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This research tracks the key global 5G developments during 4Q18. Key developments are broken out into service provider developments, technology developments, service developments, and regulatory developments.


  • During the quarter, US operators AT&T and Verizon launch their 5G networks and devices, with each detailing ambitious plans to add new devices and expand their networks during 1H19.

Features and Benefits

  • Highlights the main 5G developments in 4Q18.
  • Tracks key developments in the main areas shaping 5G globally.

Key questions answered

  • What were the main 5G developments during 4Q18?
  • How is 5G developing globally?

Table of contents

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


  • Further reading
  • Author