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This is the ninth edition of Ovum's 5G Service Provider Tracker, which tracks service provider 5G trial and launch announcements. It also tracks 5G initiatives of countries and regions, as well as operator 5G service announcements.


  • A comprehensive global view, updated quarterly, of service providers' 5G test and launch plans, operators' 5G service plans, 5G initiatives at the country and region levels, and 5G spectrum awards by country.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a view of operators' plans for 5G services.
  • Tracks pre-standardized and standardized 5G launch plans.
  • Tracks 5G spectrum awards by country.
  • Provides a view of which 5G services operators are developing.

Key questions answered

  • Which operators have made 5G test and/or commercial launch plans?
  • What spectrum will operators test and deploy 5G with?
  • What 5G-specific services are operators trialing?
  • Which regions and countries are leading 5G development?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: 5G Service Provider Tracker: 1Q18