Summary

Three years after its launch, 5G is approaching adolescence. The telecom industry is under pressure to provide seamless, fast and reliable 5G connections and has made and is still making large investments to meet the demands.
By the end of 2021, it had been launched by more than 70 countries and in 175 networks around the world. It continues to be rolled out globally and is gradually integrating new features.

This study including a report and a database analyses the state of the art of 5G and the key challenges for 5G and beyond.
It explores the key challenges and driving forces behind market growth and change.
It includes 5G market forecasts in volume and value to 2027 by country and use case.

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 subscription and revenue forecasts up to 2027
2.3. Investment perspectives
2.4. World 5G coverage
2.5. EU-27+ 5G coverage

3. 5G Markets – Markets, coverage and deployment
3.1. 5G is worldwide
3.2. Positive signs of ARPU uplift thanks to 5G
3.3. Monetizing increases in data use
3.4. 5G coverage is steadily increasing – Major commercial launches by country
3.5. 5G coverage continues to show huge discrepancies
3.6. 5G deployments for 5G in major mobile markets

4. 5G Markets – Investments and spectrum issues
4.1. 5G investments in China
4.2. 5G investments in Japan
4.3. Selection of recent past spectrum auctions
4.4. Major expected spectrum auctions

5. 5G Markets – What’s next?
5.1. Entering the 2nd wave of 5G innovations
5.2. What is next?
5.3. What will 6G look like from 2027-2028?

List of tables and figures

List of tables and figures

2. 5G Markets – Key numbers
• Top leading countries by subscriber numbers (000, December 2021)
• Top leading players by subscriber numbers (000, December 2021)
• 5G global subscriptions by region in 2020 and 2027 (%)
• 5G subscriptions in the world by use case, 2020-2027 (million)
• 5G’s share of mobile subscriptions in the World, 2020-2027 (%)
• 5G global revenues by region in 2020 and 2027 (%)
• 5G revenues in the world by use case, 2020-2027 (million)
• 5G’s share of mobile revenues in the World, 2020-2027 (%)
• Domestic wireless and wireline CapEx (million EUR)

3. 5G Markets – Markets, coverage and deployment
• International 5G markets scope
• Mobile ARPU growth in 2021
• Mobile ARPU uplift thanks to 5G in the last two years
• 5G range segmentation strategies
• Major 5G commercial launches by country
• 5G deployments for 5G in major mobile markets

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
• Selection of recent past auctions by country
• Major expected auctions by country – Worldwide
• Major expected auctions by country – Europe

DataSet Scope

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Forecasts up to 2027 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 Broadnet
  • China Mobile
  • China Telecom
  • China Unicom
  • Cisco
  • Cosmote
  • DNA
  • Drei Hutchison
  • Du
  • EE
  • Egypt Telecom
  • EIR
  • 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
  • STC
  • Sunrise
  • Swisscom
  • Tele2
  • Telecom Italia
  • Telefónica
  • Telenet
  • Telia
  • Telstra
  • Telus
  • Three
  • T-Mobile
  • TT Mobil
  • Turkcell
  • Verizon
  • Viva
  • Vodafone
  • Wind Tre
  • Xiaomi
  • Zain
  • ZTE

Other details

  • Reference: M00063B1A
  • 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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