Gobal 5G Status - February 2023 27 February 23 Andre Moura Gomes

A newly published Cullen International Global Trends benchmark on 5G shows the evolution of mobile operators’ 5G plans and their implementation, government strategies, and 5G spectrum awards.

For each of 16 jurisdictions around the world, the benchmark outlines:

  • Individual mobile network operators’ (MNOs) 5G plans and pricing strategies for mobile as well as for fixed-wireless access (FWA) 5G services. The benchmark also assesses, for each MNO, the status of 5G standalone (SA) network deployments.
  • Government strategies on 5G, including policies and financial incentives facilitating 5G infrastructure deployments. This section of the benchmark also covers possible government restrictions on specific technology vendors, and on network slicing.
  • Spectrum assignments for 5G services across low, medium and high spectrum bands. The benchmark includes details on individual spectrum licensees and prices paid for each licence assigned. It also outlines main licence terms and conditions, as well as on the possible revocation of unused 5G spectrum licences  (“use it or lose it” provisions).

The covered jurisdictions in the Global Trends 5G benchmark are: Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

For more information and to access the benchmark, please click on “Access the full content” - or on “Request Access”, in case you are not subscribed to our Global Trends service.


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