ookla 5g map 230Mike Apgar built one of the first Internet cafes in 1996. He went on to build Ookla and speedtest.net, with a pioneering spirit. It's now part of Ziff, but continuing to provide good information. They posted this map before I built mine and did a good job. (Make sure only "commercial availability" is checked.) I had missed that Etisalat in the UAE had gone live. 

Here's my latest tally. 

Country Company
Korea Korea Telecom
Korea SK
Korea LG+
U.S. Verizon
U.S. Sprint
UK BT
UK Vodafone
China China Mobile
China China Telecom
China China Unicom
China China Broadcast
UAE Etisalat
Spain Vodafone
Italy Vodafone
Australia Telstra
Switzerland Swisscom
Switzerland Sunrise
   
Soon come  
U.S. AT&T
U.S. T-Mobile
Australia Optus
UK Three
Finland Elisa

 

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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.  

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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, especially when you find an error. daveb@dslprime.com

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