Before year-end, all major US service providers will have 5G. As an early leader, service providers across the world will look to the US for guidance in their own deployments.
- The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G will be the first 5G smartphone to be widespread in the US, carried by every major service provider at some point in 2019.
- US 5G services can’t tolerate a price premium at this time, with very limited coverage area and no special services – such as AR/VR – to take advantage of 5G.
- Significant 5G uptake is expected in the US sfrom 2021, following a ramp up during 2020.
Features and Benefits
- Compare US service providers' 5G deployment plans.
- Learn about the devices service providers have announced for 5G.
- Learn about the five-year subscriber forecast for 5G.
Key questions answered
- What are US service provider plans for being nationwide with 5G?
- Which 5G devices have service providers announced they’ll carry?
- Which operators are also looking to launch fixed wireless 5G?
- When will we see significant uptake with 5G in the US?
Table of contents
Deployment status by service provider
Deployment plans could change with the release of more spectrum
Smartphones are key to 5G growth
In the near term, US mobile 5G can't tolerate a premium price
5G enables fixed broadband opportunities
5G to see significant uptake from 2021
Beyond 5G consumer mobile broadband