Summary

Three years after launch, 5G has come out of its infancy. It has been launched by more than 60 countries in the world, deploys around the world and integrates new functionalities step by step.

This report analyses the state of the art of 5G and key challenges for 5G and beyond.

It explores key challenges and the driving forces behind the market growth and changes.
It includes volume and value 5G market forecasts up to 2026 by country and use cases.

Regions and countries covered:

  • North America: USA – Canada
  • Asia-Pacific: South Korea – China – Japan – India
  • Europe: Belgium – Finland – France – Germany – Greece – Italy – Poland – Spain – Sweden – Turkey – UK
  • Middle East: Qatar – UAE – Saudi Arabia

Table of contents

1. 5G Markets – Key facts

2. 5G Markets – Key numbers
2.1. Subscriber numbers
2.2. 5G supbscription and revenue forecasts up to 2026
2.3. Investment perspectives

3. 5G Markets – Overview
3.1. 5G is worldwide
3.2. 5G coverage is increasing steadily – Major commercial launches by country
3.3. 5G coverage continues to show huge discrepancies
3.4. 5G deployments for 5G in major mobile markets
3.5. Spectrum status for 5G in major mobile markets
3.6. Enablers and 5G vertical trials
3.7. More 5G vertical trials in manufacturing

4. 5G Markets – Investments and spectrum isues
4.1. Massive 5G investments and deployments in China
4.2. Robust 5G investments and deployment in Japan
4.3. Spectrum – awards, plans and consultations
4.4. Major expected spectrum auctions
4.5. 700 MHz frequencies
4.6. 3.5 GHz frequencies
4.7. mmWave frequencies

5. 5G Markets – How is 5G monetized?
5.1. Volume and quality of service criteria
5.2. Two main strategies for 5G services
5.3. Examples of a bitrate-oriented 5G mobile market

6. 5G Markets – What’s next?
6.1. What is next? 1980-2030
6.2. What will be 6G as from 2027-208?
6.3. More spectrum for IMT @WRC-23
6.4. Hexa-X’s 6G use case families and use cases

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

2. 5G Markets – Key numbers
• Top leading countries by subscriber numbers (000, YE2021e)
• Top leading players by subscriber numbers (000, June 2021)
• 5G global subscriptions by region in 2020 and 2026 (%)
• 5G subscriptions in the world by use case, 2019-2026 (million)
• 5G’s share of mobile subscriptions in the World, 2019-2026 (%)
• 5G global revenues by region in 2021 and 2026 (%)
• 5G revenues in the world by use case, 2019-2026 (million)
• 5G’s share of mobile revenues in the World, 2019-2026 (%)
• Domestic wireless and wireline CapEx (million EUR)

3. 5G Markets – Overview
• International 5G markets scope
• Major 5G commercial launches by country
• 5G deployments for 5G in major mobile markets
• Spectrum status for 5G in major mobile markets
• Most common enablers
• Most common areas of application
• Number of 5G initiatives, by sector and type of network

4. 5G Markets – Investments and spectrum issues
• 5G CapEx in China (million EUR)
• 5G equipment procurement contracts in China
• 5G base stations in China (‘000)
• Wireless CapEx in Japan (million EUR)
• 5G Base stations and 5G coverage (% of pop) in Japan
• National spectrum in the C-band in selected countries
• Major expected auctions by country
• 700 MHz frequencies price (€ cent) per MHz per capita for 10 years
• 3.5 GHz frequency prices (€ cents) per MHz per capita for 10 years
• Spectrum above 20 GHz, price (cEUR) per MHz per capita for 10 years

5. 5G Markets – How is 5G monetized?
• 4G/5G range segmentation strategies
• 5G pricing strategies
• Elisa 5G rate plans
• Elisa 4G plans
• Telia 4G/5G rate plans
• DNA 4G rate plans
• DNA 5G plans

DataSet Scope

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Forecasts up to 2026 by country and region
• North America : Canada and United States
• Europe: Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom and Rest of Europe
• Asia-Pacific: China, India, Japan, South Korea and Rest of Asia-Pacific
• Middle East: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Rest of Middle-East

List of indicators
• Subscriptions and revenues broken down into three business cases: eMBB, mMTC and uRLLC
– 5G subscriptions by use case (thousands)
– 5G revenues by use case (million EUR)
• Commercial launches & coverage
• 5G pricing
• 5G infrastructure suppliers
• Carriers’ wireless and total CapEx
• 5G spectrum

Geographic area

Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
Europe
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
Middle East & Africa
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
North America
  • Canada
  • United States
World

Players

  • Alfa
  • Altice
  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Batelco
  • Bell
  • Bharti Airtel
  • Bouygues Telecom
  • China Broadcasting Network
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Cisco
  • Cosmote
  • DNA
  • Drei Hutchison
  • Du
  • EE
  • EIR
  • Egypt Telecom
  • Elisa
  • Ericsson
  • Etisalat
  • Free Mobile
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • KDDI
  • KT
  • LG U+
  • MCI
  • Motorola
  • MTN
  • Netgear
  • Nokia
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • O2
  • Ooredoo
  • Optus
  • Orange
  • Play
  • Plus
  • Proximus
  • Qualcomm
  • Rakuten Mobile
  • Reliance Jio
  • Rogers
  • Salt
  • Samsung
  • SFR
  • SingTel
  • SK Telecom
  • SoftBank
  • Sunrise
  • STC
  • Swisscom
  • Tele2
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Telia
  • Telenet
  • Telstra
  • Telus
  • T-Mobile
  • Three
  • Turkcell
  • TT Mobil
  • Verizon
  • Viva
  • Vodafone
  • Wind Tre
  • Xiaomi
  • Zain
  • ZTE

Other details

  • Reference: M00020B2A
  • Delivery: on the DigiWorld Interactive platform
  • Languages available: English
  • Tags: 5G, 5G commercial launches, 5G revenues, 5G spectrum, 5G subscriptions, mobile market, wireless market

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