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Introduction

This research tracks the key global 5G developments during the quarter, which saw an acceleration of 5G launches from companies including SK Telecom, LC Uplus, Vodafone, Etisalat, Sprint, and Verizon.

Highlights

  • Tele2 and Bite will form a network-sharing joint venture in Latvia and Lithuania that will cover infrastructure sharing in current networks, spectrum sharing, and future build-out of 5G.
  • Vodafone Italy launched the country's first commercial 5G network in five cities. The service is available at no additional cost for consumers who are on 5G-ready offers (RED Unlimited Smart, RED Unlimited Black, Shake it Easy, and the Vodafone One Pro offer).

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies what the main 5G developments were in 2Q19.
  • Tracks key developments in the main areas shaping 5G globally.
  • Describes new 5G services and technologies introduced in 2Q19.

Key questions answered

  • What were the main 5G developments during 2Q19?
  • How is 5G developing globally?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Service provider developments
  • Technology developments
  • Service developments
  • Regulatory developments

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author