NTS Snapshot: September 2021 – Status Update

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NTS Snapshot: September 2021 – Status Update

LTE and 5G Market Statistics

Network Types

796 operators with launched public LTE Networks, worldwide

As of September 2021 GSA’s data showed:

• There are 796 operators with commercially launched public LTE networks offering broadband fixed wireless access and or mobile services.

Within this, GSA has identified:

• 429 operators that have launched public LTE fixed wireless access services (excludes those offering MiFi/dongle services only)
• 733 operators that offer public mobile LTE services [*restated from 749]

• 165 operators are known to be actively using TDD spectrum for LTE services (either deploying networks or have launched services).
• 369 operators are investing in one or more LTE-Advanced technologies, with 336 networks identified as launched.
• 217 operators are investing in LTE- Advanced Pro technologies.

• 180 operators with launched public 5G services, in 72 countries/ territories.

As of end September 2021 GSA’s data showed:

• 465 operators in 139 countries/ territories are investing in 5G networks in the form of tests, trials, pilots, planned and actual deployments.
• Of those, 180 operators in 72 countries/ territories have launched commercial 3GPP-compatible 5G services (either mobile or FWA).
• 89 operators are identified as investing in 5G standalone for public networks (including those evaluating/testing, piloting, planning, deploying as well as those that have launched 5G SA networks).

NTS Snapshot: September 2021 – Status Update

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