the challenges of siting for outdoor cells are not addressed in a timely manner, many of the benefits which governments, regulators and cities hope to derive from 5G--such as smart city platforms and the Industrial IoT--will be severely compromised.
5G Americas announced the publication of "LTE to 5G: The Global Impact of Wireless Innovation," a comprehensive 5G Americas technology whitepaper authored by Rysavy Research, clearly explaining the technical advances for the transformation of networks from LTE to 5G.
LTE technology, the most widely used wireless cellular technology worldwide, achieved more than 38.5 percent market share in the first quarter of 2018 — with 3.2 billion global connections — providing 4G wireless access to a large portion of the world’s population.
5G connection forecasts have risen, even before the first standardized 5G commercial deployments, according to 5G Americas. By 2023, there are 1 billion forecast subscriptions for 5G technology (Ericsson, CCS Insight); however, recent analyst announcements indicate a ramping up of the early years in predictions including 2020 through 2023.