The list of the countries that lead on 5G network deployments

The countries that want to stay in global economic competition are fast adapting 5G technology. 5G technology could be responsible for 22.3 million jobs and $13.2 trillion of global economic output by 2035.

The United States of America

The United States of America under the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) spectrum Frontier Order laid the ground work for the use of 5G technology. 5G technology offers at least one gigabit per second for connection speeds, shorter delays than 4G technology.

South Korea

South Korea is probably ahead of other countries in 5G deployment. As of January 2020 the country had rolled out 5G to 85 cities. By 2026, the government of South Korea estimates that 90% of Korea’s mobile users will be on a 5G network.


After South Korea, China ranked second as the country with the most cities in which 5G is rolled out. China had deployed 5G technology to 57 cities as of January 2020.


Japanese largest wireless carrier, NTT DOCOMO, began its quest for 5G in 2010 with initial experiments. In September 2019, the company rolled out pre-commercial 5G services.


Turkey’s 5GTR forum, alongside other mobile network companies and Turkish public institutions, in collaboration with other domestic producers, is facilitating faster transition to 5G technology.

Sweden and Estonia

Swedish -Finish operator Telia Company AB and Swedish provider Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, reported that Stockholm, Sweden, and Tallinn, Estonia went live with their 5G test networks on December 2018.

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