The announcements of 5G just keep coming. Analyst Alan Hadden does us all a favor by keeping track of them. (Full table below) So does Ookla, Click through to Ookla to see what cities have been announced by which carriers. 

My list of active 5G networks only had 34 in Feb 2020 because I only include telcos actively selling services. Too many companies made announcements before they were ready. I also exclude the very small, like Monaco. 

From Alan Hadden, 

Australia Optus 3.6 GHz

Australia Telstra 3.6 GHz

Austria Drei 3.5 GHz

Austria Magenta Telekom 3.5 GHz

Bahrain Batelco 3.5 GHz

Bahrain Viva 3.5 GHz

China China Mobile 2.5 GHz 4.8-4.9 GHz

China China Telecom 3.5 – 3.6 GHz 

China China Unicom 3.5 – 3.6 GHz

Estonia Elisa 3.4 – 3.8 GHz

Finland DNA 3.5 GHz

Finland Elisa 3.4 – 3.8 GHz

Finland Telia 3.5 GHz

Germany Telekom 3.5 GHz

Germany Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Guam Docomo Pacific 2.5 GHz

Hungary Vodafone HU 3.6 GHz

Ireland Eir 3.6 GHz

Ireland Vodafone 3.6 GHz

Italy TIM 3.6 – 3.8 GHz

Italy Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Kuwait Ooredoo 3.5 GHz 

Kuwait Viva 3.5 GHz

Kuwait Zain 3.5 GHz Latvia LMT 3.5 GHz

Latvia Tele2 3.5 GHz

Lesotho Vodacom 3.5 GHz

Maldives Dhiraagu 3.6 – 3.7 GHz

Monaco Monaco Telecom 3.5 GHz

New Zealand Spark 2.6 GHz

New Zealand Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Oman Omantel 3.5 GHz

Poland T Mobile 3.5 GHz

Puerto Rico T Mobile 600 MHz

Qatar Ooredoo 3.5 GHz

Qatar Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Romania Digi 3.6 – 3.8 GHz

Romania Orange 3.4 – 3.6 GHz

Romania Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Saudi Arabia STC 3.5 GHz

Saudi Arabia Zain 2.6 GHz + 3.5 GHz

South Africa RAIN 3.6 GHz

South Korea KT 3.5 GHz

South Korea LG U+ 3.5 GHz

Korea SK Telecom 3.5 GHz

Spain Vodafone 3.7 GHz

Suriname Telesur 3.5 GHz

Sweden Telia* 3.5 – 3.7 GHz

Switzerland Sunrise 700MHz + 3.5 GHz

Switzerland Swisscom 3.5 GHz

The Philippines Globe 3.5 GHz + 2.6 GHz

Trinidad/Tobago bmobile 2.5 GHz

UAE Du 3.5 GHz

UAE Etisalat 3.5 GHz

UK Three 3.5 GHz

UK EE 3.5 GHz

UK O2 3.5 GHz

UK Vodafone 3.5 GHz

Uruguay Antel 28 GHz


USA Sprint 2.5 GHz

USA T-Mobile 28 GHz & 600 MHz

USA Verizon 28 GHz

USVI T Mobile 600 MHz

 Hadden list 650


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Rethinking Jan 27: Coronavirus could invalidate all projections. I reported on AIDS for 2 years. This could be worse because it spreads in air. Let us hope and pray.

Details on all 5G phones, as prices drop to $285 ** All actual 5G networks worldwide ** Facebook ordered to repost Italian fascist page. ** Apple China sales down 35%** Qorvo sees 300M 5G 2020 & 750M 2023 mmWave <10%

** Bharti demands India Gov more than double prices and enforce cartel. Sunil Mittal "Situation is dire. It is a matter of survival for everyone." ** Wi-Fi 6 meets ITU 5G criteria @stephenjcrowley ** Samsung $8B for Chinese memory plants ** Morgan paying billions for Altice fiber

Dec 10 Sprint bringing $300-500 5G phones to US 2020. Nokia, Lenovo, HMD ** H., Apple, and AMD doing 5 nm test runs on TSMC's 5 nm. Early results are 15-30% better than 7 nm ** AT&T low-band 5G built to >65% US. Speeds slower than 4G at launch. ** 

Verizon CEO Ronan Dunne: >1/2 VZ 5G "will approximate to a good 4G service" Midband in "low hundreds" Mbps ** CFO John Stephens says AT&T is going to cut capex soon. ** Huawei in 16 days sold 1,000,000 5G Mate 20s.  


Welcome  Asia is installing hundreds of thousands of 5G radios and adding 5G subs by the tens of millions. The west is far behind. 200,000,000 in 2020

The demand is there, and most of the technology works. Meanwhile, the hype is unreal. Time for reporting closer to the truth.

I'm Dave Burstein, Editor. I've been reporting telecom since 1999. I love to hear from readers and say thank you when you find an error.

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